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In summer there are about 40 ferry services daily from Heraklion while in the winter there is a limited range of sailings to Piraeus and nearby islands.

On this page you'll find all the information you need to plan and book a ferry to Heraklion, but for the latest prices and sailings please use our booking form above.

The port of Heraklion is large and is connected by ferry to the Athens port of Piraeus, the Cyclades islands and the Dodecanese. It is served by six ferry companies and the most popular route is Piraeus to Heraklion.

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and the largest city on the island. It is one of the most popular destinations for travellers from all over the world.

Crete is famous for its history as much as Heraklion for the old Venetian port and more. Knossos, one of the most important archaeological sites in Europe, is located just a few kilometres outside Heraklion.

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Why visit Heraklion?

  • Visit the 16th century Venetian fort of Koules and explore the cobbled streets in the old town
  • Visit the Knossos palace, located just 5km from Heraklion
  • Browse through the collections in the impressive Heraklion archaeological museum
  • Take your family to the Natural History Museum which includes an earthquake and tsunami simulator
  • Go swimming at Ammoudara beach. Close to town yet clean and beautiful

Island hopping around  Heraklion

Crete, especially Heraklion, is for many tourists a departure point for their holidays on other Greek islands. It’s the ideal base if you want to hop from island to island. You can easily travel to the smalls islands near Crete which are 2 or 4 hours away. For example: Spinalonga, Gavda or Chrissi. You can also travel to the Cyclades islands like Santorini, or Dodekanese islands like Rhodes and others.

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Heraklion port address & GPS

Heraklion Port
Heraklion Port (Nearhou avenue 78 ), Heraklion Town, Crete, 71307, Greece.
Telephone: +30 2810 244956
Fax: +30 2810 229445
GPS Co-ordinates
25.1429 ° N, 35.3441 ° E

Heraklion port facilities

Heraklion port is located directly in the capital of the island. You can find covered seating areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby. Also, ferry terminal facilities include a heated lounge, payphone, hot and cold vending machines and public toilets.

There are many parking spaces in the port of Heraklion. There are also areas specially designed for people with disabilities.

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car.For more information about Heraklion, you can visit Wikipedia

Getting to and from the port

car

By car

The port is easy to find by car and well signposted. However, the central location of the port means that you can expect traffic throughout the year.
taxi

By Taxi

There is a taxi rank located across from the passenger terminal inside the port gates. Heraklion is a large city and unlike at other ports like Mykonos and Santorini you should have no problem locating a taxi.
bus

By Bus

Heraklion Central Bus Station (bus station A) is located opposite the port on Leoforos Nearchou and serves destinations along the north coast of the island and to the east including Rethymnon, Chania and Agios Nikolaos in Lassithi. For destinations to the south such as Zaros, Mires and Matala you must use Heraklion Chanioporta Bus Station (bus station B). If going here from the port we suggest taking a taxi as walking can take half an hour.
on foot

On Foot

Walking is the easiest way to get around Heraklion if you do not carry a lot of luggage. The city is compact and you can walk the city from end to end in less than an hour.

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  • Booked: 9th March, 2021
  • Travel: Mar 9th - Mar 19th
  • People: One foot passenger
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  • Booked: 9th March, 2021
  • Travel: Mar 9th - Mar 19th
  • People: One foot passenger

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Το νέο λιμάνι είναι καλό

4.0 rating
April 22, 2021

Το νέο λιμάνι είναι καλό αλλά πολύ απασχολημένο το καλοκαίρι. Και χρειάζεται Goodys! Δεν μπορώ να περιμένω μέχρι να πάω στο πλοίο!

Γεώργιος Μαρούλι

This was the best yet. I'm simply in love with this service

5.0 rating
September 28, 2020

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Roland

I will definitely use this service again

4.0 rating
September 28, 2020

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Loved every second of it

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September 28, 2020

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