A very romantic and cheap way to get to Kos is by ferry. There are links to many Greek islands, including Santorini .
Santorini or Thira?
When you look up the ferries between two islands, you are actually looking for ferries between two ports. And in some cases, the name of the island isn’t the same as the name of the port. Santorini makes no exception, so look for Thira (Santorini) or the port code ATI.
How long does it take to get from Santorini to Kos?
The ferry ride takes 4 h 15 min.
Is there a high speed ferry between Santorini and Kos?
How much does it cost to get from Santorini to Kos by ferry?
An economy ticket on the ferry operated by Blue Star Ferries costs €33 one way, while an airplane type of seat costs €35.
How many ferries per day depart from Santorini to Kos during the low season?
During the low season 2013 (April – May), there is a ferry connecting the two islands on Mon, Wed, Fri , leaving Santorini at 1:05 am. , from April 19 to May 10.
How many ferries per day depart from Santorini to Kos during the high season?
During the high season 2013 (June – September) there is a ferry connecting Santorini and Kos on Mon, Wed, Fri at 1:05 a.m., from Jun 24 to Sept 13.
Are there any overnight journeys between Santorini and Kos ?
Yes, the 12:20 a.m. ferry arrives in Kos at 4:35 a.m.
How about the ferries from Kos to Santorini ?
During the high season 2013, there is a ferry connecting the two islands on Mon, Wed, Fri , leaving Kos at 8:35 pm. , from June 24 to Sept 13
During the low season 2013, there is a ferry connecting the two islands on Mon, Wed, Fri , leaving Kos at 8:35 pm. , from April 19 to May 10.
Where can I buy tickets from?
There are several ways to get tickets: online , from the ferry companies’ website, from Greek travel agencies and directly from the port. Do remember that if you plan to travel during the high season (July & August), make sure to buy the tickets several days in advance.
Does everyone charge the same prices?
Yes, the prices are the same regardless of where you buy the tickets from.
Please not that the ferry companies submit their schedules every Friday to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine and in some cases the schedules for July & August become available on online booking sites only several days before the vessels start operating on that route.
Note: The article was first published in 2010; latest schedule and price update was made as of March 2013.