Ferry from Chania to Athens

Ferry to Athens - The Academy of Athens, statue of Plato and Socrates, Athena and Apollo.

Read all you need to know about the timetables, the ferry duration and the ports of departure and arrival before you book your ferry from Chania to Athens!

Ferries from Chania to Athens operate all year round. The port of Chania is situated in the district of Souda on the northwest coast of the island. It is one of the largest natural harbors in Greece that was built in the 14th century for commercial purposes and for protection against pirates. The port of Piraeus is close to Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece and is one of the world's oldest cities, that dominates the Attica region.

Distance from Chania to Athens

The distance from Chania to Piraeus, the main port of Athens is 275 kilometers (approximately 150nautical miles).

Travel duration from Chania to Athens

Depending on the the vessel type and on external factors, such as weather conditions or changes to the route, the travel duration from Chania to Athens can vary between 8 to 9 hours.

Ferry types and schedules from Chania to Athens

There are only conventional ferries serving the route from Chania to Athens. Conventional ferries offer a garage space so as passengers are allowed to travel with a vehicle if they want to. The frequency of the routes might vary depending on the seasonality. During high season, there are at least 2 daily routes starting from the late afternoon until late night.

Where does the ferry dock in Athens?

The ferry from Chania to Athens docks only in Piraeus, the main port of Athens. Piraeus is Greece’s main gateway, located on the Saronic Gulf on the western coasts of the Aegean Sea and next to the center of the city of Piraeus. The port is also considered Europe’s biggest passenger port and a huge draw for cruise ships bringing visitors ready to explore the old city of Athens. The center of Athens is just 12 kilometers away from the port and tourists can easily reach it either by taxi, train or bus.

Useful information for your trip

  • It is highly recommended to be at the port of Chania at least 2 hours before the scheduled departure
  • Parking inside the port of Piraeus is prohibited
  • The distance from the port of Piraeus to the airport of Athens is approximately 45 minutes
  • If you have some spare time, explore the beautiful neighborhoods of Piraeus
  • The metro is the easiest way to get from the port to the center of Athens
  • Check all the available routes and compare the prices on our online platform before you book your tickets
  • In our Piraeus page you will be able to find information about public transport and how you can reach the city center
  • Book in advance your ferry from Athens to Chania
Looking for travel ideas? Explore map
Looking for travel ideas?
Explore map