Online Ferry Tickets
The service of e-tickets for passengers on Greek ships is now a fact. With the electronic ferry ticket service you can book your tickets to the Greek Islands, in advance with simple, fast and most of all secure procedures, without having to go to travel agencies or lose precious time waiting in line. People prefer the electronic ferry tickets because there have many advantages. The use of paper is no longer necessary. Moreover it is now pointless to wait at the travel agencies. Even if you need to print your ticket again all you have to do is press a button on the printer.
The process is very simple: When you make your reservation via internet, a unique reservation code is send to your e-mail address. You must have this code in order to get the boarding pass at the port’s security kiosk and enter the boat. Payment must be done via credit card or even pay pal, so that there is full reliability in the use of the online reservation.
Almost all ferry companies in Greece provide e-tickets that aim to the better quality of their services. Finally, via this electronic system, the users can compare prices and select the cheapest as well as the best options for them.
The e-ticket offers passengers the opportunity to travel now with lower cost and enjoy quick and proper services.
The Piraeus Port
The port of Piraeus, or Porto Leone, is the largest natural port in Greece. The port is only seven miles from Athens, the county’s capital, and about half an hour’s drive from Athens’ International Airport.
Passengers travelling from the airport can take the metro to Monastiraki station, from there the green line will take them to Piraeus; the last station on the line. For passengers who prefer to travel by bus, the X96 service goes directly to the port. By the way, if you’re travelling by metro from the center of Athens you should also take the green line.
Passengers are advised to find out in advance which gate their ship is due to depart from; this will depend on its destination. There’s no need to go to the expense of a taxi or a car as there’s a free public bus service. The gates are as follows:
E1 – Dodecanese
E2 – Crete, Chios, Mytilene, Ikaria, Samos
E3 – Crete, Cythera (entrance of vehicles)
E4 – Cythera (only vehicles exit
E5 – Bus departure station
E6 – Cyclades, Rethymno
E7 – Cyclades, Rethymno
E8 – Argo-Saronic Gulf
E9 – Cyclades, Samos, Ikaria
E10 – Cyclades, Samos, Ikaria
If you haven’t booked a ticket yet, don’t worry. There are plenty of shipping agents’ kiosks at the port’s main entrance. You can find the ship schedules on the internet.
Finally, the port of Piraeus has free wi-fi, so there’s internet access for all.