Getting Between Mykonos and Santorini

Home > Greece > Mykonos to Santorini
by Santorini Dave • Updated: March 13, 2018

  • FerryHopper.com is the best way to research ferry schedules and book tickets for Mykonos-Santorini ferries.
  • Since most ferries between Santorini and Mykonos are small ferries they will sell out (especially in July, August, and September). For peace of mind book ferries 1 to 3 months in advance.
  • Mykonos to Santorini Helicopter Ride – The easiest fastest way from Mykonos to Santorini.

See Also

Mykonos to Santorini in 2018

  • Mykonos-Santorini Ferries in 2018: Most years there are 3 or 4 ferries per day from Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Mykonos. Starting in late March or early April Hellenic Seaways and SeaJets Ferries begin high speed service from Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Mykonos. In summer there will be 3 or more ferries per day between Mykonos and Santorini. Ferry tickets can be booked in advance at FerryHopper.com.
  • Mykonos-Santorini Flights in 2018: Not all airlines have released their schedules for 2018 but most years there are 4 or 5 flights per week between Mykonos and Santorini. These flights usually fly between April and early October. Flights sell out much earlier than ferries so if you see a flight that works for your itinerary then book as soon as possible.

Santorini–Mykonos Transportation

  • Most years there are 4 or 5 flights per week from Santorini to Mykonos and Mykonos to Santorini (April to mid-October). But some years there is only one weekly flight. Some years there are no flights. Flight schedules come out in December or January and sell out quickly.
  • Ferry schedules change every year but usually there are direct ferries between Mykonos and Santorini from April to October. From November to March you’ll need to ferry or fly via Athens to get between the two islands.
  • Most ferry routes run in both directions so there is no difference between the Santorini to Mykonos ferries and the Mykonos to Santorini ferries. The only thing that changes is the departure times.
  • The best ferries between Santorini and Mykonos are with Hellenic Seaways. Book with them unless you have a good reason not to.
  • FerryHopper.com is the best place to search for ferry routes and times.
  • But when you want to book a ferry go directly to the ferry company’s website: Blue Star, Hellenic Seaways, or SeaJets.
  • If you book ferries in advance you’ll pick them up at the port or a travel agent in the main town. You can pick up tickets the day before to be sure you have them in hand.
  • Most ferries do not sell out and you can usually buy an economy class ticket the day of sailing. But there is never a guarantee. If you absolutely must be on a specific ferry then buy in advance online.
  • See Also: Mykonos Hotels • Santorini HotelsAthens to Mykonos GuideAthens to Santorini Guide

Flights between Mykonos and Santorini in 2018

Most years there are a few flights between Santorini and Mykonos – but not always. If you must take a plane then you’ll sometimes need to fly via Athens which takes about 4 hours in total travel time.

Direct flight with Condor Air from Mykonos to Santorini in 2018.

In 2017 Condor Air flew twice per week (both on Wednesday) from Mykonos to Santorini and Santorini to Mykonos.

Flights from Santorini to Mykonos

As of January there are no flights from Santorini to Mykonos for the summer of 2018. In previous years there have been flights with TUI Airlines, Condor, and Thomas Cook. In years when there are flights they typically don’t fly every day – maybe once or twice a week. I will update this page when and if I find there are airlines flying from Santorini to Mykonos.

Flights from Mykonos to Santorini

As of January there are no flights from Mykonos to Santorini for the summer of 2018. In previous years there have been flights with TUI Airlines, Condor, and Thomas Cook. In years when there are flights they typically don’t fly every day – maybe once or twice a week. I will update this page when and if I find there are airlines flying from Mykonos to Santorini.

In 2017 there were 5 direct flights per week between Mykonos and Santorini on Condor Air (Wednesday), Thomas Cook Airlines (Friday), and Jetairfly (Sunday). These flights took 35 minutes, cost between €30 and €80, and flew (roughly) from early April to mid-October. There are no guarantees that these flights will fly in 2018. Flight schedules should be out in January or February for the summer of 2018.

There are always many flights (that run throughout the year) between Santorini and Mykonos via Athens but these are not direct, cost more, and take 3 to 5 hours depending on the connection through Athens.

Ferry Schedule: Mykonos to Santorini for Summer 2018

The best ferry between Mykonos and Santorini for the summer of 2018 is the Hellenic Seaways Highspeed 7. The trip takes less than 3 hours and costs €57 in economy class. Book tickets at FerryHopper.com.

All ferry schedules can change with little notice so be sure to double check routes and times. The smaller the ferry the rougher the ride can be.

  • From April 5 to October 14, 2018: Hellenic Seaways Highspeed 7 – Departs Mykonos at 13:50 and arrives in Santorini at 16:30 (making stops in Paros and Ios along the way). Economy class costs €57. There is little difference between Economy class and VIP or Business class so book Economy if cost is any concern (though it is the first to sell out). The Highspeed 7 (along with the TeraJet) is the most stable highspeed ferry that runs from Mykonos to Santorini and the best choice for those prone to seasickness. This route was covered by the Highspeed 5 but that ferry has been removed from service. There are no Blue Star ferries that run directly from Mykonos to Santorini but if you are worried about seasickness then read about connecting on Naxos or Paros with the Blue Star ferries below.
    Highspeed Catamaran from Santorini to Mykonos.
  • March 30 to September 30, 2018: Hellenic Seaways also runs the Flying Cat 4 (this could change) on the same route. It departs Mykonos at 9:35am and arrives in Santorini at 12:00 (not Tuesday or Wednesday until early June). This is a small ferry (catamaran) and rides can be rough. The times of this route are not as firm as the Highspeed 4 so if you need to be certain about a ferry then book the Highspeed 7.
    Flying Cat 4 from Mykonos to Santorini.
  • March 23 to October 31, 2018: SeaJets have at least one ferry per day from Mykonos to Santorini – in July and August there are multiple sailings per day. It costs €59.70. The Super Jet and SeaJet2 are the smallest ferry and the most bumpy ride. It’s also cramped inside (though the seats themselves are fine) and getting in and out is an uncomfortable hassle. Take the Highspeed 7 or Tera Jet if possible (and especially if you have a lot of luggage). The most common time for the route is early morning leaving 9:50 or 10:00 and getting to Santorini at 11:50.
    SeaJet ferry from Mykonos to Santorini.
  • All of the above ferries can have rough rides when the sea is choppy and none of them have open-air decks that you can access and take in the views. One solution is to take a Superjet or SeaJet2 from Mykonos to Paros or Naxos OR a FlyingCat4 or Highspeed4 from Mykonos to Paros. Then from Naxos or Paros take the Blue Star to Santorini – this way you’re only on the smaller highspeed ferries for 1 hour instead of 3 hours. But … the Blue Star leaves from Paros to Santorini at 11:40am and from Naxos to Santorini at 12:50pm so you may need to overnight in Naxos or Paros if your ferry from Mykonos doesn’t arrive in time to make this connection. Check the most recent schedules at gtp.gr.
    Blue Star car ferry between Mykonos and Santorini.

