Photograph by Kaymaria Daskarolis
Greek ferry company Hellenic Seaways offers one-way, round-trip, and multi-leg ferry trips between the main ports of mainland Greece (Piraeus, Rafina, Agios Constantinos, and Volos) and 32 Greek islands.
The company’s Web site is very easy to use, and permits online ticket purchase and multiple ticket pick-up options.
While you can almost always find ferry tickets at the last minute, advance purchase expands fare and schedule choices. As we head into the “high season” of tourism in Greece, you would do well to book your ferry tickets in advance.
We checked a fare to Spetses at the end of April and found we could take the two-hour Flying Dolphin, a high-speed boat, from Piraeus to Spetses for €58.30 round trip—not bad for travel to the weekend getaway destination of choice for wealthy Athenians.