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How to get from
Mykonos to Santorini

Mykonos to Santorini Trip Overview

Distance119 km (74.4 miles)

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Travel Schedule Options from Mykonos to Santorini

Taking a ferry from Mykonos to Santorini


Beautiful views

Direct journey

Modern and clean cabin

Mykonos port: central location for pick up


Expensive option

Tourist season crowdedness

Inclement weather cancellations

Once/day departure time




A beautiful view from within central Santorini

About the ride from Mykonos to Santorini

Greece is one of the most sought out seaside jewels in Europe. With luxurious destinations such as Mykonos and Santorini, the country is seeing more and more visitors every year. The two party islands are the go-to place for everyone who wants to experience the magic of the country in style.
When traveling the 118 kilometer (73 mile) distance between Mykonos and Santorini, you have three transportation options to choose from:

  • Hopping on a high-speed ferry that takes you to Santorini in less than 2 hours
  • Booking a quick 35-minute flight
  • Flying to Santorini on a private helicopter ride

All three options are a great choice, and the decision is up to you, your budget, and your preferences. Ferries are very popular, but they can get crowded, so it’s recommended to book a ticket and show up at the port in advance.

Flights are a great choice for those who tend to get seasick and don’t want to make the journey on the water. And, of course, helicopter rides are the most expensive option. If your budget allows, and you’re looking for a unique way to experience the journey, consider booking a ride far in advance.


What to see when traveling from Mykonos to Santorini

What you’ll be able to see on your trip from Mykonos to Santorini depends on the type of transportation you chose. No matter which one it is, you’re in for a scenic ride.
Travelers who are making the journey on a ferry will be rewarded with the never-ending sights of the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. The ferry will be gliding through the sun-blazed waters and passing next to several other Greek islands.
The ferry will take you between the islands of Paros and Naxos, and then between Ios and Sikinos. Keep your eyes open and your camera ready, as these hidden gems are absolutely gorgeous.
If you’re hopping on a plane, you’ll have an aerial view of the Aegean Sea and the Cyclades islands. Travelers who are lucky enough to grab a window seat will have around 35 minutes to enjoy the blue views before the plane finally lands.

Those who booked a helicopter ride are in for the adventure of a lifetime! The helicopter also gives an aerial view, but it flies a bit lower than the plane itself and has much larger windows.

You’ll fly above the blue seas and several magnificent islands. The helicopter rides are very popular because of the experience you’re able to have while flying. Pilots will also try to fly over some of the most beautiful spots that are on the route, which you can’t really experience on a plane ride.


How to get from Mykonos to Santorini

Mykonos to Santorini
Hopping on a high-speed ferry is a fast and convenient way to travel from Mykonos to Santorini. Not only is the ferry quick, but you’ll also have the chance to experience the beauty of Greece from water.
Aboard the ferry, there’s air conditioning and bathrooms. In case you want a more luxurious trip, you can also upgrade your ticket to a club class. All you need to do is select this option during your checkout.
The ferry operates from 16th June to 31st October. It’s also important to note that the ferry can’t sail in severe weather conditions. In this case, all passengers will have the option to choose between the next available ferry or a full refund of their ticket.
If you decide to take a ferry from Mykonos to Santorini, make sure to arrive a bit early at the Mykonos port so that you can avoid any difficulties that may come up, since it’s often pretty crowded. 

Taking a flight
For travelers who don’t like ferries, and traveling on the water, there’s one more option available. You can fly from the Mykonos to Santorini. The direct flight between the two islands is available between early April and mid-October (roughly), twice a week. 
If you want to get to Santorini from Mykonos at other times of the year, there are other flights that operate via Athens. However, since these flights are not direct,  they take between 3 and 5 hours to arrive, and cost a lot more.

Taking a helicopter 
Now, for those who want to get from Mykonos to Santorini in style, there are also helicopter rides available. Hopping on a helicopter ride is the fastest and most exciting way to make the journey between the two islands. However, it’s also the most expensive one.

The helicopter rides are very popular, and they can easily sell out for the entire summer by June! If you want to grab a seat, make sure to book in advance.

Popular stations and stops in Mykonos and Santorini

Departure stations in Mykonos

Mykonos Port

Mykonos New Port

Arrival stations in Santorini

Santorini Port

Thira (Santorini) Port

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