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Karpathos to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry

Typically ferries from Karpathos to Athens (Piraeus) run 3 times a week. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Karpathos to Athens (Piraeus), Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries. Karpathos Athens (Piraeus) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Karpathos Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Times

Karpathos Athens (Piraeus) ferries typically depart from Karpathos at around 16:30. The average sailing time of the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Karpathos is approximately 15h 37m.

Karpathos to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Karpathos to Athens (Piraeus) typically range between $78* and $684*. On average the Karpathos Athens (Piraeus) ferry is $327*. The cheapest Karpathos Athens (Piraeus) ferry prices start from $76*. The average price for a foot passenger is $205*. The average price for a Karpathos Athens (Piraeus) car ferry is $691*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Athens (Piraeus) from Karpathos?

The distance between Karpathos and Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 290.1 miles (466.8km), or 252.1 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Karpathos to Athens (Piraeus)?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Karpathos to Athens (Piraeus) provided by Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Karpathos and Athens (Piraeus).

Are foot passengers allowed on the Karpathos Athens (Piraeus) ferry?

Yes, Karpathos Athens (Piraeus) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Karpathos to Athens (Piraeus) with Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries.

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Karpathos - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price A$321*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 15h 37m
Fastest Sailing Duration 13h 10m
First Ferry 16:30
Last Ferry 22:20
Distance 252 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Karpathos to Piraeus?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Karpathos to Piraeus is approximately 19h 02m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Karpathos to Piraeus?

The average price of a ferry from Karpathos to Piraeus is approximately 197 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Karpathos to Piraeus?

Karpathos to Piraeus is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Karpathos to Piraeus?

Ferries from Karpathos to Piraeus are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

How far is Piraeus from Karpathos?

The distance between Karpathos to Piraeus is approximately 252 nautical miles.

Karpathos Guide

Located in the Dodecanese group of the islands, the Greek island of Karpathos lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is the second largest of the Dodecanese islands. Its relatively remote location has meant that the island has managed to retain many of its traditions and customs, traditional dress and dialect which resembles the dialect of the Greek island of Crete and of Cyprus.

The island's north has many rugged mountains but in contrast the south of the island is quite fertile, and visitors can see many wildflowers during the winter and spring. The island's coastal areas are characterised by beautiful beaches which tend to be quiet and are often nestled between the island's cliffs. The island's beaches differ quite markedly from each other which is dependent on the beach's location. The east coast beaches tend to be smaller and gravelly, but tend not to be too windy. The beaches on the south coast tend to have fine white sand as do the beaches on the island's west coast, although these are the most exposed to the Meltemi and are only really available when the wind isn't too strong. Finally, the beaches in the north are difficult to get to and are really only accessible by sea or by jeep.

Ferries from Karpathos depart to the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Milos, Anafi, Sitia, Santorini, Chalki and Kasos.


Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.


Karpathos to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 17/6/2024 and 23/6/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 19:00 13:00 18 hours Mon
Blue Star Ferries 20:00 09:10 13 hours 10 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 21:05 13:20 16 hours 15 minutes Fri

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