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Ferry from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus)

On average there are 2 weekly sailings between Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus). This ferry route is operated by Blue Star Ferries. Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferries cost between £54 and £433, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferries.

Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Times

The first Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferry typically departs from Symi (Simi) at around 17:25. The last ferry usually departs at 19:40.

How long is the ferry from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus)?

Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 16h 41m. The fastest sailings are approximately 14h 10m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Operator Schedules

On average there is around 2 weekly ferry sailings from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus). These sailings are provided by Blue Star Ferries. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables may differ by season.

Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Prices

Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferry prices typically range between £54* and £433*. The average price is typically £110*. The cheapest Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferry prices start from £55*. The average price for a foot passenger is £55*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus)?

The distance between Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 301.9 miles (485.9km) or 262.4 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferry?

No, ferry operators currently do not allow cars to travel on sailings between Symi (Simi) and Athens (Piraeus)

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus)?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Blue Star Ferries between Symi (Simi) and Athens (Piraeus).

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus)?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus) with Blue Star Ferries. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Dodecanese Islands to Athens page.
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Symi (Simi) - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Blue Star Ferries
Average Price £163*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 16h 26m
Fastest Sailing Duration 14h 10m
First Ferry 17:20
Last Ferry 19:40
Distance 262 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Symi to Piraeus?

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

Symi to Piraeus ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Symi to Piraeus is £109. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Symi to Piraeus?

There is 1 ferry operator for Symi to Piraeus and this is
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Symi to Piraeus?

Book ferries from Symi to Piraeus 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 Symi to Piraeus?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Symi to Piraeus with
  • Blue Star Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Symi to Piraeus?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Symi to Piraeus with
  • Blue Star Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Symi to Piraeus?

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 Piraeus from Symi?

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

Symi Athens (Piraeus) Ferry reviews

  • "Great way to travel"

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

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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.

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    '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.

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Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Dodecanese Islands and is located around 40 km to the north west of the island of Rhodes and 420 km from the Port of Piraeus. Symi's closest neighbours are the Datca and Bozburun peninsulars of Mugla Province in Turkey. The island's terrain is mainly mountainous and its coastline is made up of either beaches and secluded coves, or rocky cliffs. Located on the north east coast of the island is its main town, also called Symi. The lower town is the area around the harbour, called Yialos, and the upper town is called Horio or Ano Symi. There isn't a great deal to see or do on the island, and this is perhaps where its charm is. Apart from lazing on the beach or swimming in its crystal clear waters the Monastery of the Archangel Panormitis, which is an early 18th century Greek Orthodox monastery built on the coast in the south west of the country, is worth visiting. Overlooking Ano Symi is the Kastro which was built by the Knights of St. John as an expansion of a Byzantine castle on the same site. Quite a bit of the structure remains and there are also signs of an ancient citadel on which two later castles were built.

Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.

Symi to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 09:35 16 hours 5 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 10:40 17 hours 10 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 19:40 12:00 16 hours 20 minutes Sat

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