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Ferries to Athens

Athens Ferry

One of the most popular places to visit in Greece, and with ferries coming from a whole range of destinations, including the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, Crete, Lesbos, and other places in Greece to name but a few. With up to 1431 ferries running a week on 88 different routes, and with around 13 different operators providing ferries, book now with Direct Ferries to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

Ferry to Athens Schedule

As there are so many different ferries that run to Athens in just a period of a week, over 88 different routes, it is impossible for there to be one ferry timetable, especially as ferry sailings can be affected by a number of factors, such as what time of year they are sailing, and which ferry operator they are sailing with. There are around 1431 ferries running a week from a variety of destinations, with 817 of these coming from the Cyclades Islands, 338 from the Saronic Islands, and the rest coming from all over.

How long is the Ferry to Athens?

The wide array of ferries means that sail times can greatly vary, due to which route you are travelling on, which ferry operator is providing your journey, and other factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail. Indeed, ferries can range from anywhere between 40 minutes, to 3 hours and 30 minutes, to 8 hours and 20 minutes, to 18 hours and 30 minutes, to 24 hours and 10 minutes, highly depending on which route is sailing.

How much does the Athens Ferry cost?

Ferry fares are defined by factors such as what time of year you are sailing, what route you are sailing on, what ferry operator you are travelling with, and other such factors. In fact, we recommend checking out our useful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry for the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Athens Ferry Speed

Ferry speeds can depend on what operator is providing the route, but on average, ferries to Athens can take between 25 to 30 knots in speed, providing you with a fast ferry but still a smooth ride.

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Popular Ferry Operators

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Athens reviews

  • "very relaxing voyage"

    On a lovely morning in early October I sailed to Paros. The ship was bigger than I expected and the voyage was comfortable and the sea was was very calm.

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  • "Love Blue Star !"

    Friendly staff, modern facilities, good selection of food and drink on board. We were impressed by the seamanship of the captain and crew. We left Piraeus on time and arrived at Thira on time. We are looking forward to using Blue Star again soon.

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  • "Santorini to Rhodes 7 October 2016"

    We travlue Star 2 which seems to be very new and has good facilities throughout the ship. It leaves Thira conveniently at 00.50 and gets into Rhodes at 09.00. We had a two berth outside cabin. It was quiet and spotlessly clean with own bathroom. The beds were comfortable and we slept through til 07.30. Very worthwhile and I would do it again. There appears to be a very nice restuarant as well as the usual cafes and if I did this by day I think I would give it a try. The prices looked reasonable. I would recommend this ship and the cabin is well worth the extra cost.

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  • "Paros ferry"

    Travelled to Paros and back to Piraeus with blue star ferries. Most enjoyable experience. Booked stickers online. Staff at Piraeus very helpful, staff on the boat extremely polite and helpful. Ferry left dead on time on both accaisions. Well done blue star ferries!

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