The Patras Ancona ferry route connects Greece with Italy and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Minoan Lines service runs up to 7 times per week with a sailing duration of around 19 hours 30 minutes while the Anek Superfast service runs up to 10 times per week with a duration from 21 hr.
So that’s a combined 17 sailings on offer per week on the Patras Ancona route between Greece and Italy. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Patras Ancona route is a car and 2 passengers.
"bit delayed both ways"
Not exactly superfast, was delayed by 1 hour on one way, then 1.5hours in the return trip. Food onboard was of good quality, but a bit pricey. Reasonable cleanliness and facilities, would use it again.
'John' travelled Patras Ancona with Anek Superfast on Superfast XIRead More Read Less
"Patras - Ancona trip with Anek line"
I traveled with my 3 daughters from Patras to Ancona and it was a great experience. The girls enjoyed swimming in the pool and sleeping on the floor for a special adventure. We planed to sleep outside and even tried it, but it was too windy so we had to move inside. We slept on the floor and managaged to get some sleep till 6.15 when we all had to get up so that passanger could all normal pass there. It would be better if we organized us differently and prepared everything for sleeping on the covered part of the upper deck. The pafilities were very clean and the sruff was great! In total, it was a great trip and we would do it againg.
'Anonymous' travelled Patras Ancona with Anek Lines on Hellenic SpiritRead More Read Less
"did what it said on the tin"
I had a passage only ticket, which meant kipping where I could and hoping that my belongings stayed safe. There was no information on the ticket or emails explaining what to expect; most crucially it would have been helpful to be directed to the deck where the sleeping chairs were rather than just dismissed at the reception desk. I also think ferries like this ought to have lockers for valuables/luggage belonging to passage only customers. There's plenty of wasted space on these vessels in the form of multiple lounges and expansive foyers; converting just a small zone to secure storage lockers would be inexpensive and would make the world of difference to travellers not having to lug their belongings round the whole time they're on the ship.
'Simon' travelled Patras Ancona with Minoan Lines on Cruise EuropaRead More Read Less
The ship is pleasant, the service properly, the normal prices! Very cumbersome and difficult: the orientation in the port of Patras! One is forced to find three different control stations by car (!) And to pass before you get into the vicinity of the ship.
'Rüdiger' travelled Patras Ancona with Minoan Lines on Cruise OlympiaRead More Read Less
The Greek city of Patras is the regional capital of western Greece and is located in the northern Peloponnese. It is roughly 215 km to the west of Athens, the Greek capital, and overlooks the Gulf of Patras and sits at the base of Mount Panachaikon. The city is the commercial hub for the region and is sometimes called the ' gate to the west'. Th port plays an important role in the city's prosperity as it facilitates trade between Greece and Italy and the rest of Europe. The Patras Carnival, one of the Europe's largest and most colourful, is held in the city every February and includes mammoth sized satirical floats and extravagant balls and parades. It is enjoyed by many hundreds of thousands who are buoyed on by the city's pleasant Mediterranean climate.
From the city's port, ferry services operate to the Ionian Islands and Corfu which are a short ferry ride away. The south coast of Italy is also within easy reach from Patras. Many shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels can be found in the city which is located very close to the port itself. Facilities in the port for passengers are rather limited.
The Italian port city of Ancona is located in the Le Marche region of central Italy and has been gaining in popularity as a tourist destination over recent years. It is popular for its natural beauty and lovely gastronomy, which the city itself has many things to offer its visitors. The city lies on the Adriatic Sea coast, some 200 km from the city of Bologna and 280 km from the city of Rome, the Italian capital. The city's natural defences, located between the slopes of Monte Conero and Monte Astagno, made it a good location for the original settlers from Syracuse to defend. Greek merchants established a Tyrian purple factory in the city and their influence on the area is widespread. During Roman times the city had its own coin system and Greek was spoken throughout the area.
Ancona is a very important sea port and is well connected by its port to many other locations. The best and easiest way to reach Ancona is by ferry, which operate to destinations including Split, Rijeka, Zadar, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Patras, Igoumenitsa, and Dugi Otok.