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Apr 17th, 2014, 08:36 AM
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Advance Tickest from Piraeus to Islands?

Hi,

I have traveled once before from Piraeus to a Greek island (Mykonos, in the middle of July), without buying a ticket beforehand., I bought it either the night before or possibly in Piraeus when I showed up. Didn't seem to be a hassle at all. My question is: is this a regular and reliable way to get to the islands, just showing up and buying a ticket once at the port? How often do ferries to Naxos (this year's destination from Piraeus) sell out? Anybody have experience buying one on short notice in Piraeus?

I ask because we are not totally sure what day we will be leaving Athens for Naxos and it's easier to buy as we go rather than set our schedule around leaving precisely on a certain morning.

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Apr 17th, 2014, 10:11 AM
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There are just too many variables to give an answer. You can improve your chances by travelling to the islands midweek rather than on a weekend.
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Apr 17th, 2014, 01:17 PM
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Unless you're traveling in July or August it won't be a problem. Otherwise it's a risk I wouldn't take. It will also depend on which ferry is available. If it's one of the big Blue Star car ferries the chances are very small that it will be fully-booked, although I suppose it can happen. I think the worst-case scenario is that you might have to pay for seating above the "Economy" level, or perhaps even a sleeping cabin even though it's a 7:30am departure.
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