Ferries from Thessaloniki in 2023
Let's sail away to the Aegean!
We are delighted to announce that ferry trips from Thessaloniki to the islands of the Sporades, the North Aegean, the Cyclades, Athens and Turkey are here to stay by popular demand!
Check all ferry schedules from the port of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece, read about ferry companies and tickets from Thessaloniki, and stay tuned for the latest updates and offers.
Discover all ferry routes from Thessaloniki for 2023 below:
Thessaloniki - Sporades ferry schedules
Starting from 2 June 2023, you can catch a ferry from the port of Thessaloniki to Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, and the seaport of Mantoudi in Evia! The ferry crossing from Thessaloniki to the islands of the Sporades is normally served by Seajets high-speed ferries. The route is usually operated 3-4 times a week from June to September.
Find more information about the ferry schedules from Thessaloniki to the Sporades to plan your next trip.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Skiathos
In Skiathos, you can relax at the famous beach bars, try water sports and swim at magical beaches! If that sounds like fun, you can catch the Thessaloniki - Skiathos ferry which is operated with around 3-4 crossings a week and reaches the island in just 3 hours.
The crossing is available during high season and Thessaloniki - Skiathos tickets start at about €36.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Skopelos
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Skopelos are in operation 3-4 times per week during summer. In the island of Skopelos, you will enjoy the green landscape, you will try delicious local dishes, and explore beautiful coasts.
The high-speed ferry from Thessaloniki to Skopelos normally takes about 4 hours and tickets start at €40.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Alonissos
Did you know Alonissos is home to the first underwater museum in Greece? You can easily find out for yourself by visiting the island of Alonissos from Thessaloniki.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Alonissos are available 3-4 times a week and the trip duration is around 4.5 hours. Ticket prices for this route start at about €48.
Tip: the 2023 Thessaloniki - Sporades ferry route is ideal for an island-hopping trip! You can easily jump from island to island this summer.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Mantoudi
Ferries from Thessaloniki reach the port of Mantoudi in Evia after passing by the islands of the Sporades. You can reach Mantoudi in around 5 hours and take a road trip to discover the hidden gems of the area. Usually, tickets for the Thessaloniki - Mantoudi ferry route start at around €80.
Beautiful morning at the port of Skiathos
Ferries from Thessaloniki to the North Aegean
Ferries from Thessaloniki to the North Aegean islands are also in operation in 2023.
The ferry company Blue Star Ferries serves the Thessaloniki - North Aegean route with crossings departing every Sunday afternoon in the summer months (from June to mid-Septmber) and every Saturday during the rest of the year. The ferry route connects the port of Thessaloniki with the islands of Lemnos, Lesbos, Chios, Samos (ports of Vathy and Karlovasi), Fourni, and Ikaria.
The ferry company Seajets also serves crossings from Thessaloniki to Lemnos and Lesbos with the Superrunner Jet vessel from 4 July to 31 August 2023. The ferry runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 07:00.
Check details on ferry routes and ticket prices from Thessaloniki to the islands of the North Aegean:
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Lemnos
Lemnos is a beautiful island in northeast Aegean, with charming beaches and impressive landscapes. The Blue Star Ferries vessel from Thessaloniki to Lemnos takes you to the island in 5.5-7 hours, while Seajets makes the trip in 4 hours.
So what are you waiting for? Board the ferry to Lemnos from Thessaloniki with ferry tickets starting from €23 with Blue Star Ferries and around €45 with Seajets.
Tip: Lemnos is an excellent option for a weekend getaway from Thessaloniki.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Lesvos
Lesbos is located in the Northeast Aegean, opposite the port of Ayvalik on the Turkish coast. It's an island famous for its beautiful, diverse landscapes and delicious local ouzo.
Blue Star Ferries vessels from Thessaloniki to Lesbos take approximately 10-13 hours to reach the island. Traveling with Seajets from Thessaloniki, you can reach Lesbos in around 7 hours. Tickets for this crossing start at €36.50.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Chios
In Chios, you will visit beautiful villages, taste local delicacies made from mastic, and swim in crystal-clear waters. The Thessaloniki - Chios ferry trip duration is approximately 13-18 hours, depending on the Blue Star Ferries vessel operating on the route.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to the islands of the northeast Aegean usually travel overnight, so the ferry arrives in Chios the following morning. Ferry tickets for this route start at €36.
