Before you start planning your boat trip to Santorini, bare this in mind: Santorini is not just an island. It is an experience! It is no coincidence that it is one of the most popular destinations in the world with global glow, chosen by thousands of tourists almost all year round. Santorini is known for its volcano and the caldera (cauldron) that was formed after the eruption around 1613 BC, an impressive image that will enchant you from the very first moment. Around Santorini you will find the islands Thirasia and Aspronisi while in the center are Palea and Nea Kameni, which have been created from lava and you can visit them.
The intensity of contrasts in Santorini causes an explosion of charm. The black sand, originated from the active volcano of the island, creates a fascinating contrast with the all-white houses carved into the rocks and the alleys with the stunning views that take your breath away. Santorini is the island that lovers choose to live an idyllic vacation or even get married. This makes it one of the top wedding destinations in the world. Apart from its reputation as a wedding destination, Santorini is also known for its idyllic sunset, which can best be enjoyed from the village of Oia. In Santorini you can find accommodation that covers even the most demanding travelers.
If you are looking for an island that combines activities and alternatives even for the most demanding visitor, if you are looking for an island where the memories of your summer vacation will remain indelible, if you are a lover of contrasts, book your ferry tickets now with Sea Speed ferries, hop on the ferry and get ready for unforgettable summer vacations in your favorite island of Santorini! Start by booking your ferry tickets here and get ready to explore one of the best world wide destinations!
Arriving at the port you will go towards the capital of the island “Fira” either by car or by cable car. There is also the option to climb a few dozen steps (588 to be precise), but leave this alternative for a day that you won’t carry luggage.
The island's capital Fira is full of shops, restaurants and bars, built with impressive cycladitic architecture and the view of Caldera is breathtaking. Of course, Santorini is an island that you will want to explore from end to end. Near Fira you will find the village of Firostefani, while wonderful villages are Imerovigli and Oia too. From there the view of the sunset is so magnificent that the process for both visitors and locals looks like a ritual. Time stops and everyone is left to the magic of the image.Choose to stay in one of the cave houses to experience the uniqueness of Cycladic architecture.
Visit Pyrgos, Ammoudi and definitely Akrotiri, also known as "Pompeii of the Aegean" and the Archeological Site associated with the legend of lost Atlantis. It is one of the most important discoveries in the Mediterranean area: it is a prehistoric settlement dating back to 4,500 BC, which was covered with volcanic ash and came to light again from the excavations that began in 1967. You will find the frescoes that adorned the settlement at the Museum of Prehistoric Thira in Fira.
Tip: If you have time at your disposal, take the boat to the islet of Palia Kammeni, where you can enjoy a swim in its warm waters.
In Santorini swimming in the sea is not as you have imagined and does not look like any other island in the Cyclades. The colorful beaches of the island, with black and red sand, the white rocks and the crystal-clear waters are a completely unprecedented experience that will impress you. The red Beach is one of those that will steal your heart, with black and red rocks. So will Vlychada resembling somewhat eerie and the phrase "lunar landscape" is one of the most beloved of those who describe it. Both have sunbeds and are organized. The White Beach with black sand and white rocks is also impressive, but you can only go there by boat.
In Perivolos the scene changes - the sand is fine and the waters are crystal clear, the beach bars and sunbeds are many, so are the people and the music. Everything indicates a beach full of life and fun. Cosmic. So are Kamari and Monolithos, which have everything from shops to playground, but also black sand. Nice and organized beach is Baxedes or Paradisos, while Gialos, which is below Fira, is a quieter beach.
Santorini is synonymous of fun, spree and gastronomy, which combines traditional recipes with Mediterranean cuisine. One of the most famous products of Santorini is its wines and specifically the variety Visanto (dessert wine), which comes from the ancient volcanic vineyards of the island. Apart from its wonderful and unique wines, Santorini is famous for its agricultural products. On the island you will find everything but before you leave you should definitely try their famous fava and some traditional recipes such as tomato meatballs, “sfugato” (based on egg), psarolia (fried fish), sweet cheese pies called "melitinia", the sweet with almond known as "koufeto" and of course the Santorinian pudding.
Easter: On big Easter Friday, the traditional procession of the Epitaph takes place in Pyrgos, which is followed by many small fires throughout the village, an atmosphere that is all-encompassing and unique for anyone who attends, but also for anyone in Santorini, as it is visible in the whole island.
July: In July, Jazz music lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy the Santorini’s Jazz Festival, a festival staffed by many world-wide names of the genre.
August: Usually during the first 20 days, the Gyzi Palace Festival is organized, which consists of a series of musical performances and painting exhibitions by distinguished Greek and foreign artists. Also, in mid-August, the Kamarian Sea Festival takes place. Its duration is six days and during this period take place concerts, exhibitions and competitions. Another interesting event that takes place at the end of August is the so called “Volcanoes”. During this event, the eruption of the volcano is represented with fireworks and flares that make the volcano come to life again.
September: Usually during the first 15 days, the International Music Festival takes place at the Nomikos Conference Center.
If you choose to travel by ferry, know that the ship of our company "Olympus" connects Santorini with Athens, through the port of Piraeus with itineraries that run all year round. Our company in order to serve the increased tourist traffic during summer, due to summer holidays, usually adds additional ferry routes. The distance from the port of Piraeus is estimated at 128 nautical miles.
You can view Sea Speed ferries timetables and book cheap ferry tickets to Santorini easily and quickly. Pack your bags and hop on the ferry for an unforgettable summer vacation in Santorini!
If you are considering the island of Santorini for your holidays, book easy and cheap ferry tickets with our company Sea Speed ferries to reach Santorini comfortably and pleasantly. By observing all the necessary disinfection and precautionary measures for the Covid-19 we can guarantee you a pleasant and safe trip. With three weekly departures from the port of Piraeus in winter and four in summer, the ship "Olympus" and its crew are waiting you for unforgettable holidays! See here the itinerary from Piraeus to Santorini.
Santorini is geographically located at the Cyclades. With the ship of our company "Olympus" you can use the geographical advantage of the island and explore nearby islands with island hopping. Wonderful and picturesque, the Cycladic islands that you can see with easy multiple ticket booking are the idyllic Sifnos, the unrealistic Milos and the quiet Anafi. Holiday destinations of all tastes!
If you are thinking in which islands to go to during your stay in Santorini, look no further. See the interactive map of Sea Speed ferries and find all the itineraries that our company operates from the island. So, you can easily and quickly book ferry tickets with just a few clicks starting here. We at Sea Speed ferries are here to help you organize an unforgettable summer vacation and do not forget that with a single click you can always contact us!
If you choose a ferry trip for your vacation, see through the page of Sea Speed ferries all the available itineraries performed by our company and book ferry tickets easily and quickly without extra charges, to experience the magic of Santorini in the heart of the Aegean. We are at your disposal for any questions, in order to help you organize your dream vacation in Santorini, with the cheapest tickets on the market.
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