Athens (Piraeus)
Symi
Ferry to Dodecanese Islands
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Athens (Piraeus) Symi Ferry

The Athens (Piraeus) Symi ferry route connects Athens with Dodecanese Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Blue Star Ferries. The crossing operates up to 4 times each week with sailing durations from around 14 hours 40 minutes.

Athens (Piraeus) Symi 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.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Athens to Dodecanese Islands page.
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Athens (Piraeus) - Symi (Simi) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Blue Star Ferries
Average Price £227*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 16h 3m
Fastest Sailing Duration 14h 25m
First Ferry 14:00
Last Ferry 18:00
Distance 262 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 Symi?

    The ferry crossing time from Piraeus to Symi is approximately 14h 40m. 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 Symi?

    Piraeus to Symi ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Symi is £310. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Symi?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Piraeus to Symi and this is
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Symi?

    Book ferries from Piraeus to Symi 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 Symi?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Piraeus to Symi with
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Piraeus to Symi?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Piraeus to Symi with
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Piraeus to Symi?

    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
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How far is Symi from Piraeus?

    The distance between Piraeus to Symi is approximately 262 nautical Miles.

Athens (Piraeus) Symi Ferry reviews

  • "Great way to travel"

    We just love these ferries, visiting various islands is possible with ease and comfort.

    'Diagoras' travelled on Diagoras

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  • "Tilos to Rhodes ferry - diagrams blue star ferry"

    Have got to say it was an enjoyable way to leave dream island. The ship and its facilities were first class.

    'Diagoras' travelled on Diagoras

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  • "Holiday"

    Perfect.

    'Diagoras' travelled on Diagoras

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  • "Great trip"

    The Diagoras is a large modern comfortable ferry. We were only on it for three and a half hours so cannot comment on cabins, but the corridors all looked immaculate. We had a lovely dinner in the dining room and a very pleasant trip from Rhodes to Tilos.

    'Diagoras' travelled on Diagoras

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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.


Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Southern Dodecanese and is located to the north of the island of Rhodes and is close to the coast of south west Turkey. The island is around 13 km in length, north to south, and about 8 km east to west and has a total land area of around 70 sq. km. The four main areas on the island are Yialos, which is where the island's main harbour is located, Chorio is the top town, Pedi Bay is the valley that is located below Chorio and Nimborios is the bay and settlement that lies to the north of Yialos. Also on the island is the small village of Marathounda and the Monastery at Panormitis.

There are a number of popular sites across the island and includes a number of old churches and monasteries with one worth visiting being the Church of Constantinos and Eleni on the southern slopes of the Vigla which has lovely gardens and terraces. Also on the island, and built by the Knights of St. John in the 14th century, is the Monastery of the Archangel Michael at Roukouniotis which was built on the site of a 5th century monastery, which itself was built on the site of a pre-Christian temple.


Piraeus to Symi Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 08/04/2024 and 14/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 12:00 04:40 16 hours 40 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 15:00 07:15 16 hours 15 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 15:00 07:30 16 hours 30 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 18:00 08:50 14 hours 50 minutes Sat

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