    The Blue Star ferry is the largest and most stable ferry that goes to Santorini. If you want views of the caldera as you arrive the Blue Star ferry is the one you want to take. It has open air decks that you can walk around on and take in the views. The Highspeed, Flying Cat, and SeaJet ferries do not allow passengers on the decks while at sea.

  • Arriving in Santorini – The best way to arrive in Santorini is on
    the Blue Star ferry from Paros or Naxos. It affords the best views of the caldera and the cliffs as you approach the island. The highspeed ferries do not allow passengers to walk the decks and the views through the windows are not great (the glass is covered in sea salt). But on the Blue Star you can walk the deck and gaze around at the stunning scenery. As I say above, getting the Blue Star requires changing ferries in Paros or Naxos – but for some it’s worth the effort.

    Ferries to Santorini. Arriving in the Santorini caldera.

    Ferries in the Santorini caldera. Arriving by ferry is a great first impression of the island.

Ferries From Santorini to Mykonos for Summer 2018

At least one ferry a day from March 30, 2018 to October 31, 2018. The ferry from Santorini to Mykonos takes about 3 hours. The routes and prices are much the same as above only with different times. Ferries generally run in one direction and then turn around and return with the same stops in the opposite order. Check the websites below for routes and times – and remember these ferries can be cancelled or change schedule with little notice.

Websites for Ferry Schedules and Booking Tickets

Ferry tickets often don’t need to be purchased in advance and you can usually buy tickets 1 to 4 days in advance from any travel agent on the island you’re currently on. This is the easiest way to buy tickets as buying ferry tickets online is neither convenient or easy.

But there are no guarantees: the highspeed ferries (which are smaller and have limited seating) do sellout during July and August. (The large conventional ferries like Blue Star rarely sellout.)

  • FerryHopper.com – The easiest website for checking ferry schedules and reserving tickets.
  • Hellenic Seaways – Book seats for the Highspeed5 and FlyingCat4
  • SeaJets – Book tickets for the SuperJet, MegaJet, and MasterJet
  • Blue Star – Book tickets for the connecting ferries from Naxos or Paros to Santorini

Photos of Santorini-Mykonos Ferry

highspeed5-santorini-port

A Highspeed ferry in the Santorini port.

Boarding the SeaJet ferry in Santorini on its way to Mykonos.

Boarding the SeaJet ferry in Santorini on its way to Mykonos. It’s a bit chaotic but it all works out.

The Blue Star ferry in Mykonos going to Athens.

The Blue Star ferry in Mykonos going to Athens. The Blue Star does have direct ferries from Mykonos to Athens but does not have direct ferries from Mykonos to Santorini. To get the Blue Star to Santorini (and enjoy its open-air views as you enter the caldera) you need to take a high speed ferry from Mykonos to Naxos or Paros then switch to a Blue Star bound for Santorini.

economy-seating-hellenic-highspeed

Economy seating on a Highspeed ferry. There is very little difference between economy, business, and VIP seating on board a Highspeed ferry. Save the money and go economy. Business has a bit more room and more exposure to the windows (though you can hardly see anything most of the time). VIP sometimes has leather seats.

Business class seating on a Hellenic Highspeed ferry to Santorini.

Business class seating on a Hellenic Highspeed ferry to Santorini.

Business class seating on a Hellenic HIghspeed ferry to Santorini.

Business class seating on a Hellenic Highspeed ferry to Santorini.

Outdoor deck on a Highspeed ferry between Santorini and Mykonos. Travelers are only allowed on these decks when the ferry is in port.

Outdoor deck on a Highspeed ferry between Santorini and Mykonos. Travelers are only allowed on these decks when the ferry is in port.

The seating on a SeaJet ferry. It's all one class on most SeaJets.

The seating on a SeaJet ferry. It’s all one class on most SeaJets.

Reserved seating in Economy on a Blue Star ferry.

Reserved seating in Economy on a Blue Star ferry.

restaurant-onboard-highspeed-ferry

Food sold onboard a Highspeed ferry. All ferries have sandwiches, snacks, and drinks.

Luggage storage on a Highspeed ferry. This is down on the car level.

Luggage storage on a Highspeed ferry. This is down on the car level.

Luggage storage on a SeaJet ferry.

Luggage storage on a SeaJet ferry.

There's also luggage storage inside the ferry as well although this requires taking your bags inside and often up several flights of stairs.

There’s also luggage storage inside the ferry as well although this requires taking your bags inside and often up several flights of stairs.

exiting-highspeed-ferry-santorini

Arriving in Santorini on a Highspeed ferry.

New ferry port at Mykonos.

New ferry port at Mykonos. Located 2 km from Mykonos Town.

A SeaJet ferry in Mykonos.

A SeaJet ferry in Mykonos.

The view from a SeaJet window approaching Santorini.

The view from a SeaJet window approaching Santorini.

Hotel owners at the old Myknos ferry port near the Old Town.

Hotel owners meeting a ferry at the old Myknos ferry port near the Old Town.

Hotel owners at the Santorini ferry port.

Hotel owners meeting a ferry at the Santorini ferry port.

The public bus that meets all arriving ferries on Santorini.

The public bus that meets all arriving ferries on Santorini. There’s lots of room for luggage below.

bus-schedule-fira-to-ferry-port

The bus schedule for Fira to the Ferry Port is posted at the Fira bus station one or two days in advance. You can see it in the bottom right Fira-Athinios. One bus greets all ferries and it leaves Fira about 1 hour before arrival. If you miss this bus taxis can be hard to find as all of them are being used to take people to the port.

Ferry schedule at a Mykonos travel agency.

Ferry schedule at a Mykonos travel agency.

Pickup travel agency for SeaJet ferries on Santorini.

If you booked SeaJet ferry tickets in advance you collect them at Nomikos Travel in Fira.

Pickup travel agency for Hellenic Highspeed ferries on Santorini.

