Located in the Cyclades in Greece, it is renowned for the breathtaking view of the caldera, the amazing sunsets over the endless blue and the picturesque settlements, this is a unique experience.
You will find below information about how to get to Santorini by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about Santorini and its ports, with many photos.
A ferry to Santorini departs several times per day throughout the year from the ports of Athens (Piraeus and Rafina). A ferry ticket to Santorini costs 20 EUR - 76 EUR for a standard seat. There’s also the option of booking a business class seat (90 EUR ) and a cabin (120 EUR ). The ferry trip to Santorini lasts for 5-9 hours.
The island of Santorini is also connected by ferry to many other islands: Mykonos, Heraklion (Crete), Naxos, Paros, Ios, Milos, Amorgos, Folegandros and many more.
Ferries to Santorini operate all year round. However, during the peak season (May to September) there are multiple ferries per day that depart both in the morning and in the evening. Below you'll find some of the most popular routes to Santorini.
Ferries from Athens to Santorini depart from Piraeus and Rafina ports in Athens. Discover how to get to the 3 ports of Athens from the airport and Athens's center.
Ferries from Piraeus port: The first ferry from Piraeus departs at 7.00 in the morning, while the last ferry departs at 17.30 in the afternoon. Some days per week there might also be a ferry at 21.30 in the night.
:Ferries from Rafina to Santorini start to operate in April. There are more than two ferries from Rafina to Santorini in the peak season.
How long is the ferry trip from Athens to Santorini? The duration of the trip from Athens to Santorini is 5 to 9 hours, depending on the type of ferry you’re traveling with. A high-speed or catamaran ferry (Seajets/ Golden Star Ferries) will get you to Santorini is 5-6 hours, while a conventional ferry (Blue Star Ferries/ Zante Ferries/ Aegeon Pelagos Ferries) will get you to Santorini in 8-9 hours. Read more about Athens - Santorini route.
> Book your ferry tickets to Santorini from Athens (Piraeus)
Ferries from Mykonos to Santorini operate during the peak season. The first ferry from Mykonos to Santorini departs at 9.50 in the morning and the last at 18.35. The ferry ticket from Mykonos to Santorini costs 40 EUR -80 EUR for a standard seat and the ferry trip lasts for 2-3 hours. Read more about Mykonos - Santorini route.
> Book your ferry tickets to Santorini from Mykonos
There are catamaran ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Santorini almost every day in the peak season. The ferry trip from Heraklion to Santorini lasts for approximately 2 hours and costs 30 EUR - 45 EUR .
> Book your ferry tickets to Santorini from Crete (Heraklion)
Santorini is also connected with other ports and islands like Amorgos, Katapola, Astypalea, Anafi, Folegandros, Kimolos, Kos, Koufonissi, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Rhodes and more. Just check our booking engine to see all available connections.
Island hopping from Santorini
Santorini is the perfect starting point for island hopping! Why? Because it’s close to some of the most beautiful islands of Cyclades.
Going from Santorini to Mykonos is one of the most popular routes. A trip with a ferry from Santorini to Mykonos lasts around 2 hours and a half and costs between 20.00 EUR and 70.00 EUR .
Going from Santorini to Crete is another amazing island hopping route!
A regular ferry ticket from Santorini to Crete costs between 30.00 EUR and 50.00 EUR and lasts from 2 to 6 hours.
Alternative routes for Santorini island hopping are from Santorini to Naxos, from Santorini to Paros, from Santorini to Milos and from Santorini to Koufonisia.
Whatever route you choose, your island hopping experience will be an unforgettable one!