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The Katapola Iraklia ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Blue Star Ferries service runs up to 3 times per week with a sailing duration of around 1 hour 45 minutes while the SeaJets service runs up to 1 times per week with a duration from 1 hour 15 minutes.
So that’s a combined 4 sailings on offer per week on the Katapola Iraklia route between Cyclades Islands and Cyclades Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Katapola (Amorgos) Route Guide 1
The small Greek island of Iraklia is located at the western edge of the Small Eastern Cyclades group of islands and only has around 100 inhabitants. The island is characterised by hills, thick vegetation, clear waters with the od shipwreck on the sea floor, and scenic bays which all combine to make it one of the most unspoilt islands of the Cyclades. For nature lovers the island is home to the Mediterranean seal and the marine turtle, Caretta Caretta. The island only has two villages. Ayios Georgios, which is home to the island's harbour, and Panayia.
Perhaps because the island is so small its history remains largely unknown with speculation that is may have been a Minoan settlement in the 2nd century BC, as there is an similar city in Crete. Under Venetian and Ottoman rule, the island paid taxes but it seems that it was the only obligation the Iraklians had.
From the island's port there are ferries available that depart to the Port of Piraeus with a crossing time of between 8 and 10 hours, depending on itinerary. There are also ferry services to the other islands of the Small Cyclades and to Naxos and Amorgos.