Taking the ferry from Athens to Spetses, you approach one of the most visited Saronic Islands, ideal even for a day trip, with every day departures and arrivals!
The Greek island of Spetses is part of the Saronic group of islands and is known for its long association with the navy and is famous for the part it played in the 1821 War of Independence.
The island's harbour is at Dapia and is the tourist and commercial hub of the island and it is from here that lovely horse drawn carriage tours around the island can be taken which take in the many examples of mansions that line pretty narrow cobbled streets.
Depart for the beautiful Saronic Island and book your tickets in advance as this destination is in high demand especially during the summer months!
Athens to Spetses ferry distance
The ferry distance from the port of Piraeus to Spetses translates to 46 nautical miles (86 km)
Athens to Spetses ferry time
The ferry time from Athens to Spetses lasts 2.5 hours with the speedboat.
Athens to Spetses ferry schedule
There is a daily ferry to Spetses from Piraeus port, the main port of Athens. The ferry schedule from Athens to Spetses takes about 2 hours and 20 mins and also stops in other ports of the Saronic Gulf, such as Hydra, Ermioni, Poros and Porto Heli. The ferry to Spetses can be either flying dolphin or catamaran. There are 6 daily ferry crossings from Piraeus to Spetses. The earliest ferry usually departs at 08:30 and arrives at around 10:20. The last scheduled trip is at 22:00, reaching the port of Spetses at almost 00:20, after midnight.
Helpful information for your ferry trip from Athens to Spetses
- Make sure to be in Piraeus port at least one hour before departure in order to have enough time to reach the appropriate gate for check-in and embarkation
- In the port of Piraeus, the gate from where ferries leave for Spetses is the E8, which is about a 7-minute walk from the train station in Piraeus
- Arrange a day trip to the nearby islands from Spetses to other islands of the Saronic Gulf such as Agistri, Aegina, Poros and Hydra