Sailings normally depart 7 times per week but this can change depending on the season. The average crossing time is 3 hours and 5 minutes.
The Ithaca to Astakos ferry is operated by one ferry company: Ionion Pelagos. This route connects the Ionian Islands to Greek mainland and you can take your car on this route or travel as a foot passenger. This route is offered by conventional ferries not fast ferries.
You can travel throughout the year. You can travel with your pet (cat or dog).
The average price for a one way foot passenger crossing in July is 10 Euros and for a car 33.5 Euros.
Ithaca (Pisaetos) to Astakos ferry timetable
7 Sailings Weekly3 hrs 5 mins
Why visit Ithaca (Pisaetos)?
Visit Frikes village for crystal clear waters and freshly caught fish
Share photos of Kioni village on Instagram. The prettiest village on the island
Explore Loizos Cave: Hidden treasure really was found here
Visit the deserted medieval settlement of Palaiochora
Learn about the Greek Revolution by visiting Karaiskakis' House. Karaiskakis was a great fighter
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
Frequently asked questions for Ithaca (Pisaetos) to Astakos ferries
Can I get an e-ticket for ferries on this route?
No, an e-ticket is not available for this route.
Where can I collect my tickets?
In Ithaca there are travel agencies where you can print your ticket.
You may have to pay a small fee to get your ticket - normally a couple of Euros.
What do I need to print my tickets?
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.
How much do Ithaca - Astakos tickets cost?
Route: Ithaca - Astakos:
Average one-way cost per person travelling on foot in July: €10
How long does the crossing take and how far is it?
The crossing from Ithaca to Astakos takes 3 hours and 5 minutes with Ionion Pelagos.
What ferry companies operate on this route?
The only ferry company operating on this route is Ionion Pelagos.
When should I arrive at the port?
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.
Can I take my dog or cat with me?
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.
Can I pay by PayPal or debit card?
Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or MasterCard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
Can I take my bicyle with me and what do I have to do?
You can take your bike with you for free in this route, if you travel on large ships such as those from the company Ionion Pelagos. 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. Ithaca can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.
Special offers & latest prices for Ithaca (Pisaetos) to Astakos
100% discount for infants
BY Ventouris Ferries, Boatman union of Santorini Anes Ferries, Ionion Pelagos, European Seaways & Triton Ferries
Infants from 0 up to 4 years old travel free of charge in deck category. For all other accommodation categories infants pay 50%
Children aged 5-10 have a 50% discount on the fare. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.
Latest booked prices
Booked: 5th May, 2021
Travel: May 19th - Jun 2nd
People: Two foot passengers
Average price chart
Prices from Ithaca (Pisaetos) to Astakos can vary throughout the year, to help you make your mind up when might be the best time to travel, take a look at our average price chart of fares throughout the year. The prices are based on one person travelling as a foot-passenger.
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