There are numerous ferry crossings operating from Italy to Greece. Ferries currently connect 5 ports in Italy with 2 ports in Greece.
There are a combined number of 78 ferry crossings each week across a selection of 10 Ferry Routes which are operated by 5 ferry companies including Grimaldi Lines, Minoan Lines, European Seaways, Ventouris Ferries & Anek Superfast with the shortest crossing taking around 7 hours 30 minutes (Brindisi to Igoumenitsa).
This is a general summary of the services on offer between Italy and Greece, for live information select from our Fare Search.
Italy is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Together with Greece, it is known as the birthplace of Western culture.
Full of high art and monuments, almost every small village in Italy offers a few interesting locations. From the Roman ruins, Byzantine cities and Renaissance masterpieces to cobblestone streets, beautiful churches and wide variety of stunning beaches, Italy is a place that provides rare experiences that can never be overrated.
Italy is the ideal departure country for those travelling by ferry with numerous amazing destinations, many of them domestic on offer. With so many miles of coastline and famous islands to choose from, the list of destinations is truly unrivalled. In terms of international travel, Italy is connected to almost all of the countries in the Adriatic Sea as well as featuring numerous links to Greece, Tunisia and Spain.
The short island crossings are usually made with small passenger vessels while the longer international journeys are operated by luxurious cruise ferries.
Greece is one of the world’s most visited countries. With the Aegean Sea to the East of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the West, the Mediterranean Sea to the South and a vast number of islands, Greece boasts some 16,000 kilometres of coastline.
Greece is a country rich with diversity, from its mountainous mainland to the stunning islands with their whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches. Many of the Greek beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag, while the country’s rich history and legacy has left it with 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Greek mainland is easily reached by ferry across the Adriatic Sea from Italy while domestically, due to the sheer number of islands, there are many ferry companies and a range of services on offer. The majority of the domestic ferries are modern, though the class of ferry differs based on the journey type. The longer routes are served by conventional passenger ferries, while the shorter inter island routes are served by high speed catamarans and hydrofoils.