Book a ferry from Piraeus to Chania and spend a few days in this beautiful medieval town in Crete that has some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece!
Chania is the capital of the island of Crete, located at the westernmost side of Crete and is a small picturesque city with influences from the Ottoman, the Venetians and the Egyptians.
The history of Chania dates back to antiquity as during 3,000-2,800 BC the old port was used by the ancient Minoans as a commercial crossroad of the whole continent. A stroll through the old town of Chania and the narrow alleys will amaze you with its well preserved historical buildings and monuments, the little churches and the gorgeous Venetian mansions. The city center is full of attractions, archaeological museums, bars, cafes and restaurants with excellent cuisines with the worldwide famous cretan products.
The turkish quarters near the square of Splantia and the picturesque Venetian port with the Egyptian lighthouse are also worth visiting. Despite the mass tourism the old city retains its distinctive Venetian and Turkish architecture intact.
Besides the many places for sightseeing Chania has numerous enchanting beaches with blue crystal clear waters, golden sand, white and colorful pebbles, either secluded or well organized.
Start planning your holidays and book in advance your ferry tickets to Chania from Piraeus as it welcomes millions of people every year.
Piraeus to Chania ferry timetables and schedule
The island of Crete is one of the most visited in Greece and the port of Souda in Chania is one of the busiest ports. Therefore, during high season (summer months) when the demand is higher there are more than 2-3 daily routes connecting the mainland to the island of Crete (Athens to Chania ferry) and during the winter months there are usually 1-2 sailings per day but in both cases there are departures all year round.
All the ferries that serve this connection offer a garage for passengers that want to travel with their cars, a variety of accommodation options and entertainment options, bars and restaurants. For more accurate information and results on the timetables we suggest you visit our platform.
Piraeus to Chania ferry time
Depending on the ferry operator the travel duration from Piraeus to Chania can vary between 8 hours and 30 minutes and 10 hours.
Piraeus to Chania ferry distance
The distance between the port of Piraeus ( the main port of Athens) and the port of Souda in Chania is approximately 150 nautical miles (277km).
Helpful information for your ferry trip from Piraeus to Chania
- In our Piraeus and Chania pages you will be able to find information about public transport, how you can reach the port and the Piraeus to Chania ferry prices
- Take some more time to explore the entire island of Crete
- The port of Piraeus is a busy port so make sure you are there at least 1-2 hours before embarkation
- For a more convenient trip we suggest you book a cabin