One of the most amazing parts of our Greece tour was cruising from one island to another! We took a blue star ferry from Piraeus port, Athens to Mykonos. Then stayed in Mykonos for 2 days and another ferry from Mykonos to Santorini! And sunsets are always better at the sea, aren’t they?
It takes almost 5 hours and that’s plenty of time in the sea. The ferry is actually a ginormous ocean liner boat with eight levels, has indoor/outdoor seating, first class airlines-style seating, private cabins, lounges, a cafe and restaurant and can ferry cars also. The interiors are excellent! And the breeze on the deck around the blue Aegean Sea is amazing!
Conventional ferries –
Restaurants, cafes, bars, WCs, decks are available for any class of accommodation.
Economy deck seats are spread all over the ship and you can seat wherever you want – the ones inside the ship, near the bar or cafeteria, are better since they are more comfortable to sit, like armchairs.
Air seats are numbered seats so each passenger is assigned a specific seat. They are large and comfortable and if you intend to take a nap, that’s good enough. The seats are in separate private rooms on the ship.
Business class or/and VIP is a separate section with larger seats with the most comfortable seating. Both Business and VIP have their own bars and are restricted to passengers holding tickets for those sections.
Highspeed and Sea Jets catamaran Mykonos ferries:
Economy or/and Air seats are all that most people need. They are reserved/ numbered seats and roomier than economy on a jet airliner.
Business class or/and VIP is a separate section with larger seats on the upper deck with the most comfortable seating. Both Business and VIP have their own bars and are restricted to passengers holding tickets for those sections.
From Athens to Santorini-You can choose from 4 ferries per day that take off from Athens to Santorini. The cost usually ranges from 20 EUR to 76 EUR and the overall journey takes from 5 to 8 hours.
If you want the fastest ferry, take the Hellennic Seaways Highspeed.
If you want the cheapest ferry, take the Blue Star Ferry. (Takes about 8 hours). This departs at 7:25 am every day.
They all depart from the Piraeus ferry port 20 minutes away from central Athens.
Athens to Mykonos – We took a blue star ferry from Piraeus port, Athens to Mykonos.
You can check the ferries here- https://www.directferries.com/mykonos_ferry.htm
Conventional Ferries from Piraeus port (duration approx. 5 hours)
Sea Jets Ferries from Rafina port (duration approx. 2,30 hours)
High-Speed Ferries from Rafina port (duration approx. 2,45 hours)
Conventional Ferries from Rafina port (duration approx. 4 hours)
High-Speed Ferries from Santorini (duration approx. 2,30 hours)
Ferry from and to Mykonos
Book your ferry to-from Mykonos with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your ferry trip in Greece! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-Ferry, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services to your favorite destination.
Arriving on Mykonos
Mykonos has 3 ports: the old, the new ferry port and the cruise port.
The old port is used only for excursions to the neighboring island of ancient Delos and for some of the high-speed vessels.
The NEW ferry port of Mykonos is located a few meters away from the City of Mykonos and you can easily get there even on foot. During the summer season, there is an frequent public bus service from the new port in Tourlos to Mykonos Town (Tel. +30 2289023360, +30 2289026797).
It is best to take a taxi (Tel. 22890-22400 and 22890-23700) from the new port to town (approx. 12-15 Euro).
It is possible to walk from the new port into town, but it will take around 25 minutes or Hop on the SeaBus and arrive in the center of the town in 8 minutes for 2 Euro (Tel. +30 6978830355)!
Tip: Most of the hotels have their own minibus & will pick you up from the port and bring you back. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
What I love most about cruising is once you’ve packed your bags and you’ve arrived to the terminal, you get on the ship and every thing else is pretty much taken care of.
While on my tour I realised Cruising is one of my favorite forms of travel! If you’ve never cruised before… you’ve got to give it a try!