Start your journey by ferry from Athens to Tinos, arrive in an Cycladic island, with interesting archaeological sites and picturesque traditional villages!
At Tinos, you will find some of the most pristine beaches in the Cyclades, and very picturesque villages that are still active, Tinos Town (Chora) being the largest and the main port of the island The island has wonderful natural areas, fields of wildflowers, lush groves, and rugged hillsides, perfect places for summer walks.
Whatever your reason for visiting Tinos, this amazing Greek island has tons to offer. From stunning villages to beautiful, quiet beaches, it turned out to be one of our favourite Greek islands so far.
Depart for one of the most tranquil and unspoilt islands in Cyclades and book your tickets in advance as this destination is in high demand especially during the summer months!
Athens to Tinos ferry distance
The ferry distance between the port of Rafina in Athens and Tinos is 62 nautical miles (around 114 km).
Athens to Tinos ferry time
The ferry time from Athens to Tinos can be from 2 to 4 hours depending on the vessel type and its scheduled itinerary.
Athens to Tinos ferry schedule
The Athens to Tinos ferry connection is frequent throughout the whole year with up to 7 daily sailings in the summer months and 1 or 2 crossings per day in the winter season. The earliest ferry departs from Rafina around 07.00 and the latest from 19.00 to 21.30 depending on the season. Depending on the type of ferry you choose, you can get to Tinos in as little as 2 hours. Larger ferries will generally take between 3 and 4 hours from Athens to Tinos.
Athens to Tinos ferry types
There are two basic ferry types for the route from Athens to Tinos, the conventional ones and the high speed vessels.
Regular car ferries take more travel time but they are definitely the most popular and cheapest ones. Especially on day trips, normal ferries are a relaxing and enjoyable way to make the Athens - Tinos trip, with all the fantastic Aegean sea views and the sea breeze someone can feel from the decks.
High speed ferry tickets are more expensive but the travel time is almost half! Occasionally there are high speed ferries from Athens to Tinos available that can transport vehicles.
Helpful tips for your ferry trip from Athens to Tinos
- The port of Rafina can get quite busy in the summer, so we recommend that you arrive at least 1 hr before departure
- The island of Tinos is a very popular destination for summer vacation, so book your tickets in advance through our online booking engine and enjoy your ferry trip
- The Rafina - Tinos ferry route is the fastest way to travel from Athens to Tinos by ferry
- Tinos island for a short break, or to visit as a starting point on a Greek island-hopping trip
- You can discover island-hopping options from Andros to nearby islands, such as Andros, Mykonos and Syros