Getting to Santorini


Santorini, like other Greek islands, is accessible by two ways, either by air or by water.

By air

There is only one international airport on the island, Santorini-Thira JTR. As Santorini is predominantly a summer destination, you will therefore find the vast majority of direct flights from Europe only during the summer months, possibly between April and October.

37 eurLow-cost airlines also fly to Santorini extensively, with return fares ranging between 73 eur and 92 eur in the spring and autumn shoulder seasons, and between 92 eur and 183 eur in the holiday season.

We give examples of interesting air connections to Santorini:

During the winter you can buy tickets to Santorini practically only on the web via Athens with ticket prices between 128 eur and 238 eur.

By boat

If you are already in Greece, you can reach the island by boat directly from Athens or the surrounding islands. You can buy tickets online, for example on the, which compares the prices of all available ferries, which you can then buy directly through this site without any surcharge.

In the summer season, it is definitely better to book at least 14 days in advance for longer routes, after which prices rise significantly. Which main routes you can take from Santorini by ferry and how much it will cost (prices are one-way):

  • Piraeus (suburb of Athens and main Greek port): from 35 eur, sailing time 5 to 8 hours depending on the number of stops, boats sail 1-3 times a day
  • Heraklion (Crete): from 25 eur slow 5.5 hour sailings (1-2 times per week), from 80 eur fast 1.5 hour sailings (1-3 times per week)
  • Ios: from 7 eur, sailing time 1.5 hours, boats sail 1-2 times a day
  • Naxos: from 23 eur, sailing time 2 hours, boats sail 1-2 times a day
  • Book the ferry online in advance
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