Ferry schedules for the Greek islands in 2023

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Are you planning your vacation in the Greek islands and searching for the latest ferry schedules for 2023? You're in the right place! Here, you can find all available Greece ferry routes so you can organize your ferry trip to the islands easily and quickly.

Find real-time timetables for ferries to the Greek islands in 2023, organize your upcoming trip with confidence, and book cheap ferry tickets on Ferryhopper!

The old port of Chania in Crete, Greece

The vibrant old port of Chania in Crete

Greek ferry schedules 2023

Summer is just around the corner, so it’s time to plan your trip to the Greek islands! Multiple Greek ferries depart daily from all ports of the mainland to the islands of the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the North Aegean, the Saronic Gulf, as well as to the Sporades, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.

Check all the latest updates on the most popular Greek island ferries for 2023.

Tip: on our Map of ferries, you can see all Greek island ferry routes with the cheapest ferry tickets to easily plan your trip!

Ferries from Athens to the Cyclades in 2023

Some of the most famous Greek islands are located in the Cyclades. Every summer, travelers from all over the world visit the islands to have fun and relax in the Aegean Sea!

If you’re starting your trip from Athens, catching a ferry to the islands is really easy. All 3 ports in Athens (Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio) serve routes to the islands of the Cyclades, and there are many daily ferries from Athens to the Greek islands all year round.

Some of the most popular ferries from Athens to the Cyclades are:

Tip: apart from the popular islands of the Cyclades, you can also visit the lesser-known islands of the Small Cyclades group for your summer holidays this year! The port of Piraeus serves ferry connections between Athens and the islands of the group, such as Donousa or Koufonisia. 

The port of Milos in the Cyclades, Greece, as seen from a departing ferry

Ferry departing from the port of Adamas in Milos

The most popular islands of the Cyclades, such as Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, and Milos are connected with the ports of Athens with multiple crossings per day during the summer season. There are also weekly ferry departures to other islands, such as Anafi, Folegandros, Serifos, and Amorgos.

Crossings to the Cyclades in 2023 are operated by Minoan LinesBlue Star Ferries, Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, Zante Ferries, and more ferry companies. Check our fare search engine for the most up-to-date Greek timetables for 2023.

Ticket prices for Greek ferries in 2023 depend mainly on the destination, the ferry company, the seat type, the type of the vessel, as well as vehicle selection.

For example, sailings to Mykonos are served by conventional vessels and high-speed ferries, both from Piraeus and Rafina. The cost for a standard economy seat starts at around €38 for the conventional vessel and at about €68 for the fastest ferry.

Note: all conventional and many Greek high-speed ferries have car decks. This means you can transport your vehicle from mainland Greece to the Cyclades.

Ferries from Piraeus to Crete in 2023

The island of Crete is one of the most popular Greek holiday destinations, as it combines a cosmopolitan vibe, relaxation, wild nature, and amazing beaches. The ferry companies Minoan Lines, Anek Superfast, Fast Ferries, and Blue Star Ferries normally connect Athens to the ports of Heraklion, Chania and Sitia in Crete.

In 2023, ferries depart daily from the port of Piraeus to Heraklion and from Piraeus to Chania. Piraeus - Crete ferries usually depart late in the evening and travel during the night. Most summers, there are also 2 weekly ferries from Piraeus to Sitia, usually departing early in the evening.

The ferry-ticket cost depends mainly on the ferry company, the destination, the seat type, the type of vessel, and vehicle selection. You can find economy seat tickets at €36 for Heraklion, €48 for Chania, and €45 for Sitia.

Note: all ferries serving Piraeus - Crete ferry crossings have car decks for vehicles, as well as bed cabins for a safer and more comfortable journey.

The city and port of Heraklion in Crete, Greece

The port of Heraklion in Crete on a sunny day

Ferries from Piraeus to the Saronic Islands in 2023

The Saronic Islands are perfect for island day trips from Athens all year round. If you’re thinking of spending some time in Athens before catching a ferry to the islands, ferry routes from Piraeus to the Saronic Gulf are always running with multiple daily departures.

Specifically, you can catch a ferry from: 

The ferry companies that normally serve crossings to the Saronic Islands are Anes Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Saronic FerriesAegean Flying Dolphins, and San Lorenzo Ferries. Most companies operate with high-speed ferries that take you to the islands of the Gulf in 40 minutes to 3 hours but there are some conventional ferries as well on this route.

Ferry prices are quite affordable, as you can find tickets at €10 for the closest destinations (Aegina and Agistri).

