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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:

The Cyclades

From the port of Piraeus to Paros - Naxos - Santorini - Amorgos - Ios - Iraklia - Schinoussa - Koufonissi - Donousa - Syros - Tinos - Mykonos and Anafi

The Dodecanese

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)



Free passage with a Eurail 4 day and 6 day Greek Island Pass


Holders of a Eurail 4 day or 6 day Greek Islands Pass are entitled to four travel days on domestic ferries.


1st and 2nd class holders are entitled to Economy class.


Additionally, Greek Islands Pass holders are entitled to a 30% discount on any economy class trips that are in addition to their travel days within one month after the first trip. 


No surchages and taxes apply when traveling with the 4 or 6 trips Greek Island Pass.

Discounted passage with a Eurail Global Pass


Holders of a Eurail Global Pass

get a 30% discount on the passenger fare in Economy class on domestic ferries. Surcharges and taxes apply.



The discount is available on the condition that you've made a crossing or have already booked a crossing between Greece and Italy. 


You have to prove this by showing the ticket from that crossing.

Discounted passage with a Eurail Greece or Italy Pass


Holders of a Eurail Greece Pass or Italy Pass get a 30% discount on the passenger fare on domestic ferries. Surcharges and taxes apply.


1st class Pass holders are entitled to travel in dormitories (when available*) or air type seats.


2nd class Pass holders are entitled to deck passage. 

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


Check-in time is 1 hour prior to departure.

On the Blue Star Ferries website you'll find a port map of Piraeus and maps of the ferry routes.



How to make a reservation

Reservations are compulsory. You have the following options to make a ferry reservation:

  • At the port where you depart on the day of travel and pending availability

  • Book online through the Blue Star Ferries website 

  • Call center in Athens (Tel. +30 210 8919800)

  • Via e-mail:



How to book via the Blue Star Ferries website

Greece - domestic ferries (Blue Star Ferries & Hellenic Seaways)


You must book your ferries in the order that you will use them! If you book out of order, your Pass will not be valid from your starting location. For example, you book your first ferry for the 10th of August, this date will be the activation date of your Pass. The next ferry you book can only be after this date, for example on the 13th of August, not on the 8th of August. 



1. Go to the Blue Star Ferries or Hellenic Seaways website.

2. Fill in the departure port, arrival port, departure date (and return date if applicable), and select for how many people you’ll be booking.

3. You’ll get a result page with all the available ferries, select the one you want to book a reservation for.

4. On the next page, scroll down to ‘Seats’ and under ‘Passenger 1’ select the ‘Seat Type’ à economy

5. Select the ‘Passenger Type’ a full fare

6. Select the ‘Discount’ that’s applicable to you:

  • ‘Greek Island Pass 4 days – 100%’ if you are travelling with a 4 days Pass and you’re booking one of the 4 fully included domestic ferries.
  • ‘Greek Island Pass 6 days – 100%’ if you are travelling with a 6 day Pass and you’re booking one of the 4 fully included domestic ferries.
  • ‘Greek Island Pass – 30%’ for any additional domestic trips with a Greek Islands Pass
  • ‘Global Pass – 30%’ if you have a Global Pass

7. Fill in your personal information.

8. Fill in your Pass Cover Number in the 'Discount ID / Document' field. You can find your Pass Cover Number on the back of your paper Pass cover, above the QR code.

9. Add your contact information, then click ‘Proceed’.

10. You’ll get to the ‘Booking Confirmation’ page, showing your reservation information. Double check if all information is correct, before accepting the terms and conditions, and clicking ‘Confirm and Book’.


Overnight ferries

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

International ferries between Italy and Greece

Superfast Ferries operates international services between Italy and Greece. With the Eurail 6 day Greek Islands Pass, you get:

  • Two international crossings between Italy and Greece. The offered routes are:
    • Ancona to Corfu*, Igoumenitsa, or Patras
    • Bari to Corfu*, Igoumenitsa, or Patras
    • Venice to Corfu*, Igoumenitsa, or Patras
  • A free retour transfer by bus and train from Patras to Piraeus port (near Athens).


*Via Corfu on specific dates during summer season only

Domestic ferries between the Greek islands

Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, and Anek Lines operate domestic services in Greece. With the Eurail 6 day and 4 day Greek Islands Pass, you get:

  • Four domestic travel days in economy class to the Greek islands of your choice. The starting point is Piraeus port, Volos port, Thessaloniki port, and Kavala port.
  • An abundance of Greek destinations to choose from, including Crete*, Rhodes and Santorini.
  • 30% discount on the passenger fare on any additional domestic trip (to an island).

*The Crete routes are operated by Anek Lines.


For more information visit: the Blue Star Ferries or Hellenic Seaways website. For information about reservations, please call +30-210-8919800 or send an e-mail to:


Facilities and services

  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Children's play area
  • Disabled facilities
  • Restaurant/bistro
  • Shops
  • Video screens
  • WiFi internet


For more information on facilities onboard Blue Star ferries see this page.

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