View of the blue sea of the Aegean

Ferry schedules for the Greek islands in 2021

Find all info about Greek ferries in 2021

Are you searching for the latest ferry schedules for 2021 in Greece? Several ferry companies have announced their new ferry routes so that passengers can organize their ferry trip to the Greek islands in 2021, safely and in time. Ferryhopper always has real-time information in its search engine so that it is easily accessible to everyone.

Note: The situation due to COVID-19 remains fluid and new regulations are expected to be set soon. Follow all Ferryhopper updates regarding coronavirus so that you can find the latest information for the Greek ferries in 2021.

Greek ferry schedules 2021

Travelers will have the opportunity to visit the Greek destinations of their preference in 2021. Multiple ferries depart daily from all of the Greek ports to the islands of the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Northeast Aegean, Saronic Gulf, as well as to the Sporades, Crete and the Ionian Islands. 

Most Greek ferries timetables for 2021 have already been announced but many more are expected shortly. Ferryhopper keeps updating all ferry schedules for 2021 with real-time data, so be sure to check with us frequently.

Ferries from Athens to Cyclades in 2021

Some of the most famous islands of Greece are located in the Cyclades. Every summer, travelers from all over the world visit them to spend some relaxing and fun time by the Aegean Sea. 

Greek ferries in 2021 travel to the Cyclades daily with multiple departures, from early in the morning to late midnight. All 3 ports of Athens - Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio - operate crossing to the islands of the group, all year long. 

Some of the most popular ferry routes from Athens to the Cyclades are:

Extra tip: Another option is to choose one island of the Small Cyclades for your summer holidays. The port of Piraeus serves the ferry connection between Athens and the islands of the group such as Donousa or Koufonisia

blue sea at Amorgos

Magnificent crystal blue waters in Amorgos

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

Ferry companies that usually operate crossings to the Cyclades (and continue in 2021) are Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, Zante Ferries and many more. 

The ferry ticket prices for the Greek islands depend mainly on the destination, the ferry company, the seat and the type of the vessel. For example, sailings to Mykonos are served by conventional ferries and speedboats, both from Piraeus and Rafina. The cost of a standard economy seat starts at almost €30 for the conventional vessel and at €50 for the high-speed ferry. 

Note: All conventional and many high-speed ferries have garages where you can transport your vehicle from the mainland to the Cyclades. 

Ferries from Piraeus to Crete in 2021

Crete is a famous Greek destination and rather popular to travelers from all over the world. The ferry companies Anek - Superfast, Minoan Lines, Blue Star Ferries and Aegeon Pelagos connect Athens to the ports of Heraklion, Chania and Sitia in Crete. 

In 2021, ferries depart daily from the port of Piraeus to Heraklion and from Piraeus to Chania, mainly in the evening and travel during the whole night. There are also 2 weekly ferry crossings from Piraeus to Sitia, usually in the afternoon.

Ferry tickets costs depend on the ferry company, the destination and the seat type, as you can find tickets for economy seats starting at €30 for Heraklion, €38 for Chania and €40 for Sitia. 

Note: All vessels that serve the crossings Piraeus - Crete have garages for vehicles and bed cabins for a more comfortable journey.

the crystal Kedrodasos beach

The famous Kedrodasos beach in south Crete

Ferries from Piraeus to Dodecanese in 2021

The ferry company Blue Star Ferries continues serving the ferry connection between the port of Piraeus and the Dodecanese in 2021. Specifically, there are daily crossings to all popular islands of the group such as:

You can also find weekly itineraries to other islands like Lipsi, Nisyros, Symi, Karpathos and Kasos

Find all Greek ferry routes for the Dodecanese with ferry ticket prices starting at only €20. Don’t forget that most vessels have amenities like garages for vehicle transportation and bed cabins!

Chora of Nisyros at night

Stroll around Chora of Nisyros at night

Ferries to Northeast Aegean Islands in 2021

Lesbos, Chios and Samos are among the largest islands in the Aegean with big numbers of permanent residents and tourists. These islands are quite busy due to the many university students that live there and holiday attractions, so many travelers prefer these ferry routes. Greek ferries in 2021 depart not only from the port of Piraeus of Athens, but from Thessaloniki and Kavala as well. 

Ferries from Piraeus to the Northeast Aegean in 2021

Every island of the Northeast Aegean is well connected to the port of Piraeus by frequent ferry services. For 2021, conventional Blue Star Ferries ships travel daily from Athens to Lesbos, Chios, Samos or Ikaria. Most ferry trips run during the night, reaching their destination early in the next morning.

