Rafina is located in Athens and is connected by ferry to and from the Cyclades.
There are 3 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Rafina. Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries and Golden Star Ferries all operate ferries to and from Rafina. In the summer season, there are a total of 128 sailings per week.
With 28 sailings per week each, the most popular routes to Rafina in terms of sailings are Andros to Rafina, Mykonos to Rafina and Naxos to Rafina.
The port or island closest to Rafina is Andros with a distance of just 66 kilometres - that's 41 miles or 36 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Santorini at a distance of 220 kilometres - that's about 137 miles or about 119 nautical miles.
Ferries to Rafina are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Rafina is served by a mix of fast and conventional ferries.
You can travel to or from Rafina with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.
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Τhere is no free parking in the port, so you either pay to use the parking area or leave your car or moto in the town.
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.
From the airport to the port by taking a taxi is 20 minutes distance and it will cost you 35 €.
With the bus departing outside Sofitel, the route duration is 30 minutes and will cost you 3 €.
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.
If you are traveling on a 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 is 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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