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Sitia Santorini (Thira) Ferries

The Sitia Santorini (Thira) ferry route connects Crete with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Anek Lines service runs up to 2 times per week with a sailing duration of around 10 hours 15 minutes while the Blue Star Ferries service runs up to 2 times per week with a duration from 4 hours 45 minutes.

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

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Sitia - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price 167 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 5h 40m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 45m
First Ferry 02:20
Last Ferry 19:20
Distance 75 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 Sitia to Thira?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Sitia to Thira is 7h 30m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Sitia to Thira?

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

    Book Sitia to Thira tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Sitia Guide

The port town of Sita is located on the Greek island of Crete which lies in the Aegean Sea. On the island, Sita is to the east of Agios Nikolaos and to the north east of Lerapetra. The town is generally not much visited by tourists and is not particularly well developed and can trace its history back to Minoan times. Excavations have been unearthed in the neighbouring site of Petras which date back to the end of the Neolithic period, 3,000 BC through to the Bronze Age, 3,000 - 1,050 BC. In support of the Petras findings, excavations at other archaeological sites on the island, such as Itanos and Mochlos, have found artefacts from Minoan times. Petras has, over its history, also been under the control of the Venetians who used it as a base for their eastern Mediterranean operations. The site was destroyed by an earthquake in 1508, and again by pirates in 1538 and by the Venetians in 1651.

The port at Sitia connects Sitia and eastern Crete with several other Greek islands as well as with the port of Piraeus on the Greek mainland. The town also has a marina which accommodates smaller fishing boats and yachts.


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.


Sitia to Thira Ferry Timetables

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


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 08:00 14:10 6 hours 10 minutes Sat

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