Minoan Lines

Minoan lines ferries

Minoan Lines Maritime Company was created in 1972 and its ships connect Piraeus to Crete and Greece to Italy. In particular, Minoan lines serve the itineraries from Piraeus to Heraklion and from Patras to Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Venice and Ancona. All its ships are built to provide passengers with all the comfort and safety they need when traveling.

About the fleet

H/S/F Festos Palace: It got its name from the archaeological site of Festos, to the south coastline of Crete. It was built in 2001 in Fincianteri, Italy and has the ability to carry 2,190 passengers and 600 vehicles. Its facilities include 2bedroom, 3bedroom and 4bedroom cabins and luxury cabins, room service for the luxury and external 2bedroom cabins, economy and business seats, a reception area, a playground, bars and discos, restaurants, a conference room, TV sets and a cinema, a pool, internet connection, satellite telephone and fax, wake-up calls, boarding escalators, valuables safety area, a kiosk, a commercial centre, facilities for the disabled, pet cabins and medical services.

H/S/F Knossos Palace: This ferry was built in 2000 in Fincianteri, Italy and got its name from the ancient palace of Knossos, near Heraklion, Crete, which was the most important town of Crete in the Minoan times. The ship carries 2,182 passengers and 600 vehicles. Its facilities include 2bedroom, 3bedroom and 4bedroom cabins and luxury cabins, room service for the luxury and external 2bedroom cabins, economy and business seats, a reception area, a playground, bars and discos, restaurants, a conference centre, TV sets and a cinema, video games, slot machines, card games room, a pool, internet connection, satellite telephone and fax, wake-up calls, boarding escalators, valuables safety area, a kiosk, a commercial centre, facilities for the disabled, pet cabins and medical services.

H/S/F Pasiphae Palace: It was built in 1998 in Fosen Mek, Norway and was named after Pasiphae, the wife of Minos, king of Crete. The ship carries 1,500 passengers and 850 vehicles. Its facilities include 2bedroom, 3bedroom and 4bedroom cabins and luxury cabins, room service for the luxury and external 2bedroom cabins, economy and business seats, a reception area, a playground, bars and discos, restaurants, TV sets, slot machines, a pool, internet connection, satellite telephone and fax, wake-up calls, boarding escalators, valuables safety area, a kiosk, a commercial centre, facilities for the disabled, pet cabins, medical services, currency exchange service and the possibility to camp on board, that is that passengers can travel with their caravan or trailers in a specially designed area, where WC, shower and free electricity is provided.

H/S/F Ikarus Palace: This ferry was named after Ikarus, the son of Dedalus, who, according to the myth, managed to fly using wings but got so close to the sun that the warm melted the wax of the wings and the boy fell into the sea. This ship was built in 1998 in Fosen Mek, Norway and has the ability to carry 1,500 passengers and 850 vehicles. Among its facilities, we include 2bedroom, 3bedroom and 4bedroom cabins and luxury cabins, room service for the luxury and external 2bedroom cabins, economy and business seats, a reception area, a playground, bars and discos, restaurants, TV sets, slot machines, a pool, internet connection, satellite telephone and fax, wake-up calls, boarding escalators, valuables safety area, a kiosk, a commercial centre, facilities for the disabled, pet cabins, medical services, currency exchange service and the possibility to camp on board, that is that passengers can travel with their caravan or trailers in a specially designed area, where WC, shower and free electricity is provided.

H/S/F Olympia Palace: This ship is dedicated to the place where the ancient Olympic Games used to take place. It was manufactured in 2000 in Fincianteri, Italy and can carry 2,182 passengers and 600 vehicles. Its facilities include 2bedroom, 3bedroom and 4bedroom cabins and luxury cabins, room service for the luxury and external 2bedroom cabins, economy and business seats, a reception area, a playground, bars and discos, restaurants, a conference room, TV sets and a cinema, video games, slot machines, card games room, a pool, internet connection, satellite telephone and fax, wake-up calls, boarding escalators, valuables safety area, a kiosk, a commercial centre, facilities for the disabled, pet cabins, medical services and the possibility to camp on board, which means that passengers can travel with their caravan or trailers in a specially designed area, where WC, shower and free electricity is provided.

H/S/F Europe Palace: It is dedicated to Europa, a young princess who gave born to three sons of Zeus and gave her name to the whole continent of Europe. This ferry was built in 2000 in Fincianteri, Italy and carries 2,182 passengers and 600 vehicles. Its facilities include 2bedroom, 3bedroom and 4bedroom cabins and luxury cabins, room service for the luxury and external 2bedroom cabins, economy and business seats, a reception area, a playground, bars and discos, restaurants, a conference room, TV sets and a cinema, slot machines, a pool, internet connection, satellite telephone and fax, wake-up calls, boarding escalators, valuables safety area, a kiosk, a commercial centre, facilities for the disabled, pet cabins, medical services and the possibility to camp on board, which means that passengers can travel with their caravan or trailers in a specially designed area, where WC, shower and free electricity is provided.

