How to reach

Travel options

You look forward to setting off for your Santorini holidays? Sure you do! Have you been looking for information on the available transportation options in order to reach the island? In that case, further down you will find details on the existing alternative ways to travel to Santorini. For a short teaser, we can highlight here that you may get to Santorini either by airpalne (on an international or a domestic flight) or by boat (normal ferry or speed boat).

By plane

Santorini can be reached from most international airports via Athens with Aegean airways and Ryanair. The flying time from Athens to Santorini is 30-45 minutes. Nearly all international scheduled flights arriving in Athens allow adequate time for making the connecting flight to Santorini.

Numerous charter flights from different European and Middle East cities fly directly to the island during the summer period. During the same period Santorini is also connected with flights to and from Thessaloniki and Heraklion.

By boat

Another way to reach the island of Santorini is by a daily, year round, ferry boat service from the port of Piraeus and almost all the Cycladic islands during summer. The boat trip takes approximately 5 – 9 hours depending on the ferry and the ports of call.

Daily high speed boats are also available only during the summer period leaving from the port of Piraeus (the trip lasts about 4 – 5 hours) and from numerous other Cycladic islands as well as from Crete.

Before you go

Since you are looking for information on how to reach Santorini, maybe you are busy at the moment with your trip preparations. Or maybe you are still thinking whether to visit Santorini and you have not made up your mind yet. In any case, if you have a minute to spare, we would like to encourage you to check out the content of the section below. Enjoy a tempting video from Santorini or get a glimpse of the caldera view from our Live Webcam.  You may even choose to spend a bit more time either by exploring our substantial photo gallery of Santorini or by shopping products associated with Santorini on our comprehensive E-shop.


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