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We traveled to Athens from Mykonos on blue star ferries Aug 2016. The ferry was was very comfortable and professionally run. It was clean and had a varitiy of food choices to keep our family of 5 happy! I would recommend This journey
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It was great .In Mykonos there are two ports, the new one and the old, the company travel from the new one which is not near from town centre, you have to take a bus (about 15 min), in this there is no option to leave the luggage.The old port is in town centre and you can leave there your luggage, the connexion beetween both ports is good, there are bus every 30 min.In the new port there are ticket office where you can reclaim your tickets and it's enough to stay there 30 min before.
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"modern ship, comfortable and on time"
The ship is modern, equipped with suitable access to all passengers. We arrived on time at the port of Piraeus and above the pier closest to the train (some docks are a 20 minute walk from the train).
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"Go Business Class"
Definitely worth the extra cash. Great service.
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The Mykonos Piraeus ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Athens and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 8 times per week, SeaJets 7 times per week & the Golden Star Ferries service is available up to 7 times per week.
There are a combined 22 sailings available per week on the Mykonos Piraeus crossing between Cyclades Islands and Athens and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Forming one of the Cyclades group of islands, the island of Mykonos lies between the islands of Tinos, Paros and Naxos. The main town on the island, also called Mykonos (or Chora to the locals), has typically Cycladic architecture on display with its white washed houses with painted blue windows, pretty narrow streets and pebble-stoned pavements and small white chapels with sky blue cupolas. Many visitors choose to simply take a stroll through Chora, the old port, Little Venice and the Castle to take in the charm of the town. The island in general has a lively nightlife and is sometimes referred to as the "Ibiza of Greece" as a result of its summer club scene which is a major draw for thousands of tourists each year.
The island has two ports. The old Mykonos harbour is where passenger ferries arrive and the New Port of Tourlos is where mostly cruise ships dock. Ferry services from Mykonos depart to Piraeus and Rafina on the Greek mainland and to the other islands in the Cyclades, the Dodecanese islands and to Crete. Conventional and high speed ferries operate to and from the island.
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.