Ferry to Greece
Ferries are the best way to get around Greece as the country is made up of the longest coastline in the Mediterranean and encompasses countless islands and archipelagos. The most popular ferries go from Italy to Greece, with Athens Ferries from Piraeus port to the islands and domestic crossings within the beautiful scenic islands. Island hopping with Greek ferries is very popular as you can visit many gorgeous islands in one holiday.
There are 23 ports in Greece. Patras port and Igoumenitsa port are located on the west coast of Greece whereas Volos port and Skiathos port are located on the east coast. Igoumenitsa port is the most popular in Greece, with 23 daily sailings and ferry connections from Brindisi, Ancona, Corfu, Bari and Venice.
Taking a ferry to Greece
If you want to travel from Italy to Greece you can embark from Venice, Ancona, Bari or Brindisi and travel across the Adriatic Sea to Patras or Igoumenitsa on the Greek west coast or the island of Corfu.
How long do ferries take to Greece?
The fastest route to Greece from Italy is a ferry to Corfu from Brindisi or Bari with a crossing time of only 8 hours. To the Greek mainland the fastest sailing is Bari – Igoumenitsa. Anek Lines is a popular operator for ferries from Italy to Greece due to it’s high-speed ferry service. The longest crossing is Venice to Igoumenitsa with a duration of 30 hours and 30 minutes, but this means that you can relax and safe on a long overland drive.
Greek Island Hopping
Some of the most popular islands are the Cyclades islands of Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Milos, as well as the island of Crete, Rhodes, Skopelos, Symi, Kos and Corfu to name but a few.
For island hoppers, ferries to Cyclades and Dodecanese islands have some of the fastest sailings times between islands. The crossing times between the Cyclades islands range from approximately 2 hours to 3 hours and 40 minutes. Ferries to Dodecanese Islands range between approximately 40 minutes and 5 hours depending on operator and ship.
Greece Ferry Timetables
Greece is one of the most popular summer destinations with more than 1000 ferry crossings to 120 ports. Combined there is over 1000 sailings daily during peak season. Timetables can vary by season and operator, so it Is advised to use our deal finder for the most up to date sailing schedules.
Greece High Speed Ferries
There are a large range of high speed ferries to Greece due to the popularity of Island hopping. High speed ferry operators include Seajets, Blue Star Ferries, Anes Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways, Minoan Lines, Levante Ferries and more. High speed ferries are available to the most popular islands in Greece including Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Paros, Milos, Rhodes and Crete.
Can you get a ferry from UK to Greece?
No, there is no direct ferry from UK to Greece. Ferries to Greece are currently only available from Italy, Crete, Turkey, Albania and the surrounding Greek islands.
Ferries from Italy to Greece
- Ancona to Patras Ferry
- Ancona to Igoumenitsa Ferry
- Ancona to Corfu Ferry
- Bari to Igoumenitsa Ferry
- Bari to Corfu Ferry
- Bari to Sami Ferry
- Bari to Patras Ferry
- Brindisi to Corfu Ferry
- Brindisi to Igoumenitsa Ferry
- Venice to Corfu Ferry
- Venice to Igoumenitsa Ferry
- Venice to Patras Ferry
Greek Island Ferry Destinations