Athens (Rafina)
Santorini (Thira)
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Ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira)

On average there are 6 weekly sailings between Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira). 2 operators sail this route Golden Star Ferries & SeaJets and runs throughout the year. Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) ferries cost between £136 and £428, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) ferries.

Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) Ferry Times

The Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) ferry typically departs from Athens (Rafina) at around 07:20.

How long is the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira)?

Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 5h 20m. The fastest sailings are approximately 5h 20m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) Ferry Prices

Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) ferry prices typically range between £136* and £428*. The average price is typically £250*. The cheapest Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) ferry prices start from £69*. The average price for a foot passenger is £212*. The average price for a car is £652*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira)?

The distance between Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira) is approximately 142.0 miles (228.5km) or 123.4 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) ferry?

Yes, Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets allow cars on board ferries between Athens (Rafina) and Santorini (Thira). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Athens (Rafina) and Santorini (Thira).

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira)?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets between Athens (Rafina) and Santorini (Thira).

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira)?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini (Thira) with Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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Athens (Rafina) - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Golden Star Ferries & SeaJets
Average Price £250*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 5h 20m
First Ferry 07:20
Distance 123 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Rafina to Thira?

The ferry crossing time from Rafina to Thira is approximately 5h 17m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Rafina to Thira?

Rafina to Thira ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Rafina to Thira is £247. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Rafina to Thira?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Rafina to Thira. These are
  • SeaJets
  • Golden Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Rafina to Thira?

Book ferries from Rafina to Thira through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Rafina to Thira?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Rafina to Thira with
  • Golden Star Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Rafina to Thira?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Rafina to Thira with
  • Golden Star Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Rafina to Thira?

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Golden Star Ferries

How far is Thira from Rafina?

The distance between Rafina to Thira is approximately 123 nautical Miles.

Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) Ferry reviews

  • "Fast service "

    Travelled club lounge plenty of space really prompt journey time,did not know service stopped at major islands on trip managed a glimpse of santorini

    'Seajet2' travelled on Seajet2

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  • "Excelent trip"

    Excelent experience in this trip

    'Seajet2' travelled on Seajet2

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  • "Lovely boat, need ticketing improvement"

    Lovely modern boat from Naxos to Mykonos, airconditioned, comfortable, spotless. Baggage storage a bit of a free for all but it worked. Only gripe is that tickets are not emailed, only the confirmation. So arrive Naxos port to find a (small) bit of paper saying you need to walk 300m to a ticketing shop, pay 1 Euro to get your ticket printed, and walk back. This seems unnecessary grit (especially as you have luggage with you) - why not just email a printable ticket, or a mobile one?

    'Seajet2' travelled on Seajet2

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  • "Fast and comfortable journey"

    2hours trip from Mykonos old port to Santorini have been very pleasant.

    'Seajet2' travelled on Seajet2

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Athens (Rafina) Guide

The Greek town of Rafina lies on the east coast of the Attica region of Greece. The town, and its port, is on the Aegean Sea coast, to the east of the Penteli Mountains and to the north east of the Mesogaia Plain. The Greek capital, Athens, is 25 km to the west of Rafina which is close to the towns of Artemida and Nea Makri. It is a popular destination for Athenians, due to its proximity to Athens, who drive out of the city to Rafina to eat in one of the town's many fish restaurants that line the harbour. It is common to see the day's catch on display on beds of ice outside each restaurant.

Rafina's port is the second largest in the Attica region, after Piraeus, although this is likely to change by the port at Lavrio which is currently being expanded. ferries from Rafina's port depart to the southern part of Euboea and to most of the Cyclades Islands. Both conventional and high speed ferries operate to the islands with most departing Rafina in the morning.

Santorini (Thira) Guide

The Greek island of Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of islands that lies in the south Aegean Sea. The island has very much been shaped by its volcanic past which has created a rather unusual landscape in places. A popular site on the island is the water filled 'Caldera' crater and is surrounded by a wall of colourful cliffs which are packed full of charming houses. The island is also known for its lovely beaches, its busy port, its archaeological finds and the wonderful sunsets which are best viewed from the village of Oia, on the island's northernmost tip.

The island's beaches are distinctive in that they are mainly made up of dark volcanic sands, which can get very hot during the summer, and therefore a sun lounger or towel are an essential piece of kit. The best beaches tend to be located around the eastern coastline and always popular is the stretch found at Perissa. However, a little to the south is Perivolos Beach which is also lovely as is Red Beach which is close to ancient Akrotiri, where the red cliffs are hard to miss.

Rafina to Thira Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Golden Star Ferries 07:20 12:40 5 hours 20 minutes Everyday

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