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Ferries from Rhodes/Kos to Santorini in May

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Ferries from Rhodes/Kos to Santorini in May

Hi there

I am visiting Nisyros in May and am wanting to travel from there - via Rhodes or Kos - to Santorini by ferry. I have checked timetables but at this stage nothing is showing on this route for May - is this likely to change. I would hate to have to go via Piraeus! Thanks

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1. Re: Ferries from Rhodes/Kos to Santorini in May

Ferries will be very timeconsuming, and you will have to transfer besides the time it requires to get to the most convenient point of the transfer (most probably in Rhodes). The ferries go via Karpathos and Crete (Santorini is in another group of islands than Nisyros, Kos and Rhodes).

In season there is a flight connection between Rhodes and Santorini with Sky Express.

http://www.skyexpress.gr/

The flight is appr. 35 minutes. According to their web site, season starts in spring.

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2. Re: Ferries from Rhodes/Kos to Santorini in May

Do you know how long the ferry to Santorini takes and how much it costs vs the flight?

Thanks.

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3. Re: Ferries from Rhodes/Kos to Santorini in May

Hi there

Easiest would be to take the ferry to Kardamena(Kos), and then fly Kos > Athens >Santorini. Any ferry route is long winded and several connections. The basic principle is to get to any Cycladic island and then down to Santorini.

Routes to Cyclades are roughly this, all are lengthy taking several days:

1) North to Samos then to Mykonos/Syros/Naxos/Paros.

2) South to Rhodes then direct Rhodes > Santorini, but only about 2x per week.

3) Nissyros > Astypalaea (1x/week), or Nyssiros > Kos (daily), then Kalymnos > Astypalaea, then Astypalaea > Naxos.

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4. Re: Ferries from Rhodes/Kos to Santorini in May

Thanks! How long does it take from Rhodes to Santorini?

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