If you booked Hellenic Seaways ferry tickets in advance you collect them at Pelican Travel in Fira.

Blue Star ferry tickets booked in advance are collected at Dakoutros Travel in Fira.

On Mykonos the pickup travel agencies for ferry tickets booked in advance are Sea & Sky Travel (for SeaJets and Blue Star tickets) and Delia Travel (for Hellenic Seaways tickets) in Mykonos Town.

See Also

photo credits

Santorini Dave Hotel & Travel Newsletter

Paris, Santorini, Mykonos, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, London, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Bali, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Tokyo, NYC, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Cancun, Tulum

Get free travel guides as they’re updated



120 Questions and Comments

  1. Mykonos to Santorini on Hellenic in July

    Hi SD,

    We are booked on the Hellenic HS7 on Sunday 8 July 2018 from Mykonos to Santorini (booked in January). When I check schedules now it shows there are no HS7 sailings from Mykonos to Santorini on Sundays for that period 19/5/18 to 19/10/18. Only HS7 service showing is Santorini to Heraklion return.

    Am I missing something? I can’t recall getting any emails about schedule changes. Should I be worried and following up Hellenic? Or am I just looking up schedules wrong? I note SeaJet has 4 sailings alone on that day on that route.

    PS thanks for the awesome site!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      I don’t see a Mykonos to Santorini ferry on that day either. It could be a temporary glitch in their booking system or an actual change of schedule. I would contact them to verify. The direct Hellenic email address is: [email protected].

  2. Santorini to Crete Ferry in Morning

    Hi there,
    Me and 2 friends are travelling from Santorini to Crete on 3rd July 2018. The ferries all appear to leave at 5pm or after and we were looking to leave in the morning. Can you advise of any alternatives available to get us there as there doesn’t seem to be day trips from Santorini – Crete when looking online but plenty the other way round.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Yes, ferries go from Crete to Santorini in the morning and return Santorini to Crete in the late afternoon. There are no other options and day trips from Santorini to Crete are not possible.

  3. Best Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

    Hello,

    After reading your suggestions, I wanted to ask your personal opinion on travel between Santorini and Mykonos. We are planning a ferry on May 18, and prefer the fastest route possible. I see the Highspeed 7 at 11 AM, Champion at 12:30, and Supperrunner at 12:40, are all around the same travel time, but the Champion and Superrunner are 12 euros cheaper. Any reason why I should choose one over the other?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      I slightly prefer Hellenic Ferries (the Highspeed 7 in this case) but there is no great difference between these 3 ferries.

  4. Santorini to Mykonos Ferry in May

    Hi there – I booked a Ferry ride per your suggestion from Santorini to Mykonos on the Hellenic Highspeed 7. I just received an email indicating the reservation was suspended due to ‘alterations to the company’s timetables.’ What would be your next suggestion for travel between Santorini and Mykonos on May 10th given no vessel’s with Hellenic are available that day.

    Thank you!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Yes, looks like Hellenic cancelled their ferry for that day. It happens. Fortunately there are 4 ferries that day from Santorini to Mykonos. The two with SeaJets (Champion Jet 1 and Champion Jet 2) are the best. Both are good-sized ferries that offer a pretty stable ride. Book the earlier one (then you have the second one as a backup if the first is cancelled). FerryHopper is the easiest way to book though can also go directly with SeaJets website.

  5. Best Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

    Hi Dave,
    My husband and I will be traveling from Mykonos to Santorini on July 6. Do you recommend booking our ferry ahead of time? My husband is prone to seasickness, is it best to stay away from the Flying Cat 4? We would prefer to get to Santorini as early as possible but it seems the FC4 or Seajets are the only options of getting there early. Any suggestions are welcome! Thank you!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      At present there are 8 ferries from Mykonos to Santorini on July 6. The best ones for limiting seasickness are the the Highspeed 7 and the Blue Power. It’s probably not necessary to book in advance but for peace of mind it’s usually worth it.

  6. Which Ferry from Santorini to Mykonos

    Hi, booking ferry from Santorini to Mykonos in May. I have the option of going Golden Star (Superrunner) or with Hellenic (Highspeed 7). Difference is $12Eu. I see that you recommend Hellenic. They both seem to arrive at the same time. Are there any other differences? Is one better than other and why? Thanks!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The Hellenic travels faster than the Golden Star and the trip is one hour shorter. The Hellenic also stops in two ports along the way (Ios and Paros) which is fun to experience though not a huge deal. The Golden Star goes direct from Santorini to Mykonos.

  7. Ferries and Dinner Crusies

    HI SD,

    We are traveling from Santorini to Mykonos end April via Hellenic Seaways Highspeed 7, 11am, but i can’t seem to find the Departing/Arrival ports name in my tickets /boarding pass. Can you advice on this? Also, I was wondering is it worth to do a Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise /Caldera Cruise since the water might not be warm in end April?
    Thanks

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The Hellenic will probably depart from the New Port a bus ride away from Mykonos Town. But do check when you get to Mykonos Town (just pop your head into any travel agent and they’l confirm the port). Yes, water will still be chilly at the end of April but the Dinner Sunset Cruise is still great fun.

  8. Santorini Mykonos Ferries with Views

    Hi. Are there any ferries between Santorini and Mykonos where you can sit outside for the view?
    Thanks

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Usually no, there are no direct ferries with outdoor access. To get a ferry with an outdoor deck you’d need to switch in Naxos or Paros and get the Blue Star ferry heading to Santorini.

  9. Best Ferry for Santorini, Mykonos, Athens

    Hey Dave, which ferry would you recommend in August for Santorini to Mykonos, and Mykonos to Athens? Also I’m getting a little confused between the port names within each – which is best if I’m staying in Fira (Santorini), Mykonos Town (Mykonos), and most likely around Plaka and surrounding suburbs in Athens.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Take the Hellenic from Santorini to Mykonos and the Blue Star (or Hellenic) from Mykonos to Athens. There’s only one ferry port in Santorini (Athinios). In Mykonos there is the old port and new port but most ferries leave from the new port (only small catamarans leave from the old port and they provide the bumpiest rides). In Athens there is Piraeus and Rafina. Both are fine but it is easier to get into the city from Piraeus.

  10. Mykonos Santorini Flights in 2018

    HI Santorini Dave!

    Have you seen any Mykonos to Santorini or Santorini to Mykonos flights pop up for 2018 yet? Thank you and Happy New Year!

    Cory

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Not really – there has been a Mykonos to Santorini Sunday flight in July and August showing on Kayak. It’s on TUI Fly but I think it’s a mistake as it doesn’t appear on the TUI website.

