Thira (Santorini) ferries connect Cyclades Islands with Crete, Athens & Dodecanese Islands with crossings available to Heraklion, Sitia & Rethymno (in Crete), Ios, Paros, Mykonos, Anafi, Naxos, Milos, Sifnos, Folegandros, Kimolos, Sikinos, Kythnos, Serifos, Syros, Katapola, Tinos, Koufonissi & Andros (in Cyclades Islands), Piraeus & Rafina (in Athens) & Kos, Rhodes, Karpathos, Chalki, Diafani & Kasos (in Dodecanese Islands). Sailings from Thira (Santorini) are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 84 ferry crossings daily from Thira (Santorini) with sailing durations starting from 35 minutes. Our Thira (Santorini) ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Cars are banned in the town, so the only viable options for transport are by foot, donkey or cable car.
Resting on an extinct volcano, laying home to whitewashed houses that can only be reached on foot, hosting locals rejoicing in the relentless heat - visitors to Thira experience life at a gentle pace. The shoreline is emblazoned by sparse beaches that stretch along the landscape, providing a picturesque walking trail when embarking on a late evening stroll. Whilst around the coast, it’s well worth heading to the numerous tavernas offering fresh seafood and drink amid a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Looking out across the horizon as you sip on a cocktail is one of the most blissful experiences of Greece.
The laid back atmosphere usually only lends itself to a quick visit, so should you be longing for a bit more vibrancy, boat trips to the nearby volcanic islands are available. The hot springs can reach up to 35 degrees – a refreshing feeling in an oasis of freedom and beauty.
Thira is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, belonging to Greece and laying to the west of the Turkish mainland. Many ferry routes depart the port each day, heading to neighbouring islands around Greece, and to Piraeus on the east coast of the mainland.
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If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Thira Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Thira Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!