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Astakos is located in the Ionian Islands and is connected by ferry to and from Ithaca (Pisaetos) which is also situated in the Ionian Islands.

Currently only Ionion Pelagos operates ferries to and from Astakos. In the summer season, there are a total of 7 sailings per week.

The distance from Astakos to Ithaca (Pisaetos) is just 36.9 kilometres. That's about 23 miles or about 20 nautical miles.

Astakos is a coastal town (10m high) of the prefecture of Aitoloakarnania, built on the bay of the homonymous bay and at the foot of Veloucha. The port is a small port and is generally not very busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Astakos are normally available throughout the year. Astakos is served only by conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Astakos with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Astakos ferry schedules

Why visit Astakos?

  • Visit the castle of Dragamestos
  • Take a walk in the oak forest
  • Visit the village of Lessini where the Byzantine church of Virgin Mary

Island hopping around  Astakos

Astakos is located in Aetolia-Acarnania and so it’s the ideal base if you want to visit Ionian islands. You can easily book quick ferries to Kefalonia, Ithaca and others.

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Astakos port address & GPS

Astakos Port
Port of Astakos, Astakos, 30006, Greece.
Telephone: +30 26460 41052
Fax: +30 26460 41052
GPS Co-ordinates
21.0812 ° N, 38.5353 ° E

Astakos port facilities

Astakos port is located in the capital town, there you can find supermarket, pharmacies and also some cafes and restaurants.

No parking facilities, long or short term, are available.

In the summer months the port can be become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car. For more information about Astakos, you can visit Wikipedia


Getting to and from the port


By car

The port is located in the main town so you can move easily in your car.

By Taxi

As the port is near the town it is just a short ride by taxi.

By Bus

There is an inter-city bus service available but there are no local busses for short hops.
on foot

On Foot

The port is located in the main town so it’s very easy to go there on foot.

Frequently asked questions for Astakos ferries

Flights to Astakos: There is no airport in Astakos. Aktion Airport is located 1.15 hours away so you can fly there and continue by car to Astakos. Ferries to Astakos: The most popular way to get to Astakos is by ferry from Kefalonia. But, you can go to Αstakos from Athina, or Patras. Ιt is 1.15 hours from Patras and 3.5 hours from Athens.
Routes to and from Astakos are operated only by Ionion Pelagos company.
  • Route: Sami to Astakos: Average one way cost per person travelling on foot in September: € 25
The travel agency is located in the port, opposite the port and in a few metres walk from the the seafront.
To get your ticket printed make sure you have a printout or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example your passport or ID card if you can also use it for travel.

Our tips to get a cheap ticket to Astakos:

  • Book in advance Prices always go up the closer you book to your departure date.
  • Compare ferry companies side by side using a service like Zas Ferries
  • On foot: Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
  • By car: Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.
Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.
  • On conventional ferries If you are travelling on conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box. The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.
    • On fast ferries or catamarans Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.
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You can take your bike with you for free to or from Astakos, if you travel on large ships such as those from the companies Ionion Pelagos and others. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation.
Astakos is most popular in the summer months but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of places to visit in the winter.

Latest prices for Astakos ferries

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Fare details
  • Booked: 25th June, 2021
  • Travel: 2nd July - 18th July
  • People: One foot passenger

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