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Piraeus - Karlovassi Ferry Operators

    • 7 Sailings Weekly 7 hr 35 min
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Piraeus Karlovassi Ferry reviews

  • "Nissos Mykonos to Samos"

    The 'Nissos Mykonos' is the ONLY quality ship sailing between Athens and Samos: avoid all the others - they are simply disgusting. The 1st class lounge area was good - spoilt only by the screaming children. Something should be done about this. Fortunately, the TVs weren't blaring. The toilets were okay - but more cleanliness is still required. Overall, I would highly recommend using this ship.

    'Nissos Mykonos' travelled on Nissos Mykonos

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  • "Piraeus - Samos ferry"

    Perfect organization, reception very friendly and it was great fun riding on the ferry, really a great experience and one i will definitely make again. Thanks to Hellenic seaways and direct ferries from a happy German customer.

    'Nissos Mykonos' travelled on Nissos Mykonos

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Piraeus to Karlovassi Ferry

The Piraeus Karlovassi ferry route connects Athens with Samos. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Hellenic Seaways. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 7 hours 35 minutes.

Piraeus Karlovassi 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.

Piraeus Guide

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.


Karlovassi Guide

The tourist resort and port of Karlovassi is one of the most popular towns on the Greek island of Samos which lies in the north Aegean Sea. The island has a rich history and was home to the mathematician, Pythagoras, the astronomer Aristarchus and the philosopher Epicurus. The town is an important trading hub for the Aegean region and was home to a significant naval fleet in ancient history.

The town is in the north of the island and up until the 20th century it was perhaps best known for its tobacco manufacturing and tannery. A popular attraction in the town is the Tannery Museum which shows the town's long history in tannery which stretches back to ancient times. On display in the museum are tools and methods of leather processing and also the locations of the many tanneries that were located on Samos during the 20th century. There are some fine examples of neoclassical mansions in the town which can be seen alongside the remains of large stone factories at the "Ormos" seaside.

Ferries operating from the town's port depart to Piraeus, Chios, Fournoi, Agios Kirikos, Evdilos, Syros and Kavala.