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"Got us there but a bit disappointing"
Be warned that there is no sign within the gate area telling you where your ferry is leaving from, and also that the company name on your ferry may be be quite different from the company that sold you the ticket. You just have to ask everyone in sight for 'the ferry to X' and leave plenty of time to negotiate the slight chaos. The actual journey was smooth and uneventful, though having expected to be able to watch the sea- and landscape, we were very disappointed to find out that seats were assigned and we were in the centre and couldn't see anything outside as we sailed along. But ferry was clean, staff were efficient, timing was OK (about 15 minutes off departing and leaving).Read More Read Less
"Ermioni - Piraeus, 4th Aug 2016"
Excellent service, helpful staff and on time
'Flyingcat' travelled on FlyingcatRead More Read Less
The Piraeus Ermioni ferry route connects Athens with Greece. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Hellenic Seaways. The crossing operates up to 21 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 10 minutes.
Piraeus Ermioni sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.
The Greek town of Ermioni is located in the Peloponnese region, and lies across a peninsular and is surrounded by sea on both sides. This gives the town the feeling of an island town whilst having all of the benefits of being located on the Greek mainland. The town has been inhabited since at least the time of Homer but during the Classic era it was well known for its shipbuilding and for the production of porphyra, a important red dye which was used for colouring the uniforms of many armies including that of Alexander the Great.
Today the town is a major tourist destination and small port. The old town was built on a hillside and has lovely views of the surrounding nearby islands and fertile agricultural land where pomegranates, citrus fruits and olives are grown. The bay that sits below the town is the location of the town's natural harbour where fishermen can often be observed cleaning their nets and where visitors will find a number of shops and cafes. Mandraki, to the south, offers a good selection of quay side restaurants, bars and traditional Tavernas with their octopuses hanging outside to dry in the sun.