Aegean Speed Lines is a Greek ferry company operating services between Piraeus and the Cyclades. More specifically, it services the route Piraeus – Serifos – Sifnos – Milos, with the Speedrunner III ferry. It was awarded the Best Passenger Line of the Year 2009 by “Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards”. ANEK LINES is another shipping company in Greece, founded in 1967 by shareholders residing in Crete. Domestic routes include connecting Piraeus to Chania, Heraklio, Milos, Santorini, Kasos, Karpathos, Chalki, Rhodes, Anafi, and Sitia. It also connects Patras and Igoumenitsa to Ancona and Venice.
Blue Star Ferries, originally named Strintzis Lines, operates various services from the mainland to the Aegean Islands. More specifically, there are connections between Piraeus and Heraklion, Syros, Patmos, Leros, Kos, Rhodes, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Irakleia, Ios, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Kalymnos, Leros, Nisyros, Tilos, Symi, Chios, Lesvos and other destinations. Hellenic Seaways is a shipping company operating in the Aegean and Adriatic. Current destinations of the company include Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini, Koufonisia, Amorgos, Heraklion, Aigina, Agistri, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Chios, Lesvos, Ikaria, Samos, Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Venice.
Ionian Ferries, established in 1993, now operates lines in Zakynthos and Kephalonia, connecting them to Ithaca, Patra and Kilini. Minoan Lines, one of the major ferry companies in Greece, connects Piraeus and Heraklion, as well as Patras to Igoumenitsa, Ancona and Trieste. Finally, Superfast Ferries, a ferry company established in 1993, operates a number of daily connections between Italy and Greece. More specifically, it connects Ancona and Bari to Igoumenitsa and Patra.