Sunset hour at the port of Piraeus, lighthouse, ferries, dock

Ferry from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Chania (Crete) to Athens (port of Piraeus) by ferry

The ferry route Chania - Piraeus can last from 7 hours to 13 hours and the ticket cost starts from 36€. Check our summary with the latest data for ferries.

Ferry schedules from Chania (Crete) to Athens (port of Piraeus)*

Is there a ferry from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

Usually, there are at least 2 ferry crossings per day from 2 ferry companies throughout the whole year. The majority of the ferries travel from Chania to Piraeus overnight and the ferry companies that mainly operate on this route are Minoan Lines and Anek Lines. This is subject to change depending on the season and the weather, but you can compare information and check real-time data on our fare search engine.  

How long is the ferry ride from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

The trip from Chania to Piraeus can be from 7 hours to 13 hours depending on the ferry company or the vessel. 

How much is the ferry from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

The cost of a single ferry ticket starts from 36€ - 38€. The final price depends on reductions, offers, seat type, vehicle or cabin selection, and ferry company.

What's the ferry schedule from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

Depending on the season, there are 2 - 3 ferry crossings per day, with the majority of them being overnight trips. In the summer months, there is a regular morning ferry to Piraeus which departs from Chania around 10.00 or 11.00. The latest departure time can be 22.00 or midnight. 

What is the distance between Chania and Athens (Piraeus)?

The distance between the port of Chania to the port of Piraeus is 150 nautical miles (approximately 277 km). 

Am I allowed to travel from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

Yes, traveling by ferry to Greek destinations is allowed. To find out the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece you can check our relevant FAQ pages. 

Where can I book ferry tickets from Chania to Athens (Piraeus)?

Check updated ferry schedules for the Crete to Athens routes on Ferryhopper and book cheap ferry tickets online

Good to know: ferry tracking is available for the Chania - Piraeus ferry route when traveling with the following vessels: Kydon Palace, Blue Galaxy and Elyros. This means you can locate your ferry live on the Ferryhopper App on the day of traveling!

The area of Paleo Faliro in Athens, coastal neighborhood, road, cars, clouds, lights

The coastal neighborhood and marina of Paleo Faliro in Athens.

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Chania to Athens (Piraeus) 

  1. The port of Chania is located in the area of Souda. The roads around the port might get busy with traffic during the day so make sure you arrive at least 1 hour in advance of your trip. 
  2. The Chania - Piraeus ferry route is a popular one so tickets might sell out fast in peak season. We recommend that you book your ferry trip as far in advance as you can.
  3. If you wish to travel to a bed cabin we recommend booking well in advance. Usually, the bed cabin prices range from 55€ to 135€ per passenger. 
  4. There are often seasonal offers on the Crete - Athens routes so make sure you check our blog for updates. 
  5. We recommend that you book your return as soon as you can, especially for vehicles and bed cabins. 
  6. If you are looking for information about the port of Piraeus or tips on what to do in Athens, you can check our relevant pages. 
  7. From the port of Piraeus, you can travel to more Greek islands. Check all ferry connections from Piraeus to the Aegean sea, on our Ferry Map. 

Daily ferries from Chania (Crete) to Athens (port of Piraeus)