Ferries from Athens to Santorini (and return)

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The Santorini to Athens schedule is available at the bottom of the article.

For the majority of budget travelers, the ferries are the best way to travel between Athens and any island, at an affordable price (economy class ticket). If you have enough time on your hands and low the company of other fellow travelers, a ferry is the best way to get from Athens to Santorini .

>>read more about Getting from Athens to Santorini: a flight or a ferry ride away?

Port of Piraeus

The Port of Piraeus (or Pireas*) is large and can be a little confusing, especially without a map (make sure to check this interactive map). Make sure to allow plenty of time to find the gate and the ferry.

All ferries to Santorini (Eastern Cyclades) depart from Port Gate Ε7. This gate is both for passengers and vehicles.

>>more information on Getting from Athens to Piraeus

Santorini or Thira?

When you look up the ferries between two cities, you are actually looking for ferries between two ports. While for the majority of islands, you’ll find the port name exactly the same of the island’s name, you are in for a surprise when you look for Santorini.

In the on-line booking systems and on official schedules, look for Thira (Santorini). The port code is ATI.

How long does it take to get from Athens to Santorini?

The journey between the Athens (Piraeus) and Santorini (Thira) is between 5 and 8 hours, depending on the type of ferry you are taking.

Is there a high speed ferry between Athens and Santorini?

Yes, during the summer season. The Flying Dolphins (high speed ferries) also connect Santorini to other islands, such Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes and Paros.

How much does it cost to get from Athens to Santorini by ferry?

The price depends on the type of ferry and class you choose.

On a high speed ferry operated by Sea Jets, expect to pay €69.50 (per person, one way).

On the slow ferry operated by Blue Star Ferries, the single fare is €39.50 (if you don’t travel with a car) for an economy seat.

On the Hellenic Seaways ferry , also fast, an economy seat starts at €68.50 (per person, one way)

How many ferries per day depart from Athens to Santorini during the low season?

In 2016, the following ferries connect Athens to Santorini during the low season (March- May; Sept – Oct):

daily, 7 am, Mar 23 – Apr 27, Apr 28 – Jun 6, Sep 5 – Oct 9, Sep 27 – Oct 16 , Oct 10 – Oct 24, Oct 25 – Oct 31
Sat 7 am, Jun 11 – Sep 10
Sun 7am, Jun 26 – Sep 11
Wed 7 am, Jun 29 – Sep 7
Tue 7 am, Sep 6
Thu, Sun 7 am, Sep 15- Sep 25
Mon, Fri 7 am Sep 16 – Sep 26
Tue, Wed, Sat, Sep 13 – Sep 24
daily 7:05 am, Apr 22 – Sep 25
daily 7:15 am, Apr 22 – Jun 9
Mon 7:15 am, Apr 25
Wed, 7:15 am, Apr 27
Fri 7:15 am, Apr 29
Sat , 7:15 am , Feb 27 – Mar 5, Mar 19 – Apr 23, May 14 – Jun 25
daily 7:20 am, Aug 31 – Sep 25
daily 7:25 am, Apr 25 – Apr 30, Jun 1 – Sep 18
Mon, Sat, 7:25 am, until Mar 7, Mar 19 – Apr 23, May 9 – May 31, Sep 19 – Oct 31
Sat, 7:25 am, Mar 12
Tue – Fri , Sun, 7:25 am, until Mar 8, Mar 9 – Apr 24, May 2 – May 8, Sep 20 – Oct 30
Mon, Tue, 7:25 am, Mar 14, Mar 15 , Sep 5, Sep 6
Wed, 2 pm, Mar 2- Apr 20, May 11 – Jun 29, May 4
Mon, 2 pm, Feb 29 – Mar 7, Mar 21 – Apr 18
Fri 2 pm, May 6
Wed – Sun 2:45 pm , Jun 23 – Sep 11
Mon 2:45 pm, Sep 12
Sat 5:30pm, Apr 2 – Apr 23, May 7 – Jun 11, Sep 17 – Oct 29
Tue, Thu, Sun 6 pm, Apr 3 – Jun 23, Sep 6 – Oct 30
Fri 6 pm, Mar 4 , Mar 11 – Apr 22 (not officially approved yet)
Tue, Thu, Sun 6 pm Sep 6 – Oct 30
Tue 9 pm, until Mar 1, Mar 8 – Apr 26 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 10 pm, May 2
Tue, Thu, Sun, 9:30 pm, Jun 26 – Sep 1
Sun 9:30 pm, Sep 4


How many ferries per day depart from Athens to Santorini during the high season?

