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Rethymno Ferries Crete: Ferry and Ships to Rethymno - Crete Greek Islands Greece

Ships and Ferries to Rethymno Crete Greek Islands Greece

Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Rethymno - Crete Island.

Rethymno and the Crete island in general are connected to the port of Piraeus. There are evening departures to the ports of Rethymno (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, Chania will last approximately 7-8 hours and to Heraklion 8-9 hours, travelling during the night, whereas the same daily trip lasts 5 and 6 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 Rethymno
2. Piraeus - Crete Chania
3. Piraeus - Crete Heraklion
4. Piraeus - Crete Agios Nikolaos
5. Piraeus - Paros - Naxos - Santorini
Crete Heraklion
6. Piraeus - Milos - Crete Rethymno
7. Gythion - Kythira - Crete Kissamos
8. Mykonos - Santorini - Crete Heraklion
9. Rhodes - Karpathos - Crete Sitia
Agios Nikolaos

Attention !
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.

Rethymno Ferries Crete Island

Ships and Ferries to Rethymno in the Crete Island
Travel Information for ferries to Rethymno. Rethymno - Crete Island

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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!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

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Rethymnon Archaeological Museum

Rethymnon Archaeological Museum Crete Greek Islands Greece

The Rethymnon Archaeological Museum is housed in a pentagon building facing the main gate of the Fortetsas Fort. The building was erected by the Turks to better defend the town. The building has had many uses and was a prison up to the 1960s.

Its collections include:

  • relics from the late Neolithic period 3500-2900 BC and the early Minoan period 2800-2100 BC from the caves at Geranou, Melidoni, Margelon and Elenon
  • relics from the mid Minoan period 2100-1600 BC, from building complexes at Anodoulou, Monastiraki and the sacred mount of Vrysina
  • relics from the late Minoan period 1600-1100 BC from cemeteries of the area such as Armenon
  • relics of the Geometric period 1000-700 BC and ancient times of Eleftherna and Axo 700-500 BC
  • relics from the Classical, Hellenic and Roman periods from Stavromeno and Argyroupoli, ancient Lappa

The Historical & Folklore Museum

The Historical & Folklore Museum Rethymnon Crete Greek Islands Greece

The Historical & Folklore Museum of Rethymnon was founded in 1973 with the aim of collecting and researching local material. Since 1995 the collection has been housed in a Venetian building of the 17th century that is conservation protected.

The collection has been amassed from donations and purchases that include: hand woven textiles, looms and tools used by weavers, embroideries, lace, ceramics, basketry, metalworking tools, coins, garments and other items of historical interest. There is a room dedicated to the traditional cultivation and preparation of the traditional bread of Rethymnon. Another room houses the traditional occupations. The exhibition is complimented with explanatory drawings, diagrams and photographs.

The L Kanakakis Public Gallery

The Kanakakis Public Gallery Rethymnon Crete Greek Islands Greece

The L Kanakakis Public Gallery was founded in 1922 and housed in a Venetian building in the heart of the old town of Rethymnon, close to the fort and the Archaeological Museum. Its permanent exhibition consists of the works of Lefteri Kanakaki and the works of modern Greek artists from 1950 onwards.

In 1995, Rethymnon was included in the network of the National Cultural Towns with the foundation of the Modern Fine Art Representation & Creation Centre directing its studies and workshops to modern art.

Sea Life Museum

The Sea Life Museum is located in the old town of Rethymnon and offers insight into the life under the sea and the seabed with exhibitions of sponges, types of fish and fossils.

Ecclesiastical Museum

The Ecclesiastical Museum was founded in 1994 and is located in Cathedral Square. Its collection includes ecclesiastical articles from 1816 onwards as icons, bells, utensils as well as the clock that was housed in the cathedral tower from 1894 to 1986.