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How to reach Heraklion, Crete

By boat from port of Pireus, Athens to Heraklion (Port Heraklion)
At least two ferry boats sail daily to Heraklio from Pireus. The boats sail in the evening (usually around 9-10 pm) and reach the destinations early in the morning (5:30-6:00 am) after a pleasant 8-9 hour journey. Fares vary in the range of € 36 (deck passage) to € 95 ( cabin) depending on the ticket class and the ferry company.
The ferries are very comfortable, their restaurants serve Greek and international cuisine and the voyage is something like a night sea cruise.
For night boats, boarding begins several hours before departure.There are also faster boats that leave Piraeus in the afternoon. They make the trip in about 5 hours.



By air to Heraklion (N. Kazantzakis Heraklion International Airport Heraklion (code: HER)):

flight duration 35-40 min' from airport of Athens. All flights are available daily.

Kazantzakis Heraklion International Airport (airport code HER) is located 5 kilometers east of the city of Heraklion on the Greek Isle of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea. The airport is the 2nd busiest in Greece after Athens International Airport with service to 5 million annual passengers using over 50 airlines. The local bus stop is a few minutes' walk from the terminal building. Taxis, hotel shuttles and rental cars are also available. The airport is named for the famed Cretan writer, Nikos Kazantzakis, who wrote Zorba the Greek. The city has several spellings including Heraclion, Irakion and Iraclion, so make sure all baggage tags have airport code HER for verification.

If you need any assistance finding the best available fare and connection, please contact us.
The available bus routes for both Heraklion's Port or Aiport  may also be found at to the urban KTEL of Iraklion.



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