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A ferry to Santorini departs from Piraeus, the main port of Athens, daily and frequently. The ferry trip to Santorini lasts for 5-9 hours and the price of the ferry ticket is 20-80 euros. There are also daily ferries from Rafina port, the closest port to Athens Airport. The ferry trip from Rafina to Santorini lasts for about 5 hours.
The most popular ferry routes to Santorini are from Mykonos to Santorini, from Piraeus (Athens) to Santorini, from Heraklion (Crete) to Santorini, from Naxos to Santorini, from Paros to Santorini, from Ios to Santorini, and from Milos to Santorini.
Santorini island is the most popular island in Greece, so there are frequent daily ferry connections between Piraeus port (the biggest port in Athens) and Santorini (or Thira). In the summer, apart from Piraeus, there are also ferries to Santorini from the other 2 other ports of Athens: Rafina and sometimes from Lavrion.
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Except for Athens' ports, there are also ferries to Santorini from: Amorgos, Katapola - Astypalea - Chalki - Anafi - Crete, Heraklio - Crete, Rethymno - Crete, Sitia - Donoussa - Folegandros - Ios - Karpathos, Diafani - Karpathos, Port - Kasos - Kea - Kimolos - Kos, Port - Koufonissi - Kythnos - Milos - Mykonos - Naxos - Paros - Rhodes - Serifos - Sifnos - Sikinos - Skiathos - Symi, Port - Syros - Thirassia - Tilos - Tinos. Note that these ferry connections may be available only in specific periods during the summer
Read our article: How to travel from Athens to Santorini by ferry (Schedules, Availabilities, Travel tips)
A ferry trip to Santorini is quicker if you travel with a highspeed/catamaran ferry and slower if you travel with a regular ferry. In any case, taking the ferry to Santorini is the best way to get to the island in terms of traveling experience, as you’ll get to see the breathtaking Santorini caldera from the sea and get close to the volcano. Ferries to Santorini arrive at the main port of the island, Athinios, which lies about 8 km away from Fira.
For information about the connected islands, visit our travel guides to Greece and the Greek islands.
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