– We are planning to book the A2 outside cabin so that we can catch some sleep. Food available on the Athens to Santorini Highspeed 4 – though food is pretty similar on all ferries. If not, then you’ll need the email and a passport to pick up your tickets from the Kiosk at Piraeus. En moyenne, les hôtels 3 étoiles de l'île (Santorin) coûtent € 77,52 la nuit, et les hôtels 4 étoiles de l'île (Santorin) coûtent € 156,43 la nuit. We land in Athens on September 18 at 12:25pm. Itineraries to plan your trip to Greece + my best tips. That way we can provide useful insights, even when it comes to non-ferry related questions. Get exclusive access to members only deals by email. Usually, you don't need to book in advance if you are traveling out of season or too unpopular destinations. I have been looking at Paros, Naxos, Folegandros, Serifos, Kos. Micaela. Search Kayak.com for available flights. 1. You can see the metro station slightly to the left of center, the walkway (not currently in use) that crosses to the port, and the X96 bus stopped at the bus stop (almost dead-center of the picture). Give it a week and check back to see if your reservation goes through. This is the sign you’ll be looking for as you board the ferry. and it only costs €4 extra. The Blue Star car ferry that runs from Athens to Santorini. There should be taxis waiting at your cruise port but the first ones will get snapped up quickly so try to be the first off your ship. There can be long lines early in the morning when many ferries depart. Any advice on trip planning? Neither of us has been to Greece. If you’re already in Greece or planning to spend time in Athens then buying ferry tickets is very easy. Reserved (airplane-style) seating. There’s no easy/quick way of stopping at Mykonos en route to or from Santorini. Taxis from the Athens airport to Piraeus take 40 to 70 minutes and cost between €50 and €60. Santorini (Σαντορίνη), chamada oficialmente Tira (em grego: Θήρα) e Tera na Antiguidade, é uma ilha no sul do mar Egeu, a cerca de 200 quilômetros a sudeste da Grécia continental. On May 24 it will depart Santorini at 9am and get to Rafina at 15:45. Is that mean the tickets are sold out? 2) Given that January is off-season, I am told that the volcano & hot springs tour and other such tours will not be operational. Hi Dave – we will be visiting Santorini in mid October, and arriving in Piraeus on a cruise ship in Terminal A, which appears to be E11 according to the maps. With go-Ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of most Greek shipping companies compare prices, find information about routes and vessels, look for alternative routes and print instantly your ticket for the ferry Athens-Santorini. Découvrez les plus grands succès de la Grèce avec ce voyage de 8 jours / 7 nuits à Athènes, Mykonos et Santorin. Santorin est une île qui fait rêver. 4 Nuits ATHÈNES - 3 Nuits SANTORIN Petits-déjeuners, vols et transferts compris HOP ON HOP OFF 24H Tarif par personne base chambre double. Is it better to fly via Athens? We are considering flying from Athens to Santorini to save time. I am going to be traveling from Athens to Santorini on September 26th. Personally, I would go into Athens, enjoy an evening meal in the Plaka and stay at a hotel that is close to the Monistiraki metro station (e.g. These stairs are no longer in use (the road has been diverted around them) but they’re still there and stand as a marker for finding the ferries for Santorini and Mykonos. The departure and arrival of the cycle route, is the capital of the island, Fira, Tickets are purchased by the bus driver. During the winter there are far fewer options, but always at least one per day. Basically you have 3 options fastest first. The Blue Star has bank machines. Are there any convenient islands that you would recommend visiting from Santorini? I with my wife will be in Greece from April 15 till April 23, for 9 nights and will be distributing 3 nights each with Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini. Ferry prices are set by the government so there’s no need to shop around or compare prices: they’re all the same. The flights from Montreal all arrive around 10 am ish (so far). You’ll need to fly via Athens. Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections from Athens to Santorini. Buses to Piraeus run 24 hours and leave about every 30 minutes. Circuit Athènes pas cher avec Easyvoyage. Economy lounge area on a Blue Star ferry. Combine the ease of a tour with the flexibility of independent travel on this self-guided 5-day tour of Syros, Mykonos and Santorini islands from Athens, including ferry transfers and accommodation. Since the Highspeed Ferries are smaller and have assigned seating they are more likely to sell out in high season. LE TARIF COMPREND : TRANSPORT : Les vols Réunion / Paris / Athènes / Santorin / Paris / Réunion. There will be a ferry from Athens to Sifnos in November. Any advice on rain gear to carry? Quand on pense à la Grèce, on pense forcément aux trésors antiques, à la mythologie et à ses îles. I am hesitant to book our Santorini room if there are not flights on the days we planned to go. They leave Athens at around 6:00pm on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday and arrive in Santorini at 12:35am. Ferry tickets are one-way and point-to-point. If you wanted to stick to other mainland destinations then Nafplio would be a great choice. Hi Dave, great website and it really helps a lot! Though it seems tempting to do a cruise/tour I highly recommend planning and traveling on your