  11. Booking Greece Ferries for August

    I’m looking to travel between Santorini & Mykonos on the 9th August, and Mykonos and Athens on the 14th August. Do you think there’ll be any issues with booking ferries for this later in the year when the timetable is released – when is the latest you’d recommend booking by? Hoping to get accommodation locked in this month and do ferries later in the year.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      That is usually the busiest week for all of summer. Book your ferry a month or two in advance. But there won’t be a problem. You could probably book the day before and still get a seat – though maybe not your first choice of ferry.

  12. Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

    Hi! I am stuck with a problem — I already booked my accommodation for Mykonos — and to my horror I just realized that there is no direct ferry between the 2 islands! Is the only way to solve the problem really to go back to Athens? Are there connecting ferries between Paros/Naxos to Santorini? I tried looking for them.. but I got lost in the abyss of information — please advise! Thank you!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      You don’t say when you’re traveling. There are usually ferries between Mykonos and Santorini from April to October (and sometimes late March). No ferries between the two islands from November to February/March. Yes, you’ll need to ferry (slow, might take 2 days) or fly (3 to 5 hours, total) via Athens to get from one to the other during winter.

  13. Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini in January

    Hi There,

    I was looking at going from Athens to Mykonos to Santorini and then returning to Athens in January 2018. I was wondering if this was possible?

    Thanks,
    Maddi

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Not directly. There are no flights or ferries between Santorini and Mykonos in January. You’d need to fly or ferry via Athens. Give Mykonos a pass (it’s very quiet in January) and just do Athens and Santorini. If you want a second island then visit Paros or Naxos as they’re directly connected to Santorini by the Blue Star ferry year-round.

  14. Updated Ferry Information

    Hi Dave! Thank you for all the wonderful info! We booked our first trip to Greece (this upcoming October) around all your great recommendations! We are trying to get from Santorini to Mykonos on Weds, Oct 11th. In this article, you state that Hellenic Seaways will be running until October 15th between Santorini and Mykonos, but when I looked on their website, the last day I see a ferry listed is Wednesday, October 5th. Did the “cutoff date” change or is it too early to post the schedule for that week? If Hellenic isn’t running on that date, is SeaJet’s Champion 2 a pretty ok ride? Def do not want to get sea sick. Thank you in advance!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      You’re right. It looks like the last day for the Hellenic moved up about 10 days. So now there are only two ferries on your travel day: the Champion Jet2 (departs at 10:45am) and the SeaJet 2 (departs at 2:15pm). You definitely want the earlier Champion Jet2 as it’s bigger and offers a more stable ride.

  15. Mykonos Santorini Ferry Schedule for 2018

    Hello Dave

    I would like to know if there is a boat connection between Mykonos and Santorini in the month of March/2018 (concretely on 28 March 2018).
    Greetings,

    A. Marques

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      We won’t know for certain until December or January but my guess is that Santorini-Mykonos ferries will start in early April.

  16. Santorini Mykonos Ferries 2018

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for all the info here! The GTP keeps telling me there are no results found, I was hoping you could help me! I am traveling from Santorini to Mykonos on May 8th, 2018. Which ferry would you recommend? Thanks!
    Kyle Hunt

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      It’s too early to see ferry schedules for 2018. Try GTP in January or February.

  17. Inexpensive Mykonos-Santorini Helicopter

    Hi Dave – great site!
    Do you know if there is any way to do a helicopter Mykonos / Santorini without it having to be private if there are just two of us to get the cost down? Going early October.

    Thanks,
    Andy

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      No, that’s it. There are no cheap options.

  18. Best Ferry for Santorini to Paros

    Hi Dave,

    Thank you so much for your informative site! Apologies if you’ve already answered a similar question but my sister and I are planning to travel from Santorini to Paros on September 5th,2017 – is there a specific ferry you recommend and if so should we book beforehand?

    Thanks in advance!
    Danielle

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The Highspeed 7 (Hellenic) is the best and quickest. I’d book when you first arrive in Santorini (at least a few days before travel).

  19. VIP or Economy on Hellenic Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

    Santorini Dave – excellent information! Thank you! I have a question about the Highspeed 7 between Mykonos and Santorini. On the Hellenic website while booking, I can choose economy for 67E or VIP table for another 20E. Is the upgrade worth it? Two tickets at 20 Euros each isn’t going to break the bank.

    Thanks!
    Paul

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      All the seats on the Hellenic are fine, but yes, I do think the VIP is worth the extra 20€ as you’re up near the front of the ship with better views. It’s also less busy in the VIP area and more relaxing.

  20. Ferry to Santorini in Early September

    Hi
    I booked tickets with Hellenic Seaways for Sunday, September 10th. They only had 1 ferry at 13:50. We are leaving in a few weeks and now when I go online this Ferry is not listed. I have also tried looking up my booking reference number online which does not come up. I emailed the company to see if the ferry had been cancelled but they only said the reservation is confirmed. Why would the 1 ferry for Sept 10th disappear on their website? Any ideas?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      It’s probably sold out.

  21. Athens to Paros/Naxos in September

    Hello Dave. Thank you for the great information. Your website is by far my favorite. I like the way you describe things, frankly.

    The ferry schedules are a bit confusing so perhaps you can clarify. We are traveling from Athens to Paros or Naxos on September 19th (we hope). We arrive at 10:30am from Beirut on the morning of the 19th. Can you suggest the best, fastest way to get to either islands that same day (if possible).

    And, what do you suggest about buying tickets? Buy at time of departure? At the ferry terminal?
    Christine Soviero Heller

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The best ferry for you is the Paros Jet (SeaJet) that leaves Rafina at 15:30 and gets to Paros at 17:00 (also goes to Naxos). It’s a large ferry so shouldn’t sell out – just buy tickets at Rafina port when you arrive.

  22. Booking Mykonos Santorini Helicopter Transfer

    Thanks for all of your hard work with this Info, Dave.
    What is the most secure/confirmed way to book a helicopter transfer from Mykonos to Santorini in late August?
    Thanks!
    Dr. P

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Use GetYourGuide – safe, reliable, and easy to contact if you need to.

  23. Best Seat To Buy for Santorini to Mykonos Ferry

    Hi Dave –

    Your website is awesome! Wanted to know what the difference was between the classes on Champion Jet with SeaJets from Santorini to Mykonos?