The following ferries link the two ports only during the high season 2016 (June to Sept):

Mon, Thu, Fri 7 am, Jun 10 – Sep 12
daily 7 am, May 20 – Jul 21, Jul 22 – Sep 4
Sat 7 am , Jun 11 – Sep 10
Wed, Sun, 7 am, Jun 12 – Jun 22, Jun 29 – Sep 7 , Jun 8, Jun 26 – Sep 11
Tue 7 am, Jun 14 – Jun 21, Jun 7, Jun 28, Jul 5 – Jul 12, Jul 19, Jul 26, Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23
Thu 7 am, Jun 9
daily 7:05 am, Apr 22 – Sep 25
Fri 7:10 am, Jul 1 – Aug 26
daily 7:15 am, Apr 22 – Jun 9
Sat 7:15 am, May 14 – Jun 25
daily 7:20 am, Jun 10 – Jun 30, Aug 31 – Sep 25
Sun 7:20 am, Jul 3- Aug 28
Fri 7:20 am, Jul 1- Aug 26
Mon-Thu & Sat 7:20 am, Jul 2 – Aug 30
daily 7:25 am, Jun 1 – Sep 18
Sat 9:30 am, Jul 16 – Aug 6
Wed 2 pm, May 11 – Jun 29, Aug 3 – Aug 24, Aug 31 (not officially approved yet)
Mon 2 pm, May 9 – Jun 13, Jun 27, Jul 4 – Aug 29
Sat 2 pm, Aug 20 – Aug 27
Fri – Sun, 2:45 pm, Jun 10 – Jun 12
Thu – Sun, 2:45 pm, Jun 16- 19
Mon, Tue, 2:45 pm, Jun 14, Jun 20 – 21, Jun 27 – 28, Jul 4 – Jul 12 , Jul 18 – Jul 19, Jul 25 – Jul 26, Aug 1 – Aug 2 , Aug 8 – Aug 9, Aug 15 – Aug 16, Aug 22 – Aug 30
Wed – Sun 2:45 pm, Jun 23 – Sep 11
Sat 5:30 pm, May 7 – Jun 11
Fri, Sun 5:30 pm, Jul 1 – Aug 28
Tue, Thu, Sun 6 pm, Apr 3 – Jun 23
Fri 6 pm, May 6 – Jun 10
Tue, 9 pm, May 3 – Jun 7
Tue, Thu, Sun 9:30 pm, Jun 26 – Sep 1
Mon 10:30pm, Jun 20


Are there any overnight journeys between Athens and Santorini?

Yes, there are.

Where can I buy tickets from?

125x125Tickets can be bought directly from here as early as two months prior to departure. Your travel agent (or any travel agency) can book ferry tickets for you as well but the same restrictions apply. However, your local travel agent will have to buy via a Greek Travel Agent so you are better off booking directly from a reliable source yourself.

You can always buy the tickets directly from the Port of Piraeus in Athens. If you are looking for an economy class ticket you don’t need to worry about booking in advance – except during the weekends in the middle of the high season.

The ticketing office is located at the Port Gate Ε1.

Does everyone charge the same prices?

If you buy directly from the port the price might be a little lower than if you buy online. But the difference is not significant.

How about the ferries between Santorini and Athens?

