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Fly out of Santorini

My wife and I are planning a trip next September to Greece. Our cruise ends in Santorini and we'd like to extend our European vacation by flying to Italy. Are there any flights that go directly from Santorini to Rome, Florence, or Milan? From the Santorini airport site, it looks like everything goes through Athens.

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My best guess is that by September any summer charter flights between Italy and Santorini will have stopped, meaning you will most likely have to go through Athens. There may be a non-stop Easyjet flight but it's way too early to determine what might be available then so you'll have to keep checking their website. There are some very inexpensive flights between Santorini and Athens and between Athens and Rome or Milan that are periodically offered in advance by Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air. Again, it's too soon to find them for next September, but if you sign up for their email newsletters you'll be notified a couple of months before the travel dates offered. If you get them you could fly from Santorini to Athens to Rome for around €120pp, perhaps less.

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Dennis & Bonnie, I've found that a stop in Athens is usually necessary on flights from Santorini to elsewhere. EasyJet typically discontinues their seasonal Santorini flights at about the beginning of September, so Aegean or Olympic will be your best bet. The stop in Athens is often fairly short, so isn't too much of a problem. I've travelled from Santorini to Milan using Aegean and as I recall it was all very pleasant and easy, despite the short layover in Athens. Happy travels!