Operated by Hellenic Seaways on the Agios Konstantinos Alonissos, Agios Konstantinos Chora, Agios Konstantinos Glossa, Agios Konstantinos Skiathos, Alonissos Chora, Alonissos Glossa, Alonissos Skiathos, Alonissos Volos, Chora Glossa, Chora Skiathos, Chora Volos, Ermioni Hydra, Ermioni Piraeus, Ermioni Poros, Ermioni Porto Heli, Ermioni Spetses, Folegandros Kimolos, Folegandros Milos, Folegandros Sifnos, Glossa Skiathos, Glossa Volos, Hydra Piraeus, Hydra Poros, Hydra Porto Heli, Hydra Spetses, Kimolos Milos, Kimolos Sifnos, Milos Sifnos, Mykonos Naxos, Mykonos Paros, Mykonos Rafina, Naxos Paros, Naxos Rafina, Paros Tinos, Piraeus Poros, Piraeus Porto Heli, Piraeus Sifnos, Piraeus Spetses, Poros Porto Heli, Poros Spetses, Porto Heli Spetses & Skiathos Volos routes
Hellenic Seaways covers destinations to the Cyclades, Sporades and Saronikos Islands with their Flyingcat fleet which consists of five high speed catamarans, all of which offer a comfortable and luxurious crossing. Flyingcat 1 built in Norway in 1991 (the oldest of the fleet) and carries 352 passengers. Flyingcat 3 built in England in 1998 has a passenger capacity of 360, Flyingcat 4 the newest, largest and fastest ferry in the fleet (built in 1999) and can travel up to 40 knots, is 55 metres long and can hold up to 440 passengers. Flyingcat 5 built in 1996 in Norway can accommodate around 330 passengers while Flyingcat 6 was built in Singapore in 1997 and caters for up to 337 passengers.
As these highspeed ships generally operate on shorter crossings, there are no cabin facilities available. Seating can be pre-booked and comes in a choice of Economy class 1, Economy class 2 (different lounges) and Business class. This guide covers numerous vessels so availability may depend on the service you are travelling on.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Flyingcat guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
96% of our customers recommended this ship
"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
Reviewed 06 October 2016 by Mark who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
The ship was smack on time for both crossings. The staff were helpful and efficient. The trip out to Alonissos was calm and uneventful, the trip back to Skiathos was however a real roller coaster. The seas were quite rough. I loved it, but sadly quite a few passengers were seasick. The crew were busy with sick bags and kindness for the poor sufferers.
Reviewed 28 September 2016 by Elwyn who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Flying cat to Skopolos"
I was extremely impressed with Direct Ferries as well before our date for travelling our crossing time was changed but we were informed by phone message and also confirmed by a text message of the change. Unfortunately the sea was a bit rough and my husband and other passengers suffered from sea sickness. A member of the crew was empathetic and provided the necessary bags !
Reviewed 25 September 2016 by Judith who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Friendly and helpful staff"
We found our trip on these ferries to be very good. We were travelling with a very young baby so we had loads of luggage, the staff all rushed to help us on both trips.
Reviewed 11 September 2016 by Julie who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
The Flying Cat service between the Sporades islands is world class, comfortable, quick and after the traditional argy bargy negotiating continental non queuing; the ferry is one of the best services we've ever used.
Reviewed 06 September 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
Everything went really well, no problems at all.
Reviewed 03 September 2016 by Daniel who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Hellenic Seaways to Spetses from Athens"
Very good service, clean ferry, great speed, on time, efficient staff
Reviewed 18 August 2016 by Richard who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Ermioni - Piraeus, 4th Aug 2016"
Excellent service, helpful staff and on time
Reviewed 11 August 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
Considerate staff and speedy travel.
Reviewed 08 August 2016 by Nadim who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
Thank you for all of the ferry services that enabled me to travel around the Sporades in comfort, and both safely and efficiently. Nothing beats island-hopping in Greece!
Reviewed 04 August 2016 by Alison who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
Both ferry crossings ran on time with very friendly and helpful staff which made it a pleasure to travel.
Reviewed 12 July 2016 by Mark who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"ALL WENT WELL"
WAS ON TIME EITHER WAY , but was a little confusing on where to board in Piraeus, one on board was longer the the specified time , but was ok, on the return it was great on time and all went well
Reviewed 30 June 2016 by Nazar who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
Crossings form Piraeus to Hydra and back were clean, fast, comfortable, efficient and enjoyable!
Reviewed 29 June 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"SeaCat Piraeus to Hydra"
I booked this through direct ferries. The SeaCat left and arrived on time. There was a detailed safety review. It was reasonably comfortable- everyone has an allocated seat. It's all indoors- no walking on the deck! Small bar ok for drinks and snacks. A fairly quick and efficient way to get to Hydra.
Reviewed 23 June 2016 by Sally who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
Only complaint I have is when arriving at port to collect tickets had difficulty finding office. Was sent to four different offices until we found are tickets. Apart from that excellent service.
Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Tessa who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
Flying cat was on time, clean and comfortable with good facilities. Staff were helpful.
Reviewed 16 June 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Quick, Easy and Efficient "
Ferries on time - please note turn around in Port is VERY quick do not be late ! Nobody really bothers about seat allocation, not sure if this differs in the busy peak season Good value for money
Reviewed 08 June 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Trip to Hydra from Piraeus"
Very happy with it. Staff managed to collect and drop safely for us at Hydra a camera which we had forgotten on the boat during the first leg. Very impressive. Only downside is that it is a little expensive. Apart from that full marks.
Reviewed 06 April 2016 by Pierre who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"does what it says on the tin"
smooth, efficient, excellent
Reviewed 27 September 2015 by Natalie who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
En fantastisk resa mellan öarna. Helt underbart väder. Katamaranen var punktlig vid alla resorna. Trevlig personal.
Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Kjell-otto who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat