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