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Santorini Port Information

Santorini or Thira (as well as Anafi) are the most southern islands of Cyclades and especially Santorini is one of the most popular summer destinations worldwide. There are 2 ports in Santorini; the first port is located in Fira (capital of the island) and the other port is called Athinios and is actually the main port of the island. Cruises to nearby islands, the volcano of Santorini and the small island of Thirassia depart from the port in Fira. Athinios abstains 12 km from Fira and serves all the major ferry companies that come from Athens (Piraeus port) or Crete. At Athinios port you will find two mini markets.
In case you need more information on ferry departures and arrivals at the port of Santorini, call at (+30 22860) 24444, 22239. You can also travel to Santorini by air!

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Getting to Santorini Port

  • Athinios port in Santorini is connected with Fira and all villages of the island of Santorini by bus. Bus routes from Athinios port are scheduled so as to depart at the time the ferries arrive at the port of Santorini and vice versa. Ferry itineraries differ depending on the season of the year. If you are interested in bus timetables of Santorini, then you can check them out at Fira main square. During the summer period, ferry itineraries are more frequent and serve all major destinations on the island of Santorini. Bus tickets are very cheap and do not exceed 3€, even for the most isolated destinations.
  • Taxis in Santorini are widely available for those who do not have their own car. You can find a taxi at the port. The taxi stand is in the central square of Thira and the cost for the transfer varies, depending on the final destination and the season (low - high season). There are indicative tables where you can check the exact departure times and the cost of each route.
  • If you do not wish to bring your car with you in Santorini, you can rent one by using the car search engine of FantasticGreece.com and pick it up from Santorini Port. If you have your own car, follow the uphill road that leads to Fira and to the rest of the villages in Santorini. Your own car is the most ideal means of transport if you wish to visit all regions on the island of Santorini.

Ferry Itineraries from Santorini

  • There are daily ferries, high-speed boats and catamarans that departl from the port of Piraeus in Athens to Santorini island. The frequency of itineraries depends on the season. During summertime, the itineraries are very frequent (more than one per day). The cost of the ferry tickets depends on the type of boat that you will select to travel with (ferry-boat, high-speed boat, flying dolphin). Travelling with a ferry-boat lasts approximately 9-10 hours, while with a high-speed boat roughly 4-5 hours. Boats of the ferry companies Blue Star Ferries, Sea Jets, Hellenic Seaways and GA Ferries connect Santorini to Piraeus (Athens).
  • There are also other itineraries which connect Athinios port in Santorini to other ports in Cyclades, Dodekanisa and Crete. More specifically, Blue Star Ferries has scheduled ferry itineraries from Kos and Rhodes to Santorini.
  • GA Ferries has scheduled ferry itineraries between Santorini and Heraklion in Crete, Ios, Naxos, Paros, Mykonos, Tinos, Skopelos, Skiathos and Thessaloniki. GA Ferries boats also connect Paros, Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Kimolos, Folegandros, Sikinos, Ios and Anafi with Santorini.
  • Hellenic Seaways connects Heraklion in Crete, Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos.
  • Also, Santorini is connected with Anafi by NEL Lines ferries.
  • Finally, Santorini is connected with Milos, Folegandros, Amorgos and Koufonisia with ferries of the ferry company Sea Jets.

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