Piraeus to Chania Ferry

Connecting the city of Piraeus in Greece with the town of Chania on the island of Crete, the Piraeus to Chania ferry route provides easy access to Crete, and is one of the most popular ferry routes for tourists that travels out of Greece. The city of Piraeus is a part of the Athens urban sprawl, and is home to the third largest port in the world, and the largest in Europe, making it a hub of activity and vessels, and the city of Chania is the second largest on the island of Crete, and has a rich culture and history to discover, stretching from the Venetian monuments to the Turkish architecture. There are up to 19 ferries running per week across this route, operated by 2 ferry companies, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

Piraeus to Chania sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Piraeus - Chania Ferry Operators

  • Minoan Lines
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 6 hr 30 min
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  • Anek Superfast
    • 12 Sailings Weekly 9 hr
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Piraeus Chania Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Piraeus Chania route is a car and 2 passengers.

Piraeus Chania Ferry reviews

  • "Pleasant journey "

    Good service ,very clean boat and relatively fast! Staff very helpful and polite. Pleasant experience overall.

    'Antonios' travelled Piraeus Chania with Minoan Lines on Mykonos Palace

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  • "So Different from the '70s!"

    I have been travelling to Crete for more years than I care to remember, and although the fares have steadily increased over the years the quality of service has improved even more. They have also invested in modern ferries, this one took just 7.5 hours, I seem to remember that it used to take 12. The ride despite rough weather was smooth. The quality of the food is good, this time we ate in the A la Carte restaurant as a treat, the food was excellent, very generous portions and a reasonable selection. The cost is not excessive, 2 courses and a bottle of wine was around €35 so not cheap but certainly better value than the food on most cross channel ferries. The only downside to these High Speed Cats is that there is limited access to outside deck space

    'Peter T' travelled Piraeus Chania with Minoan Lines on Mykonos Palace

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  • "Athens to Crete easy sailing. "

    Boarding is far less formal than Cross Channel Ferries. Your arrive, you board your on!! The ships are bigger with more of an atmosphere to them. Food, as on all ferries, is expensive but the quality and variety is good and the staff very friendly, our cabin was clean and roomy. The sailing was very punctual and comfortable.

    'Christopher' travelled Piraeus Chania with Anek Superfast on Olympic Champion

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  • "A pleasant surprise"

    The boarding at Praeus was a fraught affair in the middle of a thunderstrom with little time to spare we discoverd that what we ahd printd out from Direct Ferries was not the actual ticket and we had to queue at the ticket office to get those. Howevr once aboard it was like being on a luxurious cruise ship. Charming crew memebrs insisted on helping us with our luugage to our cabin, the restaurant was delightful and verybody seemd only too pleased to help. What a contrast to Irish Ferries and our own local horror known as Wightlink

    'John' travelled Piraeus Chania with Anek Superfast on Olympic Champion

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Piraeus to Chania Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for the Piraeus to Chania ferry can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, ferry operators, and destinations, so there cannot be one single ferry timetable. Indeed, whilst there are on average around 19 ferries that run per week across this route, this is across the 2 operators that provide ferries on this route, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always provide you with the most relevant information when you are making your booking, so you can find the best ferry for you.

How long does the Ferry to Chania from Piraeus take?

Ferry sail durations on this route can vary between 6 and a half hours, to 9 hours, and this is due to a number of different reasons. This can be due to ferry operators, changes to the route, as well as external factors, such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so be sure to check before you book what your expected sail time will be.

Piraeus to Chania Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Chania from Piraeus costs is defined by countless aspects, from time of year, to ferry operators you are travelling with, to how you are travelling, and so on, so there are many different ferry fares available. Instead, we recommend looking at the above graph to see our monthly average fares, check out our handy fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at 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.

Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Chania from Piraeus?

You are currently able to take your car with you on the ferry to Chania from Piraeus.