As for getting back from Santorini to Athens (Piraeus), during the high season 2016 (June to September ) there are the following connections:

Tue, Thu, Sat 00:05 am, Apr 5 – Jun 25, Jun 28 – Sep 3
Mon 00:40 am, May 9 – Jun 13
Sun 7 am, May 8 – Jun 26
Thu 7 am , May 12 – Jun 30
Tue 7 am, May 10 – Jun 14, Jun 28, Jul 5 – Aug 30
Thu 7:10 am , Aug 4- Aug 25
Fri – Sun 8 am, Jun 10 – Jun 12
Mon, Thu – Sun 8 am, Jun 16 – Sep 12
Tue, Wed 8 am, Jun 14- Jun 21, Jun 28 – Jun 29 , Jul 5- Jul 13, Jul 19 – Jul 20, Jul 26 – Jul 27, Aug 2- Aug 3, Aug 9 – Aug 10, Aug 16 – Aug 17, Aug 23 – Aug 31
Sun 11:30 am, Jul 7 – Aug 28
daily 12 pm (noon), Apr 22 – Sep 25
Fri 12:10 pm, Jul 1 – Aug 26
daily 12:15 pm, May 20 – Jul 21, Jul 22 – Sep 4
daily 12:25 pm , Jun 10 – Jun 30, Aug 31 – Sep 25
Mon-Thu & Sat, 12:25 pm, Jul 2- Aug 30
daily 1:10 pm, Apr 28 – Jun 6
Wed 1:10 pm, Jun 8
Tue 1:10 pm, Jun 28 , Jul 19, Aug 2, Aug 16
daily 1:30 pm, Apr 22 – Jun 9
daily 3:30 pm, Jun 1 – Sep 18
daily 5:20 pm, Jul 22 – Sep 4
Fri 5:50 pm, Jul 1- Aug 26
Wed, 5:50 pm, Jul 6 – Jul 27
Wed, Sun 7:15 pm, Jun 12 – Sep 22,
Sat 7:15 pm, Jun 11 – Sep 10
Tue 7:15 pm, Jun 14 – Jun 21, Jul 5- Jul 12, Jul 26, Aug 9, Aug 23 – Aug 30
Sun 7:15 pm, Jun 26 – Sep 11
daily 5:20 pm, Jul 22 – Sep 4
Tue 7:30 pm, Jun 7
Thu 7:30 pm, Jun 9
Mon , Thu, Fri 8:10 pm, Jun 10 – Sep 12
Thu 8:30 pm , May 5 – Jun 9
Sat 8:30 pm, Aug 20 – Aug 28
Fri, Sun 9:45 pm, Jul 1 – Aug 28

During the low season 2016, the following connections are available between Santorini and Athens (Piraeus):

Tue, Thu, Sat 00:05 am, Jun 28 – Sep 3
Mon 00:40 am, Mar 7, Mar 14 (not officially approved yet), Mar 21 – Apr 25, May (not officially approved yet) , May 9 – Jun 13
Tue, Thu, Sat 1:25 am, Apr 5 – Jun 25, Sep 6, Sep 8 – Nov 1
Thu 7 am, Mar 3 – Apr 21, May 5, Jun 12 – Sep 30
Sun 7 am, Feb 28 – Mar 6, Mar 20 – Mar 24, May 5 – Jun 26, Sep 18 – Oct 30
Tue 7 am, Mar 1 – Mar 8 , Mar 22 – Apr 19, May 10 – Jun 14
Mon 7 am, Mar 14, May 2
Sat 7 am, May 7
Thu 7:10 am, Sep 1 (not officially approved yet)
Tue 8 am, May 3
Mon, Thu – Sun 8 am, Jun 16 – Sep 12
Tue, Wed 8 am, Jun 6 – Sep 9
daily 12 pm (noon), Apr 22 – Sep 25
daily 12:15 pm, Mar 25 – Apr 27, May 20 – Jul 21, Jul 22 – Sep 4, Sep 5 – Sep 26 , Oct 25 – Oct 31
daily 12:25 pm, Aug 31 – Sep 25
daily 1:10 pm, Apr 28 – Sep 6 , Se 27 – Oct 16
Tue 1:10 pm, Sep 6
Mon, Fri 1:10 pm, Sep 16- Sep 26
daily 1:30 pm, Apr 22 – Sep 9, Sep 27 – Oct 16
daily 2:15 pm, Apr 28 – May 19 , Sep 27 – Oct 9
daily 3:30 pm, May 2 -May 8, Jun 1- Sep 18
Mon-Sat 3:30pm Apr 25 – Apr 30, Sep 20 – Oct 30
Mon, Sat 3:30 pm, until Mar 7, Mar 19 – Apr 23, May 9 – May 30, Sep 19 – Oct 31
Tue – Fri & Sun, 3:30pm, until Mar 8, May 10 – May 31 , Sep 20 – Oct 30
Sat 3:30 pm, Mar 12
Mon 3:30 pm, Mar 14
Mon, Sat, 3:30 pm, Mar 19 – Apr 23
daily 5:20 pm, Jul 22 – Sep 4
Wed 5:45 pm, Apr 27
daily 6:15 pm, Oct 10 – Oct 24
Thu, Sun 7:15 pm, Sep 15 – Sep 25
Sun 7:15 pm, Jun 26 – Sep 11
Wed 7:15 pm, Jun 29 – Sep 7
Tue, Wed, Sat, 7:30 pm Sep 13 – Sep 24
Mon, Thu, Fri 8:10 pm Jun 10 – Sep 12
Tue 8:20 pm, Mar 15
Thu 8:30 pm, until Mar 3, Mar 10 (not officially approved yet), Mar 15 – Apr 21, Apr 28 (not officially approved yet) , May 5 – Jun 9


