Greek island ferries

Greek Island ferries - Caldera view from a wonderful villa in Santorini (Thira)

The Greek island ferries are almost as many as the islands in Greece, at least the inhabited ones! The Greek archipelago consists of more than 5.000 islands and smaller isles. The number of inhabited islands varies between 160 and 230. There are several island groups which all together form the, from so many tourists from all over the world so much appreciated, Greek archipelago.

The Aegean Sea is divided in the Cyclades, Dodecanese and Sporades island group. In the Ionian Sea are the Ionian Islands, or Eptanissa (seven islands), as the Greeks call them. Furthermore, there are the islands of the Argo-Saronic Gulf and several other islands which do not belong directly to or form an island group. For example the surrounding islands of Crete, the biggest Greek island, and Euboea, the second biggest Greek island, are excluded from any kind of grouping.

In order to get detailed information about the Greek islands, please, navigate to our updated list with All Destinations!

How to get to the Greek islands

As above mentioned, there are many ferry crossing opportunities in order to get to the Greek islands. All year round, many daily ferry departures to and from the Greek islands take place. Popular destinations with frequent departures are Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Ios, Rhodes, to mention only a few. Navigate to our web pages Top Destinations and Top Routes for a more detailed overview about travelers’ most popular choices!

Another convenient and fast way to get to popular Greek island destinations is by plane. Many Greek islands have in the meanwhile their own airport. And if in some few cases not so, then just land by airplane on a near to your final destination located island and then continue by ferry.


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