Ferry from Kos to Athens

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

Board on the ferry from Kos to Athens and approach an attractive tourist destination, one of the most impressives ancient cities and the capital of Greece!

Kos is one of the most popular destinations of the Dodecanese island complex.
Kos island lies between the islands of Nisyros and Kalymnos, close to the coasts of Asia Minor. A perfect area for holidays. It is the greenest and most fertile island of the group and the second most touristy and popular island after cosmopolitan Rhodes.There is a regular ferry to Kos island from Piraeus port, the main port of Athens. There are 2 ports in Kos, Kos town and Mastihari.

Except for the capital of Greece, Athens is also a transportation hub, as it has an International Airport and it is located so close to the port of Piraeus, the main gateway to the islands. In the region of Attica, there are two more ports, Rafina and Lavrion, that also serve ferries to the Greek islands.

Depart from the beautiful Dodecanese island and book your ferry tickets in advance as this destination is in high demand especially during the summer months!

Kos to Athens ferry distance 

The ferry distance between the port of Kos to Piraeus in Athens is 187 nautical miles (approximately 346km).

Kos to Athens ferry time 

The ferry time from Kos to Athens takes approx. from 9 hr to 14 hr.

Kos to Athens ferry schedule 

There is normally at least 1 daily ferry crossing from Kos to Piraeus throughout the year. Frequency increases during summer, with 2 ferries departing on certain days.
The earliest ferry from Kos to Athens departs at around 13.00 and arrives at 00:30. The latest departure is usually at midnight, with the ferry arriving at about 11:30 in the morning.

Helpful information for your ferry trip from Kos to Athens 

  • Make sure to be in Kos 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 dock from Kos is the E1
  • In our Kos page you will be able to find information about public transport and how you can reach the port
  • Use our online booking system to check the available timetables, compare prices and book the route, vessel and accommodation on board you prefer
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