Santorini (Thira) Ferry

an iconic view of Santorini

Santorini (Thira) Ferry

The port of Thira in Santorini is a bustling hub of activity, welcoming visitors from all over the world. Located on the western side of the island, it is the main port of entry for tourists arriving by ferry. The port features a range of amenities including restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops and car rental services. Visitors can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding cliffs and traditional Greek architecture as they disembark from the ferry. The port of Thira is an important gateway to the island's many attractions, including the famous caldera and picturesque villages perched on cliff tops. Whether you're arriving by sea or seeking a unique perspective of Santorini, the port of Thira is a must-see destination. The most popular ferry destination from Santorini ferry port is to sail to Piraeus which has up to 49 weekly sailings. This ferry port connects you with approximately 32 routes throughout the year. The average sail time to Piraeus is around 04h 29m, with operators like Blue Star Ferries, SeaJets, Fast Ferries, ANEK Lines, ZANTE Ferries, Minoan Lines, Hellenic Seaways, Golden Star Ferries. Start exploring Santorini (Thira) and find your ferry option today with Openferry!


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Main Gate Of Santorini Port

Gate for all Santorini arrivals and departures

Things to do in Santorini (Thira)

Thira, also known as Santorini, is an island located in the Aegean Sea. It is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, known for its stunning white-washed buildings, crystal clear blue waters, and picturesque landscapes. If you are planning to visit this island paradise, here are some things you can do in Thira:

  • Explore the ruins of ancient Akrotiri
  • Take a sunset cruise around the island
  • Visit the volcanic island of Nea Kameni
  • Enjoy the scenic views from Oia
  • Take a dip in the beaches of Perissa and Kamari
  • Visit the Santorini Caldera
  • Hike the Fira to Oia trail
  • Shop for local produce and handmade souvenirs at the local market in Fira
  • Indulge in traditional Greek cuisine at the island's many restaurants and taverns
  • Experience the volcanic springs at Palia Kameni.
  • Thira offers a unique experience for every kind of traveler. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, the island is sure to captivate your senses with its stunning beauty, rich history, and unique cultural experiences. So, pack your bags and get ready to explore Thira – the perfect Greek island getaway.

Getting around in Santorini (Thira)

Thira, commonly known as Santorini, is a beautiful and popular destination in Greece. To get around in Thira, visitors can choose from several modes of transportation. The easiest and most convenient way is to rent a car, a scooter or an ATV. The roads are in good condition and the island itself is not too large with most roads leading to the main town, Fira. Alternatively, there are local buses that run frequently between the major towns on the island. Taxis are also readily available but can be quite costly. To explore the island at leisure, visitors can also take a leisurely walk or hike on the island's trails which can provide a scenic view of the stunning landscape.

Closest airports to Santorini

The nearest airport to Thira (Santorini) Greece is Santorini (Thira) International Airport (JTR). You can get to or from the airport by taking a taxi, a shuttle bus or by renting a car. Taxis and shuttle buses are available outside the airport terminal, and the journey to the town of Thira typically takes around 20 minutes. Car rentals can also be arranged in advance, and most major car rental companies have offices at the airport.

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