    The (3) options that are given to us are:
    Silver – 66.80 euros
    Club Class – 75.80 euros
    Platinum – 78.60 euros

    Do you recommend spending the extra money for platinum?

    Thanks!

    Anthony

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      There isn’t a huge difference between classes, but is it worth the extra 12€ for Platinum? Yes, I think so. Makes for a more comfortable and enjoyable ride.

  24. Santorini to Mykonos in Early September

    Hi Dave!

    My fiance and I are planning our honeymoon to Greece in September and I just want to start by saving what a life saver your website has been for us!

    Have a quick question about the best way to get from Santorini to Mykonos via ferry. I tried looking on Hellenic Seaways for a 1 way ticket on Sunday, September 3rd but did not find anything… Does Hellenic not run a ferry on Sundays from Santorini to Mykonos? And if not, what would be your recommendation to get there?

    Thank you in advance for your help!
    Anthony Maione

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Take the Champion Jet 1 (on SeaJets) that leaves at 12:14 and gets to Mykonos at 14:25. (It stops in Naxos en route.)

  25. Getting from New Port to Old Port for Tour

    Hello,

    Great informative page! I’m so glad I found it. Question about arriving at the Athinios port and getting to the old port for a volcano tour. I will have 45mins between the posted ferry arrival time and the volcano tour departure time. Does that sound sufficient? What’s the best way to get there? Taxi?
    I’m arriving on July 3rd so I expect a lot of tourist traffic.

    -Mike

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Taxi to Fira, see if there’s a lineup at the cable car, take it if there’s not, if there is start walking down the steps to the Old Port. If your ferry is on time you’ll just make it. But … your ferry could easily be 30 minutes to an hour getting to Santorini. I’d email the tour operator to check that they’re not making a stop at the new port.

  26. Where To Pickup Mykonos Ferry Tickets to Santorini?

    Hello Dave,

    Very informative info, thank you for your hard work. We are coming for a long weekend and staying at Tholos Resort. We are flying to Mykonos and getting the ferry the following morning.
    I have a query about picking up reserved tickets. We are travelling from Mykonos to Santorini on Friday the 16th of June. I have reserved tickets for the 9:50 Champion New with Seajets. We only arrive at the airport at 9 pm the evening before. Do you know if they have a kiosk to pick up the tickets at the new port? Or will I have to go to the bigger office prior to making our way to the new port?

    Thank you
    Alex

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Yes, you can pick up ferry tickets at the new port in the morning before your ferry departs.

  27. What Port Does the Hellenic Ferry Leave from in Mykonos

    Hi Dave,
    I am taking the highspeed 7 from Hellenic from Mykonos to Santorini. Which port does this leave from? I really tried figuring it out.
    Stephanie Myers

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The Highspeed 7 will leave from the new port a few miles north of Mykonos Town (not walking distance). The best/funnest way to get there is the SeaBus which leaves from the town hall in Mykonos Town. Boats run every 30 minutes and cost 2€ one-way.

  28. Day Trip from Santorini to Mykonos

    Hi Dave,

    Would appreciate your help confirming the feasibility of a day trip to Mykonos.

    I am staying in Santorini May 28 – May 31. My plan is to dedicate one of those days to visiting Mykonos. However, when I check the ferry schedule site it doesn’t look like I can leave Santorini, visit Mykonos, and come back on the same day. I searched using Tuesday, May 30 as an example.

    Is the only option to stay overnight in Mykonos?

    Thanks,
    Emily

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      You’re right. It’s very hard (usually impossible) to make a day trip from Santorini to Mykonos and back (even in high season with a full ferry schedule). Your only option is an overnight visit to Mykonos (which is better anyways).

  29. Time to Watch Sunset in Oia?

    Hi Dave,

    I will be going to Santorini from Mykonos late May. If I take the Hellenic Seaways Highspeed 7 that arrive Santorini at 4.30pm, would I be in time to check in my room in Oia before catching the sunset in my room/ restaurant in Oia? What time does the sun usually sets in Santorini?

    Thank you!
    Perrine

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Lots of time. If you get a taxi from the port you’ll be in Oia by 5:15. If you take a bus to Fira, then bus to Oia, you’ll be there by 6pm. Sunset in Santorini in late May will be around 8:30pm.

  30. Athens to Mykonos to Santorini

    Hey Dave! A group of 4 of us are traveling to Athens/Mykonos/Santorini in early September. We are going to fly from Athens to Mykonos, then mid-week we would take a ferry from Mykonos to Santorini, then fly back to Athens.

    Do you think this is the smartest idea? And what ferry would you suggest between Mykonos and Santorini? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
    Scott

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Sounds like a good plan. Hellenic is the best ferry between Mykonos and Santorini.

  31. Mykonos - Naxos - Santorini Ferry

    SantoriniDave,

    I need your help. My wife and I will be on Mykonos from 11-13 April 2017. Then we will go to Santorini where we stay from 13-16 April 2017 for our 25th year wedding anniversary. From Mykonos, we plan to take the Sea Jet 2 to Naxos (ETD: 10:00; ETA: 10:35) then on the same day take the Blue Star Delos to Santorini (ETD: 12:55; ETA: 14:55) so we can enjoy the view of the Santorini caldera from the sea. This will be our first time in Greece. My questions are:

    1. With the usual ferry delays, would the 2 hours, 20 minutes between trips be enough or are we better off taking the Sea Jet 2 all the way to Santorini?
    2. In your experience, what are the sea conditions in mid-April in the area?
    3. Considering that we would be travelling during Holy Week, would you recommend that we buy our ferry tickets in advance or we can just buy them all at Aktira Travel when we arrive in Athens on 11 April 2017?

    I have gone over so many web sites and blogs and I think you’re my best bet for answers. Thanks.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      You should be fine making the connection. If you were late, you’ll know when you arrive in Naxos if you’ve missed the Blue Star (by looking at your watch and scanning the port for a huge ferry). If you had missed it you should be able to extend your ticket to Santorini on board the SeaJet. If you wanted to be really safe, just buy the ticket all the way to Santorini (an extra 25€). Since it’s a busy week I would buy in advance online. In April the SeaJet will likely be bumpy but the Blue Star fine.

  32. Santorini to Mykonos

    Dave awesome website you basically convinced me to spend my 25th wedding anniversary on the islands. Do you have any sense if there will be flights directly from Santorini to Mykonos this upcoming July 2017?

    Also if you are sea sick sensitive which boat ferry would be better the Hellinic High Speed 7 or the Seat jet CHAMPION JET1 in early July?

