Santorini (Thira)
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Rethymno Santorini (Thira) Ferry

The Rethymno Santorini (Thira) ferry route connects Crete with Cyclades Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, SeaJets. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 35 minutes.

Rethymno Santorini (Thira) sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Cyclades Islands page.
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Rethymno - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators SeaJets
Average Price £369*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 2h 20m
First Ferry 08:00
Distance 79 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Rethymno to Thira?

    The ferry crossing time from Rethymno to Thira is approximately 2h 35m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Rethymno to Thira?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Rethymno to Thira and this is
    • SeaJets
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Rethymno to Thira?

    Book ferries from Rethymno 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 Rethymno to Thira?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Rethymno to Thira with
    • SeaJets
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Rethymno to Thira?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Rethymno to Thira with
    • SeaJets
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Rethymno 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
    • SeaJets

Rethymno Santorini (Thira) Ferry reviews

  • "Crossing with Sea Jeats Tora"

    Booking system online clear and easy. Crossing from Iraklio to Thira was confortable and on time, despite the rough sea

    'Megajet' travelled on Megajet

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  • "Naxos - Santorini"

    perfect and on time

    'Megajet' travelled on Megajet

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  • "Heraklion to Santorini"

    Nice way to travel for a short distance, as you can avoid all the time and inconvenience of airport requirements and security. Plus you get some sea time.

    'Megajet' travelled on Megajet

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  • "Great trips"

    Ferry and journey very confortable. Staff on board helpfull. I can't say the same about the staff at the port. We arrived one hour before as mentioned on the booking confirmation to collect the ticket and get on board, but the office were closed. After a long queue they told us which one was the correct office.

    'Megajet' travelled on Megajet

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Rethymno Guide

Located between the popular regions of Heraklion and Chania is the beautiful historic town of Rethymno, the third largest town on the island of Crete in Greece.

Rethymno is a place of outstanding natural wealth and a variation of landscapes, with flourishing valleys, harsh mountains and rocky shores following long sandy beaches. The east side of the region is mostly mountainous while the northern and southern coasts are dotted with fabulous beaches which are pretty popular in summer.

The city of Rethymno is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Greece, with Venetian fortification works, orthodox and catholic churches, mosques, grand Venetian mansions, arches and cobbled streets all together, creating this wondrous traditional atmosphere.

The Venetian port is probably one of the most popular spots of the Town. This small port was of great strategic importance during the Venetian period and has undergone numerous constructions since 1300. Nowadays, the port is lined up by cafes and delicious restaurants where you can enjoy the secrets of the Cretan cuisine.

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.

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