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Flyingcat

Operated by Hellenic Seaways on the 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, Glossa Skiathos, Glossa Volos, Hydra Piraeus, Hydra Poros, Hydra Porto Heli, Hydra Spetses, Kimolos Milos, Kimolos Sifnos, Milos Sifnos, Piraeus Poros, Piraeus Porto Heli, 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.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

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.

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Flyingcat Reviews

4.0
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97% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Punctuality:4.2
  • Cleanliness:4.2
  • "Ferry ok BUT port a bit disorganised "

    The ferry service from Piraeus to Hydra is fast and efficient. Bit of a scrum getting on the ferry but otherwise good. Don’t forget anything on the dock - the ferry won’t go back once shoved off. Some poor sole watched her bag disappear into the distance. The only negative would be Piraeus Port itself. It is not necessarily clear where specific ferries depart from - a sign post or two might help - perhaps that is the Greek way!!!!

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    Reviewed by Quentin who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Excellent"

    We travelled recently from Skiathios to Glossa in Skopelos. The ferry was on time, staff got passengers on board quickly and service was very good.

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Super Efficient!"

    I have to confess I was a little worried when the time of the departure was approaching and a ferry was still not on sight.... These guys are amazing.. Turn up just 5 minutes before departure or so and manage to offload and load all passengers to leave about on time!

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    Reviewed by Fia who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Easy to book and a nice ride over"

    As ever it arrives perfectly on time. Very VERY clean which I love. Great ride over.

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    Reviewed by Scott who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Ferry boat "

    Very friendly staff, even if I didn't check in for ticket, they took us on board and sorted there.

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    Reviewed by Vasile who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "short hop between islands"

    Made the 15 minute journey between Glossa and Skiathos on Friday as the first part of our return to UK. Ferry about 5 minutes late to arrive but not a worry when you are enjoying the final moments on Skopelos island. Service as usual excellent.

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    Reviewed by Rosemary who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Fastcat ferry from Skiathos to Glossa return"

    This ferry ran like clockwork, was clean, fast, efficient and reasonably priced and I would highly recommend it.

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    Reviewed by Richard who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Ferry trip from Piraeus to hydra and back."

    First time to hydra and was a bit apprehensive regarding ferry but it was a fantastic trip both ways. Booked seating comes as standard with ticket picked tickets up from refractive in Piraeus easily, was given great directionsons of where to board the flying cat, ride was smooth and beautiful scenery. Would recommend. Great start to our holiday on Hydra.

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    Reviewed by Julie who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "start of our holiday"

    As ever a fast, efficient and good quality ferry crossing from skiathos on the flying cat. Going for the first time to alonissos.

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    Reviewed by Rosemary who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Great Service"

    On time, friendly staff and easy booking system. Great communication via email and text messages. Tip: If travelling from Pireaus Port go to Hellanic Seaways counter to collect your tickets. The online booking confirmation is not a ticket.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Excellence"

    From booking on line, ticket collection, punctuality of ferry services to Hydra from Piraeus and return was superb and stress free. A big thank you to the whole team and crew for a seamless experience.

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    Reviewed by Marion who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Guess the Boat!"

    Chaos at Piraeus port with no real indication on which boat was ours or where it was. Once located however the crossing was pleasant, comfortable and had good facilities.

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    Reviewed by Jane who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Nearly missed our ferry!"

    Arrived at Athens port with plenty of time to spare. Collected our tickets from Blue Star office. Advised we were on flying cat 6. Waited at terminal 6, a large port. Didn’t pay much attention to the HELLENIC ferry in the distance, thinking it couldn’t be ours, we were booked on a sea jet. Luckily a kind man selling sunglasses asked which ferry we should be on. When we told him he bagan frantically gesturing that that was our ferry and we needed to run, we only had 5 minutes to departure! Luckily we made it but have to say we were totally confused by the fact it was not a sea jet boat. We travel to the Greek islands twice a year and regularly make several ferry journeys to island hop but this one nearly didn’t happen!! On the boat it was clean, comfortable with efficient staff so no complaints there at all. Next time we will be more vigilant!

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Piraeus to Poros return"

    Both the flying dolphin & flying cat services are excellent! Use them many times throughout the islands ! The Flying cat is preferable as it is more comfortable, smoother , and has a refreshments bar - the dolphin is noisy & bumpier! The staff are amazing at helping customers & adept at quick turnarounds!

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    Reviewed by Ioannis who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Alonissos/Skiathos route"

    I have always found Hellenic Seaways reliable and professional, and this experience was no exception, though I did feel that the stated journey time was a little optimistic. With two stops en route there is no chance to make up time if things take longer than planned, and this perhaps could be factored into the scheduled times. That said, as the Cat was berthed overnight at Alonissos, the return journey started exactly on time. The facilities and cleanliness were excellent; I didn't use the catering but the range of food and drinks available seemed fine.

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    Reviewed by Michael who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "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

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    Reviewed by Mark who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Exciting trip"

    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.

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    Reviewed by Elwyn who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "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 !

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    Reviewed by Judith who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "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.

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    Reviewed by Julie who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Cat-tastic"

    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.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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