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Air

Santorini Airport has flights year-round to/from Athens (from €65, 45 minutes) with Olympic Air (www.olympicair.com) and Aegean Airlines (https://en.aegeanair.com). Seasonal European connections are plentiful with some budget carriers, from London, Rome, Geneva and Milan.

Give yourself plenty of time when flying back out as tourism infrastructure hasn't kept up with the island's growing popularity and the small airport terminal can be mayhem.

Transport Options

There are frequent bus connections between Fira’s bus station and the airport, located 5km east of Fira (€1.80, 20 minutes, 7am to 9pm). Most accommodation providers will arrange paid transfers.

Boat

There are plenty of ferries each day to and from Piraeus and many Cyclades islands.

Santorini's main port, Athinios, stands on a cramped shelf of land at the base of sphinx-like cliffs. It's a scene of marvellous chaos (that works itself out), except when ferries have been cancelled and arrivals and departures merge. Advice? Be patient. It clears, if eventually. Buses (and taxis) meet all ferries and then cart passengers up the towering cliffs through an ever-rising series of S-bends to Fira. Accommodation providers can usually arrange transfers (to Fira per person is around €10 to €15).

Boat Services from Santorini

Amorgos*

Duration

1-4¼hr

Fare (€)

49

Frequency

6 weekly

Anafi

Duration

1hr 10min-1hr 40min

Fare (€)

7

Frequency

4 weekly

Folegandros

Duration

3hr

Fare (€)

12

Frequency

3 weekly

Folegandros*

Duration

45-80min

Fare (€)

44

Frequency

1-2 daily

Halki

Duration

12½-15½hr

Fare (€)

26

Frequency

2 weekly

Ios

Duration

1-2hr

Fare (€)

12

Frequency

1 daily

Ios*

Duration

35-45min

Fare (€)

29

Frequency

4-6 daily

Iraklio*

Duration

1¾hr

Fare (€)

60

Frequency

2 daily

Karpathos

Duration

8½-11½hr

Fare (€)

25

Frequency

2 weekly

Kasos

Duration

6¾-9½hr

Fare (€)

25

Frequency

2 weekly

Kimolos

Duration

4½hr

Fare (€)

18

Frequency

2 weekly

Kos

Duration

4½hr

Fare (€)

34

Frequency

4 weekly

Koufonisia*

Duration

1½-3½hr

Fare (€)

49

Frequency

6 weekly

Milos

Duration

3½hr

Fare (€)

17

Frequency

2 weekly

Milos*

Duration

2hr

Fare (€)

52

Frequency

2 daily

Mykonos*

Duration

2-3hr

Fare (€)

60

Frequency

5-6 daily

Naxos

Duration

2hr

Fare (€)

19

Frequency

1-2 daily

Naxos*

Duration

1½hr

Fare (€)

38

Frequency

4-5 daily

Paros

Duration

3-3½hr

Fare (€)

20

Frequency

1-2 daily

Paros*

Duration

2-2¼hr

Fare (€)

46

Frequency

3 daily

Piraeus

Duration

5½-12hr

Fare (€)

36

Frequency

2-3 daily

Piraeus*

Duration

4½-6hr

Fare (€)

59

Frequency

3-4 daily

Rafina*

Duration

5¾hr

Fare (€)

64

Frequency

2 daily

Rethymno (Crete)*

Duration

2hr 20min

Fare (€)

65

Frequency

2 weekly

Rhodes

Duration

8-17¾hr

Fare (€)

27

Frequency

5 weekly

Serifos

Duration

6½hr

Fare (€)

19

Frequency

1 weekly

Sifnos

Duration

5-7¼hr

Fare (€)

18

Frequency

3 weekly

Sifnos*

Duration

3-4hr

Fare (€)

54

Frequency

1-2 daily

Sikinos

Duration

2hr

Fare (€)

10

Frequency

3 weekly

Sitia (Crete)

Duration

6hr

Fare (€)

26

Frequency

1 weekly

Tinos*

Duration

3½-4hr

Fare (€)

42

Frequency

2 daily

* High-speed services

Note: differences in duration are due to vessel type and/or route.