Chania
Athens (Piraeus)
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Ferry from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)

There are usually 1 daily and 8 weekly sailings between Chania and Athens (Piraeus). 3 operators sail this route Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries & Minoan Lines and runs throughout the year. Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferries cost between £42 and £322, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferries.

Chania Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Times

The earliest Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferry sailings typically depart Chania at around 10:00. The last ferry usually departs at 22:00.

How long is the ferry from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

Chania Athens (Piraeus) Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 8h 40m. The fastest sailings are approximately 8h 0m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Chania Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 1 daily sailings and up to 8 weekly ferry sailings from Chania to Athens (Piraeus). These sailings are provided by Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries & Minoan Lines. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Chania Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Prices

Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferry prices typically range between £42* and £322*. The average price is typically £151*. The cheapest Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferry prices start from £42*. The average price for a foot passenger is £118*. The average price for a car is £286*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

The distance between Chania to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 155.6 miles (250.4km) or 135.2 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Chania Athens (Piraeus) ferry?

Yes, Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines allow cars on board ferries between Chania and Athens (Piraeus). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Chania and Athens (Piraeus).

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines between Chania and Athens (Piraeus).

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

Pets are currently not allowed on board the ferries from Chania to Athens (Piraeus).

Chania to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Alternatives

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Chania - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries & Minoan Lines
Average Price £151*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 8
Average Sailing Duration 8h 40m
Fastest Sailing Duration 8h 0m
First Ferry 10:00
Last Ferry 22:00
Distance 135 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Chania to Piraeus?

The ferry crossing time from Chania to Piraeus is approximately 7h 11m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Chania to Piraeus?

Chania to Piraeus ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Chania to Piraeus is £152. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Chania to Piraeus?

There are 3 popular ferry operators for Chania to Piraeus. These are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Superfast
  • SeaJets

How can I book ferry tickets from Chania to Piraeus?

Book ferries from Chania to Piraeus through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

How far is Piraeus from Chania?

The distance between Chania to Piraeus is approximately 135 nautical Miles.

Chania Guide

Chania is a city located on the Greek island of Crete and lies on the north coast of the island, roughly 70 km to the west of Rethymno and 145 km to the west of Heraklion. The city can be regarded as being divided into two sections. The old town is located next to the old harbour and its main square, next to the west end of Kasteli, is the Eleftherios Venizelos Square ("Syntrivani") and is the heart of the old town for tourist activities. The second section of the city is the modern, larger, part of the city and is where most of the locals live and work. The modern city's oldest district, which dates back to the 18th century, is Nea Hora (which means New Town) and is located beyond the west end of the old town.

The island is connected to the port of Piraeus, to the Cycladic islands of Ios, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Amorgos and Milos and also to all of the Dodecanese islands and the east Aegean islands via a third island. Both conventional ferries and high speed ferries travel to and from the island.


Athens (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.


Chania to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 21:00 06:00 9 hours Everyday
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