The Katapola Thira ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Cyclades Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Sea Jets. The crossing operates up to 5 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 10 minutes.
Katapola Thira sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
The village of Katapola is located on the Greek island of Amorgos, which is one of the Cyclades group of islands. Amorgos is the nearest Cycladic island to the neighbouring Dodecanese group of islands. The long and narrow village of Katapola only has a few streets, where visitors will see that many of the houses are just a stone's throw from the water's edge. Located a short distance from the village you will find a few tavernas, cafes and bars. This is the perfect location for a leisurely lunch and to take in the views on offer. The best beach closest to the village is Maltezi beach which is a fairly short walk from the village.
There are frequent ferry connections from Katapola to the port of Piraeus with a crossing time of between 7 - 9 hours on a conventional ferry, depending on itinerary, and 4 - 5 hours if a fast ferry is taken. The island also has ferry services to the rest of the Cyclades, the Dodecanese islands and with the island of Astypalaia.
The Greek island of Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of islands that lies in the south Aegean Sea. The has very much been shaped by its volcanic past which has created a rather unusual landscape in places. A popular site on the island is the water filled 'Caldera' crater and is surrounded by a wall of colourful cliffs which are packed full of charming houses. The island is also known for its lovely beaches, its busy port, its archaeological finds and the wonderful sunsets which are best viewed from the village of Oia, on the island's northernmost tip.
The island's beaches are distinctive in that they are mainly made up of dark volcanic sands, which can get very hot during the summer, and therefore a sun lounger or towel are an essential piece of kit. The best beaches tend to be located around the eastern coastline and always popular is the stretch found at Perisa. However, a little to the south is Perivolos Beach which is also lovely as is Red Beach which is close to ancient Akrotiri, where the red cliffs are hard to miss.