Ferry to Santorini
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Ferry to Santorini

Santorini also known as Thira or in ancient Greek Thera, is one of the most popular Greek island holiday destinations, renowned for its beautiful sunsets and sea views. The island of Santorini is a part of the Cyclades Islands and is located in the southern Aegean Sea.

How to get to Santorini

Santorini ferries connect with mainland Greece via Athens and other Greek islands such as the Cyclades islands, Crete and the Dodecanese Islands. The most popular route for ferries from Athens to Santorini is via Piraeus to Thira ferry.

Ports of Santorini

There are 2 ports in Santorini: Athinios port and the old port of Fira. Athinios port also known as Thira port, or the new port of Santorini is the main ferry port located on the west side of the island with ferry connections to and from Piraeus, Mykonos, Ios, Paros, Milos and more. Athinois port (Thira port) is also closest to the airport and has rental car services close by, ideal for travelling with Santorini island.

Santorini Ferry Timetables

There are approximately 75 daily sailings to Santorini. 8 ferry companies operate sailings to Santorini: SeaJets, Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, Minoan Lines, Zante Ferries, Sea Speed Ferries and Anek Lines.

How long is the ferry to Santorini?

Ferries to Santorini vary in duration between 35 minutes and 18 hours depending on Island, Ship and ferry company. High Speed ferries often range between 30 minutes and 4 hours. Ferries with longer durations to Santorini are often via standard ferry to and from the Dodecanese Islands.

What is the fastest ferry to Santorini?

The fastest ferry to Santorini is from the Cyclades Island of Ios with a crossing time of 35 minutes serviced by SeaJets.

Ferries from Athens to Santorini

There are two ferry routes from Athens to Santorini these are from Piraeus and Rafina. The fastest ferry from Athens to Santorini is with SeaJets on the Piraeus Thira Ferry route, with a sailing duration of approximately 4h 45m. Sailing time Piraeus to Santorini ranges from 5h - 12h depending on ship type and operator. Ferries from Rafina to Santorini sail in 5h and 25m.

High Speed Ferry to Santorini

There are high speed ferries to Santorini from various islands. You can take a high speed ferry from Mykonos to Santorini or from Crete to Santorini with SeaJets and Minoan Lines. See our day trips ferry list for the closest islands to visit from Santorini. High speed ferries from mainland Greece such as from Athens to Santorini include SeaJets, Golden Star Ferries and Minoan Lines.

What to do in Santorini

There’s plenty more to see in Santorini than the picturesque sunsets along the sea, from boat rides and island tours to beaches and volcanoes. Santorini is also home to a variety of beautiful beaches including Karmari, Perissa, Perivolos, Red Beach, Vlychada, Eros and more.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Santorini

  1. Oia Sunset
  2. Oia Hiking Trail
  3. Amoudi Bay (Oia)
  4. Beaches
  5. Museum of Prehistoric Thira
  6. Akrotiri Archaeological Site
  7. Ancient Thira Historic Site
  8. Catamaran Cruise
  9. Volcano & Hot Springs tour
  10. Wine Tasting

Santorini Island Hopping

For island hoppers, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros and Anafi are the closest islands to Santorini with ferry durations under 1 hour on high-speed ferries. SeaJets is the leading high speed ferry provider for the most popular Greek island day trips.

Santorini Day Trips by Ferry

  • Ios - 35 minutes
  • Sikinos – 40 minutes
  • Folegandros – 50 minutes
  • Anafi – 55 Minutes
  • Naxos – 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Mykonos – 2 hours and 5 minutes
  • Paros – 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Heraklion – 1 hours and 45 minutes

Santorini Prices and Offers

Prices for the Santorini ferry might change depending on the season you want to travel. Cheap ferry tickets are usually available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to find all the latest ferry discounts.

Can you get a ferry from UK to Santorini?

No, there is no direct ferry from the UK to Santorini. Ferries to Santorini are currently available from Crete, Athens, Dodecanese Islands and Cyclades Islands all year round.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Santorini?

Ferries to Santorini:
  • Anafi
  • Heraklion
  • Ios
  • Karpathos
  • Naxos
  • Paros
  • Rhodes
  • Athens (Piraeus)
  • Chalki
  • Diafani
  • Kasos
  • Sitia
  • Syros
  • Mykonos
  • Sifnos
  • Folegandros
  • Kimolos
  • Sikinos
  • Milos
  • Kythnos
  • Serifos
  • Thirasia
  • Katapola (Amorgos)
  • Koufonissi
  • Rethymno
  • Andros
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Athens (Rafina)
  • Tinos

What is the fastest ferry to Santorini?

The fastest ferry crossing to Santorini is via the Thirasia to Santorini (Thira) route, with a crossing time of approximately 20m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Santorini?

The cheapest ferry to Santorini is £12 from Sikinos to Santorini (Thira). Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Santorini?

Santorini Ferry Ports:
  • Santorini (Thira)

Can you take pets on the ferry to Santorini?

Yes, you can bring your pets onboard the ferries. Where pets are allowed on the ferries depends on the ferry company. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Zante Ferries
  • SeaJets
  • Hellenic Seaways
  • Golden Star Ferries

Santorini reviews

  • "Trip "

    The trip was perfect. Excellent service and punctualit. I recommend it.

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  • "An efficient, comfortable trip "

    We travelled with Seajets from Heraklion to Thira in May 2014. The crew were helpful and friendly, and the facilities on the ship excellent.

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  • "Excellent service"

    I had a great experience with Sea Jets. The ferry was a few minutes late, but we were well informed of the process. Crew assisting with embarkation were excellent, and crew aboard were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely travel with Sea Jets again.

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  • "Prices fluctuate too much"

    All good on board but the prices on this crossing vary too much. I paid 50 euros for a single ticket in middle season (so ferry wasn't full up)!

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