Piraeus to Hydra Ferry

The Piraeus Hydra ferry route connects Athens with Saronic Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Hellenic Seaways service runs up to 5 times per day with a sailing duration of around 1 hour 35 minutes while the Alpha Lines service runs up to 10 times per week with a duration from 1 hr 20 min.

So that’s a combined 45 sailings on offer per week on the Piraeus Hydra route between Athens and Saronic Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Piraeus - Hydra Ferry Operators

  • Hellenic Seaways
    • 5 Sailings Daily 1 hr 35 min
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  • Alpha Lines
    • 10 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 20 min
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Piraeus Hydra Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers on this route. Prices shown are per person.

Piraeus Hydra Ferry reviews

  • "Ferry ok BUT port a bit disorganised "

    The ferry service from Piraeus to Hydra is fast and efficient. Bit of a scrum getting on the ferry but otherwise good. Don’t forget anything on the dock - the ferry won’t go back once shoved off. Some poor sole watched her bag disappear into the distance. The only negative would be Piraeus Port itself. It is not necessarily clear where specific ferries depart from - a sign post or two might help - perhaps that is the Greek way!!!!

    'Quentin' travelled Piraeus Hydra with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Ferry trip from Piraeus to hydra and back."

    First time to hydra and was a bit apprehensive regarding ferry but it was a fantastic trip both ways. Booked seating comes as standard with ticket picked tickets up from refractive in Piraeus easily, was given great directionsons of where to board the flying cat, ride was smooth and beautiful scenery. Would recommend. Great start to our holiday on Hydra.

    'Julie' travelled Piraeus Hydra with Hellenic Seaways on Flyingcat

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  • "Excellence"

    From booking on line, ticket collection, punctuality of ferry services to Hydra from Piraeus and return was superb and stress free. A big thank you to the whole team and crew for a seamless experience.

    'Marion' travelled Piraeus Hydra with Hellenic Seaways on Flying Dolphins

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  • "Admin..."

    The ferries were clean, comfortable and punctual. However the link to check in before our journey did not work. Also, when we arrived one hour early to physically check in, the staff member said she had no record of our booking. She found it eventually but there must be a glitch in the system somewhere. Not sure why we had to be there an hour early either...?

    'Juliet' travelled Piraeus Hydra with Hellenic Seaways on Flying Dolphins

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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.

Hydra Guide

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.