Venice to Patras Ferry
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2 crossings weekly26 hr 30 min
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Getting the best price for your Venice to Patras ferry
With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Venice to Patras. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the Venice to Patras route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Venice to Patras ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Venice to Patras is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
Venice, in Northern Italy, is home to approximately 272,000 inhabitants, and is one of the most famous, and popular, tourist destinations in the world. Venice is made up of 118 small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon, which stretches between the Po and Piave rivers.
Venice is best known for its canals and waterways; which interlink the many small islands of Venice. However, there is more to Venice than water - Venice is home to some of the world's most beautiful and most-recognised buildings and architecture, such as St. Marks Basilica and the Torre dell'Orologio clock tower, which overlook St. Mark's Square.
Venice has also produced, and houses, some important art such as the Venetian paintings and sculptures that crowd the churches of Venice. Much of Venice's artwork can be seen in the many galleries in Venice, such as the enormous Palazzo Grassi and the Museo Correr, and is showcased each year in the Biennale di Venezia international festival.
Venice itself is one large tourist sight, one of the most breathtaking in the world. Visitors will enjoy simply admiring the views, and cruising along the Grand Canal discovering the beauty of this city.
A settlement can be dated back at least 4,000 years where the centre of modern day Patras now stands. However, despite this ancient heritage, Patras is very much a modern city: it was the first city in Greece to introduce electric trams and was named European Capital of Culture in 2006.
27 Oct 2019Unhappy Traveller.
We were booked on the Venice to Patras service, this was cancelled at short notice. The choice was have your money back or continue driving another 215 miles to Ancona to get on board the ship to Patras. The same thing happened on the return journey, the ship even managed to be over two hours late docking in Patras. We will not be travelling on any Grimaldi line ships in the future if this is the way they treat their customers. This review is no reflection on AFerry who were very helpful.
Review by Anon
08 Jun 2017Fantastic boat and crew.
Was a great trip, we enjoyed the A La Carte restaurant, good food and very helpful friendly staff, Shame pool not open though. Lovely public areas.
Review by DEBORAH MAYLING
14 Oct 2014Venice to Crete: stage 1
This ferry now leaves from Fusina ferry port. The Venice water buses arrive at Fusina but this is 2km from the ferry port with no public transport between the two, no way to contact a taxi and it's a long way to walk with luggage! I recommend that you call Anek Lines and ask for transfer bus to meet you. We asked a minibus driver if it was a taxi, it wasn't but it came back for us after about 20 minutes and gave us a ride to the ferry terminal. Make sure you allow time for all this! So, the ferry terminal. Hopefully it will have been built by the time you go. We wandered from one half built concrete shed to another for check-in and security. On board our cabin was small with bunk beds (fair enough) and wet room for shower/toilet. It smelled a bit! Bar and Restaurant. No frills. It's a long trip so take entertainment and maybe your own food and drink. Overall the trip and the ferry seemed much more geared to lorry drivers than private passengers.
Review by Keith Halliday
07 Sep 2014Appalling Boat mainly for truckers
We have travelled by ferry from Italy to Greece for years and the boats from Ancona are much better with a pool and several bar areas. This boat was extremely basic and geared towards truckers not holiday makers. Having said that the staff were lovely and the self service food area serves really good food.
Review by Professor Photis Lysandrou and Dr Yvonne Lysandrou
29 May 2014More relaxing than driving
I took my car to Athens this way. More relaxing than driving, but it takes a while.
Review by Anon
Venice to Patras Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Venice to Patras? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.
How long does the ferry from Venice to Patras take?
The average journey time by ferry between Venice to Patras is 33 hrs 15 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.
How fast does the ferry from Venice to Patras travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Venice to Patras is 32 hrs, with ANEK Superfast.
What time does the first ferry from Venice to Patras leave?
The first ferry from Venice to Patras leaves at 12:00 with Minoan Lines. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Venice to Patras leave?
The last ferry from Venice to Patras leaves at 16:00 with Minoan Lines. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Venice to Patras?
Ferries travelling from Venice to Patras are operated by ANEK Superfast and Minoan Lines.
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If you're looking for the return journey, check out Patras to Venice.