Operated by Hellenic Seaways on the Heraklion Ios, Heraklion Mykonos, Heraklion Paros, Heraklion Thira, Ios Mykonos, Ios Naxos, Ios Paros, Ios Piraeus, Ios Thira, Katapola Koufonissi, Katapola Naxos, Katapola Paros, Katapola Piraeus, Koufonissi Naxos, Koufonissi Paros, Koufonissi Piraeus, Mykonos Naxos, Mykonos Paros, Mykonos Piraeus, Mykonos Syros, Mykonos Thira, Naxos Paros, Naxos Piraeus, Naxos Thira, Paros Piraeus, Paros Thira, Piraeus Syros & Piraeus Thira routes
The Hellenic Seaways Highspeed fleet consists of three ferries - Highspeed 4, 5 and 6. The introduction of these vessels has offered a huge advancement and innovation for passenger travelling in the region, decreasing the crossing times by about 50% as well as increasing safety and the onboard experience.
Highspeed 4 built in Australia in 2000 has a passenger capacity of 1004 and can hold 188 vehicles in its garages. Highspeed 5 is the newest of the three ships, was built in 2005 and can accommodate 809 passengers and up to 154 vehicles. Highspeed 6 is the biggest of the fleet with a 968 passenger capacity and space for 260 vehicles and has previously operated as the Milenium with Trasmediterranea.
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, Business and VIP class, depending on the service you are travelling on.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Highspeed 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.
99% of our customers recommended this ship
"Santorini to Ios."
I was impressed with the facilities. Enjoyed the experience, will deffo do it again.
Reviewed 01 October 2016 by Stephen who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"Paros to Athens"
Good service, comfortable ship with good amenities. No issues.
Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Daniel who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"Piraeus to Katapola[Amoros}"
Clean modern highspeed ship.Helpful friendly staff.Left promptly and arrived as scheduled. Was surprised ship was very quiet about a 10% full. was happy with experience.
Reviewed 21 September 2016 by Peter who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"American Girl In Greece"
On my very own Eat, Pray, Love trip I decided to wing an element of my Greece travels island to island. Direct Ferries not only was straightforward, fast and efficient. It repeatedly showed the best rates available versus other sites I tried.
Reviewed 12 September 2016 by Mir who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"Very organised "
We traveled on Hellenic seaways from Pieras to Paros. There were 22 of us! The whole trip was very organised, with no delays.
Reviewed 06 September 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"A company to trust in"
Our short journey from Naxos to Koufunissi was very pleasant and comfortable. The only regret it was a too brief crossing !!😉
Reviewed 22 August 2016 by Livia who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"Excellent service "
We boarded at piraeus on time with no problems, excellent service, great seats and food highly recommend.
Reviewed 19 August 2016 by Andrew who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"Sweet sailing "
I paid the extra money to get the fast ferry from Athens to Santorini and would definitely say that it is worth it. Not just for the time saved- which is significant- but also because the ferry is newer and less bumpy. I was impressed with the facilities on the ferry and the fact that I was allocated a seat, a welcome sight after waiting in the sun for a while before boarding. My friends got the slow ferry and totally regretted their decision.
Reviewed 19 July 2016 by Kerry who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"Pleasant short journey. "
It was a nice experience catching the ferry to and from Heraklion, Crete. The journey was short and sweet. Embarking and descending the ship was extremely quick and easy. The experience on board the vessel was quite pleasant; modern and airy but the only negative aspect was the fact that it was cold due to the air conditioning.
Reviewed 13 July 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"Easy to use"
Easy booking on-line, good service. Great journey.
Reviewed 12 July 2016 by Janet who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
Puntual, good attention. There are not internet service in the ferry
Reviewed 12 July 2016 by Daniel who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"Great uneventful journey"
Perfectly on time, good organisation, great seating (we were in VIP area but normal class looked perfectly fine also). Mediocre pastry, but, being French, we are particularly demanding on the subject.
Reviewed 07 July 2016 by Celine who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
Staff very helpful, plenty of options for food & drinks although a bit pricey. Ferry ran ahead of time on outward and return journeys. Would recommend this service
Reviewed 07 July 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"Very good trip"
Really good trip, seats are confortable, good facilities
Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Damien who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
Very good service albeit a bit expensive (Did book last minute though)
Reviewed 25 May 2016 by Katie who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"Very good service. "
A very fast reliable ship , clean , new paint work. Looks good. Enjoyable trip thank you
Reviewed 21 May 2016 by Richard who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
everything went well with the only exception that the ferry was late in both trips from Mykonos - Paros and vice versa. Staff quite competent and standards of the ferry quite high, I definitely recommend it to anyone to travel with it.
Reviewed 10 May 2016 by Maria who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
Yes the ferry was quick and efficient. It was clean and it left on time. Prices were good also.
Reviewed 09 May 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
Great, fast ferry from Heraklion to Thira. We were disappointed we couldn't stand on the deck until we realized how fast the ship moved - too fast to stand on deck!! The chairs were very comfortable and the staff helpful and extremely efficient. We were quite impressed at how quickly they managed to get people off and on in Thira. We'll definitely travel this ferry next time.
Reviewed 15 October 2015 by Molly who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed
"High speed ferry"
Had a great time on the high speed ferry. We sat in first class which was nice. It was a nice break from busses and taxis.
Reviewed 12 October 2015 by Kate who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed