Travel to Santorini
The trip to Santorini is fairly easy from Athens. As this is the most popular tourist destination in Greece, there are many daily flights and ferries to Santorini in summer. There is also a good connection between Santorini and other islands, such as Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Crete and more, making it easy to island hop from one destination to the other.
Want to organize your Santorini travel? We have gathered together all the travel information you might need about the airport, flights, and ferries but also useful numbers, pdf guide, and information about the travel services that we can provide.
The airport of Santorini is located 8 km far from Fira, the capital of the island, in the region of Monolithos/Kamari. It receives both domestic flights from Athens and Thessaloniki and in summer it also receives charters and direct flights from abroad. Many visitors actually arrive directly to Santorini from their country and then take the ferry to other islands. The flight time from Athens to Santorini is 45 min. Flying are the quickest way to organize your Santorini travel. They operate all year round and make it very easy to get to the island from Athens.
The main port of Santorini is Athinios, about 8 km from Fira. There are daily ferries from the port of Piraeus in Athens to Santorini. In summer, there are also ferries from Rafina, the other port of Athens, which is the closest port to the international airport of Athens. These ferries also connect Santorini to most islands of the Cyclades, few islands of Dodecanese and Crete (Heraklion port). Due to the frequency of ferry schedules, many visitors actually combine their visit to Santorini with hopping to other islands.
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Useful numbers to have in mind when you travel to Santorini: police station, hospital, taxis, bus services, museums, and more