Piraeus to Chania Ferry

Connecting the port city of Piraeus on the coast of Greece with the city of Chania on the island of Crete, this ferry route provides an essential link that connects the mainland of Greece with the popular island of Crete. From the city of Piraeus, part of the Athens urban sprawl, and the largest port not only in Greece, but in the whole of Europe, and has its own unique historical sites and architecture that makes it completely separate to Athens and the rest of Greece, to the city of Chania, the second largest city on the island of Crete, and home to an array of different historical sites, from Ancient Greece, to the classic Venetian buildings that have made this city the beauty that is known as today.

With up to 19 ferries running per week, provided by 2 ferry operators, and with sail times of between 6 hours and 30 minutes, and 9 hours, there are plenty of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

Piraeus to Chania sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Piraeus - Chania Ferry Operators

  • Minoan Lines
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 6 hr 30 min
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  • Anek Superfast

Average Piraeus Chania Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Piraeus Chania route is a car and 2 passengers.

Piraeus Chania Ferry reviews

  • "Pleasant journey "

    Good service ,very clean boat and relatively fast! Staff very helpful and polite. Pleasant experience overall.

    'Antonios' travelled Piraeus Chania with Minoan Lines on Mykonos Palace

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  • "So Different from the '70s!"

    I have been travelling to Crete for more years than I care to remember, and although the fares have steadily increased over the years the quality of service has improved even more. They have also invested in modern ferries, this one took just 7.5 hours, I seem to remember that it used to take 12. The ride despite rough weather was smooth. The quality of the food is good, this time we ate in the A la Carte restaurant as a treat, the food was excellent, very generous portions and a reasonable selection. The cost is not excessive, 2 courses and a bottle of wine was around €35 so not cheap but certainly better value than the food on most cross channel ferries. The only downside to these High Speed Cats is that there is limited access to outside deck space

    'Peter T' travelled Piraeus Chania with Minoan Lines on Mykonos Palace

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  • "Athens to Crete easy sailing. "

    Boarding is far less formal than Cross Channel Ferries. Your arrive, you board your on!! The ships are bigger with more of an atmosphere to them. Food, as on all ferries, is expensive but the quality and variety is good and the staff very friendly, our cabin was clean and roomy. The sailing was very punctual and comfortable.

    'Christopher' travelled Piraeus Chania with Anek Superfast on Olympic Champion

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  • "A pleasant surprise"

    The boarding at Praeus was a fraught affair in the middle of a thunderstrom with little time to spare we discoverd that what we ahd printd out from Direct Ferries was not the actual ticket and we had to queue at the ticket office to get those. Howevr once aboard it was like being on a luxurious cruise ship. Charming crew memebrs insisted on helping us with our luugage to our cabin, the restaurant was delightful and verybody seemd only too pleased to help. What a contrast to Irish Ferries and our own local horror known as Wightlink

    'John' travelled Piraeus Chania with Anek Superfast on Olympic Champion

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Piraeus to Chania Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this ferry route has up to 19 ferries running per week, provided by 2 ferry operators, with 12 ferries per week provided by Anek Superfast Ferries, and 7 ferries per week provided by Minoan Lines, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this ferry route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and so on, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most relevant information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.

How long does the Ferry to Chania from Piraeus take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take between 6 hours and 30 minutes, to 7 hours and 15 minutes, to 8 hours and 30 minutes, to 9 hours, and these variations are caused by numerous reasons, such as changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, different ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail. This means that all sail times that are given here are to be taken as estimates only, and be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.

Piraeus to Chania Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Chania from Piraeus will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and other such factors, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend checking out our helpful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Chania from Piraeus?

You are currently able to take your car with you on this ferry route.