Generally, travelers who are headed towards Santorini usually arrive from Athens. To reach Santorini from Athens, one has to board a flight or ferry. Some tourists who would not for anything miss the gorgeous seascape usually opt for ferries. There are different types of ferries which include; high speed catamarans, high speed ferry, and flying dolphins. These are the best ferry boats that go to Santorini.
Aegean Flying Dolphins
Aegean Flying Dolphin Company has 4 flying dolphin ferries which board at Pireus in Athens. They travel to different islands in Greece including Santorini. The company offers some bonuses for customers. Under 5 children travel for free when traveling with the ferry company, and children who are between ages 5-10 are given a 50% discount.
The Hellenic Seaways has a large fleet of vessels that load at the port at Piraeus and departs for different islands scattered all over the country. Some of the islands include; Paros, Naxos, Skiathos, Lesvos, and Santorini. Visitors on board are made to feel very comfortable. There are free Wi-Fi services, escape rooms and extra perks to ensure that their clients feel really good. The company also gives special offers like discounts off early bookings and low charges on some selected items.
Seajets Cataraman is a ferry company located at Astiggos & AktiTzelepi 2, 185 31 Piraeus, Greece. The ferries are closed catamarans with no single deck. Their fleets travel to over 20 islands including Santorini. These Catamarans take visitors to Santorini within a maximum of 5 hours. They are the tiniest of all the ferries that travel to Santorini and one of the best. They travel all year round but are more likely to cancel when the weather conditions are very unfavorable. For their size, traveling from Piraeus to Greek islands can be somewhat cumbersome because of the bumpy stretch but the shortened time in most case is worth it.
Blue Star Ferry
Blue Star Ferry has been ranked as the biggest, slowest and most stable ferries that sail towards Santorini. Visitors who board these ferries take about a total of 8 hours to reach Santorini after departure. Their huge sizes make them very comfortable for the long ride. They are also very stable. If you are in any of their ferries, you will not be bothered by the bumpy route or weather conditions because they are really large. Guests on board can find some nice meals and amazing refreshments at the restaurants on the ferry. The ferries which take off from Athens, make different stops at other islands like Ios, Paros, Naxos, and Syros before reaching Santorini; visitors take advantage of these stops to have an eyeful of the gorgeous islands. The stop does not take long, but it gives travelers the feeling that they are on a cruise. Visitors can check their online site to make inquiries or bookings.
Travelers love this ferry company because they operate every single day of the year and they release timetables for every season. Vacationers who intend to use this company are advised to peruse the timetables every quarterly because they are frequent changes made from time to time. It costs about 40-45Euros to board one trip on this ferry.