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Santorini (Thira) Karpathos Ferry

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

Santorini (Thira) Karpathos Ferry Times

Santorini (Thira) Karpathos ferries typically depart from Santorini (Thira) at around 01:00. The average sailing time of the ferry from Karpathos to Santorini (Thira) is approximately 8h 58m.

Santorini (Thira) to Karpathos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Karpathos typically range between $44* and $265*. On average the Santorini (Thira) Karpathos ferry is $154*. The cheapest Santorini (Thira) Karpathos ferry prices start from $46*. The average price for a foot passenger is $143*. The average price for a Santorini (Thira) Karpathos car ferry is $683*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Karpathos from Santorini (Thira)?

The distance between Santorini (Thira) and Karpathos is approximately 134.8 miles (216.9km), or 117.1 nautical miles.

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

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

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

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

Santorini (Thira) Karpathos Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Blue Star Ferries - 2 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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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 A$170*
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 typical crossing time for ferries from Thira to Karpathos is approximately 11h 10m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Karpathos?

    Thira to Karpathos 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 Thira to Karpathos?

    Ferries from Thira to Karpathos are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Karpathos?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger 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 vehicle from Thira to Karpathos with
    • Anek Lines
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Thira to Karpathos?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Thira to Karpathos. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • 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 4/12/2023 and 10/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 01:00 07:45 6 hours 45 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 01:00 10:05 9 hours 5 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 01:00 12:05 11 hours 5 minutes Sun

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