NEL Lines

Ferry itineraries with NEL Lines

The ferry company NEL Lines operates since 1972. The ships of NEL Lines ferry company serve ferry routes from Piraeus port (Athens) to Chios, Mytilene, Syros, Mykonos, Paros, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos, Milos, Tinos, Andros, Kythnos, Kea, Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros, Limnos and Thessaloniki. Ferry itineraries depart either from Piraeus or from Lavrio port. The fleet of NEL Lines company includes the conventional ferries Patriarchis, Mitilini, Pangia Chozoviotissa, Theofilos and the high speed ferries Eolos Kenteris, I, II, and Panagia Thalassini.

Book your ferry tickets with NEL Lines offers you the chance to book your ferry tikets with NEL Lines for all the itineraries of its fleet to Ionian, Italy, Dodekanisa and Cyclades. The new ferry search engine of will show you with a simple search all available ferry itineraries of NEL Lines to the destination you prefer and by following simple steps you will be able to buy your ferry tickets in advance and organise your trip to Greece better and on time. The reservation is realised in real time using your credit card or making the reservation with the help of personnel of You can pick up your ferry tickets from our offices in the centre of Athens, or from your departure port, simply with the use of code that is dispatched to you in your electronic address. Also you can choose them to be sent to the address you wish by UPS Courier.

NEL Lines Routes

  • The high speed ferry Eolos Kenteris can accommodate 900 passengers on average and 200 vehicles. The max speed it can reach is 36 nodes.
  • Theofilos can transfer 1660 passengers and 433 vehicles. Its speed reaches 18 nodes and it usually serves the itinerary Piraeus, Chios, Mytilene, Limnos, Thessaloniki.
  • Mitilinican transport almost 1730 passengers during summer and 225 vehicles, reaching the speed of 20 nodes. The itinerary it serves is Piraeus, Chios, Mytilene.
  • The boat Panagia Thalassinican transport 574 passengers, 148 vehicles and it can travel up to 36 nodes. It connects Lavrio to Syros, Paros, Naxos, Amorgos and Kythnos.
  • The boat Panagia Chozobiotissa transfers 350 passengers and 70 vehicles and it reaches the speed of 15 nodes. It connects the islands of Cyclades such as Syros, Mykonos, Paros, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos, Milos, Tinos, Andros, Kythnos, Kea, Ios, Sikinos, Naxos, Folegandros during the summertime.

Useful information on NEL Lines

  • Ferries of NEL Lines to Chios, Mytilene, Limnos and Thessaloniki depart from gate Ε2 in Piraeus Port (Athens main port).
  • Ferries to Paros and Naxos leave from gate Ε7 in Piraeus port (Athens main port).
  • The ferries to Rethymnon port of Crete used to depart from gate Ε1 of Piraeus port until recently. The ferry itineraries for the particular route have not been announced yet and no information is available yet.
  • For NEL Lines, children up to the age ofl 4 are considered babies and they are eligible to a 100% discount. Children between the age of 4 and 10 years are eligible to a 50% discount.
  • It is advisable to be at the departure port at least 1 hour before the scheduled ferry departure, so that you can board comfortably, without problems.

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