Santorini (Thira)
Athens (Piraeus)
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Santorini to Athens Ferry

The Santorini to Athens (Piraeus) ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Athens and is currently operated by 6 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 15 times per week, Anek Lines 2 times per week, SeaJets 6 times per week, Zante Ferries 2 times per week, Golden Star Ferries 7 times per week & the Minoan Lines service is available up to 2 times per week.

There are a combined 34 sailings available per week on the Santorini to Athens crossing with 6 ferry companies on offer. It is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Can you travel by high-speed ferry from Santorini to Athens?

Yes, you can take a fast ferry from Santorini to Athens. Fast ferry duration ranges between 4 hours and 6 hours. SeaJets and Golden Star Ferries are popular ferry operators offering high speed ferries to Athens fromSantorini.

The fastest ferry from Santorini to Athens is with SeaJets in 4 hours and 45 minutes.

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Santorini (Thira) - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 7
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries
Average Price £174*
Average Daily Sailings 5
Average Weekly Sailings 39
Average Sailing Duration 6h 10m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 35m
First Ferry 03:05
Last Ferry 19:00
Distance 137 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 Thira to Piraeus?

The ferry crossing time from Thira to Piraeus is approximately 7h 13m. 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 Thira to Piraeus?

Thira to Piraeus ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Thira to Piraeus is £179. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Piraeus?

There are 6 popular ferry operators for Thira to Piraeus. These are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Lines
  • SeaJets
  • Zante Ferries
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Aegean Sea Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Thira to Piraeus?

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

How far is Piraeus from Thira?

The distance between Thira to Piraeus is approximately 137 nautical Miles.

Santorini (Thira) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry reviews

  • "Latvija"


    'Prevelis' travelled on Prevelis

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  • "Efficient transportation"

    Thanks to Blue Star Ferries my family enjoyed a very smooth return trip between Santorini and Naxos. The ferry was clean. Staff very friendly and helpful and journey a wonderful part of a magical week in Greece. Thank you 👌

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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  • "SupersonicTonic"


    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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  • "Good experience"

    Great experience in terms of travel. Ship was well equipped and timely. Only negative was that there was no instruction at all on where to go on either port. No signage towards where to wait or people instructing you. We just followed a crowd which luckily was the right place to wait. 

    'Blue Star Delos' travelled on Blue Star Delos

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Santorini (Thira) Guide

Located in the southern Aegean Sea is the Greek island of Santorini and lies around 200 km to the south east of the Greek mainland. It forms part of the Cycladic group of islands and is the only location in Europe to have a hot desert climate. A popular pastime for visitors to Santorini is to take a cruise to the island's three islets, which were created in ancient times during a volcanic eruption. The islets are called Nea Kammeni, Palea Kammeni and Thirassia and provide an excellent vantage point for visitors to see the volcano, being located to the west of the island. The island's capital is Fira and is full of typical Cycladic houses with whitewashed walls, blue domed churches and stepped streets full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

The island of Santorini has two ports. The main port is Athinios, where all the ferry and commercial boats arrive. There is also the Old Port which is mostly used for cruise ships. From the main port, ferries can be taken to Piraeus, Rafina and to the other islands in the Cyclades. Both conventional and high speed ferries operate on these routes.

Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.

Thira to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

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

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 03:05 09:10 6 hours 5 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 04:25 10:30 6 hours 5 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 06:45 15:00 8 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Blue Star Ferries 07:40 13:20 5 hours 40 minutes Sat
SeaJets 09:20 14:50 5 hours 30 minutes Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Cyclades Fast Ferries 09:50 16:35 6 hours 45 minutes Tue, Fri, Sun
Zante Ferries 10:30 21:10 10 hours 40 minutes Fri
SeaJets 11:55 16:45 4 hours 50 minutes Thu, Fri
SeaJets 11:56 16:46 4 hours 50 minutes Fri
Zante Ferries 12:00 23:20 11 hours 20 minutes Wed
SeaJets 12:10 16:55 4 hours 45 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 13:15 18:00 4 hours 45 minutes Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 14:00 18:45 4 hours 45 minutes Thu, Fri
SeaJets 14:15 19:20 5 hours 5 minutes Sat
SeaJets 14:20 18:55 4 hours 35 minutes Mon, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 15:30 23:15 7 hours 45 minutes Everyday
Zante Ferries 19:00 04:35 9 hours 35 minutes Sat
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