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Ferry To Heraklion from Athens port (Piraeus)

Ferry To Heraklion from Athens port (Piraeus)

Ferries to Heraklion depart from Piraeus port, which is located within the Athens urban area, 12 kilometres southwest from the city center. You could easily get there by public transportation such as the metro line, taxi or by bus.

The distance between those two ports is approximately 320km.

There are two daily overnight crossings with the conventional ferries of Anek-Superfast company and Minoan Lines company.

Both crossings depart at 21:00 (9pm), the duration of the trip with Anek-Superfast company is about 9 hours while the one with Minoan Lines takes approximately 9,5 hours until it reaches its destination.

Keep in mind that in case you are considering on going back to Piraeus there is a return trip discount in case you book both tickets in advance.


Why Heraklion is a spectacular destination to spend your holidays

Heraklion is the capital and the largest city of Crete. The city will hypnotize you with its unique historical sights, incredibly beautiful sandy beaches, and exotic nature.

The town as a whole has beautiful traces of Venetian architecture such as the Lion's Square Morosini Fountain, the Venetian Loggia, which now houses part of Heraklion's Town Hall, and the St. Mark's Basilica, which now houses the municipal art gallery.

One of the prettiest attractions is the archaeological museum which is considered one of the most intriguing in the world, referred to Minoan art.

One of the most popular attractions of Crete is the Palace of Knossos, a magnificent monument of civilization architecture. The palace is located about 5km away from the city center, though you can safely get there by public transportation.

There is a large number of beaches on the northern coast of Heraklion such as Agia Pelagia with various taverns and restaurants, where the sea is always calm. Another great option would be Ligaria, an absolute delight for those who are not fond of crowded places and prefer a bit of peace and quiet. A steep descent into the water is characteristic of Paliokastro beach, ideal for snorkeling as well as Amoudara beach where even windsurfing lessons are provided.

Do not miss the chance of visiting St. Titus cathedral, located on the main street of the city, on August 25th and is dedicated to Saint Titus, where the Cathedral also houses the saint’s relics as well.

Before leaving the city, make sure to visit St. Minas cathedral, a rather recently built church, dedicated to St. Minas, the patron saint of Heraklion. Insanely beautiful inside and equally bewitching from the outside, the Cathedral is considered a symbol of the city.

Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with enchanting beauty and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!