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This blog is dedicated to giving information about ferries but also destinations served by Greek Ferries.

Patmos island: Small and sacred

By Ferriesingreece on 06-10-2016

The small island of Patmos belongs to the Dodecanese island complex. It is believed that John the Apostle wrote the “Book of Revelation” (which is a Book of the New Testament) in there. Nowadays, Patmos island is famous for its alluring, unspoiled nature and there are many regular ferry itineraries to the island. Skala is its […]

Serifos: Enjoy its Calmness

By Ferriesingreece on 28-09-2016

The magnificent Serifos is an island located in the Western Cyclades, really close to Athens by travelling on a ferry. One thing that truly characterizes vacations (and life, in general) on Serifos island is its calmness. Supposedly, even the frogs on this island are mute. Nobody in there seems to be in a hurry, except […]

Spetses: The Aristocratic Island of the Saronic Gulf

By Ferriesingreece on 20-09-2016

Spetses constitutes the ideal island for those who adore the atmospheric places, the opulence and the tranquility. The picturesque cobbed streets, the elegant and wealthy mansions with the wooden doors, the horse-drawn carriages and the sailboats of the Old Port are included in the list of the unique landmarks of Spetses. Within only 2 hours […]

Nisyros: An eruption of beauty

By Eva on 13-09-2016

Located between the islands of Kos and Tilos, Nisyros is one of the few volcanic islands in Greece. It is a part of the Dodecanese group of islands and one can take a ferry from Piraeus or other adjacent islands and especially, from Kos in order to arrive in there. The Municipality of Nisyros includes […]

Hydra: A treasure near Athens

By Eva on 07-09-2016

Between the Saronic and Argolic Gulf in the Aegean Sea, there lies the astonishing Hydra island. The name Hydra (coming from the ancient Greek word for water) is not a euphemism, for this island is teemed with cool and bubbling water springs. Formally, the province of Hydra belonged to the Piraeus Prefecture because it is […]

Greek Hidden Treasures 13: Iraklia, a synonym for serenity

By Eva on 29-08-2016

Iraklia is a beautiful islet that lies near to Naxos, in the Small Cyclades complex. The number of its inhabitants is about 150 and it has only two villages: Agios Georgios and Chora or Panagia. There is a seasonal minibus service but, if you wish, you can also hire a motorbike. You can go there […]

Greek Hidden Treasures 12: Schinoussa, an Aegean Paradise

By Ferriesingreece on 22-08-2016

Schinoussa is a tiny gem that lies south of Naxos island, in the Small Cyclades group, near to Iraklia and Koufonisia. Schinoussa has been inhabited since antiquity and the origin of its name is debatable. Some argue that it is named after a bushy plant called lentisk (“schino” in Greek), though others argue that it […]

Greek Hidden Treasures 11: Koufonisia

By Ferriesingreece on 10-08-2016

Koufonisia is a complex of two islands, Ano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi, which lies southeastwards of Naxos. This complex also consists of a third islet named Keros which was inhabited in prehistoric times and it was a place where, around 2500 B.C, the Cycladic civilization thrived. Excavations revealed a Cycladic period settlement, along with many […]

Greek Hidden Treasures 10: Sikinos

By Mairi on 04-08-2016

If you’re planning to visit Greece this summer but feel like exploring an off-the-beaten-track destination, how about Sikinos? Known as “the small lady of the Cyclades”, this miniature island is an unmapped heaven, ideal for those you want to hike their way through the numerous beauties of the cycladic scenery and appreciate the raw allure […]

Greek Hidden Treasures 9: Kasos

By Mairi on 29-07-2016

Kasos belongs to the island complex of Dodecanese, located close to the island of Karpathos in the south region of the Aegean; it is often regarded as an off the beaten track destination, as its has not developed according to touristic demand and therefore has preserved a strong traditional character. Ferries depart from the port of […]