Increase visibility and reservations
When it comes to ferries in Greece, we must emphasize the difference between the ferries that lead from Italy to Greece and the ferries to the Greek islands. Not everyone knows, for example, that the Cyclades Islands , or those of Dodecanese both in the Aegean Sea, are not directly connected from Italy by scheduled ferries: but to reach them, it is It is almost always necessary to leave from one of the port of Piraeus in Athens or other ports of the Hellenic capital.
Italian ports with ferries to Greece
The Italian ports from which ferries leave for Greece are those of the cities on the Adriatic and Ionian Seas: therefore Ancora, Venice, Bari, Brindisi. Choosing the port of departure is especially important in terms of travel time and locations reached.
From Venice and Ancora it takes up to 24 hours of crossing to reach Greece, while from the ports of Brindisi and Bari, from where the ferry takes less than ten hours to cover the route.
Ferries departing from Italy reach the Ionian islands by Corfu , Kefalonia and Zakynthos, and the mainland Greek towns of Igoumenitsa and Patras. Seasonally, weekly connections are also activated with the island of Paxos from the port of Brinidisi.
Greek Islands Ferries
Crete, the largest island, is also connected with Athens and other surrounding islands.
Connections from Athens to the Greek islands
The islands with the most connections are the Cyclades, even during the low season: just think of Santorini and Mykonos, which can boast tourist flows for most of the year, not only in summer. The dense network of internal ferries in Greece runs 12 months a year, with more trips in the high season, but each island has a weekly connection for good or bad.
When to buy ferries to the Greek islands
Tickets are sold five or six months in advance: this depends on the routes, the well-known destination, and the type of ferry: hydrofoil or slow ferry.
The costs also vary from the request and the type of boat. In high season they are obviously higher, and hydrofoils have an increasingly higher cost than slow ferries, which are also fewer in number compared to the races.