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Hellenic Seaways

6 Astiggos | Karaiskaki square, Piraeus, Greece
0030 210 41 99 000
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Ranked #7 of 13 Activities in Piraeus
Type: Tours
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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150 reviews 150 reviews
28 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Brisbane
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
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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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The boats is what Greece is all about, unless you fly and many smaller islands don't have airports and the rate is double sometimes, triple the boat ticket. You MUST pick them up in person and the HS office is right outside the port of Piraeus so it's convenient. They allowed me to change my tickets due to additional business... More

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