Ferry schedules for the Greek islands in 2024

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Greek ferry schedules for 2024 are live on our search engine as soon as ferry operators release them.

Already planning your vacation in Greece for next year? If you are searching for 2024 ferry schedules to the Greek islands, you're in the right place! Here, you can find all available Greece ferry routes, so you can organize your trip to the islands easily and quickly!

Find real-time timetables and ticket prices for ferries to the Greek islands in 2024, organize your trip with confidence, and book ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees!

Cafeterias and restaurants at the old port of Chania in Crete, Greece

Lovely day at the old port of Chania in Crete

Ferries to the Greek islands in 2024

Are you an early planner? We get you. It’s always a good time to plan a trip to the Greek islands!

In 2024, multiple Greek ferries will be departing daily from all ports of the mainland to the islands of the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Saronic Gulf, the North Aegean, as well as to the Sporades, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.

Check the latest updates on Greek ferry schedules for 2024 below!

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 2024

Some of the most popular Greek islands, such as Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, and Naxos, are located in the Cyclades island group. Every summer, travelers from all over the world visit these popular islands to have fun and relax by the sea!

Crossings to the Cyclades in 2024 will be operated by Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Aegean Sea Lines, Zante Ferries, and more ferry companies, with high-speed and conventional ferries. On Ferryhopper, you can find up-to-date ferry timetables for 2024 once the operators announce their schedules.

You can catch a ferry to the Cyclades from 3 ports in Athens: Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio. The islands are connected with the ports of Athens all year round, with multiple crossings per day during the summer season. Depending on the destination/arrival port and the type of vessel, ferry time usually ranges from 2 to 8 hours.

Piraeus (Athens) - Cyclades ferry schedules

Some of the most popular ferries departing from the port of Piraeus to the Cyclades are:

Apart from the popular islands in the Cyclades, from the port of Piraeus in Athens you can also catch a ferry to lesser-known Greek islands, such as Donousa or Koufonisia in the Small Cyclades group, or the wonderful Anafi, Folegandros, Serifos, and Amorgos.

Note: in 2024 (from June to August), you can also reach the islands of Mykonos and Syros from the port of Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

Rafina (Athens) - Cyclades ferry schedules

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

Take a look at all available Fast Ferries schedules for 2024 from Rafina to Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, and other Greek islands.

Lavrio (Athens) - Cyclades ferry schedules

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

At the moment, however, no ferry routes between Lavrio and the Cyclades have been announced for 2024. Ferry connections will be live on our search engine the moment ferry operators release them.

Useful info: keep in mind that ticket prices for Greek ferries in 2024 depend mainly on the destination, the ferry company, the seat type, the type of vessel, as well as vehicle selection. For more information, you can also check our article about the Cyclades ferry schedules for 2024.

Ferry approaching Santorini island as seen from Fira town, Cyclades, Greece

Breathtaking views from Fira town in Santorini

Ferries to Crete in 2024

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

In 2024, ferries depart frequently from the port of Piraeus in Athens:

Piraeus - Crete ferries usually depart late in the evening and are overnight. Depending on the destination and the type of ferry (conventional or high-speed), ferry time usually ranges between 7 and 12 hours.

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 ferry ticket cost depends mainly on the ferry company, destination, seat type, type of vessel, and vehicle selection.

The city and the fortress of Heraklion in Crete, Greece

The majestic city and fort of Heraklion

Ferries to the Saronic Islands in 2024

The Saronic Islands of Aegina, Agistri, Poros, Spetses, and Hydra are very close to Athens, and therefore perfect for island day trips from Athens all year round. Ferry prices are quite affordable, as you can find tickets at around €10 for conventional ferries and at around €18 for high-speed ferries.

Ferry routes from the port of Piraeus to the Saronic Gulf are running all year round with multiple daily departures. Specifically, you can catch a ferry from:

  • Piraeus to Aegina: there are up to 30 daily ferries, depending on the season, with ferry tickets starting at around €10.
  • Piraeus to Agistri: there are normally up to 20 daily ferries, depending on the season, with tickets starting at around €13.
  • Piraeus to Poros: there are usually up to 7 daily ferries, depending on the season, with tickets starting at around €17.
  • Piraeus to Spetses: there are usually up to 7 daily ferries, depending on the season, with tickets starting at around €48. This route is served only by high-speed ferries.
  • Piraeus to Hydra: there are usually up to 8 daily ferries, depending on the season, with tickets starting at about €36. This route is served only by high-speed ferries.

