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Minoan Lines ferry

Minoan Lines offers ferry connections within Greece and between Greece and Italy. If you are travelling with a pass valid in both Italy and Greece you can get yourself discounted deck passage. On board you can enjoy facilities like the outdoor pool or cinema.


Minoan Lines routes

Map with Minoan Lines ferry routes

Ferry route:

  • Venice (Italy) - Patras (Greece)
  • Venice (Italy) - Igoumenitsa (Greece)
  • Ancona (Italy) - Patras (Greece)

    via Igoumenitsa

  • Ancona (Italy) - Igoumenitsa (Greece)
  • Piraeus (Greece) - Heraklion (Crete)


Additional information

Discounts and conditions for Interrail Pass holders


On Greek domestic routes and Adriatic routes (operated by Grimaldi Lines):

If your Interrail Pass is valid in Italy or Greece then you can get a 20% discount off deck passage prices, as well as 20% discount on all passenger accommodation categories. You can claim your discount by presenting your Pass before you buy your ticket.


This offer applies to both 1st class and 2nd class Interrail Pass holders. Fuel surcharge may apply.

Check-in time is two hours prior to departure. 


Information and reservation

To make a reservation:

  • Email:
  • Telephone - Greece: +30 210 414 5700
    Italy: +39 041 240 7177


For more information please visit the Minoan Lines website.


Overnight ferries

Travel days and 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.


Facilities and services

  • Bar
  • Casino
  • Children's play area
  • Cinema
  • Disabled facilities
  • Disco
  • Restaurant/bistro
  • Shops
  • Swimming pool
  • Video screens
  • WiFi internet


Facilities may differ per ferry and route.


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