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Ferries to Santorini

What Ferries go to Santorini?

There are many different ferries that go to Santorini, from a wide variety of destinations, from other islands within the Cyclades, to the Dodecanese Islands, to ferries from Crete and Athens. There are indeed around 482 ferries a week that run to the island of Santorini, and services are provided by 7 different operators over 30 different routes. The main ferry port on Santorini is the port of Thira, where the majority of ferries will dock, and here at Direct Ferries, we can compare all the routes and operators to find you the best route for the best price for when you are visiting Santorini.

How long is the Ferry to Santorini?

The wide number of ferries that sail to Santorini from such a number of different destinations, means that there is no one specific sail time for travelling, especially as sail times are subject to last minute changes due to factors such as weather conditions. Sail times currently vary from anywhere between 35 minutes (Ios to Thira), 4 hours and 30 minutes (Tinos to Thira), 10 hours and 30 minutes (Diafani to Thira), and 15 hours and 30 minutes (Rhodes to Thira). For more information about your specific route and how long your sail time is expected to be, please check out your exact route page.

What is the Santorini Ferry schedule?

Again, the number of different ferry routes that run to Santorini means that there is no one specific schedule for the ferries, especially as the number of ferries that run can vary at different times of year, depending on the operator. On average, there are about 482 ferries a week that run to Santorini, with there being 361 a week running from the Cyclades Islands, 15 a week from the Dodecanese Islands, 32 a week from Crete, 74 a week from Athens. More information about when your ferry will run can be found on our dedicated route pages, and be sure to check out our fare finder tool to find the best route for the best price for you.

Is there a Ferry from Athens to Santorini?

Yes, there is ferry that runs from Athens to Santorini, and as this is one of our most popular routes, we recommend booking in advance to make sure you don’t miss out on the trip that you really want. There are 2 separate routes that run to Santorini, from Piraeus and from Rafina, and there are on average 74 weekly ferries running, with sail times varying between 4 hours and 53 minutes and 12 hours 30 minutes (Piraeus to Athens), and 5 hours and 9 hours 25 minutes (Rafina to Thira). You can bring your car with you on the Athens Santorini route, except if you are travelling with Seajets, who do not allow you to bring your car.

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Popular Ferry Operators

  • Golden Star Ferries
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Santorini reviews

  • "very relaxing voyage"

    On a lovely morning in early October I sailed to Paros. The ship was bigger than I expected and the voyage was comfortable and the sea was was very calm.

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  • "Love Blue Star !"

    Friendly staff, modern facilities, good selection of food and drink on board. We were impressed by the seamanship of the captain and crew. We left Piraeus on time and arrived at Thira on time. We are looking forward to using Blue Star again soon.

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  • "Santorini to Rhodes 7 October 2016"

    We travlue Star 2 which seems to be very new and has good facilities throughout the ship. It leaves Thira conveniently at 00.50 and gets into Rhodes at 09.00. We had a two berth outside cabin. It was quiet and spotlessly clean with own bathroom. The beds were comfortable and we slept through til 07.30. Very worthwhile and I would do it again. There appears to be a very nice restuarant as well as the usual cafes and if I did this by day I think I would give it a try. The prices looked reasonable. I would recommend this ship and the cabin is well worth the extra cost.

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  • "Paros ferry"

    Travelled to Paros and back to Piraeus with blue star ferries. Most enjoyable experience. Booked stickers online. Staff at Piraeus very helpful, staff on the boat extremely polite and helpful. Ferry left dead on time on both accaisions. Well done blue star ferries!

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Routes and Ports in Santorini

  • Cyclades Islands to Santorini

      • Blue Star Ferries
      • 2 Sailings Weekly
      • 1 hr 10 min
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      • Anek Lines
      • 2 Sailings Weekly
      • 1 hr 40 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 2 Sailings Weekly
      • 1 hr 30 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 6 hr 30 min
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      • Zante Ferries
      • 3 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr 55 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 16 Sailings Weekly
      • 45 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 55 min
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      • Minoan Lines
      • 1 Sailing Weekly
      • 45 min
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      • Blue Star Ferries
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 55 min
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      • Zante Ferries
      • 3 Sailings Weekly
      • 1 hr 20 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 3 Sailings Daily
      • 30 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 14 Sailings Weekly
      • 50 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 1 hr 20 min
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      • Zante Ferries
      • 2 Sailings Weekly
      • 4 hr 25 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 1 Sailing Weekly
      • 1 hr 35 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 1 hr 55 min
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      • Zante Ferries
      • 3 Sailings Weekly
      • 9 hr 40 min
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      • Anek Lines
      • 1 Sailing Weekly
      • 3 hr 50 min
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      • Zante Ferries
      • 1 Sailing Weekly
      • 5 hr 35 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 3 Sailings Daily
      • 1 hr 50 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr 15 min
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      • Minoan Lines
      • 6 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr 45 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 4 Sailings Daily
      • 1 hr 45 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 3 Sailings Daily
      • 2 hr 40 min
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      • Blue Star Ferries
      • 14 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr
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      • SeaJets
      • 3 Sailings Daily
      • 1 hr 10 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 14 Sailings Weekly
      • 1 hr 45 min
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      • Minoan Lines
      • 6 Sailings Weekly
      • 1 hr 50 min
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      • Blue Star Ferries
      • 14 Sailings Weekly
      • 3 hr 5 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 3 Sailings Daily
      • 1 hr 50 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 14 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr 15 min
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      • Zante Ferries
      • 1 Sailing Weekly
      • 6 hr 25 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 3 hr 20 min
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      • Zante Ferries
      • 3 Sailings Weekly
      • 4 hr 50 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 3 Sailings Daily
      • 2 hr 35 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr 45 min
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      • Zante Ferries
      • 3 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr
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      • SeaJets
      • 2 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr 25 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 9 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr 30 min
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      • Hellenic Seaways
      • 3 Sailings Weekly
      • 4 hr 45 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 2 Sailings Weekly
      • 20 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 3 hr 20 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 14 Sailings Weekly
      • 4 hr 30 min
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  • Dodecanese Islands to Santorini

  • Crete to Santorini

      • Minoan Lines
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr
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      • Anek Lines
      • 1 Sailing Weekly
      • 6 hr
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      • SeaJets
      • 12 Sailings Weekly
      • 1 hr 55 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 3 hr 15 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 2 Sailings Weekly
      • 2 hr 15 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 2 Sailings Weekly
      • 3 hr 45 min
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      • Anek Lines
      • 1 Sailing Weekly
      • 10 hr 10 min
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  • Athens to Santorini

      • Blue Star Ferries
      • 16 Sailings Weekly
      • 5 hr 25 min
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      • Anek Lines
      • 2 Sailings Weekly
      • 8 hr
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      • Zante Ferries
      • 3 Sailings Weekly
      • 9 hr 35 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 4 Sailings Daily
      • 4 hr 38 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 5 hr 30 min
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      • SeaJets
      • 7 Sailings Weekly
      • 5 hr 15 min
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      • Golden Star Ferries
      • 14 Sailings Weekly
      • 6 hr 45 min
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