Athinios Ferry port in Santorini
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The name of Santorini ferry port is Athinios. It is here where all the ferry boats arrive from the other ports of Greece. The Athinios Santorini port is the new one and serves passenger ferries and cargo. It services more than 2 million passengers a year. On the other hand, cruise ships dock at the old port of Thira of which the name is Skala. Cruise passengers seeking info about their arrival in Santorini should visit the old port’s official site at santoriniport.com
Arriving by ferry
The port code is ATI and there is only one passenger terminal building. The port has 3 ramps where the boats can lay up and 3 points for the tankers. Most of the time taxis are waiting for arriving tourists at the port. But during peak season it might be hard to find a free cab. Tourists can also use the public bus but they might not get lucky enough to get a seat. Another option is to pre book a taxi or shuttle bus to reach their hotel or airport. In this case Santorini Transport (santorinitransport.com) is the best way to go. It’s service covers the whole island including Fira, Akrotiri, Thira, Imerovigli, Oia and many more.
A switchback road leads you to the main street of the island.
Departing from the port
Athinios can be very crowded. Thus Santorini Port Authority suggests travelers to be there no later than 45 minutes before the ship sets sail. That is to ensure timely processing and boarding. If for any reason tourists end up being late, the ship will NOT wait for them.