The Piraeus Koufonissi ferry route connects Athens with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 3 times per week, Sea Jets 5 times per week & the Hellenic Seaways service is available up to 7 times per week.
There are a combined 15 sailings available per week on the Piraeus Koufonissi crossing between Athens and Cyclades Islands and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Piraeus Koufonissi route is a car and 2 passengers.
Staff very helpful, plenty of options for food & drinks although a bit pricey. Ferry ran ahead of time on outward and return journeys. Would recommend this service
'Anonymous' travelled Piraeus Koufonissi with Hellenic Seaways on HighspeedRead More Read Less
"What ' not to like."
We booked on line, many months ago. Arrived at Pireaus and went to get our tickets. The lady was extremely helpful. We boarded and had great journey to Koufonissia. Not for the first time have we enjoyed Blue Star. Thank you.
'Sarah macarthur' travelled Piraeus Koufonissi with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star NaxosRead More Read Less
The holiday is already over... But me, my wife and our two kids (5 and 9 years old) we embarked at the Pireau port to go to Koufunissi: almost 10 hours trip. At the very last moment we decided to buy a cabin. The journey went very good, comfotable, the ship was nice and new, and I will recommend it to all.
'Marco' travelled Piraeus Koufonissi with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star NaxosRead More Read Less
Really comfortable journey, not enough benches on the deck. Toilets enough clean. Really nice and helpful staff
'Paola' travelled Piraeus Koufonissi with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star ParosRead More Read Less
The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.
The Greek island of Koufonisia is located to the east of the island of Naxos and to the west of the island of Amorgos, and is made up of two islets named Pano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi. The two islets are separated by a strait which is around 200 meters wide and the island's name is derived from the Greek for "Hollow Island" which is a reference to the large caves which led pirates to believe that the island was hollow when viewed from the sea. Located close to Koufonisia is the deserted island of Keros which has been declared an archaeological site that is under protection because of the many Cycladic artefacts that have been found on the island.
Pano Koufonisi is the only inhabited of the two islets and is a popular destination for visitors who want to relax on the island's golden sandy beaches or to swim in the island's war, crystal clear waters.