Where Is Santorini?

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Updated: August 5, 2019

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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.

Where is Santorini located in Europe?

Santorini is an island in Greece. It is one of the few Greek islands with direct international flights from London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Flights from Athens to Santorini take 1 hour. Flights from Italy to Santorini take 2 hours. And flights from western Europe to Santorini take 3 to 4 hours. Most routes to Santorini do involve flying via Athens.

Where is Santorini located in Greece?

Santorini is part of the Cycladic Islands that are located north of Crete and southeast of Athens (the capital of Greece). It has direct ferry connections to Athens and the popular islands of Naxos, Paros, Mykonos, Ios, Milos, and Crete. Ferries from Santorini take about 1 hour to Ios; 2 hours to Naxos, Paros, Milos, and Crete; 3 hours to Mykonos, and 5 to 8 hours to Athens.

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  1. Ferries to Santorini from Italy

    Is it possible to ferry from Italy to Santorini in summer?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      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.

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