Porto Heli is a seaside town of the Peloponnese that can be easily accessed within a three-hours drive from Athens. It has lovely beaches, luxurious hotels, and many yachts moor in its port during the summer season. In addition, a trip to Porto Heli can be combined with excursions to some nearby popular towns, such as Nafplion and Epidaurus. There are daily ferries (flying dolphins) from Piraeus port (Athens) to Porto Heli and the trip lasts for 2 hours. Porto Heli is also connected by ferry with Hydra, Poros, and Spetses. From the small port of Costa, which is 5 km away from Porto Heli, there are local boats that sail to Spetses too. These boats depart every 20 minutes and arrive in Spetses within 10 minutes. You can go by car to Costa and then, get to Spetses by boat or taxi boat.
Below, you will find information on how to get to Porto Heli by ferry, where to buy your tickets, and information about Porto Heli, and its port, along with many photos.
Ferry schedules to Porto Heli
There are ferries to Porto Heli from Athens and the islands every day throughout the summer.
Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Porto Heli
In peak season, there are at least 3 ferries from Piraeus to Porto Heli every day. The ferry trip from Athens to Porto Heli lasts for about 3-3.5 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '40' 'EUR' (40 Euros) for a standard seat.
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Ferry from Hydra to Porto Heli
Throughout the summer, there are at least 3 ferries from Hydra to Porto Heli every day. The ferry trip from Hydra to Porto Heli lasts for about 1 hour and the cost of a ferry ticket is '17' 'EUR' (17 Euros).
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Ferry from Spetses to Porto Heli
In peak season, there are at least 3 ferries from Spetses to Porto Heli every day. The duration of the trip from Spetses to Porto Heli is 10 minutes and the cost of a ferry ticket is '6' 'EUR' (6 Euros).
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The types of ferries that travel to/from Porto Heli?
The main type of ferry that sails to Porto Heli is the high-speed/catamaran ferry. The main ferry company that serves this itinerary is Blue Star Ferries.
Island hopping from Porto Heli
Porto Heli is a good base for island-hopping to the islands of the Saronic. Some of the most popular island-hopping itineraries from Porto Heli are from Porto Heli to Hydra, and from Porto Heli to Spetses.
Travel tips to organize your travel:
- The ferry trip to Porto Heli is short, so choosing this destination for short trips and getaways is a great option.
- The best way to plan your trip to Porto Heli is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
- Porto Heli is a good base for island-hopping to the Saronic islands.
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INFORMATION ABOUT PORTO HELI
Porto Heli is a small seaside town of Argolida, only 3 hours away from Athens. It gets very busy in summer due to the nice beaches and the cosmopolitan environment. In fact, many private yachts moor in the port of Porto Heli creating a lovely scene day and night.
Porto Heli is great for excursions in the wider region. You can visit Ermioni, Epidaurus and Poros by car and also Spetses and Hydra by boat.
Why visit Porto Heli?
Hop on a ferry to Porto Heli for a quiet seaside holiday away from the hustle and bustle and relaxing family vacations.
- Porto Heli is located in Argolida, only 3 hours away from Athens.
- Many private yachts moor in the port of Porto Heli, creating a charming ambiance.
- From Porto Heli, you can visit Ermioni and Epidaurus by car, as well as Spetses, Poros, and Hydra by boat.
The best season to visit Porto Heli
The best seasons to visit Porto Heli are the spring and the summer. We suggest going on a road trip from Porto Heli to Ermioni and Epidaurus in spring and opting for a boat trip from Porto Heli to the Saronic islands in the summer.
Is Porto Heli for you?
If you’re looking for a quiet destination with a cosmopolitan atmosphere for family holidays, Porto Heli is your best bet.
Sightseeing in Porto Heli
When in Porto Heli, don’t miss visiting Ververoda Lake.
More about Porto Heli
Discover more online resources about Porto Heli:
- Porto Heli by Wikipedia: Porto Heli by the most famous online Encyclopedia.
Photos of Porto Heli
About Porto Heli Port
Connected ports to Porto Heli
Athens, Piraeus - Hermioni - Hydra - Poros - Spetses
Porto Heli is a small seaside town on the eastern side of the Peloponnese. Since the 1970s, it has attracted many international jet setters and artists, making it a cosmopolitan destination. Holidays in Porto Heli can be combined with a trip to the island of Spetses and Hydra, as well as to the archaeological site of Epidaurus.
There are daily ferries to Porto Heli from the port of Piraeus in Athens. The trip is about 2 hours long. There are also buses to Porto Heli from Athens via Nafplion or Kranidi.