Important note:

The ferry schedules available on line are not very accurate or reliable. This happens because ferry companies submit their schedule to the Ministry of Merchant Marine weekly so the info you see today online might not be accurate next month.

The weekly ferry schedule comes out each Friday in the Athens News (newspaper in English) so make sure to get your hands on a copy as soon as you get to Athens.

Read more about:

>>Ferries in Greece
>>Ferries from Athens: How to deal with the Port of Piraeus
>>Ferries from Athens to Mykonos
>>Ferries from Rafina to Mykonos
>>Ferries from Athens to Rhodes
>>Ferries from Athens to Crete
>>Ferries from Athens to Hydra
>>Ferries from Athens to Aegina
>>Ferries from Athens to Patmos
>>Ferries from Athens to Karpathos
>>Ferries from Mykonos to Syros
>>Ferries from Santorini to Crete
>> Ferries from Santorini to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Naxos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skopelos
>> Ferries from Corfu to Patras
>> Ferries from Rhodes to Kos
>>Ferries to and from Santorini
>> Ferries from Athens to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Crete
>> Ferries from Santorini to Karpathos
>>Ferries from Thessaloniki to Lesvos
>> Ferries to and from Mykonos
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Paros (and return)
>> Ferries from Crete to Gavdos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Santorini to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Ios
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Tinos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Athens to Naxos
>> Ferries from Athens to Thessaloniki
>> Ferries from Santorini to Syros
>> Ferries from Kavala to Thassos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skiathos
>> Ferries from Athens to Lesvos (Lesbos)
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Kos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Chios

Note:
* Pireas and Piraeus are exactly the same place, but you can find them spelled in both ways. All road signs though point to Pireas.
**The article was first published in 2009; latest schedule and price update was made as of March 2016.

52 thoughts on “Ferries from Athens to Santorini (and return)

  1. What Ferries operate from Athens and Santorini during the month of November and is there a schedule.

    Please respond

  2. Hey there,

    We are planning on going from Athens to Santorini on Saturday May 8th 2010.
    Are there high speed ferries running on this day?

    Thanks

  3. Hi, I need a ferry between Athens and Santorini on Friday march 26th or Saturday March 27th, returning on April 3rd. I think I understand from above there are two ferries daily in April and May, 7:25am daily (does this include weekends) and 7pm on Tuesday, thursday and Sunday. Does this include late March as well or do the ferries not run then? It’s not so much a matter of patience until spring (re the last post) as needing to co-orindate flight from the UK. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated. thank you. Helen

  4. @Helen: those are last year’s ferry links for spring & summer… the new schedule is not available yet. there will be connections but right now there aren’t details.

