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"Really nice trip! "
The trip was grear, it was my first travel by ferry and I really enjoy it, very nice and comfortable. Only thing I would change would be an issue with departure time. We took the ferry from Heraklion terminal to Thira. Ship departure was scheduled at 9.40, but when we bought our tickets it was adviced to be 2 hours earlier from departure time. When we arrive, we couldn't board until 1 hour before departure, so we had to wait in the port terminal.Read More Read Less
"Would travel every weekend !!!!"
The ferry exceeded my expectations. It was on time, super clean, spacious and comfortable. The hours seemed like minutesRead More Read Less
The Heraklion Thira ferry route connects Crete with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 4 ferry companies. SeaJets operate their crossing up to 12 times per week, Anek Lines 1 times per week, Golden Star Ferries 7 times per week & the Minoan Lines service is available up to 7 times per week.
There are a combined 27 sailings available per week on the Heraklion Thira crossing between Crete and Cyclades Islands and with 4 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. A popular visitor attraction near the city is Knossos, which is around 5 km from Heraklion. This important archaeological site was the Palace of King Minos and home to the Minotaur, if legend is to be believed. The palace was built over the remains of a former Neolithic settlement in around 1900 BC.
An important attraction in the city itself is the Archaeological Museum which can be found on one corner of the central Eleftherias Square, in a converted power station. The museum collects and displays many artefacts from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other important archaeological sites on the island. The museum's collection spans several thousand years and includes the Phaestos disc, classic Hellenic and Roman sculptures, frescos, jewellery, wall paintings and pottery.
Visitors to Heraklion can take a ferry from the port, which is important for both passenger services and cargo, to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also daily sailings to the mainland port of Piraeus.
Thira is the official name of the island of Santorini, Greece and is located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of mainland Greece.
Thira is essentially what remained after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.
With its dramatic views, stunning sunsets and beautiful beaches, it is no surprise that Thira is hugely popular with holidaymakers.