The Piraeus Aegiali ferry route connects Greece with Cyclades Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Blue Star Ferries. The crossing operates up to 4 times each week with sailing durations from around 7 hours 40 minutes.
Piraeus Aegiali sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
"Trip in the Aegean between Piraeus and Amorgos"
Travel time of 9 hours in the Aegean was nice under the sunset to end our trip. This trip allowed us to discover the islands and look at what was on offer at the island ports where we stopped (Syros was impressive with nougat and Turkish delight vendors!). Even in economy class the ship was nice, we have everything you need; even Internet access for a small fee. We are delighted to have selected Blue Star Paros through Direct ferries and look forward to our next trip. Thierry & Laurence
'Thierry' travelled Piraeus Aegiali (Amorgos) with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star ParosRead More Read Less
The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.
The Greek island of Amorgos is located in the Cyclades group of islands and has many popular visitor attractions which includes the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, to the north east of Chora. Located on the edge of a cliff, the monastery was built in the early part of the second millennium in order to protect a religious icon that dates back to 812 from intruders. The icon is on display inside the monastery.
There are many ancient remains dotted around the island and includes ancient towers, ancient tombs, stone tools, vases and by the walls that surround the city of Arkesini.
The island has two ports. One is in the town of Katapola, which is the main port, and the other in the town of Aegiali which is located close to the island's camp site and therefore it is popular with young people. From the ports ferries depart to the port of Piraeus on the Greek mainland, and has a crossing time of around 7 hours and 30 minutes. Amorgos is also connected to the islands of Crete, Naxos, Paros, Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Donoussa and Astypalea.