Minoan Lines does its best so that both Greek and foreign passengers have a nice and safe trip. Its high quality services and frequent itineraries serve this particular goal.

Web: http://www.minoan.gr

The Minoan Lines vessels serve the following ferry itineraries:

  • Patras - Corfu- Igoumenitsa - Trieste
  • Patras - Igoumenitsa - Ancona
  • Piraeus - Heraklion

Fleet and Photos

CRUISE EUROPA

CRUISE EUROPA

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 225 mtrs Width: 30.41 mtrs Speed: 30 Knots Passengers: 2850 Cabins: 0 Cars: 963 Year of Construction: 2009

CRUISE OLYMPIA

CRUISE OLYMPIA

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 225 mtrs Width: 30.4 mtrs Speed: 27.5 Knots Passengers: 2850 Cabins: 0 Cars: 478 Year of Construction: 2010

EUROPA PALACE

EUROPA PALACE

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 214 mtrs Width: 26.4 mtrs Speed: 31.5 Knots Passengers: 2182 Cabins: 0 Cars: 821 Year of Construction: 2001

FESTOS PALACE

FESTOS PALACE

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 214 mtrs Width: 26.4 mtrs Speed: 31.6 Knots Passengers: 2500 Cabins: 0 Cars: 700 Year of Construction: 2001

IKARUS PALACE

IKARUS PALACE

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 200 mtrs Width: 25.8 mtrs Speed: 27 Knots Passengers: 1528 Cabins: 0 Cars: 819 Year of Construction: 1998

KNOSSOS PALACE

KNOSSOS PALACE

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 214 mtrs Width: 26.4 mtrs Speed: 31.6 Knots Passengers: 2500 Cabins: 0 Cars: 700 Year of Construction: 2000

OLYMPIA PALACE

OLYMPIA PALACE

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 214 mtrs Width: 26.4 mtrs Speed: 31.5 Knots Passengers: 1912 Cabins: 0 Cars: 821 Year of Construction: 2001

ARETOUSA

ARETOUSA

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 177 mtrs Width: 27 mtrs Speed: 25.8 knots Passengers: 1500 Cabins: 0 Cars: 1000 Year of Construction: 1995

ARIADNE

ARIADNE

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 138 mtrs Width: 21.57 mtrs Speed: 21 knots Passengers: 1125 Cabins: 145 Cars: 270 Year of Construction: 1967

ARIADNE ONE PALACE

ARIADNE ONE PALACE

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 212 mtrs Width: 25 mtrs Speed: 31.5 knots Passengers: 1000 Cabins: 52 Cars: 580 Year of Construction: 2001

ARIADNE PALACE

ARIADNE PALACE

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 212 mtrs Width: 25 mtrs Speed: 31.5 Knots Passengers: 1300 Cabins: 0 Cars: 580 Year of Construction: 2002

DAEDALUS

DAEDALUS

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 140.9 mtrs Width: 23.82 mtrs Speed: 19 Knots Passengers: 1450 Cabins: 0 Cars: 500 Year of Construction: 1989

EL GRECO

EL GRECO

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 0 Width: 0 Speed: 19 Knots Passengers: 1400 Cabins: 0 Cars: 500 Year of Construction: 1979

EROTOKRITOS

EROTOKRITOS

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 188 mtrs Width: 25 mtrs Speed: 23 Knots Passengers: 1000 Cabins: 119 Cars: 785 Year of Construction: 1974

EUROSTAR BARCELONA

EUROSTAR BARCELONA

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 212 mtrs Width: 25 mtrs Speed: 31.5 Knots Passengers: 1300 Cabins: 0 Cars: 580 Year of Construction: 2001

KING MINOS

KING MINOS

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 155.33 mtrs Width: 22.8 mtrs Speed: 19 Knots Passengers: 1800 Cabins: 250 Cars: 500 Year of Construction: 1987

PASIPHAE PALACE

PASIPHAE PALACE

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 200.35 mtrs Width: 25.8 mtrs Speed: 27 Knots Passengers: 1500 Cabins: 0 Cars: 1000 Year of Construction: 1998

PROMETHEUS

PROMETHEUS

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 212 mtrs Width: 25 mtrs Speed: 28.5 Knots Passengers: 1300 Cabins: 52 Cars: 1000 Year of Construction: 2001

ZEUS PALACE

ZEUS PALACE

Type: Normal Boat - Car ferry Length: 212 mtrs Width: 25 mtrs Speed: 31.5 Knots Passengers: 1300 Cabins: 0 Cars: 580 Year of Construction: 2001

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