The ferry companies that normally serve crossings to the Saronic Islands are Blue Star Ferries, Saronic Ferries, Alpha LinesAegean 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.

Tip: bear in mind that there are no cars or motorcycles allowed on the islands of Hydra and Spetses.

Neoclassical houses by the sea in Spetses island, Greece

The wonderful neoclassical houses on Spetses island

Ferries to the Dodecanese in 2024

In 2024, the ferry companies of Blue Star Ferries will be serving ferry connections between the port of Piraeus and the Dodecanese islands, such as Rhodes, Kos, and Kalymnos.

Find all Greek ferry routes to the Dodecanese with ticket prices starting at a bit over €40. Specifically, there are frequent ferry crossings to all popular islands of the group:

  • Piraeus - Rhodes ferries: there are usually up to 7 weekly ferries, depending on the season, with tickets starting at around €73.
  • Piraeus - Kos ferries: there are usually up to 2 daily ferries, depending on the season, with tickets starting at around €62.
  • Piraeus - Astypalea ferries: ferries to Astypalea from Piraeus are active with up to 5 weekly crossings, with ferry frequency depending on the season. The ferry ticket price starts at around €44.
  • Piraeus - Patmos ferries: there are usually up to 4 weekly ferries, depending on the season, with tickets starting at around €43.
  • Piraeus - Leros ferries: you can normally travel to Leros from Piraeus by ferry 3-4 times a week, depending on the season, with tickets starting at around €48.
  • Piraeus - Kalymnos ferries: the route is usually available twice a week, depending on the season, with tickets starting at around €59.

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

If you're also flirting with the idea of island hopping in the Dodecanese, you can check all the ferry routes and companies operating the crossings between the islands. Find all the available ferry schedules to the Dodecanese islands for 2024 and plan your vacation to Greece!

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

The castle in the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes, Dodecanese, Greece

The breathtaking Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes

Ferries to the North Aegean Islands in 2024

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 islands in 2024 will be departing from the port of Piraeus in Athens, as well as from Thessaloniki and Kavala in Northern Greece.

Ferries from Piraeus to the North Aegean in 2024

The Northeastern Aegean islands are well connected to the port of Piraeus with frequent ferry services all year round. In 2024, conventional Blue Star Ferries ships will be traveling almost daily from Athens. Ferry tickets for the Greek Islands of the Northeast Aegean from Piraeus (Athens) start at approximately €40.

Most trips are overnight, with ferries arriving early in the morning. 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 2024

In 2024, ferries from Thessaloniki to the North Aegean islands normally run with 1 weekly departure to Lesbos, Chios, Samos, as well as Lemnos, Ikaria and Fourni.

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

Tip: check our page about ferry schedules from Thessaloniki for upcoming updates on ferries to the Greek islands in 2024.

Ferries from Kavala to the North Aegean Islands in 2024

In 2024, there are expected to be frequent sailings to the islands of the Northeast Aegean from the port of Kavala, served by Blue Star Ferries and Seajets. There are normally 1-3 weekly Kavala - Chios, Kavala - Lesbos and Kavala - Samos ferry crossings, with ferry tickets starting at €28-€39 depending on the destination.

There are also regular ferry crossings from:

  • Kavala to Thassos: there are multiple daily crossings, with tickets starting at around €5-€7.
  • Kavala to Lemnos: there are up to 6-7 weekly ferries, with tickets starting at around €16.

Useful info: the port of Kavala is located in Keramoti, about 35 km from the city center.

The illuminated town and castle of Molyvos in Lesbos island, North Aegean, Greece

Marvelous lights in the town and castle of Molyvos in Lesbos

Ferry routes to the Sporades in 2024

In 2024, traveling by ferry to the Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, and Skyros is easy and comfortable! 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 2024

Several weekly ferries are expected to connect the port of Volos with the Sporades in 2024. Many fast ferries from Volos will be traveling to Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos. The 4 main ferry operators serving the Volos - Sporades connections are Seajets, Blue Star Ferries, Anes Ferries, and Aegean Speed Dolphins.

Ferry ticket prices from Volos to the Sporades start at around €25. Check out more details about ferry routes from Volos to the Sporades:

  • Volos - Skiathos ferry: there are normally up to 4 daily crossings, depending on the season, with ferry tickets starting at around €25.
  • Volos - Skopelos ferry: there are normally up to 5 daily crossings, depending on the season, with ferry tickets starting at around €28.
  • Volos - Alonissos ferry: there are normally up to 3 daily crossings, with ferry tickets starting at around €30.