Ferry tickets for the Greek Islands of the Northeast Aegean are affordable as their cost may start at €20. All ferries traveling to the islands have car decks and bed cabins.

Ferries from Thessaloniki to Northeast Aegean Islands in 2021

In 2021, the ferry connection between Thessaloniki and the Northeast Aegean Islands is operating again! From March 1st to June 6th and from September 6th to December 31st, Greek ferries depart from the port of Thessaloniki, every Saturday, reaching Lesbos, Chios, Samos, as well as LemnosIkaria and Fourni.

The ferry company that serves this connection for 2021 is Blue Star Ferries. Tickets for standard economy seats start at €23 and can be higher depending on the destination. Options for garage spaces and bed cabins are also available on the vessels of the company. You can find all ferry schedules from Thessaloniki on our relevant blog post. 

Note: For the period between June 7th and September 5th, you can find ferry itineraries to the islands of the Northeast Aegean from Kavala. The port of Kavala is located in Keramoti, about 35km from the city center. Moreover, you can easily travel by ferry from Kavala to Thassos

traditional taverna in Ikaria

Drink ouzaki near the sea in Ikaria

Ferries from Piraeus to Saronic Islands in 2021

The Saronic Islands are ideal for island day trips from Athens year-round. For 2021, ferry routes from Piraeus to the islands of the Saronic Gulf are still running, with multiple daily departures. Specifically, you can catch a ferry from: 

The ferry companies that serve itineraries for the Saronic Islands in 2021 are: Anes Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Saronic Ferries and Aegean Flying Dolphins. Most companies have speedboats that can take you to the islands of the Gulf in 25 minutes to 1.5 hours. Ferry prices are quite affordable as you can find tickets to the closest destinations (Aegina and Agistri) from €8. Be sure to check with our customer support team if you are able to bring your car on the ferry deck.

Neoclassical buildings at the port of Spetses

Meet the impressive neoclassical architecture of Spetses

Ferries from Volos to Sporades in 2021

The port of Volos is the main getaway to the Sporades for 2021. There are several weekly crossings to all islands of the Sporades: Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros. The ferry companies that run these ferry routes for 2021 are Aegean Flying Dolphins, Blue Star Ferries and Anes Ferries, with high-speed ferries.

The Volos - Sporades ferry ticket prices start at €19.5 and can be higher or lower depending on discounts, seat type, ferry company and port of arrival. Most vessels that serve the sailings to the Sporades can transport vehicles on their car decks.

Note: For the time being, there are no ferry routes from Athens or Thessaloniki to the Sporades. You can easily travel by car or intercity bus to Volos and then take a ferry for the islands of the group. 

Emerald waters in Alonissos

Find emerald waters and lush vegetation in Alonissos

Ferries from Patras/Igoumenitsa to Ionian Islands in 2021

The two main ports of Western Greece that are connected by ferry to the Ionian Islands are that of Patras and that of Igoumenitsa. Specifically, from Patras depart ferries to the southern islands of the group suchs as Zante, Kefalonia and Ithaca. On the other hand, Igoumenitsa serves itineraries mostly to the northern islands of the Ionian Sea; Corfu and Paxi. 

For 2021, Ferryhopper gives you the opportunity to book ferry tickets for Corfu and Paxi, with the new updated Greek ferry timetables. The ferry company Kerkyra Seaways offers daily trips from Igoumenitsa to Corfu and from Igoumenitsa to Paxi, all year round. Tickets start at €10 for passengers and €20 to €40 for vehicles. The ferry duration for the crossing to either Corfu or Paxi is almost 1.5 hours.

Ferries depart from the central port of Patras to Kefalonia and Ithaca in 2021. There are daily crossings operated by Levante Ferries. It is worth mentioning, that you can travel from the port of Kyllini to Zante. Kyllini is located 7km south of Patras, easily accessible by car or bus.

Sea caves in Paxi

The magical sea caves of Paxi are worth a visit

How to book ferry tickets for Greek islands in 2021?

On Ferryhopper you can find all updated Greek ferry schedules for 2021, as well as all ferry offers for the Greek islands. On our fare search engine, you will compare prices, routes and journey durations. On our Map of Ferries, there are all Greek island ferry routes to choose from and easily plan your trip! Book now ferry tickets online for all Greek Islands in 2021, with no hidden fees, in only 4 clicks!