With more than 100 inhabited Greek islands spread in the two main Greek seas, the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea, getting the ferry is the most usual way to move around. Although some islands have local airports, taking the ferry is more economic than flying there, especially if you are a large family. In fact, there are many suggestions for cheap Greek ferry tickets, if you want to stay on a budget trip.
Greek ferry tickets prices vary depending on many factors, such as the distance of the island from Athens, the ferry type, the seat type, the popularity of the ferry route, and more. For example, if the ferry is high speed, which basically means quicker, then the ferry ticket is more expensive than a normal ferry operating the same route.
Also if you are traveling in Greece with car and you want to board this car in the ferry, when making your Ferry tickets booking, you will notice that the car ferry tickets are pretty expensive in Greece, especially for longer distances. This is why many tourists decide to rent a car when they reach their destination, instead of booking car ferry tickets. But generally the passenger ticket prices in Greece are quite reasonable.
Here are few suggestions on cheap Greek ferry tickets for ferries from Athens or other popular Greek mainland ports.
#Ferry to Aegina and Agistri
The ferry trip from Athens to Aegina and Agistri is among the most economical ferry routes in Greece. Ferries depart daily from Piraeus, the main port of Athens, and in fact there are many ferry schedules to these two islands. Ferries to Aegina depart almost every hour, while ferries to Agistri depart 4-5 times per day. There are both conventional (slow) and fast (hydrofoils) ferries to Aegina and Agistri.
Prices for ferry trips to Aegina start from 7 euros per person one way with the normal ferry (1 hour and 15 min) and from 13.5 euros with the hydrofoil (40 min). The price for ferry from Piraeus to Agistri is also 13.5 euros per person one way and the trip is 50 min with hydrofoil.
#From Rafina to Andros
Cheap Greek ferry tickets are also available for the Greek island of Andros. This is a lovely island of Cyclades, with typical architecture, beautiful beaches and relaxing atmosphere. Ferries to Andros depart from the port of Rafina, the closest port to Athens airport. Ferries depart about 4-5 times per day, and the trip lasts 2 hours. Ticket prices start from 17 euros per person one way (deck ticket).
#From Killini to Zakynthos and Kefalonia
Killini is a mainland port in western Greece that serves ferries to Zakynthos and Kefalonia, two islands of the Ionian Sea. There are daily ferries, many times per day, from Killini to both islands. Ferry trip to Zakynthos is 1 hour, while the ferry to Kefalonia takes 1 and half hour. Ferry ticket from Killini to Kefalonia costs 8.6 euros per person one way, while the ticket from Killini to Zakynthos costs 7.5 euros.
Cheap Greek ferry tickets are also all ferries to the other Ionian islands, such as Corfu, Ithaca and Paxi.