Piraeus is the largest commercial and passenger port in Greece. From the harbor's piers, ships depart to the islands of the Argosaronic Gulf, the Cyclades, Crete, the Dodecanese, the islands of the Northern Aegean, and international destinations. Through the booktickets platform, you can purchase cheap ferry tickets with just a few clicks. Here, you will find all available routes with all the discounts available for passengers and vehicles.
Piraeus is the largest commercial and passenger port in the country. From the docks of the port, there are ferry routes to the islands of the Argosaronic Gulf, the Cyclades, Crete, the Dodecanese, the islands of the Northern Aegean, and international destinations. In recent years, the number of cruise ship arrivals has significantly increased.
To reach the port of Piraeus, you can use the train/suburban railway, electric railway, taxi, buses, or car. There is underground parking available for cars, and an elevated pedestrian bridge has been constructed to facilitate pedestrian access. If you arrive by car, you can follow the signs to the port of Piraeus and pay attention to the signs indicating the gate you are interested in. Especially during periods of high tourist traffic, there may be traffic congestion, so it is advisable to allow extra travel time.
Ferry routes from Piraeus
- Ferry routes to the islands of the Cyclades: Some of the most popular ferry routes to the Cyclades include Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Paros, and Milos. The gates at the port of Piraeus from which the ferries depart are E6, E7, E9, and E10.
- Ferry routes Piraeus - Santorini: During low season, there are only two daily ferry routes to Santorini. However, their number increases during the mid-season and reaches its peak during the high season, with six ferries departing daily. The journey to Santorini can take anywhere from 4 to 10 hours, depending on the type of vessel.
- Ferry routes Piraeus - Mykonos: At least four ferries depart daily during the summer to reach Mykonos. In this case as well, the routes are serviced by both conventional and high-speed/catamaran vessels. The minimum travel duration is 2 hours, while the maximum reaches up to 5.5 hours.
- Ferry routes Piraeus - Paros: Five ferries travel daily during the summer to Paros. Again, both conventional and high-speed/catamaran vessels are used. The travel duration can range from 3 to 4.5 hours.
- Ferry routes Piraeus - Naxos: Regarding Naxos, there are available ferry routes throughout the year, but the frequency of the routes increases during the peak season. During summer, at least six ferries head to Naxos daily. The journey to Naxos can take anywhere from 3.5 to 6 hours.
- Ferry routes to the Dodecanese Islands: Ships departing from Piraeus to the Dodecanese Islands operate this route several times a week, throughout the year. Some of the most popular ferry routes include Kos and Rhodes, although the journey is of considerable duration. Ships heading to the Dodecanese depart from Gate E1.
- Ferry routes to Crete: Ferry routes from Piraeus to Crete (Heraklion, Chania, Kissamos, and Sitia) operate year-round, with higher frequency during the summer season. The journey to Crete takes at least 9 hours and is usually done overnight. It is highly recommended to book a cabin for your comfort during the journey. Gate E3 is used for the departure of ships to Crete. The companies Minoan Lines, Anek-Superfast, and Aegeon Pelagos operate these routes to Crete. Minoan Lines and Anek-Superfast offer the shortest travel duration, approximately 9 hours.
- Ferry routes to the Northern Aegean Islands: Ships from Piraeus operate ferry routes to the Northern Aegean Islands throughout the year. The most popular destinations include Samos, Ikaria, Chios, and Lesvos. Ships departing for Ikaria and Samos leave from Gate E7, while ships going to Chios and Lesvos depart from Gate E2.
- Ferry routes to the Saronic Islands: Daily, year-round, ships depart from Piraeus to the Saronic Islands. During the summer season, additional scheduled routes are added, with more than ten per day. Some of the most popular routes include Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, and Agistri. Ships heading to the Saronic Islands depart from Gate E8.
Where can I find parking at the port of Piraeus?
PPA SA Underground Car Park
The underground car parking of PPA SA at Karaiskaki Square has a capacity of 700 slots, located in the center of the passenger port of Piraeus and serves all domestic routes, while located about 200 meters from both the railway station and the shopping center. It operates 24 hours a day, weekdays and holidays, Tel. +30 210 42 26 222
Price List (including VAT):
- Passenger cars: 1st hour: €5. Each additional hour: €1 per hour (after 11 hours of parking, it is charged as a full 24-hour period).
- 24-hour charge: €15, monthly rental: €110.
- Motorcycles: €6 per day, €50 per month
How to book ferry tickets from Piraeus?
Easily and affordably make your ticket reservations for ferry routes to and from the Port of Piraeus through booktickets! Here you will find all available ferry connections, offers, and tickets with all the discounts for both passengers and vehicles for routes to the Cyclades, Crete, Dodecanese, Northern Aegean, and Argosaronic.
Where does my ship depart from?
Ships depart daily from the 12 gates of the port. The gates are divided by destination.
- Gate E1: Dodecanese
- Gate E2: Crete, Chios, Mytilene (Lesbos), Samos, Ikaria
- Gate E3: Crete, Kythira (vehicle entrance)
- Gate E4: Kythira (vehicle exit only)
- Gate E5: Bus terminal - Pedestrian entrance
- Gate E6: Cyclades, Rethymno - Pedestrian entrance via footbridge
- Gate E7: Cyclades, Rethymno
- Gate E8: Argosaronic Gulf
- Gate E9: Cyclades, Samos, Ikaria
- Gate E10: Cyclades, Samos, Ikaria (vehicle exit only)
- Gate E11: International Passenger Terminal A
- Gate E12: International Passenger Terminal B