Piraeus ferries connect Greece with Crete, Dodecanese Islands, Cyclades Islands, Aegean Islands, Lesbos, Samos, Ikaria, Saronic Islands with crossings available to Heraklion, Sitia & Chania (in Crete), Astypalea, Rhodes, Tilos, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Lipsi, Symi, Karpathos, Chalki, Diafani & Kasos (in Dodecanese Islands), Schinoussa, Syros, Tinos, Katapola, Aegiali, Donoussa, Ios, Iraklia, Koufonissi, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Thira, Anafi, Milos, Sifnos, Serifos, Kythnos, Sikinos, Kimolos & Folegandros (in Cyclades Islands), Chios & Fournoi (in Aegean Islands), Mytilene (in Lesbos), Karlovassi & Vathi (in Samos), Evdilos & Agios Kirikos (in Ikaria), Poros, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra & Spetses (in Saronic Islands) & Ermioni & Porto Heli (in Greece). Sailings from Piraeus are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 135 ferry crossings daily from Piraeus with sailing durations starting from 40 minutes. Our Piraeus ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
The port city of Piraeus can be found in the Attica region of Greece along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf about 12 km south west of Athens, the Greek capital.
Piraeus is the largest ferry port in Europe and one of the largest in the world when it comes to passenger transportation with services provided by every major ferry company in Greece.
Approximately 20 million passengers pass through its doors each year and the port provides the main link between the Greek mainland and the Aegean islands and Crete. Piraeus proves the gateway from the Greek mainland to all of the main holiday destinations in Greece and some of the less popular ones too.
Piraeus is also famous for its football team – Olympiakos who regularly feature in the UEFA Champions League.