All the information you need to know if you are travelling with your pet.
- Travelling by ferry with a pet
If you are travelling with your 4-legged friend, you will be happy to know that all ferry companies allow pets on board, but certain regulations apply.
Passengers must specify at the time of booking that they will be travelling with a pet.
Your pet must have an valid pet passport.
Pets cannot travel unaccompanied.
Pet owners are responsible for their pet’s care, safety and hygiene.
Pet owners are solely responsible for any possible harm or damage caused by their pet to any third party.
Visually impaired passengers may travel with their guide dog, in accordance with the national (Law No. 376 of 25 August 1988), international and EU regulations (Article 11.5 of Regulation (EU) No. 1177/2010), at no extra cost but the ferry company/travel agent must be informed at the time of booking.
Depending on the company and ship you are travelling with, you will find special facilities (kennels) on board for dogs and cats, while some companies also offer a specific number of cabins where pets are allowed (pet cabins). Other pets such as hamsters, birds, rabbits are allowed also but must remain in their carriers/cages at all times.
Pets are not allowed indoors (bars, restaurants and other public areas) or in vehicles (unless you have booked camping on board), while access to the vehicle deck is forbidden during crossings. While walking on the open decks, pets are required to wear a muzzle and be on a leash, accompanied by the pet owner or guardian. The pet owner or guardian is held fully responsible for the care, safety and hygiene of the pet and for adhering to all laws and regulations related to the above.
Cabins where pets are allowed are indicated as PET CABINS in the online booking system.
Pet Travel Declaration Questionnare
Based on the existing legislative framework (article 18 § 7 of Law 4830/2021 / Official Gazette Issue A' 169/18.09.2021, it is mandatory for passengers traveling with animals to declare them when booking / issuing their tickets, in order to be recorded in the electronic booking system.
Issuing of tickets for pets is mandatory, and the following data are required/recorded:
Pet Passport number or Pet Health Certificate number
Category of Animal (e.g. Companion, Therapy, Assistance)*
Size of Animal (Large > 10 Kg or Small <= 10 Kg)
Class (Pet in cabin / Pet in kennel / Pet on deck)
Escorts must have the pet’s health certificate with them at all times (residents of the European Union must also have the pet’s official EU Pet Passport with them), follow all boarding procedures and be responsible for the care, safety and hygiene of the pet throughout the journey. Cats, dogs and ferrets must have proof of vaccination against rabies.
TRANSPORTATION OF ANIMALS
Dogs with valid vaccination and health certificate, entry permits and other documents required by Greece (except for dangerous dogs such as American pitbull terrier, American staffordshire terrier, bull terrier, staffordshire bull terrier, Japanese tosa, dogo argentino, doberman, rottweiler) and cats can be accepted for transportation with prior agreement with the seller.
Acceptance of animal transportation depends on the passenger assuming all responsibility for this animal. The ferry company will not be responsible for the death, illness, delay or loss or injury of this animal due to the animal not being allowed to enter or pass through Greece, or for any material or moral expenses and damages that may occur for these reasons.
Policies for pets are exactly as airplanes. The pet must be attended by the owner though whole journey. The owner must have the health book of pet or other doccument on him / her. The pet must be in a kennel and must have all vactionations completed. Finally, the pet must have his chip.
If the pet is big it must wear a face muzzle and leash.
All other special documents should be given from the doctor of the pet for the journey.
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