Santorini Caldera and South Coast Helicopter Tour ( Route 2 )

In the 30 minute Santorini Caldera and South Coast Helicopter Tour you are guaranteed to see the best of Santorini. Your scenic 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.
Next you will fly over Thirasia which is a small island that has been formed by the volcanic activity in the recent centuries. Prepare to see the grand views over the famous Santorini Volcano. 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, thousand of people line up to get a glimpse of the most renowned sunset! Flying over to the West Coast you will cross Pyrgos which is the highest point of the island, from where one can experience panoramic views all the way to Oia. Here you will find the ruins of Kasteli Castle, one of the five ‘kastelia’ on the island of Santorini.

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Towards the end of this sightseeing helicopter flight you will head towards the South Coast flying over the unique landscape of the Red Beach and finally reaching the southernmost tip of the island that houses the most visited and best known Faros Lighthouse which was manufactured in 1892, during the Ottoman ruling. This scenic flight ends at the Akrotiki.

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