Karpathos
Santorini (Thira)
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Karpathos Santorini (Thira) Ferries

The Karpathos Santorini (Thira) ferry route connects Dodecanese Islands with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Blue Star Ferries service runs up to 3 times per week with a sailing duration of around 6 hours 45 minutes while the Anek Lines service runs up to 1 times per week with a duration from 15 hours 30 minutes.

So that’s a combined 4 sailings on offer per week on the Karpathos Santorini (Thira) route between Dodecanese Islands and Cyclades Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Dodecanese Islands to Cyclades Islands page.
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Karpathos - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price 86 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 8h 46m
Fastest Sailing Duration 6h 45m
First Ferry 15:10
Last Ferry 22:15
Distance 117 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Karpathos to Thira?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Karpathos to Thira is 11h 07m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Karpathos to Thira?

    2 popular ferry companies travel from Karpathos to Thira. These ferry companies are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Karpathos to Thira?

    Book Karpathos to Thira tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Karpathos to Thira?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Karpathos to Thira with
    • Anek Lines
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Karpathos to Thira?

    Yes, you can travel with a car from Karpathos to Thira with the following operators
    • Anek Lines
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Karpathos to Thira?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Anek Lines

Karpathos Guide

Located in the Dodecanese group of the islands, the Greek island of Karpathos lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is the second largest of the Dodecanese islands. Its relatively remote location has meant that the island has managed to retain many of its traditions and customs, traditional dress and dialect which resembles the dialect of the Greek island of Crete and of Cyprus.

The island's north has many rugged mountains but in contrast the south of the island is quite fertile, and visitors can see many wildflowers during the winter and spring. The island's coastal areas are characterised by beautiful beaches which tend to be quiet and are often nestled between the island's cliffs. The island's beaches differ quite markedly from each other which is dependent on the beach's location. The east coast beaches tend to be smaller and gravelly, but tend not to be too windy. The beaches on the south coast tend to have fine white sand as do the beaches on the island's west coast, although these are the most exposed to the Meltemi and are only really available when the wind isn't too strong. Finally, the beaches in the north are difficult to get to and are really only accessible by sea or by jeep.

Ferries from Karpathos depart to the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Milos, Anafi, Sitia, Santorini, Chalki and Kasos.


Santorini (Thira) Guide

The Greek island of Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of islands that lies in the south Aegean Sea. The island has very much been shaped by its volcanic past which has created a rather unusual landscape in places. A popular site on the island is the water filled 'Caldera' crater and is surrounded by a wall of colourful cliffs which are packed full of charming houses. The island is also known for its lovely beaches, its busy port, its archaeological finds and the wonderful sunsets which are best viewed from the village of Oia, on the island's northernmost tip.

The island's beaches are distinctive in that they are mainly made up of dark volcanic sands, which can get very hot during the summer, and therefore a sun lounger or towel are an essential piece of kit. The best beaches tend to be located around the eastern coastline and always popular is the stretch found at Perissa. However, a little to the south is Perivolos Beach which is also lovely as is Red Beach which is close to ancient Akrotiri, where the red cliffs are hard to miss.


Karpathos to Thira Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 19:00 05:55 10 hours 55 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 20:00 02:35 6 hours 35 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 22:05 08:10 10 hours 5 minutes Fri

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