Locating the port of Athinios in Santorini
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The Main port of Santorini (Athinios) is located in the western part of the island, in the very village of Athinios. This is the port where They stop the vast majority of the ferries and cruises That approach the island.
Also There is another port in Fira, but it's much smaller, and it's not usual to dock the ferries there, it's more of a fishing port. Although it is in this port (Fira) from which most of the Excursions to the volcano.
Ferries to Santorini (Athens + Rest islands)
There Regular ferries from Athens port of Piraeus Through the Greek companies Blue Star (http://www.bluestarferries.com/) and Hellenic Seaways (http://www.hellenicseaways.gr/). It is very important to note that there are Two types of ferries, normal and fast. The difference between them is that the route between Piraeus and Santorini with the normal is 8.5 hours and with the fast 5.30. Of course, the fast is more expensive, but the transfer time is greatly reduced.
Of course there are Boat connections between Santorini and the rest of the Cyclades islands, just look for them on the pages of Blue Star (http://www.bluestarferries.com/) and Hellenic Seaways (http://www.hellenicseaways.gr/, taking into account that in the period of Summer there are many more connections than in spring or autumn. Watch this!
There Many other companies to move between the islands: Minoan Lines, superfast ferries, Anek lines, Endeavor lines, European lines, Marmara lines and Nel lines all of them can be found on the following website: http://www.ferries.gr
No Fee required When you enter the island by boat or ferry, Although if That you have to pay a small fee of €1.5 When leaving Of the island by boat.
How to move from the port of Athinios
It should be taken into account that Many of the hotels in Santorini offer free transportation From the port if you previously remember them.
On the outside of the port there are buses from the local company KTEL (http://www.ktel-santorini.gr) that take you to most of the surrounding villages. Buses pass every 30 minutes during the summer, and every hour during the winter. It should be taken into account that Public buses are green, and that the other colors are tourist buses.
Tickets are purchased from the bus driver once on board and costs €2.30 (updated at the date of May 2017). If you go somewhere other than Fira, Kamari Or Perissa, take a look at KTEL bus routes, since you will have to transfer in Fira.
Buses are coordinated with the ferries, so whenever a ferry arrives at the port, there is a bus waiting, even if it is night.
As for the timetables of the buses, confirm them on the island or on the website of KTEL (http://www.ktel-santorini.gr).
Taxis are available on the outside of the port. However, during the summer months it can be quite difficult to find a free taxi. As a tip, negotiate with the taxi driver the price of the trip, that each one collects what he wants.
Car, moped or quad rental
As in most ports of the world, there are some car rental agencies in the port, where you can rent from mopeds, quads or cars.