Athens (Piraeus)
Diafani
Ferries to Dodecanese Islands
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Athens (Piraeus) Diafani Ferries

The Athens (Piraeus) Diafani ferry route connects Athens with Dodecanese Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Anek Lines service runs up to 2 times per week with a sailing duration of around 26 hours 50 minutes while the Blue Star Ferries service runs up to 2 times per week with a duration from 15 hours 19 minutes.

So that’s a combined 4 sailings on offer per week on the Athens (Piraeus) Diafani route between Athens and Dodecanese Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Athens (Piraeus) - Diafani Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price 349 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 16h 26m
Fastest Sailing Duration 15h 19m
First Ferry 18:01
Distance 245 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Piraeus to Diafani?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Piraeus to Diafani is 21h 04m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Piraeus to Diafani?

    2 popular ferry companies travel from Piraeus to Diafani. These ferry companies are
    • Anek Lines
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Diafani?

    Book Piraeus to Diafani tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.


Diafani Guide

The Greek town and port of Diafani is located on the island of Karpathos which is located in the southern part of the Dodecanese group of islands, between the islands of Crete and Rhodes. As the second largest of the Dodecanese islands, Karpathos extends to a surface area of around 300 sq. km and its terrain is characterised by mountains, the highest peak being Kali Limni and 1,214 meters above sea level. On the slopes of the mountains are springs, vineyards, forests of Pine, olive trees and many other varieties of fruit trees. A popular tourist site on the island are the rock caves that are home to the Mediterranean seal which can is supposedly the only place they can be found along with Kastelorizo. The island's first inhabitant, according to mythology, was Iapetos, the son of Uranus and Gaea (Sky and Earth).

The island can trace its history back to the Neolithic Age and is closely linked with the history of Rhodes and the other islands of the Dodecanese. The island's character has been strongly influenced by those who have conquered it including the Francs, the Turks and the Italians.


Piraeus to Diafani Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 26/02/2024 and 03/03/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 18:01 08:45 14 hours 44 minutes Tue

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