Plan your trip by ferry from Athens to Serifos and visit this much loved small island of the Cyclades, by people who need some relaxation, peace and quiet!
Serifos is a part of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea. It is a remote destination, not yet discovered by mass visitors, so it is ideal for a relaxing holiday in Greece, away from the hustle and bustle!
Both Chora, the capital, and the island's villages have been built according to traditional Cycladic architecture, so expect to see whitewashed houses, cobbled streets and traditional windmills galore!
Chora, in particular, is considered one of the most picturesque capitals of the Cyclades! Perched on the slopes of a hill, the beautiful town has stunning views of the Aegean Sea, making it a great spot to watch the sunset!
Having a coastline of 81 km Serifos has a wide variety of beaches! Organized or secluded, sandy or pebbled, the island's beaches are ideal for relaxing and enjoying your privacy away from their busy Cycladic counterparts. Livadi and Livadakia are the most popular!
As for things to do in Serifos, sightseeing and hiking are the best activities. Island hopping to the nearby islands of Sifnos, Kythnos and Milos is also a must, as it is an ideal opportunity to visit more than one Cycladic island during your holiday in Greece!
Book in advance your ferry tickets for Athens to Serifos and discover all of her secrets on your own time.
Ferry distance from Athens to Serifos
The ferry distance from the port of Athens to the port of Serifos is 65 nautical miles (121km).
Athens to Serifos ferry time
From Athens to Serifos the ferry trip takes Serifos between 1h 25m - 4h 35m, depending on the type of ferry, the route and the ferry operator.
Types of vessels from Athens to Serifos
The types of ferries operating from Athens to Serifos are both conventional ferries with longer journey times and high-speed catamarans, which reduce the journey time by almost half, but at the same time increase the cost by almost twice. There are no cabins on the high-speed ferries, only comfortable airline-style seats, because the journey is short.
Ferry schedules from Athens to Serifos
The ferry schedules from Athens to Serifos are available all year round. However, during the peak season (June to September) the routes increase with at least 3-4 ferries departing from Athens to Sifnos, usually from 7.00 to 17.00.
The island is also connected by ferry, throughout the year, with the islands of the Cyclades such as Milos, Kimolos, Serifos, Kythnos, Sikinos, Ios, Folegandros, Santorini, Paros and Syros. During the summer season, the ferry services are more frequent and additional connections are added, for example to Mykonos, Naxos and Lavrio.
Where to get the ferry from Athens to Serifos
You can get the ferry to Sifnos from the port of Piraeus in Athens which is located about 15 kilometers south of the center of Athens and 45 kilometers from Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos". You can reach the port of Piraeus by car, taxi, as well as by public transport such as buses, metro and suburban railway.
The route Lavrio to Serifos is operated all year round. Tickets for this route are available for passengers as well as vehicles, such as cars and motor bikes. The trip duration from Lavrio to Serifos is 1h 25m.
Useful tips for your trip from Athens to Serifos
- The port of Piraeus is very crowded as during the peak season is usually full of travelers with several departure gates.We suggest you be at the port at least 1 hour earlier before departure for check-in and boarding procedure
- Serifos is a very popular island and the tickets for the crossing Piraeus - Serifos can sell out fast during high-season. If you are planning to travel in this period, make sure to book your tickets well in advance to find availability for the time and accommodation you prefer
- On our Serifos and Athens pages you can find all the necessary advice on how to get to and from the ports
- The geographical location of Serifos makes it an ideal starting point for island hopping in Milos, Serifos and Folegandros,Santorini etc..You can find all the connections in our page dedicated to Serifos