  5. Hi! I was thinking of taking a ferry from Athens to Santorini on 17th May 2010 and will be heading back to Athens on 20th May. Are the timings out? Is there a night ferry running on the 20th May?

    Also, other than Blue Star ferries, what other companies offer ferry services between Athens and Santorini?

    -js
    Thanks

  6. Hi!

    Will the ferry schedules and fares for August 2010 be out in spring too? Which is the best way to get from Athens to Santorini & back?

  7. @Noel: yup, by late March we should get the new schedule for summer. Best way? if you don’t have too much time on your hands, I’d say flying for sure.

  8. Hi,

    Would appreciate if anyone can point me to a reliable Online site from where I can book Ferry tickets from Athens to Santorini for 7th May,2010. We are reaching Athens on 1st May , will it be possible to buy tickets directly from Port of Pireous for Ferry departing on 7th May if online booking option is not available ?

    Thanks,
    Ujjwal

  9. @Ujjwal: it will be possible to book on this website pretty soon. otherwise, go to the website of the ferry lines but sometimes it’s not possible to book that much in advance. Best choice would be to get your ticket directly from the port.

  10. I am just wanting to know what time yu have to check in on a blue star ferry from Port of Piraeus if the ferry is leaving at 7.25am.

    Cheers,

  11. Arriving 8:30 a.m. Athens 30 May. Is a day trip to Santorini with tour of island feasible by ferry? by air? Only 30 May available for an Athens/Santorini return trip. Thanks, Margaret

  12. @Claire: if you have a seat, you don’t exactly need to “rush” anywhere but it’s advisable to be in the port abt 1 hr before departure b/c Piraeus Port can be confusing for many.

    @Margaret: A day trip to Santorini by ferry…no (5-8 hrs one way) ; by air – yes (45 min – 1 h). But it’s a shame to spend so little time on the island.

  13. Ferries from Santorini to Athens. Is the following connection valid till the end of September 2010:
    at 9:35 a.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays (only takes 4 h 10 min)? Thanks, Timo

  14. @Timo: that’s impossible to say b/c the schedule is updated each Fri by the ferry companies. However, it’s safe to say there will be a ferry around that hour in Sept. You’ll be able to book it by Jul or so.

  15. “Piraeus to Santorini at 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays until Oct 31”

    Will this departure be valid on Saturday June 12, 2010? I cannot find it online!

  16. @Daniel: b/c that’s the schedule for 2009.

    I could find 3 ferries on Sat 12 Jun 2010 ; 2 at 07:25 a.m and 1 at 7:30 a.m. On the fastest one it costs 58.50 euros/person/1 way for an economy seat.

    And the new schedule is available on the site.

  17. sir,

    we are reaching athens on 31st May. around 2pm athens time. We wish to travel the same day to Santorini (Fira). can you suggest any ferry available around 4pm.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Snigdha

  18. @Snigdha: I’m guessing you’ll reach the airport around 2 p.m. I’d suggest allowing for more than 2 hours to get to the port, first of all. Secondly, there aren’t any afternoon departures from Athens (Piraeus) to Satorini (Thira/Fira) on May 31. Both ferries leave in the early morning (7 a.m and 7:25 a.m.). So I’d suggest to stay a night in Athens (or Piraeus) and catch one of the 3 ferries available on Jun 1 (7 a.m, 7:25 a.m. and 5 p.m.). Let me know if you have more questions.

  19. Hello.

    We would like to know if there are ferries at night, to move the 27/06/2012.
    Do you have night route from Athens to Santorini?
    What time is this route? How much is the ticket?

    That price has to Santorini? schedules that have? bilellete can get the web?

    Thank you very much

    Best Regards

  20. @Sergio: the latest schedule is available in the article; for Jun 27, there isn’t over-night ferry listed in our online booking website ; check/book the ticket by clicking the banner at the top of the article.;
    The cheapest ticket is 37.5 € one way and the ferry leaves at 7:25 a.m. (operated by BLUE STAR FERRIES).

