Santorini (Thira)
Athens (Rafina)
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Ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina)

On average there are 6 weekly sailings between Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina). 2 operators sail this route Golden Star Ferries & SeaJets and runs throughout the year. Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) ferries cost between £91 and £353, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) ferries.

Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) Ferry Times

The first Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) ferry typically departs from Santorini (Thira) at around 14:15. The last ferry usually departs at 14:15.

How long is the ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina)?

Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 6h 5m. The fastest sailings are approximately 6h 5m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) Ferry Prices

Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) ferry prices typically range between £91* and £353*. The average price is typically £203*. The cheapest Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) ferry prices start from £69*. The average price for a foot passenger is £191*. The average price for a car is £468*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina)?

The distance between Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina) is approximately 142.0 miles (228.5km) or 123.4 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) ferry?

Yes, Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets allow cars on board ferries between Santorini (Thira) and Athens (Rafina). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Santorini (Thira) and Athens (Rafina).

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina)?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets between Santorini (Thira) and Athens (Rafina).

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina)?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina) with Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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Santorini (Thira) - Athens (Rafina) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Golden Star Ferries & SeaJets
Average Price £203*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 6h 5m
First Ferry 14:15
Distance 123 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Thira to Rafina?

The ferry crossing time from Thira to Rafina is approximately 5h 32m. 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 Rafina?

Thira to Rafina ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Thira to Rafina is £204. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Rafina?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Thira to Rafina. These are
  • SeaJets
  • Golden Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Thira to Rafina?

Book ferries from Thira to Rafina 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 Thira to Rafina?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Thira to Rafina with
  • Golden Star Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Thira to Rafina?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Thira to Rafina with
  • Golden Star Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Thira to Rafina?

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
  • Golden Star Ferries

How far is Rafina from Thira?

The distance between Thira to Rafina is approximately 123 nautical Miles.

Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) Ferry reviews

  • "Fast service "

    Travelled club lounge plenty of space really prompt journey time,did not know service stopped at major islands on trip managed a glimpse of santorini

    'Seajet2' travelled on Seajet2

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  • "Excelent trip"

    Excelent experience in this trip

    'Seajet2' travelled on Seajet2

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  • "Lovely boat, need ticketing improvement"

    Lovely modern boat from Naxos to Mykonos, airconditioned, comfortable, spotless. Baggage storage a bit of a free for all but it worked. Only gripe is that tickets are not emailed, only the confirmation. So arrive Naxos port to find a (small) bit of paper saying you need to walk 300m to a ticketing shop, pay 1 Euro to get your ticket printed, and walk back. This seems unnecessary grit (especially as you have luggage with you) - why not just email a printable ticket, or a mobile one?

    'Seajet2' travelled on Seajet2

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  • "Fast and comfortable journey"

    2hours trip from Mykonos old port to Santorini have been very pleasant.

    'Seajet2' travelled on Seajet2

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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 (Rafina) Guide

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.

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