Tip: if you’re planning to bring your car or motorcycle on board, make sure you check the vessel specifics. You can check all Greek islands ferry prices for vehicles on Ferryhopper!

Sunset at the harbor of Spetses in the Saronic Gulf, Greece

Beautiful sunset colors at the harbor of Spetses

Ferries from Piraeus to the Dodecanese in 2023

In 2023, the ferry company Blue Star Ferries is serving ferry connections between the port of Piraeus and the islands of the Dodecanese, such as Rhodes, Kos and Kalymnos.

Specifically, there are daily ferry crossings to all popular islands of the group such as:

You can also find weekly ferry crossings to other Dodecanese islands, such as Karpathos, Nisyros, Symi, Leipsoi, and Kassos.

Find all Greek ferry routes to the Dodecanese with ticket prices starting at a bit over €40. And if you’re worried about the long trip, don’t forget that most vessels have amenities like bed cabins and car decks for vehicle transportation.

Tip: if it's your first time driving in Greece, check out some tips for driving on the Greek islands.

Ferry sailing by the port of Rhodes in the Dodecanese, Greece

Busy summer day at the port of Rhodes

Ferries to the North Aegean Islands in 2023

Lesbos, Chios and Samos are among the largest islands in the Aegean Sea, with many permanent residents and loyal visitors. These islands are lively all year round, so ferry tickets are always in demand.

Ferries to the North Aegean Sea in 2023 depart not only from the port of Piraeus in Athens, but from Thessaloniki and Kavala in Northern Greece as well.

Ferries from Piraeus to the North Aegean Sea in 2023

The islands of the Northeast Aegean are well connected to the port of Piraeus with frequent ferry services. In 2023, conventional Blue Star Ferries ships are traveling daily from Athens:

Most ferry trips run during the night, reaching their destination early in the morning. Ferry tickets for the Greek Islands of the Northeast Aegean from Piraeus (Athens) are affordable, with a starting price of approximately €40. Moreover, all ferries traveling to the islands have car decks and bed cabins.

Tip: bear in mind that Greece ferry schedules are subject to change, depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices on Ferryhopper!

Ferries from Thessaloniki to the North Aegean Islands in 2023

There are frequent ferry connections between Thessaloniki and the North Aegean Islands throughout the year, with at least 1 weekly departure from the port of Thessaloniki to Lesbos, Chios, Samos, as well as Lemnos, Ikaria and Fourni in 2023.

Ferry companies Blue Star Ferries and Seajets operate on Thessaloniki - North Aegean routes. Tickets for standard economy seats start at €23 for the trip to Lemnos (the island closest to Thessaloniki). The cost of ferry tickets depends on the destination, as well as discounts and seat type.

Tip: check our page about ferry schedules from Thessaloniki for updates on ferries to the Greek islands during summer 2023.

Ferries from Kavala to the North Aegean Islands in 2023

In 2023, there are frequent sailings to the islands of the Northeast Aegean from Kavala, served by Blue Star Ferries and Seajets. The port of Kavala is located in Keramoti, about 35 km from the city center. There are 2-3 weekly Kavala - Chios, Kavala - Lesbos and Kavala - Samos ferry crossings.

There are also regular crossings from:

The port of Thymaina in the island group of Fourni in the North Aegean, Greece

View to the port of Thymaina, close to Fourni, from a hill-built chapel

Ferry routes to the Sporades in 2023

In 2023, traveling by ferry to the Sporades is easier than ever! Apart from the port of Volos which serves ferries to the Sporades all year round, there are also ferries from Thessaloniki and some ports in Evia during the summer months.

Ferries from Volos to the Sporades in 2023

There are weekly ferry services from Volos to the Sporades in 2023. Many fast ferries from Volos travel to Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. There are 4 ferry operators serving the Volos - Sporades lines: Seajets, Blue Star Ferries, Anes Ferries, and Aegean Speed Dolphins.

The price of tickets from Volos to the Sporades differs depending on the destination, company, seat type, vehicle transportation, and available offers. The cheapest economy-class tickets start at around €25.

See more information about ferry routes from Volos to the Sporades:

Ferries from Thessaloniki to the Sporades 2023

Ferries from Thessaloniki to the Sporades are available by Seajets during the summer months. The ferry connection between Thessaloniki and the Sporades is in operation until the end of September.

The crossing is usually available 3-4 times a week and ferries have car decks for vehicles. Tickets from Thessaloniki for the Sporades usually start at €35 for an economy seat. The duration of the trip ranges from 3 to 4.5 hours depending on the destination.

