- Butari Winery, Megalochori Village
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Hot Air Balloon Rides
The most exciting and exclusive activity in Santorini!
A tethered hot air balloon ride takes you to the height of about 20-40m provides; a thrilling experience with a panoramic view of Caldera, the volcano and neighboring islands. The flight is followed by wine tasting. Non-alcoholic beverages available, too.
The flights take place daily, in the afternoon (weather permitting).
What you will do
Take pictures of Santorini’s one and only beautiful hot air balloon.
Brief instructions by our professional pilot.
Board the balloon basket once everything is in order.
Soar above the ground with help of our professional, well trained pilot. The hot air balloon is safely secured (tethered) by 4 ropes connecting it to the ground ensuring a stable and safe flight. The ride lasts approximately 10-15 minutes so you can observe the scenery and take photos.
Admire the view from up to 40 m height and capture these magical moments forever. The best time of day to ride is at sunset!
Upon landing you will receive a Flight Certificate confirming your participation.
Proceed to relax at our bar and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere.
Learn about the Santorinian wines produced by Boutari Winery. Taste the famous Assyrtico made from a special blend of grapes dating back to the 17th century B.C. Whether soft, medium or hearty, the choice is yours. Brighten up your mood with the naturally sweetened Vinsanto – the characteristic wine of Santorini.
Transfer from your hotel or villa and back (Extra charge applies. Please book in advance).
Hire a professional photographer for incredible photos! (Please book in advance).
- Shared tethered hot air balloon ride (about 10-15 min.)
- Wine Tasting
- Flight Certificate
- Assistance on the spot
What's not Included
- Shared or private transfer
Know before you go
FAQ: What happens if we arrive at the grounds but the Balloon ride is not permitted due to weather conditions?
In this case, you will still enjoy the wine tasting and visit the Butari Vineyards to see the unique techniques of growing grapes in Santorini at a cost of 6 euro per person. Also you will get acquainted with the balloon equipment and get a demonstration of how to operate it. You won’t be charged for the flight and you will be offered to fly on an alternative date.
Please note that transfers are not refundable in this case.
A jacket comes in handy for the sunset tours.
Adults and children over 10 are invited to participate.
The pilot & crew reserve the right to limit the number of participants riding the balloon basket.
Why Santorini Best Tours?
- Local Tour Operator
- Experienced Guides
- Fast & Secure Booking
- Tripadvisor Excellence Award