Ferry to Athens
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Ferry to Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece located in the southeast region of Greece on the edge of the Aegean Sea. Well known for being the heart of ancient Greece, it is the largest city with a variety of historic landmarks and museums. Athens is easily accessible via motorway, the airport (AIA) and by ferry from various Greek Islands.

There are 3 ports in Athens. Piraeus port is located on the west coast of Greece whereas Rafina port and Lavrio port is located on the east coast. Piraeus port is the most popular in Athens, with up to 184 daily sailings and ferry connections from Santorini, Mykonos, Heraklion, Naxos and Rhodes.

How to get to Athens

Athens ferries connect with popular Greek Island destinations with ferries to and from the Cyclades Islands, Dodecanese Islands, Aegean Islands, Crete and more.

Athens Ferry Schedules and Timetables

There are approximately 228 daily sailings to Athens. 15 ferry companies sail to Athens.

Athens Ferry Companies

  • SeaJets
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Hellenic Seaways
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Alpha Lines
  • Minoan Lines
  • Zante Ferries
  • Sea Speed Ferries
  • Anek Lines
  • Anek Superfast
  • Anes Ferries
  • Aegean Speed Lines
  • Aegean Flying Dolphins
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Saronic Ferries

Ferry Timetables can change throughout the year, use our deal finder for the most up to date sailing times.

How long is the ferry to Athens?

Ferries to Athens vary in duration between 1 hour and 10 hours depending on Island, Ship and ferry company. High Speed ferries often range between 1 hour and 4 hours. Ferries with longer durations to Athens are often via standard ferry to and from Crete, Samos, Lesbos, Ikaria and the Ionian Islands.

What to do in Athens

Athens is a city of history with many ancient ruins and museums to enjoy. Private walking and bus tours are available for people who really want an in-depth understanding of its history.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Athens

  1. Acropolis – Ancient Ruins
  2. Acropolis Museum
  3. Parthenon – Ancient Ruins
  4. National Archaeological Museum
  5. Herod Atticus Odeon – Historic Site
  6. Ancient Agora of Athens – Ancient Ruins
  7. Temple of Hephaestus – Anicent Ruins
  8. Meterora – Historic Site
  9. Temple of Olympian Zeus
  10. Temple of Athena Nike

Athens Ferry Day Trips

  • Kimolos - 3 hours
  • Kythnos - 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Milos - 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Mykonos - 3 hours
  • Paros - 3 hours
  • Serifos - 2 hours
  • Sifnos - 2 hours
  • Syros - 2 hours
  • Tinos - 1 hours 50 minutes
  • Aegina – 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Agia Marina - 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Agistri - 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Hydra - 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Poros - 55 minutes
  • Spetses - 2 hours

Athens Prices and Offers

Prices for the Athens ferry might change depending on the season you wish to travel. Cheap ferry tickets are usually available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to find all the latest ferry discounts.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Athens?

Ferries to Athens:
  • Heraklion
  • Milos
  • Anafi
  • Karpathos
  • Katapola (Amorgos)
  • Aegiali (Amorgos)
  • Chania
  • Donoussa
  • Ios
  • Iraklia
  • Kalymnos
  • Kastelorizo
  • Kos
  • Koufonissi
  • Leros
  • Mykonos
  • Naxos
  • Nisyros
  • Paros
  • Patmos
  • Santorini (Thira)
  • Astypalea
  • Rhodes
  • Schinoussa
  • Syros
  • Tilos
  • Tinos
  • Chalki
  • Diafani
  • Kasos
  • Lipsi
  • Sitia
  • Symi (Simi)
  • Mytilene
  • Andros
  • Sifnos
  • Serifos
  • Kythnos
  • Sikinos
  • Kimolos
  • Folegandros
  • Kea
  • Kavala
  • Mesta (Chios)
  • Agios Efstratios
  • Limnos (Myrina)
  • Kythira
  • Antikythira
  • Kissamos
  • Thirasia
  • Chios
  • Karlovassi
  • Poros (Saronic Islands)
  • Thessaloniki
  • Aegina
  • Methana
  • Hydra
  • Ermioni
  • Spetses
  • Porto Heli
  • Evdilos
  • Fournoi
  • Vathi
  • Agios Kirikos
  • Psara
  • Oinousses
  • Agistri Myli
  • Sigri
  • Agistri
  • Agia Marina (Aegina)

What is the fastest ferry to Athens?

The fastest ferry crossing to Athens is via the Agia Marina (Aegina) to Athens (Piraeus) route, with a crossing time of approximately 30m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Athens?

The cheapest ferry to Athens is £29 from Methana to Athens (Piraeus). Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Athens?

Athens Ferry Ports:
  • Athens (Piraeus)
  • Athens (Rafina)
  • Athens (Lavrio)

Can you take pets on the ferry to Athens?

Yes, you can bring your pets onboard the ferries. Where pets are allowed on the ferries depends on the ferry company. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Minoan Lines
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Zante Ferries
  • SeaJets
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Saronic Ferries

Athens reviews

  • "Very confortable"

    Punctual, confortable, nothing to fault, it was perfect.

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  • "From Mylos To Pireaus"

    the ferry was fast, comfortable and quiet, the disembarking procedure to Pireaus is very fast, the staff was really proactive to help the customers...

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  • "Ferry Ride"

    Excellent boat - couldn't even tell it was moving. Lots of room in the double berth size. Washroom ample. Well equipped boat - didn't try the food. Could stay on till 8am after docking. Would recommend. AAAA ++++

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  • "very reliable and perfect timing!"

    caught a flight from Heathrow to athens, arriving mid afternoon, then caught the bus straight to Rafina from right outside the airport. We were a few hours early for the ferry but you can get on 2 hours before departure. Absolutely brilliant, it left on time , and was a v smooth quick crossing. Very impressive to watch them docking at Andros too, but be warned they literally only stop to drop of passengers for about 10 mins, so don't fall asleep!

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