See more details about the ferry timetables from Thessaloniki to the Sporades and book tickets on Ferryhopper:

Tip: the route from Thessaloniki to the islands of the Sporades is ideal for island hopping with the same ferry! The vessel passes through all islands of the group before reaching Mantoudi in Evia.

Ferries from Evia to the Sporades 2023

You can reach Alonissos, Skiathos, Skopelos, and Skyros in the Sporades by ferry from the ports of Mantoudi, which is 2 hours by car from Athens, and Kymi, which is a 2.5-hours drive from Athens.

The ferry routes are operated by Seajets, Magic Sea Ferries, Anes Ferries, and Skyros Shipping Co. The cheapest ferry tickets from Evia to the Sporades start at €19 (on the Kymi - Skyros route). Note that you can bring your vehicle on all routes.

Tourist boat at the port of Skiathos in the Sporades, Greece

Lively morning at the port of Skiathos

Ferries from mainland Greece to the Ionian Islands in 2023

The 2 main ports of Western Greece serving ferry routes to the Ionian Islands are Patras and Igoumenitsa. Usually, ferries depart from Patras to the southern islands of the group such as Zante (Zakynthos), Kefalonia and Ithaca. On the other hand, Igoumenitsa serves crossings mostly to the northern islands of the Ionian Sea, such as Corfu and Paxi.

The ferry companies Kerkyra Seaways and Lefkimmi Lines offer daily ferries from Igoumenitsa to Corfu throughout the year. You can also reach Corfu from Igoumenitsa with Kerkyra Lines, which serves the Igoumenitsa - Paxi ferry route. Tickets are at €5-10 for passengers and €22-46 for vehicles. The crossing duration to either Corfu or Paxi is almost 1.5 hours.

Ferries from the port of Patras are traveling to Kefalonia (Sami port) and Ithaca in 2023. Usually, there are daily crossings operated by Levante Ferries. The ferry trip takes 3.5-4 hours and tickets start at about €15.

It is also worth mentioning that you can also travel to Zante from Kyllini by ferry all year long, as well as Kefalonia and Ithaca. Kyllini is located 7 km south of Patras and it’s easily accessible by car or bus.

Good to know: Greek ferries in 2023 also travel to Italy! There are weekly ferry crossings between Greece and Italy, from Igoumenitsa and Patras to Ancona, Bari, and more Italian ports.

The Vlacherna Monastery in Corfu with Pontikonisi islet in the background, Ionian Sea, Greece

The romantic essence of Corfu perfectly encapsulated

Ferries between the Greek islands in 2023

Apart from ferry routes between the Greece mainland and the islands, there are also ferries serving routes between islands in 2023. It is the perfect way to discover the Greek seas and experience island hopping in Greece!

Some of the most popular island-hopping tours are among the islands of the Cyclades, as they are close to each other and there are multiple daily departures with cheap ferry tickets. You can easily discover more than 5 different islands of the Cyclades in less than a week!

If you’re eager to make the most of your trip to the Greek islands, then you can also catch a ferry from Heraklion to the Cyclades, explore the islands of the Saronic Gulf, or travel back and forth between Crete and the Dodecanese. View all Greek island ferry timetables on Ferryhopper, choose the crossing that suits you best, and start your trip!

Here are some of the most popular 2023 routes between the Greek islands:

The crossing from Santorini to Heraklion is one of the dreamiest and most popular routes in the Aegean Sea! You can travel between the two destinations in just 2 hours every day during the summer! Tickets for the high-speed ferry that serves the Santorini - Crete route are usually at around €80.

As for longer island-hopping tours in Greece, why don’t you give the Cyclades group a go? Ferry routes between Greek islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini and Paros, are served frequently, and you can also reach off-the-beaten-path destinations, including the mystical island of Delos!

Tip: the Santorini Palace fast ferry of Minoan Lines connects some of the most popular islands in Greece. Find out more about Santorini Palace ferry schedules to the Cyclades and Crete and plan a dreamy island-hopping trip in the Aegean.

The old port of Mykonos in the Cyclades at night

Lights at the old port of Mykonos at night

Where to book ferry tickets to the Greek islands in 2023

On Ferryhopper, you can find all up-to-date Greek ferry schedules for 2023, as well as ferry offers for the Greek islands as they come. Use our fare search engine to compare prices, routes and ferry companies, and book Greek ferries to all islands with no hidden fees!

Tip: for Greece ferries at the lowest prices, check our list with the cheapest ferry tickets to the Greek islands for 2023

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