Greece: Ferries between Islands

Old May 24th, 2009, 04:57 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 8
Greece: Ferries between Islands

Im looking to travel by Ferry from Thira (Santorini) to Mykonos around about October 20th of 2009. All the sites i have found only have Ferries / boats up until early October. I found Aegean Airlines fly from about $125 Euro, but surely there is a boat i can get to save some $$$???
royals_36 is offline  
Old May 24th, 2009, 05:04 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,736
The ferry is operated by Hellenic Seaways. I can only find ferry schedules until October 9 this year. Last year they were operating until October 30 but I think they must have decided that the demand is too low to justify the extension. Of course that can change as the season progresses. Keep checking the HS website for updates.

It might be possible to get to Mykonos by taking a ferry to either Naxos or Paros, then continuing on to Mykonos after changing ferries. That would also be something to keep an eye out for using http://www.openseas.gr/OPENSEAS/index_en.vm and http://www.gtp.gr.
brotherleelove2004 is offline  
Old May 25th, 2009, 01:53 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,694
Santorini and Mykonos are on two separate ferry routes. The only link I know of that's still running in October is SeaJet 2, which leaves Paros at 11:10am. The problem will be finding a ferry from Santorini to Paros that arrives early enough for that connection to Mykonos. You may have to take a ferry the day before, and spend a night on Paros.

Keep checking - all the October ferry timetables won't be confirmed until late September.
Heimdall is online now  
Old May 25th, 2009, 06:22 PM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 8
Im sure that if i break the trip down i will be able to island hop my way from santorini to mykonos and then from mykonos to Athens (Pireaus Port). Worst case scenario im sure that for the right price someone will take us in a boat. Surely i couldnt get stranded on the island???
royals_36 is offline  
Old May 26th, 2009, 01:58 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,694
You won't get stranded on an island! There are regular ferries throughout the winter so that island residents can get back and forth to the mainland, and for food and supplies to be delivered. How else would they survive?

The difference is: once the tourist season is over, ferries are restricted to routes to and from the mainland. To get from Crete to Santorini, for instance, you would go from Crete back to Piraeus, then take another ferry from there to Santorini.

You are lucky in that during the period you are travelling there should still be a link from Paros to Mykonos. Santorini and Paros are on the same regular ferry route to Piraeus, so you can easily get between those two islands. The question is: will there be a ferry leaving Santorini early enough to make a same day connection from Paros to Mykonos? My guess is that you will have to spend a night on Paros enroute.

A better alternative will be to go to Mykonos first, then Santorini. That way you can take the 10am SeaJet 2 from Mykonos to Paros, connecting there with the noon ferry to Santorini.
Heimdall is online now  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
tidy
Europe
6
Nov 23rd, 2016 09:40 AM
haleyjoy
Europe
14
Mar 18th, 2007 08:40 AM
Marcio_Br
Europe
8
May 29th, 2006 02:18 PM
Delicatexan
Europe
6
Mar 5th, 2006 07:22 PM
Fishshe
Europe
4
Dec 28th, 2005 07:29 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO