The Thira Piraeus ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Greece and is currently operated by 5 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 13 times per week, Anek Lines 2 times per week, Zante Ferries 3 times per week, Sea Jets 3 times per day & the Hellenic Seaways service is available up to 6 times per week.
There are a combined 45 sailings available per week on the Thira Piraeus crossing between Cyclades Islands and Greece and with 5 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Thira Piraeus route is a car and 1 passenger.
Just a quick note to say many thanks to your staff who were extremely kind and helpful to me during our recent trip from Santorini to Athens. During the voyage I started feeling very ill - most likely due to heat stroke from earlier in the day - to the point where I collapsed on the floor... I was helped by some fellow passengers, but the staff were also very helpful providing water and ice from the bar, offering to see if there was a doctor on board if I needed one, and helping me find the best place to sit to take advantage of the air conditioning. I really appreciated both their help and also their calm manner as they did not mind me lying / sitting on the floor for much of the voyage, which really helped me to recover by the time we reached Athens. Many thanks again All the best David
'David' travelled Thira (Santorini) Piraeus with Sea Jets on Seajet2Read More Read Less
"Disorganised and dangerous boarding..."
Compared with the other Blue Star ferries we have used this summer, this route was disappointing! And put a damper on the end of our wonderful Greek holiday. Why? Because unlike all the other routes, embarking and disembarking were utterly disorganised...unlike all the other routes passengers were not encouraged to store there baggage, and as result the vast majority of passengers carriers their [huge] baggage with them resulting in ridiculous and frankly dangerous (we had two children ages 11 & 9 with us and they were both hit by bags on numerous occasions) queues on the stairs and escalators as people tried to carry their luggage on and off board. Other comments: (1) lack of seating for passengers, resulting in staff aggresively hounding people to budge up and share seating in an unreasonable manner; (2) the boat was on time in Santorini but was 45 minutes late into Piraeus, without a reason/warning given to passengers; (3) toilets were clean and well maintained. Prior to is trip we planned to use Blue Star again next year, however we will now look for another company.
'Clare' travelled Thira (Santorini) Piraeus with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star DelosRead More Read Less
"Great way to travel between islands"
Business class is worth the extra money. Seats were very comfortable and near cafe and bar. Would definitely travel this way again.
'Nicholas' travelled Thira (Santorini) Piraeus with Hellenic Seaways on HighspeedRead More Read Less
The sea was bad, there were a lot of swaying. Consequently, we arrived two hours late at Pireus. The staff was very considerate with the people who were feeling unwell.
'Luc' travelled Thira (Santorini) Piraeus with Sea Jets on Seajet2Read More Read Less
Located in the southern Aegean Sea is the Greek island of Santorini and lies around 200 km to the south east of the Greek mainland. It forms part of the Cycladic group of islands and is the only location in Europe to have a hot desert climate. A popular pastime for visitors to Santorini is to take a cruse to the island's three islets, which were created in ancient times during a volcanic eruption. The islets are called Nea Kammeni, Palea Kammeni and Thirassia and provide an excellent vantage point for visitors to see the volcano, being located to the west of the island. The island's capital is Fira and is full of typical Cycladic houses with whitewashed walls, blue domed churches and stepped streets full of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
The island of Santorini has two ports. The main port is Athinios, where all the ferry and commercial boats arrive. There is also the Old Port which is mostly used for cruise ships. From the main port, ferries can be taken to Piraeus, Rafina and to the other islands in the Cyclades. Both conventional and high speed ferries operate on these routes.
The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.
Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve has a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.