Santorini (Thira)
Karpathos
Ferries to Dodecanese Islands
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Santorini (Thira) Karpathos Ferries

The Santorini (Thira) Karpathos ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Dodecanese 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 2 times per week with a duration from 15 hours 35 minutes.

So that’s a combined 5 sailings on offer per week on the Santorini (Thira) Karpathos route between Cyclades Islands and Dodecanese Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Cyclades Islands to Dodecanese Islands page.
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Santorini (Thira) - Karpathos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price 113 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 8h 58m
Fastest Sailing Duration 6h 45m
First Ferry 01:00
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 Thira to Karpathos?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Thira to Karpathos is 11h 10m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Karpathos?

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

    Book Thira to Karpathos 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 Thira to Karpathos?

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

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

    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

Santorini (Thira) Guide

Located in the southern Aegean Sea is the Greek island of Santorini and lies around 200 km to the south east of the Greek mainland. It forms part of the Cycladic group of islands and is the only location in Europe to have a hot desert climate. A popular pastime for visitors to Santorini is to take a cruise to the island's three islets, which were created in ancient times during a volcanic eruption. The islets are called Nea Kammeni, Palea Kammeni and Thirassia and provide an excellent vantage point for visitors to see the volcano, being located to the west of the island. The island's capital is Fira and is full of typical Cycladic houses with whitewashed walls, blue domed churches and stepped streets full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

The island of Santorini has two ports. The main port is Athinios, where all the ferry and commercial boats arrive. There is also the Old Port which is mostly used for cruise ships. From the main port, ferries can be taken to Piraeus, Rafina and to the other islands in the Cyclades. Both conventional and high speed ferries operate on these routes.


Karpathos Guide

The Greek island of Karpathos lies in the Aegean Sea and is the second largest of the Dodecanese group of islands. The island sits between the neighbouring islands of Crete and Rhodes and is widely regarded as being one of the most spectacular of all the Greek islands. Unlike many of its neighbours, and probably as a result of its relatively remote location, Karpathos only began to develop in the last couple of decades. However, the development that has taken place is largely restricted to the southern parts of the island. The northern and central parts of the island have retained their authenticity and are largely unspoilt, with pretty little villages that seem miles away from tourism. Perhaps the island's most famous features are its beaches with golden sand and crystal clear waters. The island is popular with families and also with hikers who like to explore the many trekking paths that criss cross the island.

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


Thira to Karpathos Ferry Timetables

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


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 00:50 07:25 6 hours 35 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 06:50 17:30 10 hours 40 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 06:50 17:40 10 hours 50 minutes Sun

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