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Ferry from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus)

There are around 3 weekly sailings from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus). The Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferry is operated by Blue Star Ferries. Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Times

Ferries from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus) typically depart from Symi (Simi) at around 17:20. The average sailing time of a Athens (Piraeus) Symi (Simi) ferry is approximately 16h 26m.

Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferries typically range between €54* and €325*. The average price is around €163*. The cheapest ferry prices from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus) start from €55*. The average price for a foot passenger is €137*. The average price for a car ferry is €787*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Symi (Simi) and Athens (Piraeus)?

The distance between Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 301.9 miles (485.9km), or 262.4 nautical miles.

Is there a Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) car ferry?

Yes, Blue Star Ferries offer a car ferry from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Symi (Simi) and Athens (Piraeus).

Are foot passengers allowed on the Symi (Simi) Athens (Piraeus) ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Symi (Simi) to Athens (Piraeus) with Blue Star Ferries.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Dodecanese Islands to Athens page.
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Symi (Simi) - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Blue Star Ferries
Average Price 208 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 16h 26m
Fastest Sailing Duration 14h 10m
First Ferry 17:20
Last Ferry 19:40
Distance 262 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Symi to Piraeus?

The approximate duration for ferries from Symi to Piraeus is 14h 10m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Symi to Piraeus?

Symi to Piraeus is approximately 192 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Symi to Piraeus?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Symi to Piraeus and this is
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Symi to Piraeus?

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

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Symi to Piraeus?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Symi to Piraeus with
  • Blue Star Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Symi to Piraeus?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Symi to Piraeus with the following operators
  • Blue Star Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Symi to Piraeus?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Blue Star Ferries

How far is Piraeus from Symi?

Symi to Piraeus is approximately 262 nautical miles distance apart.

Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Dodecanese Islands and is located around 40 km to the north west of the island of Rhodes and 420 km from the Port of Piraeus. Symi's closest neighbours are the Datca and Bozburun peninsulars of Mugla Province in Turkey. The island's terrain is mainly mountainous and its coastline is made up of either beaches and secluded coves, or rocky cliffs. Located on the north east coast of the island is its main town, also called Symi. The lower town is the area around the harbour, called Yialos, and the upper town is called Horio or Ano Symi. There isn't a great deal to see or do on the island, and this is perhaps where its charm is. Apart from lazing on the beach or swimming in its crystal clear waters the Monastery of the Archangel Panormitis, which is an early 18th century Greek Orthodox monastery built on the coast in the south west of the country, is worth visiting. Overlooking Ano Symi is the Kastro which was built by the Knights of St. John as an expansion of a Byzantine castle on the same site. Quite a bit of the structure remains and there are also signs of an ancient citadel on which two later castles were built.

Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.

Symi to Piraeus Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 09:35 16 hours 5 minutes Thu
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 10:40 17 hours 10 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 19:40 12:00 16 hours 20 minutes Sat

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