Ferries to the Cyclades islands depart from Heraklion port which is located right in the middle of Crete's main highway that runs alongside the north coast of the island.
There’s one crossing per week to Milos island operated with the conventional ferry of Aegeon Pelagos company, the duration of the trip is 10,5 hours. Starting from July there are a couple of crossings per week with Minoan Lines company.
Trips to Santorini and Mykonos are operated by highspeed vessels of Sea Jets & Minoan Lines. The duration of the trip to Santorini is about 2 hours.
Last but not least is the island of Naxos, trips are operated by Sea Jets company. It takes approximately 3,5 hours to get to the island.
Santorini island is widely known throughout the world for its incredible climate, the multi-colored picturesque cliffs, the volcano, the amazing caldera view and the most fascinating sunsets you’ve ever seen. Santorini is also famous for its high-quality wine which due to Its low level of rainfall, combined with the volcanic landscape and soil make it absolutely exquisite.
Do yourself a favor and make sure to visit Ios island which is popular for its vibrant night life with the most luxurious bars and restaurants. Ios has a large number of beaches that are definitely worth a visit such as Koumbara beach which combines an elegant and charming environment. Another great option is visiting Psathi and Maganari beaches which are also suitable for wind surfing in case you’re a water sports fun.
Paros seemingly has it all, its suitable to every taste, it combines history, archaeology, culture, active nightlife, water and land sports and a bit of everything in between to keep you satisfied. Parikia is the islands capital, a stunning village with whitewashed cubic houses and elegant neoclassical mansions.
Naxos island will amaze you with its isolated beaches, magical sunsets, serene views, superb sunshine and delicious cuisine. It’s a perfect destination for both romantic and adventure lovers alike. This alluring paradise, surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters in the middle of the Aegean Sea, is a quiet sanctuary where time stands still.
Mykonos is known as Greece's Ibiza, as it is famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife. It is renowned for its vast collection of whitewashed churches, restaurants, museums which makes it look like you’re in a fairytale.
Milos is known for its gorgeous beaches, its ancient sculptures such as the Venus of Milos, which is now located at the Louvre museum, the Asclepius of Milos located in the British Museum, Poseidon and Apollo.
There’s no denying it, spending your holidays in the Cyclades will make it the vacation of a lifetime.
While on board, you could enjoy your trip at the lounges, grab a snack or a beverage from the bars and restaurants or in case it is allowed even right on deck. There are specific numbered seats for each passenger which makes your journey more convenient.
During the trip you will have the chance to grasp a few moments of beauty on each island
while passengers embark and disembark. That way you will get a glimpse of each islands outstanding beauty and decide to visit a few of them in the future.
Travelling by ferry also provides you the option of travelling with your pet. There are specified modified kennels on board, perfectly designed to make your pets trip stress-free.