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The nature in Kissamos, Crete

Kissamos is located in Crete and is connected by ferry to and from Athens and the Peloponnese.

Currently only Seajets operates ferries to and from Kissamos. In the summer season, there are a total of 11 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Gytheio to Kissamos with 7 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Kissamos is Antikythira with a distance of just 54.6 kilometres - that's 34 miles or 29 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Piraeus at a distance of 272 kilometres - that's about 169 miles or about 147 nautical miles.

Kissamos ferry port is located on the northwestern edge of the island of Crete. The port is a small port and is generally not very busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Kissamos are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Kissamos is served only by conventional ferries.

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

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Kissamos ferry schedules

Why visit Kissamos?

  • You can visit the famous Balos Lagoon
  • Visit the Ancient City of Polyrinia
  • Admire the findings in the Archaeological Museum

Island hopping around  Kissamos

Kissamos is a small port in Crete that you can do island hopping to Kythira, Gytheio and Antikythera.

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Kissamos port address & GPS

Kissamos Port
Port of Kissamos, Kissamos Town, 73400, Greece.
Telephone: +30 28220 22024
Fax: +30 28220 22024
GPS Co-ordinates
23.637 ° N, 35.5174 ° E

Kissamos port facilities

Kissamos is a small port in Crete. You can find hotels, restaurants, a gas station and some cafes.

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

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

Getting to and from the port


By car

The port of Kissamos is located in the main town, so it's easy to reach the port.

By Taxi

There is no taxi service available in Kissamos.

By Bus

There is one bus a day which travels from Chania to Kissamos port to connect with the Balos boat. For more information about buses, you can visit Bus
on foot

On Foot

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

Frequently asked questions for Kissamos ferries

Yes. If you travel with Seajets you can travel with an e-ticket. We will give you a web page address where you just have to input your booking confirmation code. You can then either print your ticket or save it to your phone.
If you don't get an e-ticket you will have to print your ticket. 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.
Seajets has a booth at the port which will be open close to the hours of your departure to have your tickets printed.

If you go to a non central agency you may have to pay a small fee to get your ticket - normally a couple of Euros.

Route: Piraeus (Athens) to Kissamos: Average one-way cost per person travelling on foot in July: €23
Kissamos 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.
The only ferry company serving Kissamos port is Seajets.
You can travel to Kissamos from these mainland port:
  • Piraeus
    Runs all year. About 10 hours and 25 minutes with a conventional ferry.
  • 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.

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.
You can take your bike with you for free to or from Kissamos, if you travel on large ships such as those from the Seajets company. 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. Kissamos 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.
Flights to Kissamos The nearest airport is in Chania International Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" (CHQ) is located about 14 km (a 20 minutes ride by car) from the port of Souda and Chania town. Ferries to Kissamos However, if your're travelling to Kissamos from Kythira, taking the ferry can be relaxing and convenient with the added advantage that you can take your car with you.

Our tips to get a cheap ticket to Kissamos:

  • 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
  • Don't take a fast ferry Fast ferries to Kissamos can save hours of your journey time, but if you want to take it easy and save money then avoid fast ferries.
Kissamos 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 Kissamos ferries

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Fare details
  • Booked: 25th June, 2021
  • Travel: 14th July - 12th August
  • People: One foot passenger

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Nice boat, long trip

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Rated 3 out of 5
About the Reviewer: Foot passenger
Ferry Company:SeaJets
Travel Month:August
Year of Travel:2021
Port Facilities:
Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Foot Passengers - Getting There & Around:
Rated 4 out of 5
May 3, 2022
Details of Review

We took the Piraeus-Kissamos ferry last August with a group of friends. The boat was generally ok, the trip seemed too long though.

Review Submitted ByHannah

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