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Should I book my ferry tickets in advance? And if so, when do ferry schedules and ferry tickets become available? Where can I travel to with Ferryhopper? I would like to book last minute; How late can I go? How accessible are ferries to people with disabilities and seasickness? These are the first questions that come in mind when traveling by ferry to the Greek islands. Let us guide you through!
When do tickets become available?June 27, 2019
Usually, tickets become available 3-6 months before the departure date. Having said this, new routes and extra itineraries are often added, so tickets could easily appear much closer to departure time. For the off-season period - i.e. November to February - the itineraries are often released just a few weeks before the departure date, which can be as late as the end of October. Ferryhopper updates its results on every change or addition of itineraries by the ferry operators. If you do not find ferries running on a specific date you may keep checking back, and have a look at our blog where you might find more info for your specific crossing.
Where can I travel to with Ferryhopper?June 27, 2019
Ferryhopper can get you to any Greek island with a port, and more than that too. We provide you with the ability to book from over 37 ferry operators and to more than 160 destinations in the Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic Sea.
Because the best holidays are Greek holidays, we’ve made sure to connect the Greek islands with other countries too. So if you’re coming to Greece from Italy, Turkey or Albania, you can book your full trip through Ferryhopper.
I like to book last minute, how late can I go?June 27, 2019
We can sell tickets up to the very last minute before departure, but in that case, you will have to collect them at the port. If you are planning to get the tickets delivered to you via courier, you should take the delivery time into account, and we recommend leaving at least 6 days before departure. There’s nothing wrong with collecting your tickets from our offices or the port though, so if you are booking last minute, we allow only these two collection options.
How accessible are ferries to people with disabilities?June 27, 2019
Port authorities and ferry companies are together required to provide free assistance to enable all passengers to safely and comfortably embark, travel and disembark. If you have specific assistance requirements, it’s always a good idea to ask in advance in case the port needs to make any specific preparations. You can do this once you have finalized your booking by contacting us or the port authorities directly.
I suffer from sea sickness. What can I do when travelling by ferry?June 28, 2019
In case you suffer from motion sickness, we would suggest that you avoid travelling on small high-speed ferries. The best option would be to choose an open-deck conventional ferry, as it will make your trip easier. People with seasickness usually get relaxed when exposed to fresh air. Of course, if there is no wind, then one of the larger high-speed vessels can be also a good option, but as you cannot predict the weather, we would stick with the advice of an open-deck conventional ferry (when possible).