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Greek Ferry's

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Greek Ferry's

We are traveling from Budapest to Heraklion Sept 8th and then plan to take ferry's to Santorini, Naxos and Mykonos before flying out of Mykonos to Athens. My question is - should we buy our tickets for all the ferry trips online before we leave or can we do that once we get to Heraklion? If we need to buy online - who do you recommend. Thanks!

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1. Re: Greek Ferry's

Hi cmfaux,

and welcome to the forums.

Generally speaking you don't have to prebook any ferries for the period you are coming - you can buy tickets as you go. This will also ensure that you get the latest updates on any changes (ferries wind down routes and schedules after the peak season) or delays etc.

An exception can be Heraklion - Santorini. I have never used it, but it is often reffered to in the forums that it fills up quickly. Others will probably jump in with more advice for this.

Edited: 21 August 2013, 23:18
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http://www.gtp.gr/RoutesForm.asp

http://www.openseas.gr/openseas/index.html

these are the two sites to look for

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3. Re: Greek Ferry's

As Greek Traveller says, the "Flying Cat" ferries to Santorini do get full, so it's probably best to pre-book that. You should be OK with the others & there are plenty of places to buy tickets for them on Santorini

I'd now like to ask a question; Do the ferry companies still not issue e-tickets? You used to book on line & then either have the tickets couriered to you at great expense or have to pick them up from a nominated agent's when you arrived in Greece. Is this still the case? If it is, does anyone know why? I used to think that it was either because the ferry companies couldn't be bothered to modernise their websites or because there is a law in Greece saying that tickets for Greek ferries can only be obtained in Greece. I'd be interested if anyone knows the correct answer to this, just out of curiosity. I haven't travelled on a Greek ferry for a few years as I now live in Greece.

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8. Re: Greek Ferry's

Thanks for that Toni m. Surprising, isn't it? Airlines do e-tickets , so I wonder why it only seems to apply to ferries in the EU.

However, it's academic for me because I don't use the ferries now & if I did I'd go an agent here in Crete & get one. Just curious.

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