Port of Piraeus

Ferries and Ferry Companies Operating
(Piraeus, Attica, Greece)

The following is information on the main ferry companies operating from the port of Piraeus:

Blue Star Ferries

Blue Star Ferries is a Greek company. Their fleet has eight of the newest and most modern vessels. They provide crossings between Piraeus and the most popular islands of the Dodecanese and the Cyclades Islands.

All of their vessels can reach an average speed of 25 knots, providing a pleasant and fast voyage. The onboard facilities are excellent. Amenities include dedicated cabins for disabled passengers, TV and video lounge, children's play area, internet, pay phones, bar, a la carte restaurant, gift shop, coffee lounge and a swimming pool.

Hellenic Seaways

Hellenic Seaways is the leading ferry operator in Greece. The company has been covering destinations to numerous islands in Greece since 1999. Hellenic Seaways operates from over 35 ports in the Cyclades, Argosaronikos and the Sporades islands, having 34 privately owned ships in service.

From the Port of Piraeus the company operates sailings to the Cyclades Islands, Saronic Gulf islands and the Peloponnese. They have five high-speed ferries which cover the destinations to the Cyclades islands. Each ferry has a minimum of comfortable airline styled seats in the main saloon, with video and TV, a snack bar and alcoholic beverage, but the toilet facilities on some of the older vessels are poorly maintained. Seating is also found outside on the upper deck. Overnight ferries have some individual cabins which are mildly comfortable.

Lane Lines

Lane Sea Lines connects Agios, Nikolaos and Sitia with Piraeus. The vessels all have airline styled seating, food and beverage facilities and provide comfortable journeys with excellent service.

The Vitsentzos Kornaros can carry 1,100 passengers and 260 vehicles. The vessel reaches a maximum speed of 34 km / 21 miles per hour. Onboard facilities include restaurant, self service, bar-café, piano bar, TV, video, elevator, air conditioning and a mini market.

Their newest vessel, the Ierapetra, was built in 1999 and it can transport 1,300 passengers and 400 vehicles. Maximum speed is 35 km / 22 miles per hour. Some of the ship's facilities include a restaurant, self service, bar-café, piano bar, a disco, TV, video, a church and a small supermarket. For information on their routes, email: lane@ath.forthnet.gr

Anek Line Ferries

Anek Lines has 39 years' experience, and 39 vessels in service.
They provide crossings between Piraeus and Chania, Heraklion and Rethymnon on Crete. Onboard facilities are excellent.

All of the ships are comfortably fitted for passenger transport. The crossing time to Chania is about 8 hours, 30 minutes; to Rethymnon 9 hours, 30 minutes and to Heraklion approximately seven hours. For accurate information about their routes, Tel: 30 210 4197420.

Minoan Lines

Minoan Lines is another large Greek large company. They operate an ultra-modern fleet of ferries providing the crossing between Piraeus and Heraklion. The Port of Heraklion is the main point of entry to Crete. Sailing duration is approximately 7 hours.

During the summer months, there are two daily crossings, while for the rest of the year there is just one. For more information on their routes, you can reach Minoan Lines by calling: +30 2810 399800.

Anek Lines Ferries

Anek Lines is a small Greek ferry company which operates just one ship. Their vessel provides crossings between Piraeus and the less known but beautiful destinations of Antikythira, Gytheion (Githio) on Mani and Kythira (Cythera).

Their ship was launch in 1975 and can carry up to 700 passengers and 170 cars. The maximum speed is 19 knots. On board facilities include a self service and a la carte restaurant.

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