    Thank you in advance.
    Mark

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The Highspeed 7 will be better for seasickness. Doesn’t look like any flights between Santorini and Mykonos but can’t say for sure until March/April.

  33. Mykonos to Santorini in May

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for such a nice informative article.

    I am planning a trip to Mykonos-Santorini in Late May ( 3rd week ). I will be reaching to Mykonos and then from there will travel to Santorini. I have few queries for the ferry trip.

    1. It will be traveling in this ferries for the 1st time, is there any precaution needed for sea sickness?
    2. Is it worthy to take a ferry to Paros / Naxos from Mykonos & then take blue star ferry from there to Santorini to enjoy the view.
    If Yes – a. Hellenic Seaways is reaching Paros 11:05 AM & then Blue Start leaves from there at 11:55.
    Is it possible to catch the same after reaching Paros. Are they leaving from same port?
    Any idea about timeliness about the ferries? How much transit time do we need between.
    b. For Hellnic Seaways what is the difference between Economy & Economy table seat (both are the same price).
    c. Any idea about seating option in Blue Star. What are the difference as the have many categories like AIR seat lounge 1/2,/3/,4/ or Business Class. Which one will be the best option for us?
    .
    Thanks in Advance !!!

    Regards,
    Monishankar C

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      I think it’s better to take the same ferry all the way to Santorini and avoid changing. The Hellenic Seaways ferry is fairly stable and by switching you risk missing your ferry (and a lot of hassle and expense). You can take some medication before hand which will help. If you really have seasickness trouble you need to take it the night before. One thing that will help is don’t stand up on the ferry (that’s when I feel a little sick), so go to bathroom before the boat leaves, then sit down and don’t walk around until your arrival. Economy Table Seat means that it’s at a table but is essentially the same. Air Seat Lounge is reserved economy seating, 1/2/3/4 are different rooms but all the same.

  34. Athens/Santorini/Mykonos in Early March

    Hi Dave,
    I am planning to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary in Athens/Santorini/Mykonos but I’ve heard that ferries are very infrequent during low season. Is that true? My anniversary falls in early March.
    Thanks!
    Elaine

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Ferries between Santorini and Mykonos do start until March 24 for the 2017 season – so to visit both islands you’d need to fly or ferry via Athens. The flights are short but it is still a half-day of travel, all told.

  35. Hellenic Highspeed vs Highspeed 7

    Hi Dave,

    Awesome guide, looking forward to reading it all! I am trying to figure out my best option for June 26th (Monday) heading from Santorini into Mykonos. It sounds like you recommend Hellenic over Seajet. When on the Hellenic site there are two vessels: HELLENIC HIGHSPEED and HIGHSPEED 7. Which one would be a better choice for avoiding sea sickness and rocking?

    Thanks!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Both are large (fairly) stable ships so should be fine (and much better than the smaller SeaJet2). The Hellenic Highspeed is a little bigger and a monohull ship which will make it the better choice for seasickness (but not a huge difference between the two).

  36. Direct Flights from Rome to Mykonos

    Hello! We are planning our Greece trip in Aug/Sept 2017 and am only seeing ONE direct flight from Rome to Mykonos via Vueling at 6:00am. I was just wondering are there normally more direct flights schedules closer to summer?
    Gigi

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      There certainly could be more flights added but I wouldn’t count on it. If you need it, I’d book that flight asap.

  37. Santorini to Mykonos Ferry in Mid-November

    Hi Dave, my girlfriend and I are coming to Greece during one week from November 13. Which company do you recommend to do the ferry transfer from Santorini to Mykonos at that time of the year?

    Thank you.
    Pierre-Yves

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      There are no ferries between Santorini and Mykonos in November. Your best plan is to fly via Athens.

  38. Santorini to Mykonos in November

    Hello !

    I am trying to find a ferry to go from Santorini to Mykonos on November 14th 2016, but I can not find any. SeaJet replied an email saying the route stops on October 31st. But I was wondering if all the companies stops doing this route because of the end of summer?
    Can you please provide me any guide to find a ticket?

    Thanks a lot!
    Camilo

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      There are no ferries between Santorini and Mykonos from November until about April. You’ll need to fly or ferry via Athens (most likely) or another island.

  39. Where Does the Ferry Arrive on Santorini

    Hi Dave,

    Nice post!
    I will take Sea Jets from Mykonos to Santorini on 18th October. Where will the ferry arrive? Old port of Skala or Athinios?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      All ferries (big and small) arrive at Athinios. Skala is only for cruise ship passengers being tendered to shore.

  40. Rough SeaJet Ride to Mykonos

    Just a comment. We took a seajet from Athens to Mykonos today. The trip was very rough due to the high winds and many people were sick. Take a pill.

    Peter

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Thanks for the feedback Peter. Yes, the smaller SeaJets can give some rough rides. The Hellenic ferries are better if you’re prone to seasickness.

  41. Ferry from Santorini to Rafina

    Hi Dave,

    Just took an extremely rough and at times damn scary Sea Jet 2 from Mykonos to Naxos. Winds were gusting up to 75kph. A lot of people being sick. I’m scheduled to take a Hellenic High speed from Santorini to Rafina in a few days, the winds are supposed to be much lower then, around 25kph. Should this be a relatively smooth journey?

    Many thanks for your help!!
    Luke Bridge

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The ferry you will be taking will be on a larger boat, the Hellenic Highspeed, and it’s not a catamaran but a single hull ship. Add in the fact that it looks to be less windy and it should be a much smoother ride.

  42. Ferry from Santorini to Mykonos

    Hi Dave,

    My partner and I are travelling between Santorini and Mykonos on the 8th of September, I am looking at booking the Highspeed 7 leaving at 11:00am with Hellenic online but it’s telling me that my partner and I will be put in seperate gender specific cabins? Would we be better off booking this ferry once we got to Santorini (the week before) so we can get seated together? Will this ferry be booked out likely?

    Thanks for your help.

    Andy

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      I think you must have made a mistake in selecting along the way. There are no gender specific seating areas on the high speed 7 (there are gender specific sleeping cabins on bigger boats but no cabins on that route). I just tried booking seats on the same ferry (September 8 at 11am) and it looks fine. You have the choice of Economy, Economy with a table, or VIP with a table (the nicest and more towards the front of the boat with views). Select one of those and it should work fine.

      When booking be sure to use the official Hellenic Seaways website.