  21. Hi,
    I’m taking the ferry from Santorini to Athens on 27th June, the one departing that departs 12.15pm and arrives 4.40pm. Do you think it’s possible to get to the airport in time to catch my flight which leaves 7pm? Is it too risky?
    Thanks, your help is much appreciated.

  22. You can take buss Χ96 : Piraeus – Airport ; but the time spend traveling depends on the traffic; a safer option is taking the light rail to monastiraki and then switch to the metro to the airport; all in all, you should be able to travel between Piraeus and the Airport in abt 2 hours. For your own sanity though, I’d suggest staying in Athens for a night.

  23. That’s up to the airline only. It took me abt 1/2 h to get through the airport security and whatnot and I was flying to Rome (so also Schengen). And I had done the online check in and had hand baggage only. Check with your airline and see how much time they insist you allow for going through the airport and other formalities. But a night in Athens would cost from 20 euros or so. Plus you get to see the city a bit 😉

  24. Hi, Im arriving in Athens on September 5 at 9:20am. I can’t find out if there is a ferry going to Santorini on this day or what time it would leave….Can you please help me with this? Also, I will be coming back Athens on the 18th or 19th….Is there a ferry on these days? Thanks so much.

  25. @Shane: I could find 4 ferries on that day (Sept 5: 7 a.m., 7:25 a.m, 2:55 p.m. and 3 p.m.). Right now all are listed as having available seats (prices from 33 euros on the 2:55 p.m. ferry); as for coming back to Athens , there are two ferries on Sept 18 leaving Thira (Santorini) at 11:55 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (the second one is a daily ferry). Right now they both have available seats, with fares starting at 37.50 euros on the 3:30 p.m. ferry. Hope it helps.

  26. Hi,
    We will be in Athens on 5th Oct and leaving for Santorini on 7th Sept. morning and will be staying on 7th and 8th. Our return journey is 9 Sept. Tuesday from Santorini to Athens (Pireous). Could you suggest any overnight ferries on 8 Sept. or 9th early morning as we need to catch our flight to Rome 1600 hrs.

    Many thanks.

  27. Hey. you should consider adding a stay in Athens or Piraeus on Sat night.
    There are 3 ferries departing on Sat, Sept 8: 2 a.m. (arrives 7:45 a.m. in Athens); 3:45 p.m. (arrives 11:25 p.m. in Athens) and 6:40 p.m. (arrives 11:20 p.m. in Athens).
    On Sept 9, the earliest leaves at 10 a.m.. and won’t be in Athens by the time you need to catch the flight.
    Also you need to consider that if you are in Central Athens, by metro it takes close to 1 h to get to the airport. So you should be at the airport by 2 p.m. to clear customs and everything else (i also flew Athens to Rome).

  28. Hi. I want to take a ferry from Santorini to Athens on 12th October. But I cannot find the schedule on that day.
    Can you provide me the schedule of ferries from Santorini to Athens on 12th October (time and price)?
    Are there two different ferry companies in Greece? What’s the difference between them? Which is cheaper?
    If I have a overnight journey on the ferry, how much does it cost? And will the ferry provide us with a bed or any place to sleep?
    Does the ticket office accept credit card?
    When I arrive Athens, how can I get to the city center?
    Sorry for that many questions and looking forward to your reply!
    Thanks!

    • There are more than two ferry companies in Greece, but on a given route one or more would have boats running.
      The difference is …well, in pretty much anything, from prices to what they offer, to the discounts, etc.
      On over-night journeys you can choose a berth which , yes, has beds.
      On the company’s sites and if you click the banner on our site, you should be able to pay with a credit card. Not sure about the port, though.
      From Piraeus to Athens city-center, take the train to Monastiraki metro station. Then you can either walk, take a bus or catch a metro (there are two lines in Athens). see here: http://www.greecelogue.com/getting-from-athens-to-piraeus.html

      As for your route, Santorini to Athens on Oct 12 , there’s the BLUE STAR FERRIES vessel which leaves Thira (Santorini) at 15:30 (3:30 pm) and arrives in Athens at 11:25 p.m. No need for berth since it’s a day time ferry. The economy class ticket is 37.50 euros/person.

