Heraklion to Greece Ferry
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Heraklion is connected to Greece via the port of Piraeus. On average, there are 4 crossings each day between Heraklion and Greece, which are operated by ANEK Superfast and Minoan Lines. Crossings from Heraklion to Piraeus usually take around 7 hours.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Heraklion and Greece. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.
Heraklion is the capital city in Crete and the centre of commerce on the island. It is also the main port of entry to Crete for the majority of visitors. A vibrant and working small metropolis with a number of attractive features, the sea, the culture, excellent food and friendly, welcoming people make this a delightful place to visit. Heraklion Archaeological Museum is well worth a visit. Collecting together many finds from the important archeological sites of Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos and Zakros in Crete. See the outstanding sights of Heraklion's fortification walls that define the "old city". The first fortifications were built by the Arabs and were later reinforced by the Venetians.
Greece is a popular tourist destination that boasts beautiful beaches, picturesque traditional villages, stunning landscapes and numerous sites of historical and archaeological interest.
Visit the Acropolis of Athens, the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete or the ancient monasteries of Meteora. Experience true cosmopolitan life in Athens or Thessaloniki, or explore the forests and coastal walks of one of the many Greek islands.
There are more beautiful and historic sites in Greece than it is possible to list. Special mention should of course be given to the Parthenon, the largest temple in Athens which is known the world over for its columns. Entry to here, and many other historic sites in Greece, is free to students of EU universities.