How to travel to Santorini?

As the most popular tourist destination in Greece, it is easy to travel to Santorini, either by plane or by ferry.

Below, you will find all the needed information to travel to Santorini with ease!
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In brief, Santorini boasts an international airport and is accessible by plane from Athens and many European cities.
The island is also connected to Athens via ferry. To get to Santorini from another island (Mykonos, Paros and more), the only option (with a direct connection) is the ferry.

Don't forget to get informed about the local transportation options in order to organize your transfer to your hotel and explore each and every spot on the island easily!

Domestic Flight from Athens


From Athens & other European capitals

You can fly directly to Santorini. The International Airport of Thira (JTR), also known as Thira Airport, serves daily domestic flights from Athens but is also connected with many international airports around Europe.
Direct flights take off from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and more.
The airport is located on the northern side of Kamari village, in the area of Monolithos. You can reach the airport by car, public bus, and taxi.
Note: You can now travel from/to Mykonos with a helicopter transfer!

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Ferry from Piraeus Port in Athens


From Athens, Mykonos, Paros & more

You can also travel to Santorini by ferry from Athens and from several islands of the Aegean (Mykonos, Crete, Paros, Naxos & more).
Ferries depart on a daily basis from the port of Piraeus in Athens. During summer, ferries depart from Rafina port, too. Rafina is smaller but lies closer to the International Airport of Athens.
The island is connected via ferry with many Cyclades islands, a few islands of the Dodecanese complex, and Crete.
Because of the ferry schedules' frequency, many visitors actually combine their visit to Santorini with other islands!
Most visitors come from Mykonos, Piraeus (Athens), Heraklion (Crete), Naxos, Paros, Ios & Milos.
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Island hopping in Santorini

Island-hopping Packages

From Athens, Mykonos, Paros, Milos, Crete & more

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Helicopter from Mykonos


From Mykonos

A helicopter transfer between Mykonos and Santorini offers the opportunity to gaze at the unique landscape of both islands and the striking geological formations of the island from a distance.

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Boat trip from Naxos

Day Boat Tours

From Paros & Naxos

Discover day tours and cruises from the nearby islands of Naxos and Paros.
You will have the chance to see the best of Santorini in one day.

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How can I travel there from abroad (London, Paris, and other capitals)?

There are direct flights from London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Prague, Venice, Rome, and more.
If no direct flights are available, you can reach Athens and then take a domestic flight or take the ferry. Ferries are also available from Mykonos, which also boasts an international airport.

How can I travel there from Athens?

You can fly directly from the International Airport of Athens or take a ferry from the main ports of Athens (Piraeus and Rafina).
There is a daily vessel departing from Piraeus port all year round.
Learn more about how to get from Athens to Santorini.

How can I travel there from Mykonos, Crete, Naxos, and other islands?

The only way to get to Santorini from the islands of the Aegean is by ferry. There are no direct flights to the island to get there by plane, so you need to transit via the airport in Athens. Find the best Ferry schedules!
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Note, that a new alternative way to travel from Mykonos is via helicopter transfer.



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