Athens (Piraeus)
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Athens (Piraeus) to Spetses Ferry

The Athens to Spetses ferry route is available with 2 operators and runs all year round. The crossing from Athens to Spetses is approximately 2 hours and 33 minutes on ferries operating this route. The duration for the Athens to Spetses ferry can vary between 1 hour 50 minutes and 3 hours 10 minutes depending on the weather conditions and the operator that you choose to travel with.

Athens to Spetses Ferry Schedule

There are 48 sailings per week from Athens to Spetses. Hellenic Seaways offer up to 5 daily sailings and Alpha Lines offer up to 13 sailings per week. Please note that ferry timetables can often increase during the high season.

Athens to Spetses Ferry Time

The earliest ferry leaves Piraeus port at around 08:00 and the last ferry leaves at around 22:00. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Athens to Spetses

The fastest ferry from Athens to Spetses is with Alpha Lines in 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Can I book a cabin on the ferry from Athens to Spetses?

Yes, cabins are available on ferries from Athens to Spetses with Hellenic Seaways.

Are pets allowed on the Athens Spetses ferry?

Yes, pets are welcome on ferries from Athens to Spetses with Hellenic Seaways. Passengers travelling with Hellenic Seaways should know that pets must stay on the outside deck throughout the entire crossing. Alternatively, your pet can travel in one of the kennels onboard. However, dogs must be remain on a leash and muzzled when moving around the ferry.

Athens to Spetses Ferry Price

Ferry price from Piraeus – Spetses can range between £79 and £246 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £158, prices can range between £79 and £246. All ferry prices can vary from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Cheap Ferry Athens to Spetses

Discover the cheapest ferry tickets available by using our deal finder. We suggest that to book in advance for the best possible prices and availability on the Athens Spetses ferry.

With 7 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative routes to explore if you require additional flexibility.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Athens to Saronic Islands page.
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Athens (Piraeus) - Spetses Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Alpha Lines & Hellenic Seaways
Average Price £155*
Average Daily Sailings 6
Average Weekly Sailings 39
Average Sailing Duration 2h 36m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 50m
First Ferry 08:00
Last Ferry 19:30
Distance 47 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Spetses?

    The ferry crossing time from Piraeus to Spetses is approximately 2h 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 Spetses?

    Piraeus to Spetses ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Spetses is £116.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Spetses?

    There are 2 popular ferry operators for Piraeus to Spetses. These are
    • Hellenic Seaways
    • Alpha Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Spetses?

    Book ferries from Piraeus to Spetses through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Piraeus to Spetses?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Piraeus to Spetses with
    • Hellenic Seaways
    • Alpha Lines
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Piraeus to Spetses?

    No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Piraeus to Spetses?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • How far is Spetses from Piraeus?

    The distance between Piraeus to Spetses is approximately 47 nautical Miles.

Athens (Piraeus) Spetses Ferry reviews

  • "Cannot fault"

    Cannot fault them, prompt arrival at the quay, efficiently docked and boarded by professional staff who knew what they were doing, crossing was smooth and on time, definitely recommend

    'Flyingcat' travelled on Flyingcat

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  • "Excellent service. "

    Staff were excellent. All wearing masks and reminding passengers to wear masks. Vessel was extremely clean. Trip was punctual. I didn’t have anything to eat but looked like a good range of snacks available. 

    'Flyingcat' travelled on Flyingcat

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  • "Ferry On time. Both Ways"

    The ferry was ontime on our round trip passage in Greece. the staff is amazingly fast in loading and unloading passengers. and very helpful

    'Flyingcat' travelled on Flyingcat

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  • "Feedback"

    Excellent . Unbelievable how punctual and efficient the ferry workings are 

    'Flyingcat' travelled on Flyingcat

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Athens (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.

Spetses Guide

The Greek island of Spetses is part of the Saronic group of islands and is known for its long association with the navy and is famous for the part it played in the 1821 War of Independence. It was on the island that the revolution flag was hoisted in April 1821. The island has managed to retain a degree of its Greek charm and atmosphere visible to all are some lovely example of well preserved grand captain's mansions which bear testament to the island's past.

The island's harbour is at Dapia and is the tourist and commercial hub of the island and it is from here that lovely horse drawn carriage tours around the island can be taken which take in the many examples of mansions that line pretty narrow cobbled streets. September is perhaps the best time to visit the island when "Armata" takes place. This is a re-enactment of a naval battle that has taken place every year since 1931. A popular attraction on the island is the Church of Agios Nikolaos and was the former resting place of Paul Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, who came to Greece to fight to fight alongside the Greeks. It is reported that his body was kept in a barrel of rum for three years.

Piraeus to Spetses Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 27/11/2023 and 03/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Hellenic Seaways 09:00 12:10 3 hours 10 minutes Everyday
Hellenic Seaways 17:00 20:00 3 hours Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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