Athens to Santorini: Travel options
You can get from Athens to Santorini by ferry or flight and below you will find some additional information to help you choose the way of travelling that is best for you.
Having spent some time exploring the Greek capital, a trip to Santorini is always a good idea in order to see a totally different landscape compared to the city.
Santorini is one of the most popular destinations in Greece and a trip there is a must-do while you are in the country!
Travel by Plane
There are numerous direct flights connecting Athens International Airport to Santorini Airport and they are available at any time of the year.
They usually last around 45 minutes and the ticket prices change regularly, depending on availability and demand.
Aegean Airlines, Sky Express, Olympic Air, Ryanair and Volotea are the companies which operate this route.
It is highly advised to book your tickets a few months in advance in order to save money or just to be sure, since they tend to sell out quickly.
Choosing an off-season date for your trip usually comes with a drop in ticket prices.
Pros of getting to Santorini by flight: Flights are the fastest way to get to your destination and if you book your tickets soon enough, it may also be the cheapest one.
Travel by Ferry
SeaJets, Blue Star Ferries, and Golden Star Ferries are some of the companies that operate the Athens-Santorini route on a daily basis.
At least one ferry crossing per day is available at any time of the year and there are multiple scheduled daily routes during the high season.
Keep in mind that there are three ports in Athens but the best way is to get to Santorini from Piraeus Port (the closest port to Athens’ center). The port of Santorini is Athinaios.
The trip usually lasts from 4 to 10 hours depending if it is a slow or high-speed ferry. For long trips, you may also book a cabin.
The price range varies, usually between 40€ and 80€, depending on the class you pick for your trip (economy or business) and the type of the vessel (speed boat or conventional).
> More info about the Athens Santorini Ferry route
Book your ferry tickets from Athens to Santorini in advance on our online ferry ticket booking engine.
Pros of getting to Santorini by ferry:
Ferries are usually the cheapest way to get to Santorini and they are less likely to get sold out, compared to flights.
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If you would like to have your Cycladic trip from Athens pre-planned for you, check out our special island hopping packages that will get you from Athens to Santorini and other fascinating Cycladic destinations.