The Piraeus Hydra ferry route connects Greece with Saronic Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Hellenic Seaways. The crossing operates up to 40 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 10 minutes.
Piraeus Hydra 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.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers on this route. Prices shown are per person.
"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.
'Susan' travelled Piraeus Hydra with Hellenic Seaways on Flying DolphinsRead More Read Less
"Excellent ferry service "
Fast , efficient and punctual ferry in both directions ! Really helpful staff in the office at Piraeus , so easy to pick up tickets. Highly recommended
'Stephen' travelled Piraeus Hydra with Hellenic Seaways on Flying DolphinsRead More Read Less
"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.
'Richard' travelled Piraeus Hydra with Hellenic Seaways on FlyingcatRead More Read Less
"Pireaus - Hydra"
We had a nice crossing to Hydra with Hellenic Seaways. Outward with the Flying Dolphin and the return trip with the Flying Cat. For €2.50 more, you seat comfortably in an air conditioned room, enjoy a buffet meal and drinks.
'Tineke ' travelled Piraeus Hydra with Hellenic Seaways on Flying DolphinsRead 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.
Hydra is a Greek island that lies in the Saronic Gulf and is a popular destination for visiting Athenians for the weekend due to its proximity to the Greek capital. The island's main town, also called Hydra, is built on the slopes of a hill around the port and is an impressive site. Quite unique to Hydra is that all cars and other motor vehicles are prohibited throughout the island and therefore all journeys must be made on foot, by boat or by donkey. The island's beaches, which a very popular with visitors, are mainly small coves and have crystal clear waters and tend to be surrounded by green vegetation. Perhaps the best and prettiest beaches on the island are Agios Nikolaos, Bitsi, Vlichos and Kaminia.
ferry services using the island's port depart to Piraeus with a journey time of 1 hour by high speed ferry and 3 to 3 hours and 3 minutes by conventional ferry. Hydra is also connected to the other islands in the Saronic Gulf and also with Porto Cheli.