Most of the travelers visiting Folegandros travel from Athens. Ferries to Folegandros leave from Piraeus, which is the main and biggest port of the Greek Capital, situated only 12km away from the city center and arrive in Karavostasi, the port of Folegandros.
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• How long is the ferry trip from Athens to Folegandros?
The duration of the ferry trip from Athens to Folegandros varies from a minimum of 3h50m to a maximum of 9h40m. This mainly depends on the type of vessel (conventional or high-speed), the in-between stops to other islands and of course in some rare occasions the wind conditions.
• How much is the ferry from Athens to Folegandros?
Prices depend on the ferry type (conventional or high-speed). Some indicative prices are:
- €36.5 for the conventional Zante Ferries with trip duration around 9 hours and 40 minutes.
- €67 for the high-speed Golden Star Ferry with trip duration around 4 hours.
- €69.70 for the high-speed Seajets with a trip duration around 3 hours and 50 minutes.
• What ferries are operating from Athens to Folegandros?
There are two types of vessels operating the route from Athens to Folegandros: high-speed ferries run by Seajets and Golden Star ferries with daily ferry crossings and the conventional ferry by Zante ferries that runs a few days per week.
> High-Speed ferries
The high-speed ferries by Seajet and Golden Star ferries are small in size vessels that run fast. There are no outdoor spaces and passengers remain in the indoor area. There are only numbered airplane type seats and only one coffee shop where you can buy a coffee, a refreshment or a snack. Inside the vessel there is an air conditioning system. This type of ferry does not have a garage, so you can not bring your car with you to Folegandros. The big advantage for choosing high-speed ferries is that they go faster and save you a lot of time compared to the conventional ferry. Unfortunately, because they are small vessels, bad weather conditions affect them easily and it has been noticed that delays might occur. In case you are travelling with strong winds, you might feel a bit sea sick nauseous.
Types seats: Airplane seat/Economy, Airplane seat/Business and Airplane seat/Vip.
Price range: €67- €79.8
Timetable: During the summer season, there are 2 ferry crossing per day (one for each company) for this type of vessel to/from Athens/Folegandros.
> Conventional ferries
The conventional type of ferry by Zante Ferries is a big vessel with indoors, outdoors spaces and a garage. You will find restaurants, and cafes whereas there is air conditioning in all the interior spaces. The trip with this type of vessel is longer but the ticket is cheaper. Due to the outdoor decks you can enjoy the lovely views of the sea while travelling which makes the trip really pleasant. There are 3 weekly ferry crossings to/from Folegandros. Last but not least, a big advantage of this ferry type is that with an extra fee you can take your car with you to Folegandros.
Types of seats: the Deck/Economy, the Air seats/Economy, Air seat/Business, and cabins with/without view.
Price range: €36.50
Vehicule: €22 (Moto), €78.50 (Car)
Timetable: During the summer season, there are 3 ferry crossings per week for this type of vessel to/from Piraeus/Folegandros.
• Indicative Timetables
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- From Piraeus to Folegandros
- • 06:50 am Golden Star Ferries (4h)
- • 07:00 am Seajets (3h50m)
- • 07:00 am Zante Ferries (9h40m)
- From Folegandros to Piraeus
- • 13:10 pm Golden Star Ferries (4h)
- • 16:00 pm Seajets (3h50m)
- • 21:40 pm Zante Ferries (6h25m)