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"Not so practical"
An impersonal crossing (you cannot see the sea), but quick enough. The inbound journey is always late. For example Folegandros/Pireus: 2 to 4 hours delay for a 3.30h journey. Ad a result, you arrive at 2am or 3am. In the end, it's better to take a good old, charming and maybe dilapidated ferry, which costs half as much.
'Seajet2' travelled on Seajet2Read More Read Less
"Trip Piraeus Fologandros"
It worked very well, comfortable seats. The ferry was full and we had a bit of problems with the luggages but, considering the high season, I reckon that it was normal.
'Superjet' travelled on SuperjetRead More Read Less
The Piraeus Folegandros ferry route connects Athens with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. SeaJets operate their crossing up to 7 times per week, Zante Ferries 5 times per week & the Golden Star Ferries service is available up to 7 times per week.
There are a combined 19 sailings available per week on the Piraeus Folegandros crossing between Athens and Cyclades Islands 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.
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 island of Folegandros is part of the Cyclades group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea. The island, who derives its name from the son of King Minos, is popular with visitors who like its unspoilt beaches, crystal clear waters and traditional architecture. Popular attractions on the island include the whitewashed Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary which overlooks the town of Hora, or Chora, and is reached by walking along a stone path. It is said that the church was built on the site of an ancient temple and contains ancient inscriptions and statues. The silver plated icon of the Virgin Mary, which according to tradition is miraculous, is paraded around the town in a procession that takes place every year on Easter Sunday.
The island's harbour is located at Karavostasis which is the perfect departure point for trips to the beaches of Vitzetzo, Hohlidia, Livadi and Pountaki. From the port there are ferry departures to the port of Piraeus, Rafini, the other islands of the Cyclades, the Dodecanese islands, Crete and Rhodes.