  43. Which Departure Port from Mykonos

    Hi Dave!
    I’ve bought a ferry ticket from Mykonos to Santorini with Hellenic Seaways for the next 4th of July (9:45). There is no information about the port of departure in my ticket and the vessel is assigned just “Hellenic Highspeed”. Would you tell me the departure port? The old port or the new one?

    Varella, J.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      It’s almost certainly the new port, but double check at any travel agent in town, after you arrive.

  44. Ferry from Santorini to Mykonos in Late May

    Hi Dave,

    This is the most information I have ever found about ferries from Santorini to Mykonos, extremely helpful!. Quick recommendation, I am ferrying from Santorini to Mykonos in late May. Which ferry would you recommended? Do most ferries allow you to keep your suitcase with you during the trip? I heard a lot of people loosing their suitcase or getting things stolen from them. As far a buying tickets in advance would you advise not to do until we get to Santorini the reason why I ask is that during May I heard that there has been many times where ferries would cancel the trips. Many thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      There are 5 ferries from Santorini to Mykonos on May 30 and I would take any of the 4 earlier ones (but not the SeaJet at 18:15 – too late in the day and it’s the smallest ferry and thus can be a rough ride). Most of the time you’ll be fine taking your luggage into the seating area. But occasionally you’ll encounter a strict employee who will tell you to leave it in the luggage area. On all my trips I’ve never had anything taken from my bags in the luggage area but obviously that’s no guarantee. Certainly, never leave passports or money/credit cars in your luggage.

  45. Which Ferry from Mykonos to Santorini

    Hi Dave – Your website is so helpful. I’m so impressed that you respond to every comment! Thanks for being such a great resource. Our travel plans are similar to Nancy below – Mykonos to Santorini on May 29. You recommend booking the earlier high speed (Champion Jet 2) in part for the ability to rebook should the morning boat be cancelled – assuming you can get a space. My question is, is it actually likely that you could get a space, or is the later boat likely to be full anyway? How high is the probability of cancellations at that time of year? Also, you mention that buying tickets online isn’t easy or convenient. Why not? Would it be inconvenient for us to pick our tickets up somewhere in Mykonos?

    Thanks again!
    Claire

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Either ferry is fine and should work out without any problems. If the morning boat was cancelled would there be space on the later ferry? Probably, but not for sure. Cancellations at that time of year are not common. Buying tickets in person once you’re on the island is easier than buying online but it’s not that bad doing the pre-booking (but for first timers can be confusing and have a lot of uncertainty). Buying in advance, obviously ensures that it won’t sell out on you.

  46. Mykonos to Santorini

    Hi Dave – we are going from Mykonos to Santorini on June 8th and wondered what ferry you would take – fastest and less rocky and bumpy to prevent seasickness.

    Thx!
    Nancy Allen

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      My preferred ferry would be the Highspeed 6 (with Hellenic) that leaves at 13:50. But … the Champion Jet 2 (with Sea Jets) that leaves at 9:50am is 35 minutes shorter and you get the benefit of having more fallback ferries should something be cancelled. Sometimes the sea can be fine in the morning then rough in the afternoon. If the morning is cancelled you could then try the afternoon (assuming you could get a space). So, I would probably pre-book the Champion Jet 2 even though I have a slight preference for the Highspeed 6.

  47. Flights from Mykonos to Santorini

    Hi Dave – great website! I wanted to see if you had any tips for booking the Condor flight from Mykonos to Santorini on Wednesdays in June. I see it scheduled, but am having trouble finding a site to book it. Any help would be great – thanks!

    Brian

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      I just looked at Condor’s Summer Schedule and I don’t see flights between Santorini and Mykonos for the summer.

  48. Mykonos to Kos or Santorini to Kos

    Hi Dave

    I need to get to Kos from Santorini or Mykonos in mid July I can see there is a blue star ferry that goes from Santorini to Kos but I cant find a ferry that goes from Mykonos to Kos. Do you know of one? Do you suggest going Mykonos- Santorini – Kos or Santorini-Mykonos-Kos?

    Thanks very much!

    Mary

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Yes, there are no ferries scheduled from Mykonos to Kos for this summer so your only choice is from Santorini to Kos.

  49. Highspeed 7 or SeaJets Master Jet

    Hi Dave,

    I’m traveling from Santorini to Mykonos in August and was wondering which ferry is the most stable – Hellenic Seaways Highspeed 7 or SeaJets Master Jet? Thanks for your help!

    Glenda

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Both are pretty good but I would go with the Highspeed 7.

  50. Mykonos to Santorini in February

    Hi!
    My friend and I have a vacation planned and the last detail to cover were the ferry rides. I am having issues finding anything departing Mykonos that in any was connects me to Santorini, for the date of February 12. Is this common for February, if so would it be more practical to fly since there seems to be a shortage of connecting ferries?
    Aimee

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      No ferries between Mykonos and Santorini until March. Your choices are to fly or ferry via Athens – obviously flying is much faster.

  51. Mykonos Santorini Ferries

    Hi Dave,

    We will be in Santorini and Mykonos this April.
    Are there ferries available during the second week of April between Santorini and Mykonos? Where can I find the timetables?

    Also, will there be any additional ferries sailing during the last week of April as it is the week before Easter.

    We are considering traveling on the last week of April as an alternative. Is this a bad idea, as the island might be crowded for Easter?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The first ferries of the year between Santorini and Mykonos are on March 25 (SeaJet). A Hellenic Seaways ferry starts on April 8. And then another SeaJet starts on April 15. I don’t see any extra sailings specifically for Easter and yes the islands (and ferries) will be busier for that weekend – but still not as busy as high season.

  52. Athens to Mykonos to Santorini

    Hi Dave. Thanks for the fantastic post – very helpful!

    I’ll be visiting Greece in early June this year for a (one year) late honeymoon. So very excited as I put my plans together.. but am stuck on route options for the Greek islands.

    -Athens to Mykonos (at this stage I might look to fly RyanAir as the fare difference to a Bluestar ferry is only $50AUD for 2 people and it also means a much shorter trip).

    -Mykonos to Santorini: I am struggling with this one. I definately want to arrive to Santorini on an open air ferry so from your post it appears the Bluestar Ferry is the best option. However, it looks like I’d need to catch the Highspeed 6 from Mykonos to Paros (arrives in Paros at 2.35PM). But to catch the Bluestar from Paros to go Santorini – the only available time is 11.40am? Does that mean I would need to stay over night at Paros? Are there any other route options?

