Rafina is a lovely town on the eastern side of Attica. It has the closest port to the International Airport of Athens, as it is only 10 km from the airport and there are frequent buses for this connection. Rafina was first inhabited in the prehistoric times and it was one of the 100 municipalities of ancient Athens. It owes its name to its first governor and local hero, Arafina. The region was developed mostly after 1922, when refugees from Asia Minor settled there. Over the last years, the port of Rafina has grown into the second busiest port of Attica, after Piraeus, serving ferries to Cyclades.
Greek Ferries from Rafina
Rafina is the second busiest port of Attica, after Piraeus. All year round, there are ferries from Rafina to Andros, Tinos and Mykonos. In summer, there are ferries to many other islands of Cyclades, including Santorini, Naxos and Ios. There is also a local ferry from Rafina to Marmari Evia.
Particularly ferries from Rafina go to: Santorini, Mykonos, Andros, Tinos, Marmari Evia, Ios, Paros, Naxos, Koufonissi and Amorgos.