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Santorini is located in the Cyclades and is connected by ferry to and from Athens, Crete, the Aegean islands, other ports in the Cyclades and the Dodecanese.

There are 9 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Santorini. Aegeon Pelagos, Blue Star Ferries, Boatman Union of Santorini (Maistros Santorini), Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, Sea Speed Ferries, Seajets, Small Cyclades Lines and Zante Ferries all operate ferries to and from Santorini. In the summer season, there are a total of 274 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Paros to Santorini with 31 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Santorini is Thirassia with a distance of just 11 kilometres - that's 7 miles or 6 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Rhodes at a distance of 247.4 kilometres - that's about 154 miles or about 134 nautical miles.

Santorini ferry port is located in the settlement of Ormos Athinios on the west coast of the island. It is also known as Athinios ferry port. While Santorini does have another more central port for fishing boats and some excursions, it is Athinos port that is today used by commercial ferries. The port is a very big port and is generally very busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Santorini are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Santorini is served by a mix of fast and conventional ferries but predominantly conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Santorini with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Santorini ferry schedules

Why visit Santorini?

  • Enjoy the sunset with a cockail in Fira or the quiter area of Oia
  • Visit the Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri
  • Be amazed by the Minoan frescoes in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera
  • Visit the stunning and unusual Red Beach
  • Go on a day trip to the volcanic caldera island of Thirassia

Island hopping around  Santorini

Santorini is located in the southernmost point of the Cyclades and so it’s the ideal base if you want to hop from island to island. You can easily book quick ferries to Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros, Anafi and others.

Local weather forecast

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Santorini port address & GPS

Santorini Port
Port of Santorini, Santorini, 84700, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22860 22239
Fax: +30 22860 23569
GPS Co-ordinates
25.428 ° N, 36.386 ° E

Santorini port facilities

You can find covered seating areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby. Also, ferry terminal facilities include a heated lounge, payphone, hot and cold vending machines and toilets.

There is a small car park opposite the main passenger terminal. There is also a larger car park, 300 meters from the pedestrian check-in. There is no charge for car parking at the port at any car park.

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car. For more information about Santorini, you can visit Wikipedia

Getting to and from the port


By car

Athinios port is well connected and signposted. The descent to the port is quite steep so please drive carefully.

By Taxi

Taxis can be found parked near the ferry arrival and departure area. In August please don't rely on being able to find a taxi easily to either take you to or from the port.

By Bus

There are frequent busses to and from the port to match up with ferry schedules. Purchase tickets directly from the driver. The busses can fill up very quickly in July and August so please arrive at least twenty minutes before deparute. And be prepared to hurry to the bus at the port.
on foot

On Foot

It can't be reached on foot unless you are willing to use hundreds of steep stairs.

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Fare details
  • Booked: 9th March, 2021
  • Travel: 11th June - 17th November
  • People: Two foot passengers
Fare details
  • Booked: 9th March, 2021
  • Travel: 1st June - 7th June
  • People: Two foot passengers

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Very crowdy

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Rated 2 out of 5
About the Reviewer: Traveled with a car, I interacted with port staff or police
Ferry Company:SeaJets
Travel Month:August
Year of Travel:2021
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Rated 2 out of 5
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June 2, 2022
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We traveled with my family to Santorini with our car when we arrive there the port was so crowdy and we needed one hour to arrive in the town they have to do something in the port to be easier to the travelers to reach the town

Review Submitted BySteven

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