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Getting to Santorini


Greece’s main airport is Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) (ATH). From here you can take an internal flight to Santorini National Airport (JTR). Through summer, Santorini is also served by direct international flights from various European capitals.


The Greek national carrier, Olympic Airlines, offers nonstop flights from New York (JFK) and Montreal to Athens. Continental offers nonstop service from Newark Liberty International Airport to Athens. In addition, many European carriers serve Athens.

Flight Times

10 hours from New York City to Athens; expect an additional 45-minute flight to Santorini.


The Greek Islands are served by a complex network of ferries and high-speed catamarans. You can reach Santorini from Athens’ port, Pireaus. Buy tickets just before sailing or book in advance – the latter is recommended through high season. Blue Star is probably the most efficient company (try to avoid G. A. Ferries, which are cheaper but notoriously slow). If you don’t mind paying extra (at least double the cost of a ferry), take a Hellenic Seaways high-speed catamaran. All ferries and catamarans dock in Santorinai at Athinios port, where a bus connects visitors to Thira six miles away. More information at and

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