    -Santorini to Athens: will fly straight back to Athens for this route

    I am pretty flexible with which island i visit first. Are there more and better route options if I did it the other way around? i.e take a Bluestar ferry from Athens (PIRAEUS) straight to Santorini? Then ferry from Santorini to Mykonos (stop over in Paros)? Then fly from Mykonos to Athens?

    Thanks for your help in advance! much appreciated.
    Michelle

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Arriving in Santorini by open-deck ferry is great but I wouldn’t make it a priority. If it means spending a night on Paros (when you don’t want to) or taking an 8 hour ferry from Athens to Santorini (when you don’t want to) instead of a 50 minute flight then I would skip it. Yes, you would have to switch ferries in Paros or Naxos to get on the Blue Star. This usually doesn’t work for same-day connections but it depends when you’re traveling and what the schedule is like. (You don’t have to take a bus on Paros to get to the Blue Star – all ferries on Paros arrive and depart within steps of each other.)

  53. Ferry Cancellations in July

    Dave, I love your post! Thanks for all the detail. I just wanted to know what are the chances of a ferry canceling in July? I am not sure if I should fly (if they ever offer flights from Mykonos to Santorini this year) or take the ferry because I am island hopping and am on a tight schedule.
    Amanda

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      My guess would be somewhere around 3% to 5% of ferries are canceled (or delayed for enough time to effectively be a different ferry). A good portion of the occasions when they are canceled there will be another ferry doing the same route and you can exchange your ticket for a spot on the other ferry.

  54. Best Ferry from Santorini to Mykonos

    Hi Dave! I am planning to go from Santorini to Mykonos on May 20. Which is the best ferry to take and approximately how much does it cost? The website I am booking my trip through comes with a hydrofoil trip between the two islands. Would that be safe to book? And are there different departures throughout the day? Thank you in advance!
    Jes

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Right now it is only showing two Champion Jet catamarans with SeaJets and one early morning SuperJet with SeaJets. This Champion is fine – it’s a medium sized ferry and less bumpy than the smaller SuperJet catamaran. There will likely be other ferries added from Hellenic. I like them better but there’s no great difference.

      1. jes

        Thanks Dave! Do you think it would be ok to book the Hellenic when I arrive to Santorini or is it something that I should book a month in advance? Thanks again!

      2. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

        Buying in Santorini should be fine but get them the day you arrive – don’t wait until the day you travel.

  55. Greek Islands over Christmas/New Years

    Hi Dave,
    I will be venturing to Greece for Christmas 2015 (ETA: 24 December) for 7-days. We’d like to visit at least 2 maybe 3 islands (Santorini, Mykonos and one other that will connect us) as many post are revealing there are no ferry connections between Mykonos and Santorini during this December 2015 time period…Well what do you suggest we do as far as connecting the dots on these islands or at least two of them?
    Planning to fly into Athens 24 December (2 nights) then grab a Ferry on Saturday/26 December to “?”
    I saw Gold Star Ferry will take us from Athens 26 December to Mykonos (4.5 hrs) stay 2-days but we can’t connect to Santorini.
    Or Blue Star Ferry could take us the same date 26 December to Santorini (7.5 hrs) stay 2-3 days – with no connection to Mykonos.
    What do you suggest? Can we bounce to another island between the two or go back to Athens and back out the next day to the other island?
    We need to be back in Athens by 30 December (evening) then New Years Eve on 31 December and fly out very Early 1 January.

    Your thoughts please…

    S. Mickel.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Thoughts:
      – There are no ferries between Mykonos and Santorini in December.
      – To go from Mykonos to Santorini in December you have to return to Athens, either by flight or ferry.
      – Much better to go to Santorini and Naxos or Paros than Santorini and Mykonos as those 3 islands have daily connections between each other and Athens.
      – Mykonos doesn’t offer much to see and do outside of the beach season. Santorini, Naxos, and Paros are all more interesting in the off season.

  56. Flights from Mykonos to Santorini

    Looking to go in September for a honeymoon and wondering how we can find a direct flight from Mykonos to Santorini?
    Ali

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      There is nothing scheduled yet. Keep looking, there are usually a few flights per week between Santorini and Mykonos. The schedule will likely come out in January or February. But book hotels now even though you have to wait on the flight.

  57. Ferries in March

    Hello Dave,

    Thanks for your super-useful site. I’m planning to travel around Crete and the Cyclades in March.

    *It looks like the only way I can get from Crete to Santorini during this time is by flying via Athens. Is that right?
    *As far as I can tell, there are daily ferries from Santorini to Naxos even in March via Blue Star ferries, correct? (I’m not sure if I’m reading the ferry schedule correctly.)
    * Is there a way to get from Naxos to Mykonos by ferry in March? Then from Mykonos to Athens?

    Basically, I’m concerned that traveling around Crete and the Cyclades in March will be too difficult (or impossible) via ferry in March, and I’m wondering if I’ll be forced to fly everywhere (perhaps circuitously–and expensively–via Athens) to go from island to island. I was planning to travel around the islands in March and on the mainland in April (because I figured it would be warmer in the islands in March), but would it be better to travel around in the islands in April?

    Carlos

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Ferry schedules are not out yet so can’t say for certain. But based on previous years I’d say this:

      – Probably no Crete to Santorini ferry until April so yes, you’d have to fly via Athens.
      – There is a ferry between Naxos and Santorini 365 days a year.
      – Probably no ferry between Naxos and Mykonos until April at the earliest.

      Yes, I would switch your months. March or April won’t make a huge difference for the mainland (though it will be a little warmer in April) but will make a substantial difference on the islands.

  58. Private Flight or Helicopter from Mykonos to Santorini

    Dave, do you know any helicopter companies or air taxis that we could contact for prices? Wife is not to keen on taking the ferry. Thanks in advance!!
    Alex

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Santorini Day Tours has helicopter transfers from Mykonos to Santorini. Expensive, but awesome.

  59. Buying Ferry Tickets in Athens Airport

    Hi Dave!

    We will be flying out to Greece next Sunday. Based on your extremely informative post I went online and mapped out our Ferry routes. We will leave from Athens and set out to Mykonos on Bluestar. After our stay in Mykonos we plan on taking the ferry to Paros and then transferring to Bluestar which will take us to Santorini. (We do not want to miss the view of the caldera!) My question is can we buy all of our ferry tickets once we arrive at the Athens airport?

    Thank you in advance for your help!
    Ariana

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Yes, you can buy all the ferry tickets at one time (recommended) at the airport or in the city – whichever is easiest.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *