Passengers who are traveling with the Rafina ferries are departing from one of the largest ports in Greece located in the eastern suburbs of Athens city center!
Rafina is a beautiful suburban city eastern of the capital of Greece, Athens. After arriving to Rafina it will not be hard to see the big port with its many ships waiting to depart towards the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. It is a continuously uprising port since that more and more tourists are using it as a starting point for their summer vacation. Its big advantage is that it is easily accessible due to the fact that the big road Attiki Odos is connecting it with Athens and is also very close to Athens International Airport.
It is worth mentioning that the sooner you make your Rafina ferries booking the more possible it will be to find tickets at your desired times and dates.
Rafina Ferries Port
The Rafina port is operating many ferry crossings towards the Greek islands such as Marmari in Evia, Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Koufonisi, Santorini, Crete (Heraklion) and more. Most of the referred destinations are supported all year long while the others are seasonal and can be reached only in summer months. There are both conventional and high-speed ferries running routes with 2, 3 or even 4 crossings daily to each destination starting usually from May to late September.
Below we provide information of how to get to Rafina port in Athens depending on where you are coming from:
Athens to Rafina
In order to go from Athens to Rafina you can take advantage of the KTEL buses or taxis. The distance is about 30 km and the fastest trip time can be around 40 mins.
KTEL (Orange buses)
Use the direct KTEL (orange bus) from Athens to the port of Rafina. The journey time is ca. 50 minutes and departures take place approx. every half hour. Please find on the Official "KTEL" Website the itineraries.
Taxis are omnipresent in and about the city center of Athens on a 24/7 basis. Catch a taxi on the go or call them anytime to schedule a transportation. You can call the tel. numbers 18300, 18180 or search the web for other available taxi services.
You can also schedule a ride with a Luxury Taxi Service for sightseeing and long or short distance transfers!
Athens Airport to Rafina
Get from Athens Airport to Rafina in less than 30 mins by using the following means of transportation:
KTEL (Orange buses)
Use the direct KTEL (orange bus) from the International Airport of Athens El. Venizelos to the port of Rafina. The bus departs from the arrivals level between exit 2 and 3. The journey time is ca. 30 minutes and departures take place approx. every hour. Please find on the Official "KTEL" Website the itineraries.
In front of the Terminal is the taxi stand. Taxis are available on a 24/7 basis. The journey time to Rafina port takes approx. 30 minutes. Please check the Athens Airport Taxis for more specific information or search the web for available taxi services.
What to Do in Rafina
Rafina is a pretty suburban city next to the sea and surrounded by green nature. There are many beautiful areas and graphical cafeterias or taverns where you can spend some time relaxing before your journey to the islands. Some interesting sites in Rafina are the Kokkino Limanaki and Marikes beaches, the Rafina main and Karamanli Squares while also the Attica Zoological Park, located close to the town.