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"From Santorini to Rafina"
comfortable and fats trip. There are 5 stopovers: Amorgos, Koufonissi, Naxos, Mykonos and Timos.
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The Thira Rafina ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Athens and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The SeaJets service runs up to 6 times per week with a sailing duration of around 5 hours while the Golden Star Ferries service runs up to 7 times per week with a duration from 6 hours.
So that’s a combined 13 sailings on offer per week on the Thira Rafina route between Cyclades Islands and Athens. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Thira is the official name of the island of Santorini, Greece and is located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of mainland Greece.
Thira is essentially what remained after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.
With its dramatic views, stunning sunsets and beautiful beaches, it is no surprise that Thira is hugely popular with holidaymakers.
The Greek town of Rafina lies on the east coast of the Attica region of mainland Greece, on the shores of the Aegean Sea. The town is close to the town's of Artemida and Nea Makri and also to the Greek capital, Athens, which is around 25 km to the west. because of its proximity to Athens Rafina is popular with many Athenians who visit to enjoy the town's many fish restaurants that can be found lining the harbour. It is not uncommon to see the day's catch lying on beds of ice outside each restaurant.
In ancient times Rafina was named Arafinidon Alon but its history dates back to prehistoric times, but more specifically to pre-Hellenic times. In Askitario, to the south of Rafina, archaeologists have found a unique vase with a dog painted on it which has been dated back to 2,800 BC. Another significant find was near the town's port where a bronze foundry was discovered and is thought to be one of the oldest in Europe, and dates back to 1800 BC.
After the Port of Piraeus, Rafina's port is the second largest in Attica. Ferry services operating from the port depart to the southern part of Euboea and to the Cyclades islands.