Ferry from Athens to Sifnos

Ferry to Sifnos - Traditional greek house on Sifnos island, Greece.

Plan your trip by ferry from Athens to Sifnos and visit a typical Cycladic island with its picturesque architecture and countless hidden natural beauties!

Sifnos is located in the Aegean Sea and is part of the southwestern Cyclades between Serifos, Kimolos and Paros. Cosmopolitan and elegant but simple and traditional at the same time, Sifnos is full of contrasts for everyone to find what they are looking for.

The visitor will be delighted with a tour of the beautiful alleys of Artemonas with its magnificent neoclassical houses and the surrounding villages with their whitewashed courtyards and bougainvillea, a walk along the path to the medieval settlement of Kastro, with the Venetian loggias to enjoy the setting sun, while in Apollonia he will have the opportunity for a lot of fun. In all these visits beautiful little churches pop up sometimes on rocks in the sea and sometimes in traditional settlements giving a special touch!

The beaches will satisfy all tastes from well organized beaches in Kamares and Platis Gialos and more rocky in Panagia of Chrysopigi but also as natural as in the picturesque Vathi.

But what excites the visitor is the respect for the tradition and the customs of the island and the wonderful special traditional Sifnian flavors, such as the chickpea in clay and the mastelo!

The island's tradition of ceramics and clay items are highlighted through tasteful shops with unique items. For all this, Sifnos remains a special destination worth exploring, so book your ferry tickets in advance and enjoy your time off in Sifnos!

Ferry distance from Athens to Sifnos

The ferry distance from the port of Athens/Piraeus to the port of Sifnos is 76 nautical miles (142 km).

Athens to Sifnos ferry time

From Athens/Piraeus to Sifnos, the ferry trip takes from 3 to 5 hours, depending on the type of ferry, the route and the ferry operator.

Types of vessels from Athens to Sifnos

The types of ferries operating from Athens/Piraeus to Sifnos 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, they slightly increase the cost. There are no cabins on the high-speed ferries, only comfortable airline-style seats, because the journey is short

Ferry schedules from Athens to Sifnos

The ferry schedules from Athens/Piraeus to Sifnos 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 07.00 to 17.00.

The island is also connected by ferry, throughout the year, with the islands of the Cyclades, 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.

From where to get the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Sifnos

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 transportation services such as buses, metro and suburban railway.

Useful tips for your trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Sifnos

  • The port of Piraeus is very crowded during the peak season, thus, we suggest that you be at the port at least 1 hour earlier before departure for the check-in and boarding procedure
  • Sifnos is a very popular island and the tickets for the crossing Piraeus - Sifnos can sell out fast during high-season. If you are planning to travel in this period, make sure to book your tickets in advance to find availability for the time and accommodation you prefer
  • On our Sifnos and Piraeus pages you can find all the necessary advice on how to get to and from the ports
  • The geographical location of Sifnos makes it an ideal starting point for island hopping in Milos, Serifos and Folegandros, Serifos, Santorini etc. You can find all the connections in our page dedicated to Sifnos
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