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Athens (Piraeus) to Karpathos Ferry

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

Athens (Piraeus) Karpathos Ferry Times

Athens (Piraeus) Karpathos ferries typically depart from Athens (Piraeus) at around 18:01. The average sailing time of the ferry from Karpathos to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 16h 12m.

Athens (Piraeus) to Karpathos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Karpathos typically range between $149* and $867*. On average the Athens (Piraeus) Karpathos ferry is $386*. The cheapest Athens (Piraeus) Karpathos ferry prices start from $76*. The average price for a foot passenger is $263*. The average price for a Athens (Piraeus) Karpathos car ferry is $711*.

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

How far is Karpathos from Athens (Piraeus)?

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

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

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

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

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

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Athens (Piraeus) - Karpathos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price A$381*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 16h 12m
Fastest Sailing Duration 13h 24m
First Ferry 18:01
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 Piraeus to Karpathos?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Karpathos is approximately 19h 14m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Piraeus to Karpathos?

The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Karpathos is approximately 234 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Karpathos?

Piraeus to Karpathos 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 Piraeus to Karpathos?

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

How far is Karpathos from Piraeus?

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

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.

Karpathos Guide

The Greek island of Karpathos lies in the Aegean Sea and is the second largest of the Dodecanese group of islands. The island sits between the neighbouring islands of Crete and Rhodes and is widely regarded as being one of the most spectacular of all the Greek islands. Unlike many of its neighbours, and probably as a result of its relatively remote location, Karpathos only began to develop in the last couple of decades. However, the development that has taken place is largely restricted to the southern parts of the island. The northern and central parts of the island have retained their authenticity and are largely unspoilt, with pretty little villages that seem miles away from tourism. Perhaps the island's most famous features are its beaches with golden sand and crystal clear waters. The island is popular with families and also with hikers who like to explore the many trekking paths that criss cross the island.

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

Piraeus to Karpathos Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 20/5/2024 and 26/5/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 15:00 16:10 25 hours 10 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 18:01 12:30 18 hours 29 minutes Tue

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