Ferry prices are fixed. To save money you take conventional ferries at half the price, however on that route it's one per week, so you are stuck with an expensive summer only catamaran.
It is also cheaper just to stay on Crete which is also a much more varied destination and a lot more to see than Santorini. Again you save on ferries because the ferries direct from Crete(Heraklion, Chania) to Piraeus are the cheaper conventional ones and overnight.
We are traveling to Santorini from Heraklion on a Monday September 1 2014. Are the Blue Star Ferries running or do we have to take a fast boat or catamaran. We could possibly leave on Sunday.
Advice welcome .
There are no Blue Star ferries operating on the Santorini/Heraklion route. The only conventional ferry is the Prevelis (ANEK/Aegeon Pelagos Lines) running once a week, currently on Sundays but this may change.Edited: 23 October 2013, 03:41
I am coming to Crete in April, so am following this forum at the moment. Just thought I would post here because Santorini (in my view) is one of the most beautiful islands I have ever seen. You never tire of the view from Fira or Oia. The public buses from Fira are also excellent, and easily enable you to visit Oia, Kamari and Perissa for a day trip (or evening to Oia). There are lots of things to see and do - we spent 2 weeks there, and it remains my favourite holiday to date. We stayed in Perivalos (but would have preferred to have stayed in Perissa). Take a trip to the robust Santorini forum before you go.
What's a "robust" forum? Just politely interested, that's all.
In November there is only one ferry per week. No need to book ahead.
Many thanks for your prompt reply my friend...do you know Athens` contact email/website,tourist information office off hand?
Hello GB from Devizes - Thankyou for your forum contributions which are very helpful. My 'robust' terminology means that the Santorini forum is a busy, lively one! Some forums are more robust than others!