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Iraklia Ferries: Ferry and Ships to Iraklia Island - Greek Islands Cyclades Greece

Ferries and Boats to Iraklia island cyclades greek islands Greece

Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Iraklia - Cycladic Islands.

Iraklia and the Cyclades in general are connected
to the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. From Iraklia
you can also visit the nearby Cycladic islands of
Ios, Santorini, Kimolos, Naxos, Anafi, Milos etc.

In addition, there are ferry connection from Iraklia
ferry to the islands of Crete, Rhodes, and basically all Dodecanese and East Aegean Islands via a third island.

Your trip to Iraklia can be with a conventional ferry boat, by Highspeed or Flying dolphin depending on
the day, the time and the ferry company you wish
to travel with.

If you select to visit Iraklia with the conventional
ferry your trip will take about 5-7 hours while with
a Highspeed ferry 3.5-4.5 hours depending on how
many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

Ferries from Piraeus to Iraklia run all year round
on a daily basis. In summer of course there are more departures to choose from.

1. Piraeus - Paros - Naxos - Iraklia
Koufonisia - Amorgos
2. Amorgos (Aegiali) - Donoussa - Koufonisia
Schinoussa - Iraklia - Naxos
3. Iraklia - Amorgos (Katapola) - Naxos
Paros - Syros

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.

Iraklia Ferries Cycladic Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Iraklia in the Cyclades
Travel Information for ferries to Iraklia. Island of Iraklia Cyclades.

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!

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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.

Travel Guide Iraklia Island Cyclades Greece


History of Irakleia Island Cycladic Islands Greece

The locals call the island Araklia. We have only a few pieces of information regarding Heraklia, but in combination with the archaeological data we can get a general idea of its history. In the area of Kastro, in Livadi, there are the remnants of a fortified village of the Hellenistic period (4th – 2nd century b.C.), where there was the temple of Zeus and the sanctuary of the goddess Tyche (goddess of fortune and luck). All over the island there are several findings from different historic periods (Hellenistic, Roman).

The indicators – "compasses" of Heraklia are a mystery. These are marks found on the rocks spreading from the Aghios Giorgos area to Aghios Athanasios. According to the most popular interpretation they used to serve as orientation marks in antiquity. Systematic archeological research is bound to throw more light on their origins.

During the Turkish domination, the closed and inaccessible bays of the island used to be the ideal hiding place for the pirates infesting the Aegean Sea. Along with Schinoussa, Iraklia has been the property of the Monastery of Xozoviotissa of Amorgos.

Heraklia became an autonomous community in 1929. In 1941 it came under Italian administration and then, after the Treaty of Italy in 1943, was under German occupation until its liberation in 1944. Today it is belongs in the prefecture of Naxos.