There are 4 ways to get from Fira to Melissani Cave by plane, car ferry, bus or bus and ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Santorini (JTR) to Kefallinia (EFL) JTR - EFL

$278 - $538

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  17 h 43 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Astakós
  3. Take the car ferry from Astakós to Sami

$81 - $168

2 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, bus and ferry  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Pátra to Sami

$117 - $171

Car ferry, bus and ferry  •  20 h 51 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Athens to Sami

What companies run services between Fira, Greece and Melissani Cave, Greece?

Olympic Air, Sky Express and Volotea fly from Fira to Melissani Cave twice daily.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Santorini to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Santorini to Kefallinia via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
2671022281
Email
transportation@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Pátra to Sami
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Sami
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
KTEL Aitoloakarnanias
Phone
26410-54444
Website
ktelaitol.gr
Bus from Athens to Astakós
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ktelaitol.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$65 - $95
1st Class
$80 - $110
Silver
$72
Club Class
$84
Hellenic Seaways
Phone
+30 210 4199000
Email
hswroro@hsw.gr
Website
hellenicseaways.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
hellenicseaways.gr
Economy
$70 - $110
Business
$104
VIP
$97
Ionion P. Lines
Phone
+30 26740-22111
Email
ionionplines@gmail.com
Website
ionionpelagos.com
Car ferry from Astakós to Sami
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ionionpelagos.com
Zante Ferries
Phone
(+30) 210 4100211
Website
zanteferries.gr
Car ferry from Santorini to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
zanteferries.gr

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Fira to Melissani Cave?

The distance between Fira and Melissani Cave is 472 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fira to Melissani Cave?

The cheapest way to get from Fira to Melissani Cave is to car ferry and bus which costs 65€ - 140€ and takes 17 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Fira to Melissani Cave?

The quickest way to get from Fira to Melissani Cave is to fly which takes 4 h 42 min and costs 220€ - 450€.

How long does it take to get from Fira to Melissani Cave?

It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Fira to Melissani Cave, including transfers.