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The Kos to Santorini route is operated by one ferry company with currently only one sailing per week.It connects the Aegean islands with the Cyclades. The sailing time is 5 hours and 35 minutes.
Currently, this route is only operated by Blue Star Ferries.
Ferries from Kos to Santorini are normally only available during the summer months. This route is only operated by conventional ferries.
The distance from Kos to Santorini ports by ferry is 172 kilometres, that's about 107 miles or 93 nautical miles. However, the exact distance may depend on the route you take.
You can travel as a foot passenger or with your vehicle on this route.
The cheapest price for a one way crossing by foot in the summer is about 41 euros, and for a car with one person about 133.50 euros
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Kos to Santorini ferry timetable
- 1 Sailing Weekly 5 hrs 35 mins
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Why visit Kos?
- Go see the tree of Hippocrates. It's in the town near the port
- Visit the impressive Roman amphitheatre just behind Kos town
- Visit the medieval settlement of Palio Pyli on side of Mount Dikeos
- Have fun renting a bike. Kos town is quite flat and great fun to see on bike. Outside town there are also lots of trails to explore
- Visit the hot springs in Therma beach. Some people swear by the healing qualities of the mud
Why visit Santorini?
- Enjoy the sunset with a cockail in Fira or the quiter area of Oia
- Visit the Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri
- Be amazed by the Minoan frescoes in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera
- Visit the stunning and unusual Red Beach
- Go on a day trip to the volcanic caldera island of Thirassia
Kos address & GPS
Port of Kos, Kos Town, 85300, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22420 26594
Fax: +30 22420 24185
27.2903 ° N, 36.8983 ° E
Santorini address & GPS
Port of Santorini, Santorini, 84700, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22860 22239
Fax: +30 22860 23569
25.428 ° N, 36.386 ° E
Frequently asked questions for Kos to Santorini ferries
Can I get an e-ticket for ferries on this route?
Yes, with your reservation number and the access code you can visit the website of Blue star Ferries 48 hours before your trip and do the web check-in.
Where can I collect my tickets?
If you don't use an e-ticket, in Kos around the port you will find all the central agencies for the ferry companies. These will always be open around the time of your ferry. By going to a central agency you won't pay to have your ticket printed. There will be a sign outside the door or you'll be referred there by the agency.
If you go to a non-central agency may have to pay a small fee to get your ticket - normally a couple of Euros.
What do I need to print my tickets?
If you don't get an e-ticket you will have to print your ticket. To get your ticket printed make sure you have a printout or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example, your passport or your ID card.
How much do Kos-Santorini tickets cost?
Route: Kos to Santorini:
Average one-way cost per person traveling on foot in July: €41
How long does the crossing take and how far is it?
The crossing time from Kos to Santorini with Blue Star Ferries takes 5 hours and 35 minutes.
What ferry companies operate on this route?
Ferry company operating on this route is Blue Star Ferries.
When should I arrive at the port?
- On foot:
Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
- By car:
Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.
Can I take my dog or cat with me?
Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.
- On conventional ferries
If you are traveling on the conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this is at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box.
The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.
- On fast ferries or catamarans
Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.
Can I pay by PayPal or debit card?
Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or Mastercard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
Can I take my bicycle with me and what do I have to do?
You can take your bike with you for free Kos to Santorini if you travel on large ships such as those from the company Blue Star Ferries. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation. Kos can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.
Latest prices for Kos to Santorini
Latest booked prices
- Booked: 19/04/2021
- Travel: 07/05/2021 - 13/05/2022
- People: Two foot passengers
Average price chart
Prices from Kos to Santorini can vary throughout the year, to help you make your mind up when might be the best time to travel, take a look at our average price chart of fares throughout the year. The prices are based on one person travelling as a foot-passenger.
Kos to Santorini route map
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Useful numbers for Kos and Santorini
- Kos Police Station: +30 22420 28211
- Kos Hospital: +30 22420 22300
- Kos Port Authority: +30 22420 26594
- Kos Bus Service: +30 22420 22292
- Kos Airport: +30 22420 56000
- Santorini Police Station: +30 22860 22649
- Health Centre: +30 22863 60300
- Port Authority: +30 22860 22239
- Bus Service: +30 22860 25404
- Santorini Airport: +30 2286 028400
Have you taken a ferry on the Kos Santorini route? How was your experience? How were the facilities? The staff? The buildings? Were there delays? Was embarkation and disembarkation well organised? Please share your opinon and review of travelling from Kos to Santorini.
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Rated 3 out of 5
3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)
Unorganized port of Kos
Rated 3 out of 5
About the Reviewer: Traveled with a car
Ferry Company:Blue Star Ferries
Year of Travel: 2022
Rated 3 out of 5
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Rated 3 out of 5
Rated 3 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
Port Staff or Police:
Rated 5 out of 5
June 2, 2022
Details of Review
I traveled in May from Kos to Santorini the port was unorganized and the ferry was delayed but the friendly port police and the ferry staff help us to board and have a pleasant trip
Review Submitted ByGeorge
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