Karpathos
Santorini (Thira)
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Karpathos to Santorini (Thira) Ferry

Typically ferries from Karpathos to Santorini (Thira) run 3 times a week. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Karpathos to Santorini (Thira), Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries. Karpathos Santorini (Thira) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Karpathos Santorini (Thira) Ferry Times

Karpathos Santorini (Thira) ferries typically depart from Karpathos at around 16:30. The average sailing time of the ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Karpathos is approximately 9h 11m.

Karpathos to Santorini (Thira) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Karpathos to Santorini (Thira) typically range between $45* and $178*. On average the Karpathos Santorini (Thira) ferry is $103*. The cheapest Karpathos Santorini (Thira) ferry prices start from $47*. The average price for a foot passenger is $93*. The average price for a Karpathos Santorini (Thira) car ferry is $524*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Santorini (Thira) from Karpathos?

The distance between Karpathos and Santorini (Thira) is approximately 134.9 miles (217.1km), or 117.2 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Karpathos to Santorini (Thira)?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Karpathos to Santorini (Thira) provided by Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Karpathos and Santorini (Thira).

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

Yes, Karpathos Santorini (Thira) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Karpathos to Santorini (Thira) with Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries.

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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 A$100*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 9h 11m
Fastest Sailing Duration 6h 35m
First Ferry 16:30
Last Ferry 22:20
Distance 117 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Karpathos to Thira?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Karpathos to Thira is approximately 11h 02m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Karpathos to Thira?

The average price of a ferry from Karpathos to Thira is approximately 62 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Karpathos to Thira?

Karpathos to Thira is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Karpathos to Thira?

Ferries from Karpathos to Thira are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

How far is Thira from Karpathos?

The distance between Karpathos to Thira is approximately 117 nautical miles.

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 10/6/2024 and 16/6/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 19:00 06:25 11 hours 25 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 20:00 02:35 6 hours 35 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 21:05 07:10 10 hours 5 minutes Fri

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