Tip: ferries from Thessaloniki have cabins and numbered seats for a more relaxing trip. As many of the ferry crossings from Thessaloniki to the North Aegean are long and overnight, we recommend booking a cabin to enjoy your trip in comfort.
Ferry from Thessaloniki to Samos
Vacation in Samos is all about relaxation, impressive beaches, outdoor activities, and sightseeing.
You can catch a ferry from Thessaloniki to Samos, and get to the port of Vathy in 16-20.5 hours or the port of Karlovasi in a bit over 17 hours. The trip duration depends on which Blue Star Ferries vessel serves the crossing.
The ferry to Samos reaches the Vathy port first, and then the Karlovasi port. Ferry tickets from Thessaloniki to Samos start at €41.
Important: during the summer months (early June to mid-September), ferries from Thessaloniki travel only to Vathy port and not to Karlovasi.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Fourni
If you’re dreaming about the famous lobster pasta of Fourni, you can now catch the ferry from Thessaloniki to Fourni and head to your favorite taverna!
The Thessaloniki - Fourni ferry trip takes about 18,5 hours arriving at the port of Fourni around 15:30. Tickets for this route start at €47.
Important: the Thessaloniki - Fourni ferry route is not active from June to mid-September.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Ikaria
Ikaria is the place to be for laid-back holidays and peaceful moments away from the crowds.
You can catch the ferry from Thessaloniki to Ikaria and get to the island in around 18,5 hours. The ferry from Thessaloniki to Ikaria arrives at the port of Evdilos around 15:30 the following afternoon, and tickets start at €47.
Important: the Thessaloniki - Ikaria ferry route is not active from June to mid-September.
The picturesque seaside village of Kokkari in Samos
Thessaloniki - Cyclades ferry schedules
If you ever dreamt of a large blue-and-yellow ferry at the port of Thessaloniki traveling to the Cyclades, congratulations, you’re now a psychic!
Ferry company Blue Star Ferries connects the port of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece with Mykonos and Syros, after stopping at the islands of the North Aegean. The ferry from Thessaloniki to the Cyclades normally departs every Saturday night.
Important: the Thessaloniki - Cyclades ferry connection is not active from June to August.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Mykonos
In Mykonos, you will join a unique lifestyle and swim on amazing beaches!
In 2023, the Blue Star Myconos vessel is serving the ferry route from Thessaloniki to Mykonos, taking you to the most cosmopolitan island in Greece in around 22 hours. Ferry tickets from Thessaloniki to Mykonos cost around €98 per passenger.
Tip: at the moment there is not yet a direct ferry from Thessaloniki to Santorini, however, you can easily organize a ferry trip from Mykonos to Santorini. There are ferries every day with a trip duration of about 2 hours.
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Syros
In 2023, you can visit the elegant island of Syros from the port of Thessaloniki. The Thessaloniki - Syros ferry route takes you to the quaint alleys of Syros in about 23 hours. Ferries from Thessaloniki depart at 21:00 and arrive in Syros late in the following afternoon. Ferry tickets start at €95.
Romantic evening in the area of Little Venice in Mykonos
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Athens
The ferry connection from Thessaloniki to Athens (Piraeus) is on! The route passes through the mesmerizing islands of the Cyclades and the North Aegean, including stops at the gracious Syros, the cosmopolitan Mykonos, the relaxed Ikaria, the hospitable Fourni, the mythical Samos, the beautiful Chios, the vibrant Lesbos, and the authentic Lemnos.
The Blue Star Ferries ferry from Thessaloniki to the port of Piraeus in Athens departs every Saturday night. The price of ferry tickets from Thessaloniki to Athens starts at €74. However, the connection is not active between June and August.
The Thessaloniki - Athens ferry route may take about 26 hours to reach the port of Piraeus, but it is ideal for a mini cruise and amazing island hopping in the Aegean! Let's sail away!
And if you are looking for the cheapest ferry tickets from Thessaloniki to the islands of the Cyclades and the North Aegean, check all Greek ferry deals for 2023 available by Blue Star Ferries and other operators.
Sunny day at the port of Thessaloniki
Ferries from Thessaloniki to Izmir
Although ferry routes between Thessaloniki and Izmir are currently suspended, the connection might be available again in 2023. Passengers can normally travel with Levante Ferries.
The 14-hour ferry crossing used to be available twice a week. The ferry departed from the port of Thessaloniki at 19:00 and arrived in Izmir at 09:00 the following morning. The ferry ticket price started at €81.
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