The Port of Athinios in Santorini: Santorini island is one of the most popular destinations in the Cyclades and can be approached by plane or ferry. The main port of Santorini that operates typical passenger ferries is called Athinios or New Port and is located in the southwest part of the island at the foot of the caldera. The distance from Fira, the capital of the island is 8 km, whereas the International Airport of Santorini is 7 km away.This is where all passenger ferries travelling from Piraeus or other destinations, including other islands, arrive and depart throughout the year. It serves ferries to Santorini from/to the ports of Athens and the other islands of the Cyclades, Crete, and the Dodecanese.
At the port of Athinios, you shall find an air conditioned waiting area with free Wi Fi, free parking, ATMs and a variety of cafe, shops and restaurants.
The other port of Santorini is the old port of Fira, where cruise ships arrive as well as excursion boats to the volcano, the hot springs and Thirassia. Commercial ferries arrive and depart only from Athinios, not Fira.
During high season the Port can be very crowded and many ferry delays are inevitable.
During high season it is certain that there will be some traffic around the Port area. So be prepared and arrange your program accordingly.
Transfers from the port
Port to Oia: 23 km / 14.2 miles | Port to Airport: 9.3 km / 5.7 miles | Port to Fira: 8.6 Km / 5.3 miles | Port to Kamari: 9.7 Km / 5.3 miles
Private transfers: The best way is to use an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service with a taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arrange a pickup directly at the port. Alternatively, you can arrange a pickup directly with local drivers at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.
Public transfers: The bus station is located on the port and takes visitors to Fira Central bus station, 8.5 km away. From Fira, another bus must be taken in order to reach Oia, on the route Fira > Oia. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located and it is connected to most areas of the island: Oia, Fira, Kamari, Perissa, etc. Check the official bus timetables here. Santorini port to Oia: Santorini port > Fira (5 km). Then Fira > Oia (12 km). Oia is the terminal station.