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Updated: May 25, 2023
Where is Santorini Located?
Santorini is a Greek island, located in the Aegean Sea, 200 km southeast of Athens, 150 km south of Mykonos, and 140 km north of Crete. Santorini has a population of 15,500 and a land area of 76 square miles (a little bigger than Manhattan). The length of the island is 16 km and its width varies from 1 to 5 km. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from one end of Santorini to the other (i.e. Oia to Akrotiri). Flights to Santorini take 4 hours from London, 3.5 hours from Paris, 2 hours from Rome, and 1 hour from Athens. There are no direct flights to Santorini from the USA, Canada, or Australia.
For awesome caldera and volcano views the best towns in Santorini are Oia, Fira, Imerovigli, and Firostefani.
Is it possible to ferry from Italy to Santorini in summer?
There are no direct ferries from Italy to Santorini. You could ferry from Venice, Bari, or Brindisi to mainland Greece. Then bus to Athens and ferry to Santorini from there. But much quicker and easier to get a direct flight to Santorini from the airports in Rome, Venice, Milan, or Naples which usually have direct flights from May or June to September or October.