Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia?
You can catch a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia year-round. There are usually 3 weekly crossings and the ferry company that operates this route is Blue Star Ferries.
Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Piraeus - Iraklia crossing on Ferryhopper.
What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia?
The earliest ferry usually departs from Piraeus at 06:45 and arrives in Iraklia at 13:10, while the latest scheduled trip to Iraklia from Piraeus is around 18:30, arriving at 01:50.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia?
The cost of a single ferry ticket usually starts at €42. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat or cabin type, and vehicle selection.
On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Iraklia from Athens (Piraeus). Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.
Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia with lower-cost ferry tickets. The ferry company offers discounts up to 50% to the following passenger categories:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
- Students of Greek Public Universities
- ISIC card holders
- People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia?
The Piraeus to Iraklia ferry duration ranges from 6 hr 25 min to 8 hr 30 min. This depends mainly on the season and the weather conditions.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia?
For the time being, there are only conventional ferries serving the Athens - Iraklia route.
What’s the distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Iraklia?
The distance between the port of Piraeus and Irakleia is close to 108 nautical miles (200 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Iraklia from Athens (Piraeus)
Here are some useful travel tips for your trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia:
- As the port of Piraeus gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hr before boarding to avoid delays.
- From Iraklia, you can organize an island-hopping trip in the Small Cyclades. Check our Map of Ferries and travel from Irakleia to Amorgos, Naxos, Koufonisia or Schinoussa.
- Find more information about holidays in Iraklia on our dedicated page.
Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia?
You can take the ferry to Iraklia from the port of Piraeus in Athens. The port of Piraeus is located approximately 15 km south of the city center of Athens and 45 km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos.You can get to Piraeus by car, taxi as well as public transport (bus, metro, suburban railway).
Ferries from Piraeus to Iraklia usually depart from gates Ε6 (passengers only) and Ε7 (passengers & vehicles). Departure gates may change, however, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located at the port for more information.
Can I travel on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia with a car?
Yes, ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia have a garage. However, as the island is relatively small, you can easily explore Iraklia on foot.
Ferry companies, like Blue Star Ferries, are quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia.
Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.
Tip: we recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
Ferries that serve the Piraeus - Iraklia route have cabins as well as numbered seats. We recommend booking a cabin for a more comfortable trip to Iraklia.
You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Iraklia from Athens (Piraeus). Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.
Book ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia
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