Athinios Santorini

Athinios Santorini photo by Robert Gabriel M on Flickr

About Athinios

Athinios is found roughly in the centre of the island on the caldera side, which is the west coast. It’s about 8km from Fira and 12km from the airport. Both would take around 20 minutes to make the drive.

Although there is a port in Fira, Athinios is actually the main port of Santorini, this is where the cruise ships land and the ferries for the other Greek islands are based as well. Around the harbour you’ll find a ton of car rental shops and tourist information desks so if you need a car this is a great place to start, it’s also a good place to come to book yourself on to a boat tour or other excursion.

Athinios isn’t somewhere you’d stay, in fact there are no hotels in the area, there’s just a couple of restaurants, a couple of souvenir shops and a supermarket as well as the ticket offices for the various ferry, catamaran or yacht trips.

Considering Athinios is not much more than a port it’s still an attractive place, particularly with the imposing cliffs that rise up from behind the shops and restaurants. It gets incredibly busy when a cruise ship arrives and drops off a ton of passengers all at once but the rest of the time it’s pretty quiet.

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Where next?

Go to the Santorini resort guide to find out about the great towns and villages on the island.

Go to the Santorini beach guide to find out about some of the best beaches on the island.

Find something to keep you entertained whilst in Santorini with our Santorini sight seeing guide.

Go back to the main Santorini guide to find out more about this lovely Ionian island and what it has to offer the holiday maker

Find information on another Greek island, whether that’s to hop from Santorini on a day trip or to research an alternative destination.

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