The Minoan Lines Knossos Palace ferry was built in 2000; it has a capacity of 2500 passengers and can hold up to 700 vehicles. Facilities on board include, a children’s play area, shopping centre, slot machines, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, cinema and a disco.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Knossos Palace guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
100% of our customers recommended this ship
"Excellent ferry "
We rented a cabin, everything was clean and worth every cent. There is plenty of restaurants and areas to keep kids occupied. I would definitely come with Minoan in the future.
Reviewed by Constantinos who travelled with Minoan Lines on Knossos Palace
"Heraklion to Athens"
Excellent ship, vg facilities, comfy cabin - good night's sleep. Ship (Mykonos Palace) ran to revised schedule - Minoan made minor schedule change after booking and notified this 36 hours before sailing. This was not a problem, but their request to reconfirm was not easily met from remote part of Crete. What was also not explained was that Minoan expected the booking confirmation from Direct Ferries to be converted into a paper ticket to effect this 're-confirmation'. We did this in their port office at the last minute, but it would have been helpful to know this was expected. The ship berths in Piraeus approx 1500m walk from that port's bus stops, arrival was 0645 and you are expected to be off-ship by 0800. There is (apparently) a free bus to the exit but we gave up waiting and walked. From the port-exit bus stops, getting into city is not a problem. Bus X96 goes to airport (approx 60 mins) and was only €6, ticket from driver.
Reviewed by Michael who travelled with Minoan Lines on Knossos Palace
"Overnight ferry to Heraklion"
A very pleasant way to get to Crete. Big, clean ferry, a comfy cabin and friendly staff. A couple of things that could be improved - Don't let kids play in the cabin corridors - Direct Ferries, please put clearer information on your website/ booking confirmation regarding the fact that there are shuttle busses that take you to the relevant departure quay, and where they go from
Reviewed by Derek who travelled with Minoan Lines on Knossos Palace
"Fantastic way to get to Crete"
We decided to book a luxury cabin as it wasn't any more expensive than flying from Athens in economy. What a treat. It was large and luxurious. Very comfortable bed, seating area and an ensuite bathroom. We ate in the restaurant, had a very good meal, which was well priced. A nightcap to round it off and we retired to our cabin. We slept right through the journey to Crete. Woke just as we were arriving. Had a shower and some breakfast and disembarked clean and well rested for a busy day of travelling.
Reviewed by Elizabeth who travelled with Minoan Lines on Knossos Palace
"Very Enjoyable Crossing"
The ferry was very big, plush and looked more like a cruise ship than ferry crossing. The staff were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a meal in the self service buffet as we set sail. Our cabin was spacious and comfortable. I would recommend the Knossos Palace to fellow travellers and would use it myself again.
Reviewed by Carl who travelled with Minoan Lines on Knossos Palace
"Perfect boat trip during you holiday"
We, me and my boyfriend, have traveled around whole Greece. We have started in Crete. We have not felt like flying all the time, and as a result, we have decided to travel to Athens by this ferry. It took nearly whole day, however, we are from inland, so it was very nice trip. I can only recommend this ferry, nothing have gone wrong and ferry has been really beautiful.
Reviewed by Daniela who travelled with Minoan Lines on Knossos Palace
"A very fine experience."
I'm glad to have chosen Minoan Shipping Lines.
Reviewed by Sarchis Mahitar who travelled with Minoan Lines on Knossos Palace
"Reasonable vessel, noisy cabin"
We went from Heraklion to Athens, this time on the Knossos Palace. The cabin was reasonable but had a faint odour of diesel and was much noisier than the one we had on her sister-ship Festos Palace.
Reviewed by John who travelled with Minoan Lines on Knossos Palace
"Minoan Lines, Ship Knossos Palace"
I had a pleasant trip on the Pireaus-Crete crossing and return. The only flaw is that there was no doctor on board. I've asked because my son injured his foot in the sea and i was looking for assistant.
Reviewed by Alfredo who travelled with Minoan Lines on Knossos Palace