Greek ferries

Greek ferries - Greek flag on ferry, traveling to Greek Islands

Check all Greek ferries from Greece to Italy for passengers and vehicles with current schedules and timetables as well as some popular routes!

Traveling with the Greek ferries makes every ferry trip a one-of-a-kind experience. By crossing the deep blue waters of the Aegean and Ionian Sea, under the wide and shiny Greek sky, one feels himself connected again with the world, so the testimonials of most travelers. Carriers in Greece are not to be less honored for this achieved state-of-mind. Since the ancient years, the Greek marine was extraordinary well equipped. This is still so! State-of-the-art conventional and high speed vessels connect not only the Greek Islands and mainland, but also Greece with Italy and Turkey.

Why book a ferry

Except for the obvious, that sea travel is the cheapest choice, there are plenty of other reasons that you should consider booking a ferry for your vacation. 

  • Ferries are more comfortable, with many more accommodation options than airplanes and there are no luggage restrictions or extra charges!
  • They provide garages so as you can bring your vehicle with you
  • Big conventional vessels, are less prone to cancellations due to bad weather conditions
  • You can stand up, strech, have a snack at the onboard restaurant, wander on the open deck or use the free WiFi to surf the net
  • Generally, the feeling while traveling with a ferry is unique and your holidays start by the time you get on board
  • They are more CO2 efficient than any other forms of transport

Greek carriers

There are several Greek carriers which operate both in the Aegean and Ionian Seas. However, ferry tickets get rapidly exhausted due to the high demand, especially in summer months. In addition, it is advisable that you book your ferry tickets in advance in order to secure them. Have in mind though, that you may find a difficulty in finding availability during Greek holidays, such as on Easter, thus, a little research before booking will save you from last moment's disappointment.

Check out all of our Greek carriers in order to get detailed information regarding schedules, offers, accommodation, fleet and embarkation!

Vessel types

There are 3 basic vessel types ready for use in order to travel to the Greek Islands. These are:

  • The conventional ferries, which are big and suitable for longer journeys. They offer many facilities and amenities on board, like restaurants, shops, spacious lounges, open decks and garages. They also are the cheapest ones
  • The high-speed vessels, that are preferred for a faster travel in exchange of a little higher price
  • Flying-dolphins/catamarans. They have the capability of carrying a small amount of passengers in short trips, due to their light weight, such as from Athens/Piraeus to the islands of the Saronic Gulf (Aegina, Agistri, Poros, Spetses, Hydra). They are the less comfortable but guarantee a fast and reliable trip

Popular Greek islands

It is not an easy task when it is about selecting which island of Greece to visit this summer! There is a big variety to choose from and each one brings to the table a different story. Probably, the most famous islands are those of the Cyclades Complex, southeastern of Athens. Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Milos, Ios and Santorini are some of the most well-known Cycladic Islands, with their whitewashed houses dominating by the time you see them on the horizon. On the other hand, you cannot put aside the Dodecanese, with their medieval ruins and immense history. The most visited ones are Rhodes, Kos, Karpathos and Astypalea. Moving on, there are the Sporades and North Aegean Islands, greeny, with crystal clear waters and vivid towns. Pay a visit to Skiathos, Skopelos, Ikaria, Samos, Lesvos and Limnos and connect with nature while living your best vacation. On the west side of the Greek mainland, you will find the Ionian Islands, influenced by the western civilization. The most famous of the seven are Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Lefkada. Last but not least, Greece owns two massive islands which provide diversity and can keep someone busy for days. These are Evia and Crete and they surely pay off if you have enough time to explore them.

Popular routes with Greek ferries

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Schedules & timetables

The Greek ferries schedules and timetables provide all year round detailed route information about all Greek island (Greek Island Ferries) and mainland destinations (Piraeus, Rafina, Lavrio, Agios Konstantinos, Volos, Kavala, Thessaloniki, Patras, Kyllini, Gythion). Apart from the Greek domestic ferry schedules, the international ferry schedules include all available routes that connect Greece with Italy and with Turkey.

Through the above booking engine you can search for all schedules and timetables of the Greek ferries in real-time!

Harbors & ports

Greek ferries harbors and ports are due to the geographical structure of the Greek archipelago plenty. Daily all year round ships embark and disembark on a frequent basis with thousands of passengers. Apparently, bigger than the island ports are the ones on the mainland of Greece. Through the below ferry port search engine you can find detailed port information and how to reach them by different kinds of transportation!


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