28-30 June 2019Heraklion, Crete island, Greece

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Transportation

Getting here

By air

Crete has three airports, the biggest of them is Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” (HER) (http://www.heraklion-airport.info/), which is directly connected with Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (ATH) on a daily basis. The flight from Athens lasts 50 minutes. Heraklion International Airport is 4 km from the city center.

There is also Chania Airport (CHQ) (www.chq-airport.gr/en/) , which is directly connected with Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (ATH) on a daily basis. The flight from Athens lasts 50 minutes, as well. Chania is about 150 km from Heraklion.There are many bus routes from Chania to Heraklion on a daily basis. The trip by bus lasts about 2 hours and 30 minutes and it costs about 15 €. All the routes and timetables are available on: www.e-ktel.com/en/ and you can book your tickets online. You can also travel from Chania to Heraklion by taxi, which lasts about 2 hours and costs from 130 to 170 €.

Finally, there is Sitia Airport (JSH), which is directly connected with Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" (ATH) on a daily basis during the summer. The flight from Athens lasts 55 minutes. Sitia is about 130 km Heraklion. There are many bus routes from Sitia to Heraklion on a daily basis. The trip by bus lasts about 2 hours and 30 minutes and it costs about 16 €. All the routes and timetables are available on: https://www.ktelherlas.gr/en/ and you can book your tickets online. You can also travel from Sitia to Heraklion by taxi, which lasts about 2 hours and 30 minutes and costs about 150 €.

There are many different airline companies and you can book your tickets online: www.airtickets.com, www.skyscanner.com, www.kayak.com, https://en.aegeanair.com/, www.olympicair.com/en, https://en.ellinair.com/.
There is also direct connection from many countries with Heraklion International Airport during the summer.

By sea

Heraklion Port
You can easily and conveniently travel by a ferry from ATHENS Piraeus port and the nearby islands to Crete. The journey by boat from Piraeus port to Heraklion takes about 8 hours. There are two shipping companies and you can book your tickets online: www.minoan.gr/en/crete and www.anek.gr/en/. For the route from Piraeus Port to Heraklion Port the prices start from 40 € and reach 110 €, depending on your choice for cabin or seat type. As for the nearby islands routes to Heraklion port, the trip duration and cost depends on each island and its distance from Heraklion port. You can see the routes and book your tickets online, here: www.skyscannerferries.petas.gr/en/, www.ferryscanner.com, www.aktoploika.gr/en/.


More informations about public transit in Heraklion

http://astiko-irakleiou.gr/en/#main


For taxis check out here

https://www.candiataxi.gr/?lang=en
https://www.herakliontaxi.com/en/index.html
https://www.cretataxi.com/