Porto Heli
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Porto Heli Athens (Piraeus) Ferry

The ferry from Porto Heli to Athens (Piraeus) typically sails 2 times daily and up to 16 times weekly. The Porto Heli to Athens (Piraeus) ferry is operated by Hellenic Seaways. Porto Heli Athens (Piraeus) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Porto Heli Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Times

The earliest Porto Heli Athens (Piraeus) ferry typically departs Porto Heli at about 05:50. The average sailing time of a ferry from Porto Heli to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 3h 17m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 10m.

Porto Heli to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Porto Heli to Athens (Piraeus) typically range between $94* and $377*. On average the Porto Heli Athens (Piraeus) ferry is $230*. The cheapest Porto Heli Athens (Piraeus) ferry prices start from $94*. The average price for a foot passenger is $230*. The average price for a Porto Empedocle Linosa car ferry is $597*.

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 Athens (Piraeus) from Porto Heli?

The distance between Porto Heli and Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 52.7 miles (84.8km), or 45.8 nautical miles.

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

No, currently there is no car ferry from Porto Heli to Athens (Piraeus).

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

Yes, Porto Heli Athens (Piraeus) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Porto Heli to Athens (Piraeus) with Hellenic Seaways.

Porto Heli Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Hellenic Seaways - 15 weekly sailings, 2 daily sailings

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Porto Heli - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Hellenic Seaways
Average Price A$230*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 14
Average Sailing Duration 3h 19m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 10m
First Ferry 05:50
Last Ferry 20:20
Distance 45 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 Porto Heli to Piraeus?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Porto Heli to Piraeus is approximately 2h 10m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Porto Heli to Piraeus?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Porto Heli to Piraeus and this is
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Porto Heli to Piraeus?

    Ferries from Porto Heli to Piraeus 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 Porto Heli to Piraeus?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Porto Heli to Piraeus with
    • Hellenic Seaways
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Porto Heli to Piraeus?

    No, cars are not allowed on this ferry route.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Porto Heli to Piraeus?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Porto Heli to Piraeus. 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
    • Hellenic Seaways

Porto Heli Guide

The town of Porto Heli, sometimes called Portocheli or Porto Cheli, is located in the south eastern part of Argolis in Greece. The town lies on the bay of the Argolic Gulf, around 6 km to the south of Kranidi and 40 km to the south east of Nafplio. Located around 6 km off the coast of Porto Heli is the island of Spetses. Visitors to the island's port will see many fishing boats and yachts using the harbour, especially during the summer. The town's beaches are mainly small secluded coves although there are two organised beaches. The town is a popular destination for families and is frequently visited by Athenians, many of whom have holiday homes there. The location is convenient for road trips to Ancient Epidaurus, Poros, Ermioni, Mycenae and Nafplion.

The Argolic Gulf is a gulf of the Aegean Sea off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Greece. It is about 50 km long and 30 km wide with its main port, Nafplio, located at its north western end. At the entrance to the gulf is the island Spetses. This gulf and its islands are sometimes combined with the Saronic Gulf and Saronic Islands, with the result called the Argo-Saronic Gulf and the Argo-Saronic Islands.

There are ferry connections from Portocheli to the islands of Spetses, Hydra and Poros, and to Ermioni and Piraeus.


Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.


Porto Heli to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 8/4/2024 and 14/4/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Hellenic Seaways 05:50 09:20 3 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Hellenic Seaways 13:30 16:45 3 hours 15 minutes Thu
Hellenic Seaways 14:00 17:30 3 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Hellenic Seaways 16:10 19:40 3 hours 30 minutes Mon

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