Athens (Piraeus)
Ferry to Crete
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Athens to Crete Ferry Times

The first ferry departs around 10:00 and the last ferry departs at around 22:00. The average sailing time is approximately 8h 40m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 8h 0m. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

How long is the Athens to Crete ferry?

Ferry sail durations on the Piraeus - Chania ferry route can take around 8 hours and 40 minutes in duration, but sail times can change throughout, due to numerous reasons, such as changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, 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.

How much is the Athens to Crete ferry?

Ferry price from Athens – Chania can range between £46 and £273 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £89, prices can range between £46 and £168. The average price with a car is £159. Car prices can range between £110 and £308. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can vary from season to season. Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

How far is it from Athens to Crete?

The distance for the ferry Athens to Crete is approximately 155.6 miles (250.4km) or 135.2 nautical miles for the mariners!

Piraeus to Chania Ferry Operator Schedules

There are around 17 weekly ferry sailings from Piraeus to Chania. Anek Superfast offer up to 10 sailings per week, while Minoan Lines provide 7 sailings per week. The ferry route is serviced by 3 ferry operators, including Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries, and Minoan Lines. During the high season, ferry timetables often increase.

Can I travel on a car ferry from Piraeus and Chania?

Yes, Anek Superfast allows vehicles on board for ferries between Piraeus and Chania. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries on this route.

Can I travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Piraeus and Chania?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Anek Superfast between Piraeus and Chania.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Piraeus and Chania?

Unfortunately, pets are not able to travel on the Piraeus to Chania ferry.

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Athens (Piraeus) - Chania Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Anek Superfast, Blue Star Ferries & Minoan Lines
Average Price £229*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 8
Average Sailing Duration 8h 40m
Fastest Sailing Duration 8h 0m
First Ferry 10:00
Last Ferry 22:00
Distance 135 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Chania?

The ferry crossing time from Piraeus to Chania is approximately 7h 10m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Chania?

Piraeus to Chania ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Chania is £230. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Chania?

There are 3 popular ferry operators for Piraeus to Chania. These are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Superfast
  • SeaJets

How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Chania?

Book ferries from Piraeus to Chania through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

How far is Chania from Piraeus?

The distance between Piraeus to Chania is approximately 135 nautical Miles.

Piraeus Guide

Embark on a Grecian odyssey starting from Piraeus ferry port, a bustling gateway that seamlessly blends maritime tradition with modern vibrancy. Piraeus serves as the perfect launchpad to explore the ancient splendors of Athens, with iconic landmarks like the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Archaeological Museum beckoning history enthusiasts. Stroll through the charming Plaka district or visit the bustling central market for a taste of local life. Annually, the city celebrates with the Piraeus Carnival, a vibrant event filled with parades and cultural performances. From Piraeus, the Greek islands are just a ferry ride away, and the port's extensive network facilitates easy travel to destinations like Crete, the Cyclades, and the Dodecanese. For travel to Athens city center, the efficient metro system is a traveler's best bet, with the green line connecting directly to Piraeus station. Buses are also available, providing convenient access to various parts of the city. Whether you're setting sail to idyllic islands or delving into historic streets, Piraeus ferry port is your starting point for an unforgettable Grecian adventure.

Chania Guide

Chania Ferry Port serves as your gateway to the enchanting island of Crete, a destination where ancient history and stunning natural beauty converge. This picturesque city is a treasure trove of attractions, including the iconic Venetian Harbour with its lighthouse, and the maze-like old town streets filled with vibrant shops and cafes. History buffs will be drawn to the Archaeological Museum of Chania and the ancient ruins of Aptera. For nature enthusiasts, the Samaria Gorge offers a spectacular day hike. Whilst Chania itself doesn't host major annual festivals, the city comes alive with cultural events throughout the summer months. Conveniently, from Chania Ferry Port, travellers can easily access other parts of Crete by bus or hire a car for greater flexibility. The port is well-connected, with frequent bus services to Chania city centre ensuring a seamless transition from sea to city. Whether you're seeking Cretan culture, gastronomy, or simply a relaxing beach holiday, the ferry from Athens to Crete is the perfect starting point.

Piraeus to Chania Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 21:00 06:00 9 hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 22:00 06:00 8 hours Thu
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