How to get to Heraklion?

Travel to Heraklion, Greece: Since Heraklion is the capital of Crete, it is one of the most frequently-visited locations on the whole island! Apart from being a big city center, Heraklion boasts numerous impressive sights and historical landmarks, like the Minoan Palace of Knossos. On this page, you will find out in which ways you can reach and explore this unique place!
Don't forget to get informed about the local transportation options you have, in order to organize your transfer to your hotel and explore each and every spot of Heraklion easily!

Ferries to Heraklion

You can easily reach Heraklion from Athens by ferry, since there is a daily connection with Piraeus port, all year round. The trip lasts from 6 to 8 hours. During summer, you can also reach some islands of Cyclades and Dodecanese from the port of Heraklion, like Santorini, with which Heraklion is connected on a daily basis. Once per week, Heraklion is linked by ferry with Mykonos, Paros and Milos, while three times per week Heraklion is connected with Karpathos, Kassos and Rhodes.
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Flights to Heraklion

Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" is the second busiest airport in Greece. All year round, it receives flights from Athens, Thessaloniki and Larnaka, while during summer it also receives flights from many countries around Europe. The flight time from Athens to Heraklion is about 45 minutes.
Upon your arrival, it is a nice idea to take a taxi for your transfer, since the airport is located in the region of Nea Alikarnassos, 5 km away from the Town centre.
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