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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 Interrail pass. Do a spot 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 an Interrail 4 day and 6 day Greek Island Pass


Holders of an Interrail 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 day Greek Island Pass.

Discounted passage with an Interrail Global Pass


Holders of an Interrail 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 an Interrail Greece or Italy Pass


Holders of an Interrail 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:


Overnight ferries

When traveling by night ferry (Superfast, Minoan or Blue Star Ferries) you have to use a travel day and fill in the day of departure in your travel calendar. 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.


If you're travelling on a discounted ferry, you don't have to use a travel day.


Please note that you cannot start your travel before the first day of validity on your Pass.


The Greek Islands Pass

Superfast Ferries (Italy - Greece)

Superfast Ferries operates international services between Italy and Greece. There are no international trips included in the Interrail 4-day Greek Islands Pass. With the Interrail 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

      *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. Both the Interrail 4 and 6-day Greek Islands Pass get you 4 domestic travel days from island to island. 

  • An abundance of 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.

For more information visit: the Blue Star Ferries website and offers page. 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 on board Blue Star ferries see this page.


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