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Fire Emergency: 199     Ambulance: 166    Police: 100    Police: +30 22860 22649    Tourist police: (English, French and German) 171   
Port Authorities: +30 22860 22239    Local Government Tourist Office: +30 22860 27111   

Emergency & Hospitals

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors on call: 1434
   Hospital: +30 22863 60300


Aegean Airlines: +30 22860 28500    Olympic Airways Airport Office: +30 22860 31525    Olympic Airways City Office: +30 22860 22493
Cable Car: +30 22860 22977Tourist Information on Sea Transport:
    Boat Timetables: 1440

By sea

Ferry connections between mainland Greece and Santorini are frequent, especially during the summer time. During the summer high-season (June-August), ferries leave daily from Piraeus port to Santorini and vice-versa. A typical ferry journey is: Piraeus - Paros - Naxos - Ios - Santorini.
There are also frequent connections between Santorini and other Cyclades islands (Mykonos, Anafi, Amorgos) as well as Rhodes , Crete and Thessaloniki.
Taking the boat from Piraeus, the main port of Athens, you will reach Santorini in around 9 hours with the classic ferry, 7 hours with the Blue Star Ferries and less with the catamaran or the hydrofoil (4.5hrs).
During the summer time, there is a daily speed boat service (that takes 6hrs 20mins to reach Santorini) from the port of Rafina, an hour’s drive from Athens centre.

By air

Travelling by air to Santorini is the least time consuming method and you can choose from 7-10 daily flights direct from Athens International Airport to Thera (Thira) Airport, Santorini, operated by Greece’s two national carriers – Olympic Airways and Aegean Airlines. The cost of a return flight from Thera (Thira) to Athens is approximately €100 and flight time is approximately 40 minutes.Charter flights that operate from various European cities are also an option if you are arriving from Europe.


Protecting the animals on the island of Santorini. SAWA cell phone: +30 6974321784
e-mail: christina{at}sawasantorini.org

The Santorini Animal Welfare Association is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1993 by active and devoted animal lovers of the island. 
Its purpose is to protect Santorini’s animals - from stray dogs and cats to abandoned donkeys and mules- to care for their well-being and become an advocate for their rights.
Please link in and support this organization !! There are many animals on Santorini that are left behind and end-up on the streets.
In summer there are plenty of people here to take care of them ! But in the winter things are bad !

The people at SAWA are devoted to make sure that these animals are taken care of by giving them a home, food,and the vaccinations that they need to survive!
SAWA also arranges, in co-operation with international animal care foundations, to send these animals anywhere in the world for adoption.