Cheap Ferries from Chania to Piraeus

Located in the western half of Crete, Chania has the second largest population on the island and is the main town. Chania ferry port connects mainland Greece with other Aegean islands including Kalamata, Peloponesse, Gythion, Kythira and Antikythira. Views from the famous Venetian harbour and castle are still some of the most breathtaking even for modern times.

Souda is roughly 7kms from the centre of Chania and home to the Chania ferry port. For those with a few extra minutes to spare before catching the ferry service, there are a number of restaurants and boutiques in the area. Other conveniences that are expected at a ferry port such as wheelchair access and public phones are also available.

Athens’s ancient old port is located in the city of Piraeus. While Piraeus is considered an ancient city, it blends a combination of modern conveniences for travellers. Apart from being a major shipping centre, Piraeus is also a major ferry port for travellers connecting to surrounding islands.

A trip from Piraeus to Chania is roughly 8 hours, 30 minutes depending on which ship line. Anek Lines provides services at Piraeus port and offers a variety of comfortable cabin options. While all cabins are equipped with the standard shower and toilet facilities, the deluxe cabins provide television and refrigerators for entertainment and snacking.

For those travelling to Chania ferry port from other areas around the city, it is fairly simple to access via the roads and major highways. For those who may want to depart from other areas around the island, Heraklion ferry port and Kissamos ferry port are also options for reaching Piraeus. Booking in advance is essential for anyone considering travelling in the peak season.

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