Rhodes to Piraeus Ferry

The Rhodes Piraeus ferry route connects the largest of the Dodecanese Islands with Athens in mainland Greece and is available for booking all year round. Blue Star Ferries are the only ferry company operating this service from Rhodes to Athens at this time, providing 1 crossing each week of the year. It takes about 15 hours and 10 minutes for Blue Star Ferries to cover the 260 nautical miles separating the Rhodes port and the Piraeus port. This duration might change depending on weather conditions.

The Rhodes ferry port is located right outside the ramparts of the old town and is easily accessible by car and public transport. There is a shuttle bus service departing every hour from the local airport, which leads directly to the passenger terminals. Alternatively, you can book a taxi, but these services can get very busy during the high season. For more information on places to stay in Rhodes, please visit our accommodation page.

Blue Star Ferries welcome foot passengers and car transfers onboard their Athens to Rhodes ferry service. However, please keep in mind that only vehicle is allowed per booking.

Rhodes - Piraeus Ferry Operators

  • Blue Star Ferries
    • 10 Sailings Weekly 12 hr 15 min
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  • Anek Lines
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 27 hr 10 min
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Rhodes Piraeus Average Prices

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

Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and lies in the eastern Aegean Sea, to the north east of the island of Crete and south east of Athens. The island is also a short distance off the coast of Turkey. Rhodes Town is the island's capital and main town and its Old Town is a rich tapestry made up of different civilisations and cultures. The city's medieval walls, its fortress like buildings, the gates, bastions, narrow alleys, old houses, fountains and busy squares combine to make all visitors feel as though they have stepped back thousands of years. Outside of Rhodes Town the island has a number of small villages and beach resorts that are popular with tourists. The main ones are Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Pefkos, Archangelos, Haraki, Koskinou, Afantou, Paradisi, Trianta and Embona.

From the island's port, ferry services depart to Piraeus by both conventional and high speed ferry. The island is also connected to the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, the Cyclades Islands and to Crete during the summer months.

Piraeus Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.