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Ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina)

There are around 6 weekly sailings from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina). 2 ferry operators sail between Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina), these include Golden Star Ferries & SeaJets. Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina) Ferry Times

Ferries from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina) typically depart from Santorini (Thira) at around 14:15. The average sailing time of a Athens (Rafina) Santorini (Thira) ferry is approximately 6h 5m.

Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) ferries typically range between €71* and €345*. The average price is around €195*. The cheapest ferry prices from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina) start from €69*. The average price for a foot passenger is €182*. The average price for a car ferry is €428*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Santorini (Thira) and Athens (Rafina)?

The distance between Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina) is approximately 142.0 miles (228.5km), or 123.4 nautical miles.

Is there a Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) car ferry?

Yes, Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets offer a car ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Santorini (Thira) and Athens (Rafina).

Are foot passengers allowed on the Santorini (Thira) Athens (Rafina) ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Santorini (Thira) to Athens (Rafina) with Golden Star Ferries, SeaJets.

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Santorini (Thira) - Athens (Rafina) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Golden Star Ferries & SeaJets
Average Price 247 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 6h 5m
First Ferry 14:15
Distance 123 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Thira to Rafina?

The approximate duration for ferries from Thira to Rafina is 5h 32m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Thira to Rafina?

Thira to Rafina is approximately 238 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Rafina?

2 popular ferry companies travel from Thira to Rafina. These ferry companies are
  • SeaJets
  • Golden Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Thira to Rafina?

Book Thira to Rafina 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 Rafina?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Thira to Rafina with
  • Golden Star Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Thira to Rafina?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Thira to Rafina with the following operators
  • Golden Star Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Thira to Rafina?

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
  • Golden Star Ferries

How far is Rafina from Thira?

Thira to Rafina is approximately 123 nautical miles distance apart.

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.

Athens (Rafina) Guide

The Greek town of Rafina lies on the east coast of the Attica region of mainland Greece, on the shores of the Aegean Sea. The town is close to the town's of Artemida and Nea Makri and also to the Greek capital, Athens, which is around 25 km to the west. because of its proximity to Athens Rafina is popular with many Athenians who visit to enjoy the town's many fish restaurants that can be found lining the harbour. It is not uncommon to see the day's catch lying on beds of ice outside each restaurant.

In ancient times Rafina was named Arafinidon Alon but its history dates back to prehistoric times, but more specifically to pre-Hellenic times. In Askitario, to the south of Rafina, archaeologists have found a unique vase with a dog painted on it which has been dated back to 2,800 BC. Another significant find was near the town's port where a bronze foundry was discovered and is thought to be one of the oldest in Europe, and dates back to 1800 BC.

After the Port of Piraeus, Rafina's port is the second largest in Attica. Ferry services operating from the port depart to the southern part of Euboea and to the Cyclades islands.

Thira to Rafina Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 08/07/2024 and 14/07/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Golden Star Ferries 14:15 20:20 6 hours 5 minutes Everyday

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