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Ships and Ferries to Heraklion - Crete Island.
Heraklion and the Crete island in general are connected
to the port of Piraeus. There are evening departures
to the ports of Chania (Souda), Rethymno, Heraklion
and Agios Nikolaos every day, all year long.
In addition, there are ferry connections from Crete
ferry to the Cycladic islands of Ios, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Amorgos, Milos and also to the islands of Kythira, Karpathos, Rhodes, Kos, and basically all Dodecanese and East Aegean Islands via a third island.
Your trip to Crete can be with a conventional ferry boat or Highspeed depending on the day, the time and the ferry company you wish to travel with.
Your trip to Crete, Heraklion will last approximately
8-9 hours and to Chania 7-8 hours, travelling during
the night, whereas the same daily trip lasts 6 and 5
hours respectively. If you decide to visit Rhodes first,
you can reach Heraklion through Sitia's port (Karpathos,
St Nikolaos) and your trip will last approximately 12
hours. From the island of Santorini the trip to Heraklion with a high speed ferry will last no more than 2.30 hours
Ferries from Piraeus to Crete run all year round on a
daily basis. However, during the summer, Easter and holidays in general there is an additional daily route
for you to choose, according to the increased demand.
1. Piraeus - Crete Heraklion
2. Piraeus - Crete Chania
3. Piraeus - Crete Rethymno
4. Piraeus - Crete Agios Nikolaos
5. Piraeus - Paros - Naxos - Santorini
6. Piraeus - Milos - Crete Rethymno
7. Gythion - Kythira - Crete Kissamos
8. Mykonos - Santorini - Crete Heraklion
9. Rhodes - Karpathos - Crete Sitia
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.
ON LINE Booking System for seats and tickets in real time.
Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.
We wish you a pleasant trip!
The Heraklion Archaeology Museum is located in the centre of Heraklion and houses a very large collection of relics of the ancient Cretan cultures found during excavations.
The museum collection covers a period of 5,500 years of history from the prehistoric, Neolithic and Roman times. The most significant and extensive collection covers the Minoan period with examples of the development of Minoan craftsmanship and art. The most important items are the Phaestos Disc and the gold necklace of the Bees which was found in the necropolis at the Malia Palace site.
The Historical Museum is housed in a Neoclassical building near the port of Heraklion. The museum was founded in 1953 by the Institute of Historical Cretan Studies. The exhibits include historical, religious and items of an ethnological significance as well as items of traditional Cretan folk crafts. They are separated into sections covering the Byzantium, the Middle Ages, Historic and Folk Art collections, the Nikos Kazantzakis Room and the Tsouderou Room.
The Natural History Museum of the University of Crete offers visitors a unique opportunity to see the characteristics of the Cretan environment. Separate areas of 800 m² with realistic representations of cottage industries, plant, animal and photograph collections.
The Ethnology Museum of Crete is located 2 km from the archaeological site of Phaestos in the village of Vori. The museum was founded in 1988 and received an award from the European Community in 1992. The collection is exhibited in the unique style of G. H. Riviere and displays Cretan traditional life: diet, architecture, weaving, production, transportation, community organisation, customs and traditions.
Within the museum is a research workshop centre of the Cretan ecosystem studying the traditional activities from the middle ages onwards through the historical and social course of Crete as well as the political and geophysical environment of the island.To date there have been 14 volumes published on the subjects of: architecture, traditional crafts, the economy etc.
The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum pays homage to the great Cretan thinker, writer, poet, philosopher, politician and traveller of the 20th century. The Museum is housed in a complex of building located in the village of Myrtia, formerly known as Varvari.
The museum collections and exhibitions include: his notes, correspondence with other writers and politicians, first editions of his books in Greek and other languages, rare photographs, mementos of his travels, personal items, templates, costumes and other items from the productions of his plays in Greece and abroad, portraits and sculptures bearing his image and so much more that depicts the work, character and spirit of Nikos Kazantzakis.
The Museum of Cretan History & Traditions is housed in a large covered area 3 km from Arhanes. Mihalis N. Psatakis exhibits his collection of artefacts that represent Cretan history and traditions from the 9th century onwards. An important part of this collection covers the last 200 years including military items from WWII, a jeep, a tank, German cars as well as personal object that belonged to the German General Kraipe.
There are five rooms with utensils and machinery used in the occupations such as: looms, wine and olives presses. Outside there is a windmill to pump water and another used for the grinding of grain to produce flour.
The Museum of Rural History and Folk Art is part of the cultural mosaic presented at Arolithos. The collection exhibits the richness and development of the unique Cretan rural life, folk art and handicrafts.
There are four distinct areas of the Cretan rural life. The first part has display cabinets containing Cretan handicrafts of embroideries, weavings, jewellery etc. The second part displays the basic characteristics of the Cretan home: the bedroom and the sitting room, both richly decorated. The third part covers the rural occupations: the saddler, the farmer, the blacksmith etc. The last part covers the outbuildings connected with cattle and farming.
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