Ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini

Tickets & Schedules

There are daily crossings from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini during peak season. Ferry tickets from the port of Rafina to Santorini start at €60 and the route is serviced by at least 1 ferry company. Read our ferry guide with the latest information for this route.
Athens (port of Rafina) Santorini Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:15 Last trip: 07:15 Average duration: 4h 55m Price range: 60.00 € - 75.00 €

Is there a ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini?

You can catch a ferry from Rafina to Santorini during high season. Usually, there are 1-2 daily ferry crossings to Santorini from the port of Rafina. Golden Star Ferries and more companies normally serve the route.

How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini?

The Athens (Rafina) to Santorini ferry duration is around 5 hr. Occasionally, there are ferries that make the trip in 3 hr. The travel time varies, depending on weather conditions and the type of vessel.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini?

Yes, all ferries traveling from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini are high-speed vessels.

How much is the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini?

The Athens (Rafina) - Santorini ferry price ranges from €60 to €75. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, seat and vessel type, as well as vehicle selection.

What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini?

Normally, there are 1-2 daily ferry crossings from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini. The Rafina - Santorini ferry route is in operation from May to October, with more crossings in July and August. Ferries usually depart from Rafina Port at 07:15, arriving in Santorini around 12:15.

Good to know: ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season. Find the latest information and check real-time data for ferries from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini on our fare search engine.

What’s the distance between Athens (Rafina) and Santorini?

The distance between the port of Rafina and Santorini is 119 nautical miles (approximately 220km).

Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini?

For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry travel in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini?

You can easily book cheap Athens (Rafina) - Santorini ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no extra fees. Find information about available routes on Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries, compare ferry companies and itineraries and book ferry tickets from Athens to Santorini in just 4 clicks!

Waterfront taverna in Santorini

Waterfront taverna at the harbor of Ammoudi in Santorini

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini:

  • The port of Rafina can get quite busy in the summer, so we recommend that you arrive at least 1 hr before departure.
  • You can catch a ferry to Santorini from 2 ports in Athens: Rafina and Piraeus.
  • The small port of Athinios in Santorini is one of the busiest and most crowded in Greece. Find useful tips and information about the port of Santorini on Ferryhopper.
  • On Ferryhopper, you can discover island-hopping options from Santorini to more islands in the Cyclades, such as Milos, Mykonos, Paros or Naxos.
  • For more information about the trip to Santorini and departure times, do not hesitate to contact the Ferryhopper Customer Support Team!

Where to take the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Santorini

You can catch the ferry to Santorini from the port of Rafina in Athens. The port of Rafina is located approximately 33km east of the city center of Athens and 26km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. You can get to the port of Rafina by car, taxi, as well as intercity bus from downtown Athens and the airport.

There is 1 terminal at the port of Rafina. The terminal is divided into 13 ramps for standard ferries and 2 ramps for high-speed vessels. You can easily access your departure gate on foot.

Ferry Luggage

Ferry companies are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Santorini.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items. 

Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


High-speed ferries to Santorini do not have cabins, but there are numbered seats for a more comfortable trip.

Daily ferries from Athens (port of Rafina) to Santorini