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Hellenic Seaways

Address: 6 Astiggos | Karaiskaki square, Piraeus, Greece
Phone Number: 0030 210 41 99 000
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Ranked #9 of 14 Activities in Piraeus
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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543 reviews 543 reviews
277 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I've been a guest at Hellenic Seaways during many trips to Greece over the years. Last June, I boarded "Highspeed 5" from Santorini to Mykonos. A lovely and smooth trip. The ferry departed Santorini's port on time and arrived in Mykonos after only 2h50m. I bought tickets for the so called "Vip Area", seating right in front one of the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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150 reviews 150 reviews
28 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Pay for at least business class if not VIP seating. IT WAS SO WORTH IT. This was the most efficient public transportation experience I have ever had. The boat pulled up and unloaded and reloaded in less than 7 minutes. I timed it. I'm not sure they ever actually came to a complete stop so don't dawdle! You will board... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Riding on a flying cat 4 from Santorini to Crete, the ferry was sitting at port early, but not letting anyone on while the crew sat on and in the ferry smoking cigarettes, with clearly marked no smoking signs all over. As we get on, the crew tries to hurry everyone along by yelling and expecting you to understand everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our first port of call after Athens is always Hydra - love the place - no vehicles, just donkeys or water taxis, or walking to get around. Used Hellenic Seaways online in Australia to pay for tickets and print voucher with barcode. So simple to arrive at Piraeus Hellenic Seaways office and hand voucher over, scan it, and receive tickets.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We went from Heraklion to Santorini with the high speed ferry Flying Cat. Departure was on time. Due to the rough sea the journey was quite bumpy. The service on board as well as the cleanliness of the ship has to be improved. Suitcases are stored in a compartment which is far too small for the amount of passengers. The... More 

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Connecticut, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

After hearing a lot of bad reviews of all the Greek ferries we decided to go with Hellenic because it seemed to have the least bad reviews. All in all, we were fairly pleased because we expected the experience not to be totally perfect. Our ferry from Athens to Mykonos was on time. Our ferry leaving Mykonos to Santorini was... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

In May/2014, I personally bought at Hellenic Seaways’ website (www.hellenicseaways.gr) tickets from Skiathos to Skopelos, departing on 31/Aug/2014 and returning on 03/Sep/2014. In the morning on 31/Aug/2014, I went to Hellenic Seaways offices in Skiathos and exchanged my printed voucher for the internet purchase for the depart and return tickets, which were stapled by the attendant and given to me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had a good experience with the highspeed ferry from Santorini to Heraklion, Crete. Ferry was on time, boarding information was adquate. BUT the actual boarding process itself was a shambles! Very disorganised. The seating was allocated, we had 'VIP' class tickets so we were upstairs & it was a much better travel experience.

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Kingston, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was our only bad experience during our 3 week vacation island jumping in Greece. We traveled Blue Star which was fine and traveled Sea Jet which was also fine. Hellenic was by far the worst experience you could ever ask for travel wise. Staff do not care and are rude, rude, rude. They have very, very litter food choice... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The ships are ok. The staff was also very friendly, we were pretty well informed that even if we had our paper tickets printed from home. We still had to exchange them for the real tickets in the Hellenic Seawas offices in the port. We did not have any problem, everything was on schedule and neat. I would recommend this... More 

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