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Athens (Piraeus) to Symi (Simi) Ferry

Typically ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Symi (Simi) run 3 times a week. The Athens (Piraeus) to Symi (Simi) ferry is operated by Blue Star Ferries. Athens (Piraeus) Symi (Simi) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Athens (Piraeus) Symi (Simi) Ferry Times

Athens (Piraeus) Symi (Simi) ferries typically depart from Athens (Piraeus) at around 12:00. The average sailing time of the ferry from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 16h 30m.

Athens (Piraeus) to Symi (Simi) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Symi (Simi) typically range between $209* and $778*. On average the Athens (Piraeus) Symi (Simi) ferry is $396*. The cheapest Athens (Piraeus) Symi (Simi) ferry prices start from $107*. The average price for a foot passenger is $331*. The average price for a Athens (Piraeus) Symi (Simi) car ferry is $1176*.

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

How far is Symi (Simi) from Athens (Piraeus)?

The distance between Athens (Piraeus) and Symi (Simi) is approximately 301.9 miles (485.9km), or 262.4 nautical miles.

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

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

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

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Athens to Dodecanese Islands page.
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Athens (Piraeus) - Symi (Simi) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Blue Star Ferries
Average Price A$392*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 16h 30m
Fastest Sailing Duration 14h 40m
First Ferry 12:00
Last Ferry 18:00
Distance 262 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 Symi?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Piraeus to Symi is approximately 14h 40m. 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 Symi?

The average price of a ferry from Piraeus to Symi is approximately 240 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Symi?

There is 1 ferry operator for Piraeus to Symi and this is
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Symi?

Ferries from Piraeus to Symi 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 Symi?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Piraeus to Symi with
  • Blue Star Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Piraeus to Symi?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Piraeus to Symi with
  • Blue Star Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Piraeus to Symi?

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Piraeus to Symi. 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

How far is Symi from Piraeus?

The distance between Piraeus to Symi is approximately 262 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.

Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Southern Dodecanese and is located to the north of the island of Rhodes and is close to the coast of south west Turkey. The island is around 13 km in length, north to south, and about 8 km east to west and has a total land area of around 70 sq. km. The four main areas on the island are Yialos, which is where the island's main harbour is located, Chorio is the top town, Pedi Bay is the valley that is located below Chorio and Nimborios is the bay and settlement that lies to the north of Yialos. Also on the island is the small village of Marathounda and the Monastery at Panormitis.

There are a number of popular sites across the island and includes a number of old churches and monasteries with one worth visiting being the Church of Constantinos and Eleni on the southern slopes of the Vigla which has lovely gardens and terraces. Also on the island, and built by the Knights of St. John in the 14th century, is the Monastery of the Archangel Michael at Roukouniotis which was built on the site of a 5th century monastery, which itself was built on the site of a pre-Christian temple.

Piraeus to Symi Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 10/6/2024 and 16/6/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 14:00 06:15 16 hours 15 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 15:00 07:15 16 hours 15 minutes Wed
Blue Star Ferries 18:00 12:45 18 hours 45 minutes Mon

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