Travelling to Santorini
Santorini is located in the south of the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean
Sea, and is about 250 kilometres southeast of Athens. The airport of Santorini
is located near the beach of Monolithos, eight kilometres southeast of Fira.
The transfer time between is about 20 minutes if you take the bus which services
the island every 30 minutes from 07:00 to 23:00. Taxis are abundant and will
transfer you to any part of the island.
Olympic Airways has daily flights between Athens and the Santorini airport
at Monolithos (which also receives European charters). There is a connection
with Mykonos five times per week, a service three or four times a week to and
from Rhodes, and a service two or three times a week with Iraklion, Crete.
There is ferry service to and from Piraeus in Athens at least twice daily;
the trip takes 9 to 10 hours by car ferry on the Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Ios-Santorini
route, or four hours by catamaran on the Piraeus-Paros-Santorini route. In July
and August, ferries connect several times a day with many of the surrounding
island chains. Almost all ferries now dock at Athinios, where buses meet each
boat, returning directly to the Fira station.
Selection of hotels in this region:
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full list of hotels and online booking