Blue Star Ferries
Blue Star Ferries connects mainland Greece to its surrounding islands, including Santorini, Kos and Rhodes. Get discounted travel on these ferries with your Eurail pass. Do a bit of island hopping and spend some time relaxing in paradise.
Blue Star Ferries routes
Aboard Blue Star Ferries you can travel within the following Greek island complexes:
From the port of Piraeus to Paros - Naxos - Santorini - Amorgos - Ios - Iraklia - Schinoussa - Koufonissi - Donousa - Syros - Tinos - Mykonos and Anafi
From the port of Piraeus to Rhodes - Kos - Leros - Patmos - Kalymnos - Astypalea - Tilos - Nisyros - Kastellorizo - Symi - Lipsi and Karpathos
The Northeast Aegean Islands
From the port of Piraeus to Chios - Mytilene - Psara - Oinousses - Samos (Karlovassi & Vathy) - Kos - Rhodes and Karpathos
From the port of Piraeus to Heraklion and Chania (route in partnership with Anek Lines Ferries)
Discounts and conditions for Eurail pass holders
Discounted passage with a Eurail Global Pass
As a Eurail Global Pass holder you get a 30% discount on economy class tickets for the Greek domestic routes of Blue Star Ferries.
Accommodation upgrades can be arranged by the port offices or the chief purser on board, they are subject to availability. Reservations are compulsory.
Free passage with a Eurail Greek Islands Pass
Holders of a Eurail 5 trips Greek Islands Pass are entitled to 5 free trips on Greek domestic routes. Both 1st and 2nd class passes travel in Economy class. Any additional trips on domestic routes can be made with a 30% discount in Economy class.
Holders of a Eurail 6 trips Greek Island Pass are entitled to 2 international trips (to and from Italy) and 4 trips on Greek domestic routes. Both 1st and 2nd class passes travel in Economy class. Any additional trips on domestic routes can be made with a 30% discount in Economy class.
The discount is available on the condition that you've made a crossing or have already booked a crossing in the Adriatic Sea (Greece - Italy) by one of the Superfast Ferries vessels of the Attica Group, or ANEK Lines.
You can prove this by showing the Adriatic Sea maritime ticket (Ancona – Igoumenitsa – Patras or Bari – Igoumenitsa – Patras) to the Blue Star Ferries office. Travelers coming from the Greek islands can get the 30% discount by showing the Adriatic maritime ticket that they are going to use in a few days to go to Italy.
Accommodation upgrades to a Cabin or Seat can be arranged by the port offices or the chief purser on board, they are subject to availability.
On board facilities
Blue Star Ferries vessels are equipped with facilities and entertainment options such as: an a la carte menu* and self service restaurants, bars, a gift store, satellite payphones and an internet corner. All cabin categories (2, 3 or 4 beds inside/outside) have ergonomic design and spacious interior including shower and toilet. Air craft type seats can be readily turned into comfy reclining surfaces. Particular attention is paid to the cabins designed for travelers with special needs.
* not available in all vessels
Information and reservation
To reserve a place on a Blue Star Ferries crossing you can:
Or firstname.lastname@example.org for Crete routes in partnership with Anek Lines Ferries.
Or +30-210-891-9700 for Crete routes in partnership with Anek Lines Ferries.
Check-in time is 1 hour prior to departure.
More info at www.bluestarferries.com.
On the Blue Star website you'll find a port map of Piraeus and maps of the ferry routes.
Travel days and ferries
When traveling by night ferry you have to fill in the day of departure in your travel diary. If you are still on this ferry after midnight, you don't have to use a second travel day, unless you board a second ferry.
Please note that you cannot start your travel before the first day of validity on your Pass.
The Eurail Greek Islands Pass
The Eurail 6 trips Greek Islands Pass allows you to travel from Italy to Greece with Superfast Ferries or Anek Lines and visit the Greek islands with Blue Star Ferries Hellenic Seaways.
Superfast Ferries (Italy - Greece)
Superfast Ferries operates international services between Italy and Greece. With the Eurail 6 trips Greek Islands Pass, you get:
Two international crossings between Italy and Greece. The offered routes are:
Ancona – *Corfu - Igoumenitsa – Patras
Bari – *Corfu – Igoumenitsa – Patras
Venice – Corfu – Igoumenitsa - Patras
*Via Corfu on specific dates during summer season only
- Italy - Greece routes in partnership with Anek Lines
- A free retour transfer by bus and train from Patras to Pireaus port (near Athens).
Blue Star Ferries (Greek islands)
Blue Star Ferries operates domestic services in Greece. With the Eurail 6 trip Greek Islands Pass, you get:
Four FREE domestic trips in economy class to the Greek islands of your choice. Starting point is Pireaus port, near Athens.
54 Greek destinations to choose from, including Crete*, Rhodes and Santorini.
30% discount on any additional domestic trip (to an island).
The Crete* routes are jointly operated with Anek Lines.