Visit Greece is now hosting a comprehensive Greek ferry schedule via the Greek Travel Pages – GTP – a ferry schedule portal, which can be found on: http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/travelling_in_greece/by_sea
All Greek islands are linked to the mainland by a variety of vessels including high-speed ferries, hydrofoils and catamarans, which have recently been refurbished and are regular, fast and reliable and the search engine searches 85 ferry companies on more than 13,000 routes.
When searching for an itinerary on visitgreece.gr from the mainland to the islands, between islands, or to other mainland destinations, agents will need to enter the most suitable port for their clients into the search engine. As a guide, Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio are the three Athens ports – and are best for destinations in eastern Greece; Piraeus is the biggest of the ports and is the closest to Athens, situated south west of the city centre. There are ferry routes from here to almost every island in the eastern portion of Greece, the island of Crete, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, and much of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.
Normal ferries, catamarans and flying dolphins depart from Piraeus to the islands many times a day and Piraeus is connected to Athens and the airport by metro, rail links and buses. Meanwhile, the ports of Patras and Kyllini on the Peloponnese or Igoumenitsa on the west coast of mainland Greece can be chosen for sea travel between the mainland and Ionian islands.
The new ferry link schedule includes all the main Greek ferry companies and search results will provide details of all available options to the major destinations, what kind of vessel is available, how many stops there are, whether booking is recommended, maps of the routes and links to the ferry companies.