Athens (Piraeus)
Santorini (Thira)
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Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) Ferries

The Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) ferry route connects Athens with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 7 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 3 times per day, Anek Lines 1 times per week, SeaJets 14 times per week, Zante Ferries 3 times per week, Minoan Lines 3 times per week, Cyclades Fast Ferries 3 times per week & the Aegean Sea Lines service is available up to 3 times per week.

There are a combined 48 sailings available per week on the Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) crossing between Athens and Cyclades Islands and with 7 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Athens (Piraeus) - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 8
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries
Average Price 251 €*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 33
Average Sailing Duration 6h 52m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 40m
First Ferry 06:45
Last Ferry 22:30
Distance 137 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 Piraeus to Thira?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Piraeus to Thira is 7h 49m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Thira?

    Piraeus to Thira is approximately 173 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Thira?

    7 popular ferry companies travel from Piraeus to Thira. These ferry companies are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Zante Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Aegean Sea Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Thira?

    Book Piraeus to Thira tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • How far is Thira from Piraeus?

    Piraeus to Thira is approximately 137 nautical miles distance apart.

Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.


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.


Piraeus to Thira Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 26/02/2024 and 03/03/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 15:10 7 hours 45 minutes Tue, Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 15:30 8 hours 5 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri
Zante Ferries 14:15 02:30 12 hours 15 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 20:30 02:25 5 hours 55 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 23:00 04:40 5 hours 40 minutes Thu
Zante Ferries 23:00 11:15 12 hours 15 minutes Wed
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