Piraeus to Spetses Ferry

The Piraeus Spetses ferry route connects Athens with Saronic Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Hellenic Seaways. The crossing operates up to 35 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 45 minutes.

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

Route and port details

Piraeus - Spetses Ferry Operators

  • Hellenic Seaways
    • 5 Sailings Daily 1 hr 45 min
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Average Piraeus Spetses Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers on this route. Prices shown are per person.

Piraeus Spetses Ferry reviews

  • "Ferry to Spetses"

    Trip to Spetses was delayed by 48 hour strike, but changing the trip dates was easy. Staff at the booking office in Pireaus were very good. Return trip was on Flying Dolphin not Flyingcat. Very comfortable

    'Mark' travelled Piraeus Spetses with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Hellenic Seaways to Spetses from Athens"

    Very good service, clean ferry, great speed, on time, efficient staff

    'Richard' travelled Piraeus Spetses with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Ferry trip"

    Easy to collect tickets -well informed procedure - punctual service. Very easy.

    'Anonymous' travelled Piraeus Spetses with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Enjoyable experience, no real problems."

    Booking was easy from UK. Trip was fine. Alteration to return day caused by May 1 strike was accommodated well. No problems, we enjoyed it.

    'Martin' travelled Piraeus Spetses with Hellenic Seaways on Flying Dolphins

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Piraeus Guide

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.

Spetses Guide

The Greek island of Spetses is part of the Saronic group of islands and is known for its long association with the navy and is famous for the part it played in the 1821 War of Independence. It was on the island that the revolution flag was hoisted in April 1821. The island has managed to retain a degree of its Greek charm and atmosphere visible to all are some lovely example of well preserved grand captain's mansions which bear testament to the island's past.

The island's harbour is at Dapia and is the tourist and commercial hub of the island and it is from here that lovely horse drawn carriage tours around the island can be taken which take in the many examples of mansions that line pretty narrow cobbled streets. September is perhaps the best time to visit the island when "Armata" takes place. This is a re-enactment of a naval battle that has taken place every year since 1931. A popular attraction on the island is its cathedral and is the resting place of Paul Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, who came to Greece to fight to fight alongside the Greeks. It is reported that his body was kept in a barrel of rum for three years.