How to get to Santorini from Athens

After our trip to Mykonos, the famous party spot in Greece for socialized and party people, Rachel and I continued our trip to Santorini, Greece. Santorini has a more romantic vibe than Mykonos. Its relaxing beaches, ancient structures and quaint villages will make you fall in love with this place. The views in Santorini are some of the best we’ve seen in Europe so far, especially the ones at sunset in Oia.

During our Santorini travel, we were able to have the authentic Greek experience without spending too much. Read our full Santorini travel guide  to help you plan a hassle-free and cost efficient trip of your own in Santorini, Greece. Coming from Athens? Continue reading as we share how to get to Santorini from Athens!

How to get to Santorini from Athens

How to get to Santorini from Athens By Plane

The distance between Athens and Santorini is 300 km and the fastest way to get to Santorini from Athens is by plane. Prices can go from €60-80. If you are coming from the city center of Athens, you can either choose to go by taxi or by train. Metro Line connects Athens International Airport to the city center and vice versa. Trains run every 30 minutes, 7 days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and it only cost you €1.40. Express bus costs a total of €6-10. You can choose whatever you want from these modes of transportation which is more convenient to you.

Athens International Airport offers 15 flights to Santorini everyday from 8am to 9pm. You can book your flight for as low as €30+. Check out Skyscanner to find out the best deals for you.

How to get to Santorini from Athens By Ferry

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Another option is to travel by ferry. There are a lot of companies you can choose from. You can choose from 4 ferries per day. Fares rates from €20- €70 depending on your budget or preference. The journey would be between 5-8 hours. You can choose from Blue Star Ferry, Hellenic Seaways, and Sea Jets.

Blue Star Ferry is the cheapest option but the trip would be around 8 hours. The ferry will depart at 7 am in and will arrive in Santorini at 2 pm. The trip costs for €38 for economy and €53 for VIP.

Sea Jets Ferry is the fast ferry company, offering trips that would only be 5-hour long. The ferry will depart at 7:30 am and will arrive in Santorini at 12 noon. The cost of the trip would be €60 for economy,  €63 for business and  €76 for VIP.

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How to get to Mykonos from Santorini

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How to get to Mykonos from Santorini By Plane

A total of 149.5 km is the distance between Santorini and Mykonos. The fastest option that you can get is to travel by plane. The journey from Fira to the airport is about 25 minutes, and you can ride a bus that only costs around €1.80. This is the most convenient way to reach the Airport because of the availability of these buses.

The flight duration would be 3 ½ hours with one stop. A flight would cost for as low as €95. But you can check Skyscanner for more options.

How to get to Mykonos from Santorini By Ferry

You can also travel through ferry, it will only take 2 hours and 35 minutes to arrive at Mykonos, choosing from Hellenic Seaways and Sea jets. Prices cost for as low as €57 for economy. Ferry prices can change most of the time so you also have to double check the routes.

Hellenic Seaways’ the FlyingCat 4 will depart in Santorini at 11 am and will arrive at around noon in Mykonos. Time may change depending on the month.

Sea Jets will depart at 12 noon and will arrive at Mykonos at around 3 pm. Prices depend on the months when you will book, so you also have to double check.

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Best time to visit Santorini

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If you are planning to travel to Santorini soon, take note that you would want to visit on sunny days! December to March is the off season because of the poor weather and most establishments choose not to open during this time. May to September is the peak season in Santorini because of the hot and dry weather, which is also the time where most tourists visit the island. 

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However, we believe the best time to visit Santorini is actually from April to June or from September to October. Why? The weather is still pretty mild during the pre- and post-season but the prices for food and accommodation are not as high as the peak season and, best of all, there are lesser crowds so you don’t have to struggle taking pictures or enjoying Santorini.

Are you excited to visit Santorini? Tell us what’s your favorite part of Santorini! We’d be glad to hear your thoughts and opinions! If you loved this blog post, please share it with your family and friends. 🙂 

Happy travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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