"Blue Star Ferries: from Santorini to Peraeus" Ferries and boats Tip by om_212

Ferries and boats, Santorini Island: 41 reviews and 66 photos


I took the 3:30 pm BLUE STAR FERRIES boat "Paros" to the Port of Pireaus. (The total travel time was around 8 hours).

The pros were that the ferry stopped shortly in Naxos and Paros, so I could admire the former one more time and have a sneak peek on the latter. When approaching Paros I could one more time see one of the most beautiful sunsets. The boat had a café (flocafe), which had quite a decent coffee, which could keep you awake to admire the beautiful sceneries mentioned above. in addition to the deck café, there was a Goody's cafeteria (fast food chain) to have a bite for those who didn?t stack for a trip. And the price (economy class ticket cost is around 33 euros) was very reasonable.

The cons were that plastic chairs on the deck are not the most comfortable for the 8-hour trip. The trip itself was very long. Though I don?t mind taking a plane for 8-10 hours (there is no really other, eg better way to travel overseas), but to spend the same amount of time on a boat seemed a bit too much.

So my advice would be to fly (if budget permits) or take a fast ferry - Hydrofoil - which reduces the trip to about four hours, or at least upgrade to an aircraft seat (37 euros) or business class (45.50 euros)

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Type: Ship/Boat

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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