Operated by Hellenic Seaways on the Agios Konstantinos Alonissos, Agios Konstantinos Glossa, Agios Konstantinos Skiathos, Agios Konstantinos Skopelos, Alonissos Glossa, Alonissos Skiathos, Alonissos Skopelos, Alonissos Volos, Ermioni Hydra, Ermioni Piraeus, Ermioni Poros, Ermioni Porto Heli, Ermioni Spetses, Folegandros Kimolos, Folegandros Milos, Folegandros Piraeus, Folegandros Sifnos, Glossa Skiathos, Glossa Skopelos, Glossa Volos, Hydra Piraeus, Hydra Poros, Hydra Porto Heli, Hydra Spetses, Iraklia Mykonos, Iraklia Naxos, Iraklia Paros, Iraklia Rafina, Iraklia Schinoussa, Iraklia Tinos, Kimolos Milos, Kimolos Piraeus, Kimolos Sifnos, Milos Piraeus, Milos Sifnos, Mykonos Naxos, Mykonos Paros, Mykonos Rafina, Mykonos Schinoussa, Mykonos Tinos, Naxos Paros, Naxos Rafina, Naxos Schinoussa, Naxos Tinos, Paros Rafina, Paros Schinoussa, Paros Tinos, Piraeus Poros, Piraeus Porto Heli, Piraeus Sifnos, Piraeus Spetses, Poros Porto Heli, Poros Spetses, Porto Heli Spetses, Rafina Schinoussa, Rafina Tinos, Schinoussa Tinos, Serifos Piraeus, Skiathos Skopelos, Skiathos Volos & Skopelos Volos routes
Hellenic Seaways covers destinations to the Cyclades, Sporades and Saronikos Islands with their Flyingcat fleet which consists of five high speed catamarans, all of which offer a comfortable and luxurious crossing. Flyingcat 1 built in Norway in 1991 (the oldest of the fleet) and carries 352 passengers. Flyingcat 3 built in England in 1998 has a passenger capacity of 360, Flyingcat 4 the newest, largest and fastest ferry in the fleet (built in 1999) and can travel up to 40 knots, is 55 metres long and can hold up to 440 passengers. Flyingcat 5 built in 1996 in Norway can accommodate around 330 passengers while Flyingcat 6 was built in Singapore in 1997 and caters for up to 337 passengers.
As these highspeed ships generally operate on shorter crossings, there are no cabin facilities available. Seating can be pre-booked and comes in a choice of Economy class 1, Economy class 2 (different lounges) and Business class. This guide covers numerous vessels so availability may depend on the service you are travelling on.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Flyingcat guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
95% of our customers recommended this ship
"Ferry from Skiathos to Skopelos"
Everything worked extremely well for us; the booking, printing of tickets, the ferry crossing itself. There were no problems
Reviewed 21 September 2015 by Thomas who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Skopelos to Skiathos"
I changed my booking to sail from Skopelos port. This was easy and efficient. The crossing was smooth, punctual and efficient. I didn't move from my appointed seat, so didn't sample the catering. All in all, a positive experience.
Reviewed 09 September 2015 by Jane who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Quick & punctual"
The Flying Cat is a good way to hop from island to island in the Sporades. The ship was fast and clean and the seats were comfortable. I didn't have time to sample the catering but it looked ok. Arrivals and departures were as per the timetable. The ticketing is a bit chaotic as no-one takes any notice of seat numbers and luggage is piled in corners.
Reviewed 02 September 2015 by Michael who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"It was ok."
The ferry was a little late. It was uncomfortable to carry our luggage to the business class cabin. The space to place the luggage in the ground floor was completely full so we had to climb up a flight of stairs. Other than these two issues it was a comfortable and fast ride.
Reviewed 27 August 2015 by Luzmila who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"flyingcat4 from mykonos to paros"
I recommend this boat. We didn't have any problem.
Reviewed 26 August 2015 by Temel who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"A PLEASANT TRIP TO POROS"
When arriving at Piraeus port from Airport (X96) Bus be sure to go to Hellenic Ferries booking office (inside Port) backing onto perimeter to verify your booking and a seat allocation (a must). Vessel is fast and efficient. The ferries in Greece are the lifeblood of the Islands and run always on time (weather permitting). Refreshments are not available on the Flying Dolphin but are available on the Flying cat (my return leg to Piraeus)
Reviewed 05 August 2015 by Godfrey who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Great day out!"
Booked on line from Athens to Hydra vía a very simple process & had no trouble getting the tickets at the port. All staff very polite & helpful. A really good day out.
Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Susan who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Reliable and punctual as ever!"
Have been using the service for years and recommend to friends
Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Ann who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
Easy to collect tickets -well informed procedure - punctual service. Very easy.
Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Santorini / Paros Flyingcat"
Both trips on the Flyingcat to / from Santorini / Paros were found to be on time, no delays in boarding / emabarking and very very quick turn around when stopping at various islands en-route. Very good service all round !!
Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Rob who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
Very quick and easy. Punctual and comfortable.
Reviewed 11 July 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
quick comfortable trip in business class. The wind was up on the return trip so running a little late. I think the skipper kept the boat closer to the island chain to shelter us so didn't feel too rough.
Reviewed 11 July 2015 by Nigel who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
We booked our own holiday and travelled between Skiathos, Alonissos and Skopelos. We had email confirmation for each ferry but did not realise until we got there that you still have to go to the ticket office on each island to collect the tickets. It wasn't a problem though, and in each case the ticket office was directly facing the place where the ferry came in so was easy to find. The ferries were always on time and left each port at the exact time shown on the timetables. The crossings were a joy - we even saw some Dolphins!!!!
Reviewed 01 July 2015 by Gary who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Hellenic Seaways Flying Cat from Piraeus to Hydra"
The service was very efficient - leaving and arriving on time. The boat was comfortable and clean. It was rather like riding on a train. When you arrive at the port with a voucher for travel you have to exchange it at the Hellenic Seaways office for your actual boat tickets.
Reviewed 03 June 2015 by Richard who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Easy way to travel"
Ferry arrived promptly, lovely way to travel, staff helpful, so easy to prebook tickets would definitely recommend.
Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Sarah who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Flyingcat Skopelos town to Skiathos town"
Wonderful way to travel! Clean, spacious & comfortable. Departure was on time. Only a short journey, did not use the catering facilities.
Reviewed 23 May 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Enjoyable experience, no real problems."
Booking was easy from UK. Trip was fine. Alteration to return day caused by May 1 strike was accommodated well. No problems, we enjoyed it.
Reviewed 08 May 2015 by Martin who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
Fastest way to the Greek islands without flying
Reviewed 17 September 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
The flying cat from Naxos to Schinoussa was a speedy and enjoyable crossing. My only criticism is with the actual direct ferries website. They don't make it cler where you have to collect your ticket from because there is no ferry terminal for ticket colelction in Naxos. You have to go to the Hellenic Seaways main office on the main street in Naxos. It is is easy to find as it is on the coast opposite the harbour (so near the ferries) but if you didn't have much time you wouldn't have known this and could miss your ferry.
Reviewed 15 September 2014 by Bethan who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat
"Trip to Spetses"
Very efficient organised service to the islands. Staff were friendly and it was a pleasant journey. I have already recommended this service to a friend who will be travelling there shortly.
Reviewed 03 September 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat