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Ferries to Santorini

Mt Evelyn
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Ferries to Santorini

Hello,

I am planning my trip for June 2015. I will need to travel from Sifnos to Santorini on a Friday. If there is no direct ferry to Santorini on Fridays next June is it always possible to go via others islands or are there days in June where you simply cannot go from Sifnos to Santorini?

Thanks

CB

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1. Re: Ferries to Santorini

Most Sifnos to Santorini connections this June were SeaJets. The car ferry ran only 3 times a week (no Friday sailings). Seajets do not stick with their routes and days of service year after year after year. Each year is different as far as they are concerned. You may go to www.openseas.gr to play with past dates to see whether it was possible to go via a third island on a Friday (Milos, Paros, Naxos) but even if it was, there is no guarantee such a connection will be available next year. Seajets tend to release their timetables very early (Nov/Dec) but as soon as they release them, they start fiddling with them. The slow ferry timetables on the other hand will probably not be published/confirmed until sometime in Apr/May.

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2. Re: Ferries to Santorini

It's better to plan your itinerary according to ferry timetables than to arbitrarily pick a day and then try to make the timetables fit. Do you really need to travel from Sifnos to Santorini on a Friday, or can you tweak your itinerary by a day or two to fit the timetables?

June is not peak season, so it is possible to wait until ferry timetables are published before making firm hotel reservations.

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3. Re: Ferries to Santorini

Make plans that dont force you to fix dates a year in advance. June is low season for both ferries and accomodation. Dont book anything in advance, find it when you are there. The only fixed dates are your arrival to Greece, and your flight back home. You may guess what schedules will be next year, but you will never know until next summer. Lot of people are stuck with non-refundable hotel bookings impossible to use because the ferries that sailed last year, doesn't sail this year. And hotels booked a year (or even months) in advance is never a bargain.

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4. Re: Ferries to Santorini

Good advice from Periscope

June is quiet - relax and check ferries in April or May 2015 and leave it until then to book accommodation.

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