Athinios Ferry port in Santorini

Dear Traveler, we warmly welcome you to the ferry port of Santorini. It is also the main port of the island and it’s name 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. 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.


How many ports are in Santorini?

Santorini has 4 sea ports that serve not only cruise ships and ferries but also yachts and fishing boats.

  1. The ferry port of Athinios where the ferries land in Santorini.
  2. The Skala port that is built below Fira. Skala is the old port of the island where the cruise ships put anchor today. This is the official website link www.santoriniport.com
  3. The Amoudi bay which is situated below the village of Oia. It’s a genuine small fishing port with lovely local eateries right by the sea. Due to it’s small depth and size it doesn’t accommodate big vessels. From Amoudi there are small boats that sail to the island of Thirassia. Also some boat tours start and end there.
  4. Vlychada port that is next to the beach of Vlychada. This is where small fishing boats and yachts put anchor. Many boat tours start and end here too.