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Check How to Get to the Greek Islands by Ferry. Updated Schedules, Fares, Recommendations for Public Transportation Services by Departure and Arrival.

VISIT THE GREEK ISLANDS

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With a ferry network covering every inhabited island, the Greek ferry system is large and varied. Speed ​​ferries cover the most popular routes and are now a must for the visitors, but conventional ferries travel to the Greek islands more safely even in bad weather conditions. Not surprisingly, high-speed ferries are fully booked faster than conventional ones and therefore we advise you to make your booking min. 3-4 months in advance!

Ferry journey in Greece is reliable and provides great comfort to each traveler!

FERRIES' SEASONALITY

  • The ferries to and from the Greek islands are most frequent from May to the end of September.
  • From the end of September until the end of October and from April to mid-May, itineraries are limited but still are enough to serve the massive needs of travelers.
  • From November to March, sailings are rare and usually serve the large islands or islands that are popular to the locals! Minor and distant or tourist islands are not served at all or only if there is a great need. There are no ferries running between Crete and Santorini as well as between Mykonos and Santorini from November to March! To get to one of these islands you must move first to Athens and from there to your destination!

THE MOST POPULAR GREEK ISLANDS

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INFORMATION FOR FERRY TICKETS

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Prices are proportional to distance and speed.
For buying ferry tickets to Greek islands, follow the suggestions:

  • Check for available routes
  • Compare the trip duration
  • Choose an accommodation depending on the trip duration and your needs
  • Compare the prices of each ferry shipping company
  • Buy the tickets 3-4 months in advance
  • Get the confirmation and feel great
  • For long-distance or overnight journey, it’s always best to book a cabin

Tips:

  • Avoid peak times - If you can, avoid booking at times of peak demand, such as during public holidays
  • Avoid prices with extra costs by the booking process
  • When you buy tickets, fees and charges (except Amex and PayPal) must be included and appeared in the total price from the beginning of the booking process
  • Avoid extra delivery costs. You don't need to have them posted

To research timetables and ticket prices, complete your destination and travel date. We will show you all the available routes with the corresponding prices clearly communicated.

MULTI-STOP-PASS TO GREEK ISLANDS

In Greece, there is no possibility of a multi-stop-pass to the Greek Islands!

Ferry tickets are individual ferry tickets purchased for a specific route and for personal use. If you are going to travel to more than one Greek island then you will need to buy a ticket for each route. Every destination is an individual ticket!

There are usually promotional campaigns for the so-called "Greek Island Ferry Pass" but these ferry tickets are individual tickets purchased by tour operator's holiday packages. You will usually get better prices if you book the flight, hotel, and boat tickets yourself!

POPULAR ROUTES TO THE GREEK ISLANDS

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We put in the spotlight some of our favorite customer searches, combining desires with the availability of popular routes to the Greek Islands.

Complete the under bellow fields and click on SHOW to find timetables and to compare the prices of all ferry companies that run to the Greek Islands!

DEPARTURE PORTS

If you are starting your trip from Athens to the Greek islands, do not hesitate to find out how to get to the departure port!

There are 3 ferry ports in Athens

  • The Port of Piraeus is the biggest and busiest one and serves ferries to Saronic islands, to Crete, to the Cyclades, to the Dodecanese and to North Aegean Islands.
    There are 10 gates in the port of Piraeus and each gate serves a different destination.

 

  • The Port of Rafina is located on the northeastern side of the Attica peninsula. It's the closest port to Athens International Airport and serves ferries to Andros, Tinos, and Mykonos, while from May to September there are ferries to Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini, Syros, and Crete.

 

FERRY TYPES TO GREEK ISLANDS

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CLASSIC FERRIES

The regular ferry is the classic car-ferry type. This is a large vessel with the lowest speed and the cheapest ticket price! These classic ferries have car garages, open decks for the passengers, indoor lounges, air seats as well as cabins for 2-4 passengers. The cabins are very convenient for a long journey.

HIGH-SPEED FERRIES

High-Speed ferries are usually smaller, the duration of the journey is usually half that of the conventional ones but the ticket fare is usually twice as high! They offer modern and comfortable lounges, airtype seats and car garages. These Greek ferries are ideal for passengers who want to waste their time at the destination rather than on the ship.

CATAMARAN FERRIES

Catamarans are smaller than high-speed ferries and they only provide airtype seats and small lounges with a bar. As their speed is fast, they are also called flying cats!

HYDROFOILS

Hydrofoils are the smallest boats that are sailing in the Greek seas. They run in short routes, such as from Athens to Aegina, Hydra, Poros, from Volos to Skiathos and Skopelos, and routes between the Dodecanese islands.
Due to their small size, they can be affected by bad weather conditions and their departure can be canceled.

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