Santorini Island is well connected with the international airport Eleftherios Venizelos in Athens and with the port of Piraeus. There are daily flights with Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. There is also regular ferry transport.
Getting in from Athens by air is faster compared to ferries. However, in season air tickets sell out well before most of the ferries.
The best way to get from Athens to Santorini for most visitors is to fly. Flying to Santorini takes about 45 minutes while ferry takes between 5 and 7,5 hours.
Santorini’s Airport Code is JTR and direct flights to Santorini from outside Greece are available only from main cities within Europe (more frequent in high-season between April-November).
Santorini Airport has flights year-round to/from Athens with Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines.
Santorini International Airport, also known as Thira Airport, is located on the East side of Santorini, close to Kamari village and it is extremely near to Makris Hotel. It is the largest in the south Aegean Sea and also serves as a fighter base. With its relatively small apron, the airport is only able to serve up to 6 civilian planes at the same time.
You can easily and comfortably travel by ferry from Piraeus, Rafina and the surrounding islands to Santorini. There are more than 4 ferries per day from Athens to Santorini in the summer months.
There are 2 ports in Santorini. The first port is located in Fira (capital of the island) and the other port is called Athinios and is actually the main port of the island.
Greek ferry companies that go to Santorini: Blue Star, Hellenic Seaways, SeaJets
The highspeed ferry from Hellenic Seaways takes about 5 hours, the slower car ferry from Blue Star takes about 7,5-8 hours.
On the island you can either rent a car, scooter or go by taxi and bus.