Find below additional information on how you can get with the ferry from Rhodes to Santorini, including useful tips and have a safe and relaxing crossing!
The Rhodes to Santorini ferry connects the Dodecanese Islands with the Cyclades. There are more than 3 crossings per week from Rhodes to Santorini. From the home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world- the colossus of Rhode, take a ferry and visit the famous for its natural beauty and cosmopolitan lifestyle Santorini. While Rhodes fascinates the visitors with its long and beautiful beaches and its rich history, the volcanic island of Santorini is the precious gem of the Aegean, in the southernmost part of Cyclades, the best place for a romantic getaway, famous for its dramatic views and stunning sunsets from Oia town.
What’s the distance between Rhodes and Santorini?
Rhodes has four ports but the port that serves intra-Dodecanese routes is the port of Kolona, opposite and north of the central port. The distance between Rhodes in the Dodecanese islands and Santorini in the Cyclades is approximately 154 miles (247km).
How long does it take to travel from Rhodes to Santorini?
The duration of the trip from Rhodes to Santorini is 12 - 17 hours. The average journey time depends on the ferry operator, the vessel type and the times that the ferry stops to the neighboring islands before it reaches its final destination.
Conventional ferry from Rhodes to Santorini
The specific route is usually served by conventional (normal) ferries. These ferries are large vessels that provide a relaxing and fun experience to the travelers as they can stay on the deck and enjoy the vast blue sea. Apart from the open decks, the particular type of ferry has also indoor salons, air type seats, garages for those that want to travel with their vehicles and depending on the operator there are also cabins for 2-4 passengers.
Where is the ferry terminal in Santorini?
There are two ports in Santorini. The first port is located in the capital of the island (Fira) and the second port, called Athinios or New Port, which is actually the main port of the island and it serves ferries from / to the ports of Athens, other islands of the Cyclades, Crete and to the Dodecanese. Athinios port is situated in Ormos, just a few kilometers southern of the capital, Fira.
Useful tips for your journey to Santorini (Thira)
- In our Rhodes and Santorini pages you will find more information regarding public transportation
- Santorini is a really popular destination, especially during summer, so make sure you book your ferry tickets in advance
- Santorini’s location is ideal for island hopping to Folegandros, Ios, Anafi and Crete
- Arrive at the port at least 1 hour before your departure for check-in and embarkation
- Make sure to spend at least 3 days in Santorini to get a full taste of the island
- Use our online booking platform to check all the available timetables and prices