Santorini to Greece Ferry
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There are currently 3 ferry routes connecting Santorini and Greece, with services from Santorini to Katapola, Piraeus and Rafina. On average, there are a combined number of 10 crossings each day between Santorini and Greece, which are operated by Aegeon Pelagos, Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, Sea Jets and Zante Ferries. The shortest crossing between Santorini and Greece is to Katapola with Sea Jets and takes around 1 hour, while the longest crossing is to Piraeus with Zante Ferries and takes approximately 11 hours 10 minutes.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Santorini and Greece. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.
Santorini is famous not only for its natural beauty but for its cosmopolitan lifestyle with a vigorous nightlife and various restaurants and cocktail bars along with fantastic accommodation facilities with views over the Caldera.
Santorini was destroyed by a powerful volcanic eruption in 1500 B.C. covering the island completely and destroying a highly advanced and powerful civilization (Akrotiri) that lived in the city at the time. However, this eruption created an unrivalled wild landscape with enchanting views and attractions that now make Santorini a must see place.
Stunning clean beaches with black shining pebbles and rugged landscape in the background coupled with black, white and red sands make Santorini a truly unforgettable experience. Famous for its "Caldera", the collection of cliffs bordering the Aegean Sea that in ancient times was an active volcano, Santorini is the Cyclades' most prized possession. Santorini ferry port lies on the southernmost of the Cyclades islands, in the Aegean Sea about 63 miles from Crete. The total area is about 74 Sq. Kms. The Cyclades Islands in Greece are a gorgeous collection of unique and beautiful islands. The southernmost area in this island collection is Santorini (also officially known as Thira).
Greece is a popular tourist destination that boasts beautiful beaches, picturesque traditional villages, stunning landscapes and numerous sites of historical and archaeological interest.
Visit the Acropolis of Athens, the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete or the ancient monasteries of Meteora. Experience true cosmopolitan life in Athens or Thessaloniki, or explore the forests and coastal walks of one of the many Greek islands.
There are more beautiful and historic sites in Greece than it is possible to list. Special mention should of course be given to the Parthenon, the largest temple in Athens which is known the world over for its columns. Entry to here, and many other historic sites in Greece, is free to students of EU universities.