Ferry Schedule: Thessaloniki to Peraia and Neoi Epivates

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Thessaloniki has a beautiful waterfront but nowhere to swim.  However, just across the Thermaic Gulf are the beach communities of Peraia and Neoi Epivates, popular with locals and foreigners alike.  It’s not Halkidiki, but nice enough if you just need a day to unwind from the city and don’t have a car.  Getting to them by bus, though, can be a bit slow, especially if traffic is bad.  Luckily, there are two ferry companies (Karavakia & Poseidon Waterways) that shuttle bathers between Thessaloniki and the beaches daily.  Poseidon Waterways also continues on slightly farther to Agia Triada.

Thessaloniki’s White Tower

You can take either ferry from the White Tower or the Port of Thessaloniki at the end of the pier just past the Kitchen Bar (a lovely place to have a freddo espresso while you wait).

The beach at Peraia

On weekends and holidays, I recommend taking the ferry from the White Tower as this is where most passengers board, and the boat can fill up fast, leaving no room for those waiting at the port. (You also get a wonderful view of the city.)

The trip costs €5 and takes about 50 minutes.  Below is the complete schedule for both ferry companies:


From White Tower / Port of Thessaloniki

10:50 – Poseidon Waterways

10:00 – Karavakia

12:30 – Karavakia

13:40 – Poseidon Waterways

15:00 – Karavakia

17:00 – Poseidon Waterways

17:30 – Karavakia

19:50 – Poseidon Waterways

20:00 – Karavakia

From Neoi Epivates / Peraia

10:00 – Poseidon Waterways (Agia Triada 9:30)

12:30 – Poseidon Waterways (Agia Triada 12:15)

11:15 – Karavakia

13:45 – Karavakia

14:45 – Poseidon Waterways

16:15 – Karavakia

18:30 – Poseidon Waterways (Agia Triada 18:15)

18:45 – Karavakia

21:15 – Karavakia

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2 thoughts on “Ferry Schedule: Thessaloniki to Peraia and Neoi Epivates”

    1. The current schedule should be accurate through September. They may have limited service in the winter months. I think it depends on demand. I will update the schedule if there are any changes.

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