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by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 1, 2022
The Kamares ferry port in Sifnos from the back of an arriving ferry from Athens.
Sifnos is a 2 to 3-hour ferry ride from Athens by SeaJets and Hellenic Seaways ferries, and 5 to 6 hours by the slower and cheaper Zante Ferries. Most ferries from Athens also stop in Serifos before stopping in Sifnos. In high season (May to October) there will be 2 to 5 ferries per day from Athens. In low season there will always be at least one ferry per day. Ferry routes and times between Sifnos and other Cycladic islands can change with little notice but during high season most days will have ferries between Sifnos and Milos, Paros, and Santorini. Sifnos does not have an airport. The closest airports are in Paros, Milos, and Athens.
• How to buy ferry tickets: Ferryhopper.com
• Best seats: I recommend Business or VIP if available (nicer seats in a more relaxed setting)
• When to book tickets: 2 to 3 months in advance (any sooner and some ferry routes might not be released yet, any later and some ferries could be sold out)
Example Piraeus to Sifnos Ferry Schedule
The Port of Piraeus. Ferries to Sifnos typically leave from Gates 6 and 7 (center-left of the photo, close to metro station) or Gates 9 and 10 (right side of the photo, about a 10-minute walk from the metro station).
Common Ferries to/from Sifnos
The SeaJets Sea Jet 2 ferry to Sifnos. This is a small ferry and can give a very rough ride in choppy seas. If you’re prone to seasickness choose a different ferry.
The SeaJets Superjet ferry to Sifnos. This is also a small ferry and should be avoided if you’re sensitive to rough seas.
The SeaJets Tera Jet ferry to Sifnos. This ferry provides a more stable ride (though any ferry can give a rough ride if it’s windy enough).
The Hellenic Seaways Artemis ferry. This ferry provides a more stable ride.
The SeaJets Champion Jet 1 ferry. This ferry provides a more stable ride.
The SeaJets World Champion Jet ferry to Sifnos. This ferry provides a more stable ride.
The SeaJets Mega Jet ferry to Sifnos. This ferry provides a more stable ride.
The Zanteferries Dionisios Solomos ferry to Sifnos. The cheapest (and slowest) ferry from Piraeus to Sifnos. This ferry provides a more stable ride.
Gates 9 and 10 in the Piraeus Ferry Port with three ferries destined for Sifnos.