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Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini (Thira) Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 5 daily and 35 weekly sailings between Athens (Piraeus) and Santorini (Thira). 8 ferry operators provide ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini (Thira), Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries. Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) Ferry Times

The earliest Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) ferry typically departs Athens (Piraeus) at about 07:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini (Thira) is approximately 6h 19m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 4h 40m.

Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini (Thira) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini (Thira) typically range between $149* and $651*. On average the Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) ferry is $361*. The cheapest Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) ferry prices start from $76*. The average price for a foot passenger is $336*. The average price for a Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) car ferry is $871*.

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 Athens (Piraeus)?

The distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Santorini (Thira) is approximately 157.8 miles (253.9km), or 137.1 nautical miles.

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

Yes, there is a car ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini (Thira) provided by Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets, Zante Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Santorini (Thira).

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

Yes, Athens (Piraeus) Santorini (Thira) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Athens (Piraeus) to Santorini (Thira) with Aegean Sea Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, Sea Speed Ferries, SeaJets, Zante Ferries.

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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 A$357*
Average Daily Sailings 5
Average Weekly Sailings 35
Average Sailing Duration 6h 19m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 40m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 18:01
Distance 137 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 Piraeus to Thira?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Thira is approximately 7h 47m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Thira?

The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Thira is approximately 219 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Thira?

Piraeus to Thira is operated by 6 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Lines
  • SeaJets
  • Zante Ferries
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Aegean Sea Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Thira?

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

How far is Thira from Piraeus?

The distance between Piraeus to Thira is approximately 137 nautical miles.

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 27/5/2024 and 2/6/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 07:00 11:40 4 hours 40 minutes Tue, Thu, Fri
SeaJets 07:00 11:45 4 hours 45 minutes Sat
SeaJets 07:00 11:50 4 hours 50 minutes Mon, Wed, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 14:50 7 hours 25 minutes Mon, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 15:10 7 hours 45 minutes Tue, Thu, Sat
Blue Star Ferries 07:25 15:30 8 hours 5 minutes Wed, Fri
SeaJets 07:40 13:00 5 hours 20 minutes Fri
SeaJets 07:40 13:15 5 hours 35 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu
SeaJets 09:00 13:50 4 hours 50 minutes Sun
SeaJets 09:00 14:10 5 hours 10 minutes Wed
Cyclades Fast Ferries 09:00 15:45 6 hours 45 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
SeaJets 09:30 14:30 5 hours Mon, Sat
Blue Star Ferries 11:00 19:20 8 hours 20 minutes Sat
Zante Ferries 12:00 21:30 9 hours 30 minutes Sun
Zante Ferries 14:15 02:05 11 hours 50 minutes Tue
Zante Ferries 14:15 02:35 12 hours 20 minutes Thu
Zante Ferries 14:55 01:30 10 hours 35 minutes Sat
SeaJets 16:00 22:00 6 hours Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 16:20 22:20 6 hours Tue
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 01:15 7 hours 45 minutes Sun
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 02:45 9 hours 15 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 18:01 02:20 8 hours 19 minutes Tue
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