Thanks to the Athens News and the incredible Giannis Smyrnis who for many years had been sending me the weekly ferry schedules Such as clockwork every Wednesday. Sadly the Greek Ministry of Merchant Marine stopped sending them out so till they start again, if they start again, you will not find the weekly schedules on my web site or in the Athens News. They can call the ferry companies and get accurate info and won’t book you into a hotel that you cannot reach on a certain day. Try my Create and Itinerary Form and Fantasy Travel can put together an island itinerary based on availability of ferries and give you a price.
You’re not obliged to book. In addition visit Fantasy Travel’s Greek Island Hopping Programs because you might find the island combination you would like to do at a price you didn’t think possible. For info on buying tickets see Greek Ferry Boat Tickets where one can in fact book ferry tickets with Dolphin Hellas who’re a reliable travel agency with real live humans and not a pc program that you cannot talk to if there’s something weird with your tickets. From May there are at least 8 boats a day to Hydra and even more to Aegina. Even in the winter months there are daily boats to Each of the Saronic Islands.
For all those who seek the elusive overnight ferries to Santorini it’s a misnomer. They leave at 8 or 10pm plus they arrive at 4 or 5 am. Not really convenient whenever you realize you’re stuck in a small port or in the bus station with all of your luggage until things open up or you can check into your hotel at noon. To me a night ferry is one you get on at 7pm and you arrive at 7am refreshed following a nice sleep in a comfortable cabin. Overnight ferries go to Lesvos, Crete, Kalymnos, Leros, Kos and Rhodes that are all at least 12 hour trips.
The Crete ferries particularly are the latest and the best with beautiful cabins, large lounges with non smoking areas and a Few even have pools, Such as the Superfast which only takes 6 hours from Piraeus to Heraklion. The port of Pireaus is wireless though how well it works depends upon where you’re, what computer you use, how a system happens to feel that day and any number of factors. There are places to store luggage in the cafeterias and waiting areas that are usually open twenty four hours. Crete Santorini Mykonos Ferry – If you’re searching for the Connection between Crete and the Cyclades, in typical Greek ferry fashion which defies logic there are two boats leaving within half a Hour of every other and going to pretty much the same islands: Santorini, Ios, Paros and Mykonos, except one goes to Naxos instead of Paros.