Route 1 – Caldera Tour
This 20 minutes Akrotiri – Caldera -Thira – Old Harbour – Oia – Vulcano – Akrotiri Helicopter Tour is an ultimate experience. Your sightseeing flight will start from Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement which is known to be one of the most important prehistoric settlements in the Aegean. From the comfort of your helicopter seat, you will get a bird’s eye view on one of the most photographed places in Santorini, the Caldera. You will also fly over the capital of Santorini, Fira or Thira which is located on the west coast of the island. During the day it is the cultural and commercial center of the island.
Apart from the museums, galleries and cultural events, Fira is also known for its rich choice of entertainment and dining options. You will also experience the view of the Old Harbour which is found at the bottom of the Caldera cliffs in Fira. To get here the visitor can either walk the 600 steps or take the cable car. Of course, a helicopter tour would guarantee an even better experience.
The highlight of this scenic flight is the magnificent view of Oia, a unique whitewashed village with its kapetanospita” (captain’s houses), chapels and “yposkafa” (houses carved in the volcanic rock). It is here that every evening, thousands of people line up to get a glimpse of the most renowned sunset! The tour ends with the view of the famous Santorini Volcano before heading back to the base in Akrotiri.