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Symi Athens (Piraeus) Ferry

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

Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Times

Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferries typically depart from Symi (Simi) at around 17:20. The average sailing time of the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Symi (Simi) is approximately 16h 12m.

Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus) typically range between $105* and $422*. On average the Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferry is $253*. The cheapest Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferry prices start from $107*. The average price for a foot passenger is $253*. The average price for a Symi (Simi) Kos car ferry is $175*.

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 Symi (Simi)?

The distance between Symi (Simi) and Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 301.7 miles (485.5km), or 262.1 nautical miles.

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

No, currently there is no car ferry from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus).

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

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

Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Blue Star Ferries - 3 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Symi (Simi) - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Blue Star Ferries
Average Price A$249*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 16h 13m
Fastest Sailing Duration 13h 55m
First Ferry 17:20
Last Ferry 19:45
Distance 262 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 Symi to Piraeus?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Symi to Piraeus is approximately 13h 55m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Symi to Piraeus?

    The average price of a ferry from Symi to Piraeus is approximately 126 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Symi to Piraeus?

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

    Ferries from Symi 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 Symi to Piraeus?

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

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

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Symi 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
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How far is Piraeus from Symi?

    The distance between Symi to Piraeus is approximately 262 nautical miles.

Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Dodecanese Islands and is located around 40 km to the north west of the island of Rhodes and 420 km from the Port of Piraeus. Symi's closest neighbours are the Datca and Bozburun peninsulars of Mugla Province in Turkey. The island's terrain is mainly mountainous and its coastline is made up of either beaches and secluded coves, or rocky cliffs. Located on the north east coast of the island is its main town, also called Symi. The lower town is the area around the harbour, called Yialos, and the upper town is called Horio or Ano Symi. There isn't a great deal to see or do on the island, and this is perhaps where its charm is. Apart from lazing on the beach or swimming in its crystal clear waters the Monastery of the Archangel Panormitis, which is an early 18th century Greek Orthodox monastery built on the coast in the south west of the country, is worth visiting. Overlooking Ano Symi is the Kastro which was built by the Knights of St. John as an expansion of a Byzantine castle on the same site. Quite a bit of the structure remains and there are also signs of an ancient citadel on which two later castles were built.


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.


Symi to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 19/2/2024 and 25/2/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 10:35 17 hours 5 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 11:40 18 hours 10 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 19:40 13:00 17 hours 20 minutes Sat

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