Piraeus to Chania Ferry

The Piraeus Chania ferry route connects Athens with Crete and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Minoan Lines service runs up to 2 times per week with a sailing duration of around 7 hours 45 minutes while the Anek Superfast service runs up to 9 times per week with a duration from 8 hr.

So that’s a combined 11 sailings on offer per week on the Piraeus Chania route between Athens and Crete. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Piraeus - Chania Ferry Operators

  • Minoan Lines
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 7 hr 45 min
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  • Anek Superfast

Piraeus Chania Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Piraeus Chania route is a car and 2 passengers.

Piraeus Chania Ferry reviews

  • "Pleasant journey "

    Good service ,very clean boat and relatively fast! Staff very helpful and polite. Pleasant experience overall.

    'Antonios' travelled Piraeus Chania with Minoan Lines on Mykonos Palace

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  • "So Different from the '70s!"

    I have been travelling to Crete for more years than I care to remember, and although the fares have steadily increased over the years the quality of service has improved even more. They have also invested in modern ferries, this one took just 7.5 hours, I seem to remember that it used to take 12. The ride despite rough weather was smooth. The quality of the food is good, this time we ate in the A la Carte restaurant as a treat, the food was excellent, very generous portions and a reasonable selection. The cost is not excessive, 2 courses and a bottle of wine was around €35 so not cheap but certainly better value than the food on most cross channel ferries. The only downside to these High Speed Cats is that there is limited access to outside deck space

    'Peter T' travelled Piraeus Chania with Minoan Lines on Mykonos Palace

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  • "Athens to Crete easy sailing. "

    Boarding is far less formal than Cross Channel Ferries. Your arrive, you board your on!! The ships are bigger with more of an atmosphere to them. Food, as on all ferries, is expensive but the quality and variety is good and the staff very friendly, our cabin was clean and roomy. The sailing was very punctual and comfortable.

    'Christopher' travelled Piraeus Chania with Anek Superfast on Olympic Champion

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  • "A pleasant surprise"

    The boarding at Praeus was a fraught affair in the middle of a thunderstrom with little time to spare we discoverd that what we ahd printd out from Direct Ferries was not the actual ticket and we had to queue at the ticket office to get those. Howevr once aboard it was like being on a luxurious cruise ship. Charming crew memebrs insisted on helping us with our luugage to our cabin, the restaurant was delightful and verybody seemd only too pleased to help. What a contrast to Irish Ferries and our own local horror known as Wightlink

    'John' travelled Piraeus Chania with Anek Superfast on Olympic Champion

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Piraeus Guide

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.

Chania Guide

Chania, the second largest city on the Greek island of Crete is a city that has hosted many different civilisations during its history. The city is built on the area of Minoan Kidonia, at the end of the Homonym Gulf between the Akrotiri and Onicha peninsulas, and was the former capital city of Crete between 1847 and 1972. Today it is the second largest city on Crete after Heraklion and is the capital of the Homonym prefecture. The Old Town's maze of alleys and streets are lined with beautiful Venetian mansions, churches, fountains and historical monuments which are all popular with visitors.

The Venetian port lies at the heart of the old town and is where visitors can still see Venetian buildings sit alongside Turkish buildings that were built later. On the east of Palea Poli is Splantzia district which is built on the site of the former Turkish district and is where you will find Aghii Anargiri Church, which is the only Orthodox church which had received permission to operate during the Venetian and Turkish occupations of the island. Also in the area is Sintrivani Square. The Neoria district of the city is where the former port was located and is also where Venetian shipyards were located in the 14th and 16th centuries.

From the port, ferry services connect Chania to the port of Piraeus, the Cycladic Islands and to the Dodecanese Islands.