Ferries from Thessaloniki to the Sporades 2024

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

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

See more details about the ferry timetables from Thessaloniki to the Sporades:

Tip: the route from Thessaloniki to the Sporades is ideal for island hopping with 1 ferry! The vessel stops at all islands of the group before reaching Mantoudi in Evia.

Ferries from Evia to the Sporades 2024

In 2024, 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-hour drive from Athens. The ferry routes from Evia 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. Ferries from Kymi to Skyros are available all year round, with 1-2 daily departures.

Mantoudi - Sporades ferries are usually available in the summer months. Find out more about Sporades ferries starting from Mantoudi:

Note that you can bring your vehicle on all ferries to the Sporades from Evia.

Sunset over the famous Agios Ioannis church in Skopelos islands, Sporades, Greece

Idyllic sunset over the famous Agios Ioannis church in Skopelos

Ferries to the Ionian Islands in 2024

In 2024, ferries to Zante (Zakynthos), Kefalonia, Ithaca, Corfu, and Paxi in the Ionian Sea, depart from 3 main ports: Patras and Kyllini in western Peloponnese, and Igoumenitsa in northwestern Greece.

Ferries from Patras to the Ionian Islands in 2024

Ferries from the port of Patras travel to 2 of the southern islands of the group: Kefalonia and Ithaca. Usually, there are daily crossings operated by Levante Ferries. The ferry trip takes 3.5-4 hours and tickets start at about €15.

Ferries from Kyllini to the Ionian Islands in 2024

The town and port of Kyllini is located 7 km south of Patras and it’s easily accessible by car or bus from the rest of the Peloponnese and Athens. From there, you can reach Zante, Kefalonia (Poros port), and Ithaca in just 1-1.5 hours all year round. The ferry routes are served by Levante Ferries.

  • Kyllini - Zante ferry: there are normally 4 daily crossings, depending on the season, with ferry tickets starting at around €12.
  • Kyllini - Kefalonia (Poros) ferry: you can normally find 4-5 daily crossings, depending on the season, with ferry tickets starting at around €13.
  • Kyllini - Ithaca ferry: there is normally 1 daily crossing, with ferry tickets starting at around €13.

Ferries from Igoumenitsa to the Ionian Islands in 2024

In 2024, the port of Igoumenitsa will be serving crossings mostly to the northern islands of the Ionian Sea, namely Corfu and Paxi.

Ferries from Igoumenitsa to Corfu are usually available all year round with over 20 daily crossings, depending on the season. The route is served by the ferry companies Kerkyra Seaways and Kerkyra Lines, that reach the port of Corfu town, and Lefkimmi Lines that travel to Lefkimmi port. Kerkyra Lines serves the Igoumenitsa - Paxi ferry route as well, usually with 1 daily crossing.

Ferry tickets to Corfu and Paxi from Igoumenitsa cost about €5-€10 for passengers and €22-€46 for vehicles. The ferry crossing duration to either of the two islands is approximately 1.5 hours.

Good to know: in 2024, Greek ferries travel to Italy as well! There are weekly ferry crossings between Greece and Italy, from Igoumenitsa and Patras to Ancona, Bari, and more Italian ports.

The Pontikonissi isle and the Vlacherna monastery in Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece

The romantic essence of Corfu perfectly encapsulated

Ferries between the Greek islands in 2024

Apart from ferry routes between mainland Greece and the islands, in 2024, the Greek ferry companies will also be serving routes between the islands. Take advantage of these connections to explore the Greek seas and experience an island-hopping adventure in Greece!

Some of the most popular island-hopping tours are the ones 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 3-5 different islands in just 1 week!

If you wish 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 between Crete and the Dodecanese. Browse all Greek island ferry timetables on Ferryhopper, pick the crossing that suits you best, and plan your trip!

Here are some of the most popular routes between the Greek islands for 2024:

White houses and windmills in Mykonos town, Cyclades, Greece

The white-washed beauty of Mykonos town and its distinctive windmills

Book ferry tickets to the Greek islands for 2024

It’s never too soon to plan your next holiday in Greece! Find all up-to-date Greek ferry schedules for 2024, compare prices, routes, and companies, and book Greek ferries to the islands on Ferryhopper at the best prices!


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