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2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 200
Crossing Athens ⇔ Santorini
Destination(s) 🇬🇷 Greece
Distance 150 miles, 240 km
Duration 5 Hours
Sailings Up to 5 times per day
Operated by Blue Star Ferries, Seajets

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Athens to Santorini by ferry, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Greek islands during the approximately 5-hour crossing.

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The Athens to Santorini ferry route offers a scenic sea journey between the Greek mainland and this enchanting island. (In the picture above, you can see the ferry; the picture is made from Santorini)

The crossing duration varies between 5 to 6 hours, depending on the type of ferry chosen.

The most important thing to know when you book tickets for this trip is that you can end up with tickets for ‘general seating' or with ‘seat numbers.' When you have ‘general seating' numbers, arrive very early to the ferry ( 2 hours) so you can pick up good general seats for your ferry journey.

Athens Santorini ferry prices

Prices typically range from €50 to €80 for a one-way ticket. Multiple ferry operators, such as Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Seaways, serve this route departing from the ports of Piraeus or (the alternative) Rafina in Athens and arriving at the Athinios port in Santorini. Internet is 5 to 7 Euro for this ferry and works reasonably well.

The distance covered during the voyage is approximately 130 nautical miles. From Athens, you can, of course, travel to many other locations like Mykonos or Paros.

Our article: Europe's Most Beautiful Ferry Rides includes this route. The ranking of this route was 3rd! (Together with Mykonos).

Route Map

The map includes detailed information about all Greek ferries, including Piraeus to Santorini. As you can see on the map, multiple routes get you from Athens to Santorini. (Many indirect)