own. Definitely skip Mykonos as there’s not much to do there outside of the summer season. Découvrez la Grèce et ses plus belles îles : les Cyclades ! Cabins are nice-ish and you should be able to get some sleep. We will be in Athens December 27 – January 1, would a day trip to Santorini be possible? Experience the Greek life and culture on a 6-day Santorini to Athens tour. During the summer, buses go from the airport to Fira every hour. Hi Dave, We’ve looked at the tours provided by the big firms like Insight, Trafalgar, and Globus, but each one uses the same cruise line for the visits to the island – Celestyal. Every airline is different and they even have different rates depending on where you’re flying from. A dynamic combination between these entrancing cities in Greece.Our most popular combination in Greece!Visit Athens (steeped in mythology: Home of the Acropolis and the National Archaeological Museum); Mykonos is next (winding streets, fabulous nightlife and magnificent beaches) and lastly Santorini (featuring stunning sunsets and dramatic views). Flying is the fastest, easiest, and least interesting way to get from Athens to Santorini. As long as your cruise is on time you’ll be fine but that’s not guaranteed by any means. We’re going to Greece this December and I almost cancelled my trip since I kept reading negative comments about going to Greece in Dec BUT, I feel so much better now after reading your comments. If you want a sleeping cabin then you’ll (often) need to book tickets in advance. You’ll have more than enough things to see and do to fill your time in Santorini. Après un petit déjeuner matinal, suivant l'horaire de votre bateau, transfert au port du Pirée. We are going to Greece from September 18 – October 1 for honeymoon. But there are no ferries between Santorini and Crete in November so you’d need to fly via Athens to get between the two islands. I’ll be arriving Athens on March 25 and plan to do the blue star ferry to Santorini on March 26. I loved it. Give a DATE and click on "Show Timetable" to view the updated timetables! If you’ve booked transportation with your hotel they’ll be waiting here for you holding a sign with your name on it. Your site is great! I’ve just read that it’s not great season to visit islands since it’s cold and wet. 3. It’s one of the smaller Superjets (so could be a rough ride). I really don’t want to arrive in Piraeus at 11:15pm given we are only in Athens for 2 nights. That ferry is much bigger and very different than the SeaJet catamarans that run from Athens to Santorini.). The Ryanair flight departing Athens for Santorini at 7am looks like the best option to me, as I’m thinking 2 hours 30 should be enough time in between the flights to get our hold baggage, check in again and go through security. The port of Vlychada, in the southernmost point of Santorini, is anchored by yachts and small fishing boats. Home > Greece > Athens > Athens to Santorini All seats on a Highspeed are “reserved” – there is no open seating like on a Blue Star. If you do not like this kind of hassle, please read why you need to book your ferry from Athens to Santorini early enough, on the next page. Stay the night at a cheap hotel. Great research, comments and pictures on every step you have to take. I can’t believe the detail you provided … and the photos! The windows are usually covered with salt and sea spray and don’t allow for much in the way of views. Get here early if you don’t already have a ticket. 2. Restaurants on Blue Star ferry from Athens to Santorini. If you’re going directly from the airport to a ferry then bus X96 is the best and fastest way to get to the port. Santorini is one of the most popular Greek islands and a dream summer holiday destination. Would it be a problem to book the two adults into a luxe cabin and then book an economy ticket for my friend’s daughter, but have her (and her luggage) join us in the cabin? Ces remarquables îles grecques vous attendent pour un séjour de rêve, au milieu d'une eau azur aux reflets argentés. Hi Dave, Since 1988 we connect all the villages of Santorini to eachother.Being in possession of 23 buses, we always try to serve our island's visitors and residents. January can be windy and wet or sunny and mild, no telling. Or rather, I’d feel fine making those plans. However, when you are going to travel on the days of Orthodox Easter, the Holy Spirit, Greek national holidays, in June, July, August, or September, then it would be wise to make a reservation at least a few months in advance. This is a lounge area. Do you know approximately how far it is or how long it takes to get from E11 to E6 at the port? Thank you for this website. There are a few restaurants, travel agents, rental cars, and snack shops. If we book a cabin, do we get the whole cabin to ourselves or do we share it with others (as it has 4 beds)?. Because our flight into Athens arrives late afternoon May 21st, and 45 minutes is probably not enough time to make a turn around to catch the 5:15 to Santorini, we’re looking at alternate options. A unique Vacation Package in Athens and Santorini. We are hoping to spend 3 or 4 nights on Santorini. I was hoping you could tell me if the water is very choppy at that time of year? There doesn’t appear to be a ferry that day. Hotels are ultra-aware of online forums and reviews and bend over backwards to keep guests happy. Would appreciate for your reply. Do you know if a ferry runs to Santorini from Crete around the week of November 20th? Then take the Blue Star ferry the following morning at 7:25am from Piraeus.