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Thessaloniki Ferry

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Thessaloniki is the second biggest Greek town, with the first being Athens. It has a rich history, and its landmark is the White Tower. What makes Thessaloniki special is the various cultural events that are organized in the city throughout the whole year. Moreover, Thessaloniki is famous for its vivid nightlife, since there are a lot of bars, cafeterias, and other entertainment options available.
Below, you will find information on how to get by ferry from Thessaloniki to some Aegean islands, where to buy your tickets and information about Thessaloniki, and its port, along with many photos.

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There are ferries from Thessaloniki to the Sporades, Cyclades, and Crete. The ferry trip can last for 4-30 hours, depending on the arrival point. Thessaloniki is directly connected by ferry with Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Naxos, and Mykonos.

Ferry schedules from Thessaloniki


Ferries from Thessaloniki are seasonal, which means they operate only during the summer.


Ferry from Thessaloniki to Skiathos

There are daily ferry connections between Thessaloniki and Skiathos throughout the summer. The duration of the trip to Skiathos from Thessaloniki by a high-speed ferry is approximately 4 hours.
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Ferry from Thessaloniki to Mykonos

Ferries from Thessaloniki to Mykonos (and other islands of the Cyclades) depart 2-3 times per week in the summer. The duration of the trip from Thessaloniki to Mykonos is at least 8 hours.


What types of ferries travel to/from Thessaloniki?


The types of ferries that travel to/from Thessaloniki are conventional ferries and high-speed/catamaran ferries. High-speed ferries usually connect Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands.


Island hopping from Thessaloniki


In the summer, there are ferry connections between Thessaloniki and the islands of the Aegean Sea. Some of the most popular island-hopping itineraries from Thessaloniki are from Thessaloniki to Skiathos, from Thessaloniki to Alonissos, from Thessaloniki to Mykonos, and from Thessaloniki to Naxos.

Travel tips


Travel tips to organize your travel:

  • Ferries from Thessaloniki to Crete aren’t regular, so make sure to check the ferry schedules before planning your trip.
  • The best way to plan your trip from Thessaloniki is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
  • Since the port of Thessaloniki lies 16 km away from the International Airport of Thessaloniki, we suggest booking your transfer in advance!




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Thessaloniki is the second largest town in Greece. This is a place with rich history and many monuments. The modern town bursts from life and regularly hosts world exhibitions and other cultural events. The heart of the town is its commercial port, while the symbol of Thessaloniki is the White Tower, a 16th century tower built right next to the port. On a hill above the town, there is a Byzantine Castle, while a stroll around the centre will lead you to many monuments, museums and churches.

Thessaloniki is particularly famous for its nightlife. There are many cafeterias and bars along the beach promenade, while in the centre of the town you will find traditional taverns with live music. At a distance of one hour drive from Thessaloniki, there are the tourist resorts of Halkidiki, with gorgeous beaches and green scenery.

Why visit Thessaloniki?


Hop on a ferry to Thessaloniki for a laid-back atmosphere, yummy pastries, vivid nightlife, and shopping.

  • Thessaloniki is the second largest town in Greece.
  • The heart of the town beats at its commercial port, while the symbol of Thessaloniki is the White Tower, a 16th-century tower built right next to the port.
  • In Thessaloniki town, you’ll find many monuments that date back to the Roman and Byzantine eras.


The best season to visit Thessaloniki


Thessaloniki is lively all year round! Just keep in mind that even though Thessaloniki is a great winter destination, it is quite cold compared to other towns in Greece.

Is Thessaloniki for you?


If you love good food, friendly people, sunset walks by the sea, and nightlife, Thessaloniki is a one-way destination.

Sightseeing in Thessaloniki


Some of the most beautiful places to visit in Thessaloniki are the White Tower, the Arch of Galerius, the Archaeological Museum, the Roman Market, and the Bey Hamam.

More about Thessaloniki


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Port description

Thessaloniki is the second largest town of Greece, located in the northern side of the country. Ferries from Thessaloniki usually go to the Eastern Aegean islands.

Connected ports to Thessaloniki

Athens, Piraeus - Alonissos - Chios, Port - Evia, Mantoudi - Fourni - Ikaria, Ag.kirikos - Ikaria, Evdilos - Inousses - Leros - Lesvos (Mitilini) - Limnos - Mykonos - Patmos - Samos, Karlovassi - Samos, Vathi - Skiathos - Skopelos, Port - Syros


To go from Athens to Thessaloniki, you can either take the bus or the train.
- The train leaves from Larissis Station (metro station) and takes from 4 to 6 hours to get to Thessaloniki, depending on whether it is Intercity (quick train, few stops) or normal route. There are trains from Athens to Thessaloniki about 3 times a day.
- The bus to Thessaloniki leaves from Kifissos KTEL Station (bus X93 from airport) every one to two hours and the trip lasts about 6 hours.

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