Ferries from Italy to Greece are many and operate all year round. The ports in western Greece and the Ionian islands receive many ferries from Italy, which are getting even more in the summer season. These ferries from Italy to Greece serve passengers who want to travel in their car from Europe or for families who find it more economical to travel by ferry than a plane. Also, this is a great chance for people with campers to travel to Greece by ferry. Here are the ferry lines from Italy to Greece.
From Ancona to Corfu, Igoumenitsa and Patras
Ancona is probably the busiest port regarding ferries from Italy to Greece. It serves ferries to Igoumenitsa and Patras almost every day, all year round. The mainland ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras in Greece can be very useful for people who need to travel to western and northern Greece or to the Ionian island. In summer, there are ferries from Ancona in Italy to the Greek island of Corfu.
From Brindisi to Igoumenitsa, Patras, Corfu and Kefalonia
Brindisi is also a busy port in Italy in serving ferries to Greece. All year round there are ferries from Brindisi to the ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras in mainland Greece. In summer, there are also ferries from Brindisi to the Ionian islands of Corfu and Kefalonia.
From Bari to Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Patras, Kefalonia and Zante
As Bari is located in southern Italy, the ferry trip to Greece is much shorter than taking the ferry from other ports in eastern Italy. There are ferries from Bari to the Greek mainland ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras all year round. In high season, there are also ferries from Bari to Corfu island. In addition, from late July until early September, there are direct ferries from Bari to Zakynthos and Kefalonia.
From Trieste and Venice to Igoumenitsa and Patras
Trieste and Venice are ports on the northern side of Italy and very close to central Europe. Occasionally ferries from Trieste and Venice depart for the Greek ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras. Although these ports are very close to countries of central Europe and therefore they are very convenient for road travelers, the ferry trip to Greece is much longer than taking the ferry from southern Italy.
From Ravenna to Igoumenitsa and Patras
This summer (2014), the Greek ferry company Minoan Lines starts a new route: from Ravenna in Italy to the Greek ports of Igoumenitsa and Patras. This route will operate only in high season (from late July to early September 2014).