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Athens (Piraeus) Iraklia Ferry

Typically ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia sail 2 times a week. The Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia ferry is operated by Blue Star Ferries. Athens (Piraeus) Iraklia Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Athens (Piraeus) Iraklia Ferry Times

Athens (Piraeus) Iraklia ferries typically depart from Athens (Piraeus) at around 06:45. The average sailing time of the ferry from Iraklia to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 6h 35m.

Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia typically range between $168* and $760*. On average the Athens (Piraeus) Iraklia ferry is $373*. The cheapest Athens (Piraeus) Iraklia ferry prices start from $86*. The average price for a foot passenger is $268*. The average price for a Athens (Piraeus) Iraklia car ferry is $823*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Iraklia from Athens (Piraeus)?

The distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Iraklia is approximately 143.7 miles (231.2km), or 124.8 nautical miles.

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

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

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

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

Athens (Piraeus) Iraklia Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Blue Star Ferries - 2 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Athens (Piraeus) - Iraklia Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Blue Star Ferries
Average Price A$350*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 6h 47m
Fastest Sailing Duration 6h 25m
First Ferry 06:45
Last Ferry 17:30
Distance 124 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Iraklia?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Iraklia is approximately 6h 25m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Iraklia?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Piraeus to Iraklia and this is
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Iraklia?

    Ferries from Piraeus to Iraklia are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Piraeus to Iraklia?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Piraeus to Iraklia with
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Piraeus to Iraklia?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Piraeus to Iraklia with
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Piraeus to Iraklia?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Piraeus to Iraklia. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • Blue Star Ferries

Athens (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.

Iraklia Guide

The small Greek island of Iraklia is located at the western edge of the Small Eastern Cyclades group of islands and only has around 100 inhabitants. The island is characterised by hills, thick vegetation, clear waters with the od shipwreck on the sea floor, and scenic bays which all combine to make it one of the most unspoilt islands of the Cyclades. For nature lovers the island is home to the Mediterranean seal and the marine turtle, Caretta Caretta. The island only has two villages. Ayios Georgios, which is home to the island's harbour, and Panayia.

Perhaps because the island is so small its history remains largely unknown with speculation that is may have been a Minoan settlement in the 2nd century BC, as there is an similar city in Crete. Under Venetian and Ottoman rule, the island paid taxes but it seems that it was the only obligation the Iraklians had.

From the island's port there are ferries available that depart to the Port of Piraeus with a crossing time of between 8 and 10 hours, depending on itinerary. There are also ferry services to the other islands of the Small Cyclades and to Naxos and Amorgos.

Piraeus to Iraklia Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 26/2/2024 and 3/3/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 02:00 8 hours 30 minutes Mon, Wed
Blue Star Ferries 18:30 01:50 7 hours 20 minutes Sat

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