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How to get from Athens to Santorini

Attending a conference in Athens. We only have a few days to explore so we are headed to Santorini. What is the best way to get from Athens to Santorini?

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4489 posts

What constitutes "best"?
Fastest is flying.
Most scenic is ferry.

Posted by
3257 posts

Even a "conventional" Ferry (Blue Star, with limited seating on Open decks) is not that scenic except for entry into the Santorini "caldera". The so-called "fast-ferries" have no decks to sit on, nor even corridors to walk around... you are stuck in your reserved seat for well over 5 hours.... and very few seats by or near windows. ANd even with the Open Deck Blue Star vessels, after you leave the Pireaus dock area, there is almost nothing to see for many hours except the open sea.

Posted by
14142 posts

Fly. You have a choice of airlines--Aegean or Sky Express. Both have numerous flights each day.

Ryanair and Volotea have one or two flights as well.

Posted by
298 posts

Another vote for flying. Fast, not expensive. Frequent service.