      Hope it helps.
      Cristina

  29. We plan to be in Athens end of April 2013 and on to Santorini from there. Since we have only about 4 days between the two cities, we don’t want to waste time and am looking for a night ferry. Would there be one available around April 28th or 29th? If not, any other fast ferry services available on those dates? Thanks!

    • SJ, unfortunately no one can give you the accurate schedule for the ferries that far in advance. Right now, I can find one ferry running on Mondays at 6 p.m. from Athens / Piraeus (and this one goes year-round). Apr 29th is a Monday so technically you can use this ferry.

      You can always count on flights, though.

  30. Would you help to advise if any night ferries as below schedule?
    May 14 or 15 from Athens to santorini
    May 18,19 or 20 from santorini to Athens

    • @Leung: for May 14 , Piraeus – Thira there are two DAY FERRIES, departing at 7 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. respectively from Athens. The second one is cheapest and the price starts at 37.5 € / one way / economy class. Same ferries run on the 15th.
      As for Thira – Piraeus , on May 18 there are two ferries, departing at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively, both arriving in Athens before midnights. Same fares apply, the first being the cheapest.
      On may 19 there are three ferries, but for one (departing at 12:55 p.m. there’s no availability). The other two depart at 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
      On May 20 the same ferries are available as on may 18.
      Please note that May is shoulder season and most ferries run in July and August.

  31. We are going from Kastelorizo on April 4th to Rhodes and then from Rhodes to Santorini on April 7th. I guess the ferries don’t put out their schedules until April 15th. How do we find out if and when there will be ferries running at that time of year. I’d like to find out the cost as well. If it’s too expensive, would it make more sense to just go straight to Santorini for 6 nights and skip Rhodes? We sure appreciate any advice you have to offer. Thanks so much!

    • Kastelorizo – Rhodes April 4th
      from Chalki to Rhodes there are two ferries on that day: at 6 a.m. and at 4:15 p.m. Price 16 euros / 1 person/ one way
      From Tilos to Rhodes there are is one ferry on that day : at 3:30 p.m. Price is 24.50 euros / 1 person / one way

      As for Rhodes – Santorini April 7th
      There is a ferry at 2 a.m. from Rhodes . However, the schedule is not officially approved yet so it cannot be priced.

      Chalki – Santorini April 4th ; there is a ferry at 11:10 a.m. but the schedule is not officially approved yet so it cannot be priced.

      Oh the schedules are available already and I’ve updated some of the articles (haven’t written about Kastelorizo to Rhodes so that won’t return a result on the site). However, as mentioned above some schedules aren’t yet approved so they won’t show in searches on booking sites.

  32. Hi,

    We plan on travelling from Athens to Santorini this summer but want to leave our van in storage at the port. Can anyone advise if this is possible and which port would be best. If it is not possible what are our options e.g. Do we need to take the van with us..

    Thanks

  33. Hi,
    We want to travel from athens to Santorini on Tues. May 28th. Is there a Ferry available on that do or do we need to fly? Also, We will be traveling from Santorini to Izmir on the 31st. Can you tell me the best way to travel. I have looked online and it seems the ferry leaves around midnight and arrives athens 8am. Then flights from athens to Izmir might be our best bet. Any other ideas or do you think this is the best use of our time.
    Thank you very much for any advise you might have.

    • Gayle,

      There are two sailings on May 28th: departing Piraeus at 7:25 a.m. and at 6 p.m. The first ferry takes abt 8 h and the economy class ticket is 37.50 euros. The second one arrives right after midnight in Santorini and the price is the same.

      As for Santorini to Izmir, you’d need to get via Athens if you opt to fly. I’d suggest Santorini – Mykonos – Izmir. Can be done my ferry only.

  34. We are travelling on June 2 from Athens to Santorini. Would like to whether high speed Cat that takes 5- hrs is better or slow big boat that takes 8 hrs is better? I am told that Cat can make you sea-sick.

    • @Saty: you were told correctly, Cat can make you sea-sick. So I’d stick to the slower boat if you know you’ve had problems before (or have motion sickness in buses)

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