Lassithi ports (Sitia and Agios Nikolaos)

Chania has two ports, the port of Sitia on the northeastern edge of the island and Agios Nikolaos Port, located in the regional unit’s capital city.

Below, you can find all the needed information about the ports of Lassithi, Sitia and Agios Nikolaos:
Sitia PortAgios Nikolaos Port

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Sitia Port

The main port of Lassithi is situated in Sitia, a beautiful seaside town situated 60 kilometers northeast of Agios Nikolaos and just 3 kilometers from the Sitia Public Airport Vitsentzos Kornaros. It is connected with Athens (Piraeus), Heraklion, Santorini, Anafi, Rhodes, and a handful of other islands in the Dodecanese, namely, Karpathos, Halki, and Kasos. The routes are operated by conventional ferries by Blue Star and are seasonal, running from May to October.
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Transportation options

Agios Nikolaos: 69 km / 42.9 miles | Ierapetra: 61 km / 37.9 miles | Elounda: 78 km / 48.5 miles | Vai Beach: 25 km / 15.5 miles

KTEL Buses
Public buses (KTEL) are the most economical way to move around Lassithi, connecting Sitia with Agios Nikolaos and the surrounding villages and beaches, as well as with the neighboring Heraklion. You can purchase your ticket at the ticket office. For more information about timetables and itineraries, you can consult

Though an expensive option when compared to buses, taxis are an easier and faster way to reach your destination at any time of the day. Bear in mind, though, that the longer the ride is, the higher the price will be. Numerous taxi stands can be found in every central spot, with the official taxi stand being located just outside the port. For greater convenience, you can pre-arrange your transfer by taxi by calling any of the following numbers: 0030 698 9087545, 0030 693 8585384.

Car Rentals
Renting a car or other vehicle is the most convenient way to move around Lassithi and explore its cultural and natural beauties without having to rely on buses or taxis. A number of car rental agencies can be found near the port.

Note: Numerous hotel complexes also offer shuttle service to and from the port. To arrange a port transfer (if available), you need to contact your accommodation prior to your arrival. Most of the time, transfers are offered at an additional charge, but, in some cases, they might be available for free.


The port is within easy walking distance from the city center of Sitia, where you can find all the necessary tourist facilities, including restaurants, cafes, accommodation options, as well as car and boat rental services. Around the port, you will also find all the central agencies of the ferry companies, where you can get your pre-booked tickets if your company does not propose e-tickets, or buy them on-site. If you would like to find a place to stay near the port, check out our selection of hotels in Lassithi and use the location or other filters to narrow your search.


Agios Nikolaos Port

Agios Nikolaos is the capital city of Lassithi and lies on the northernmost point of Mirabello Bay, the largest bay in Crete. The port is situated right next to the city center and the Lake of Agios Nikolaos. Depending on the year, it may be connected to Sitia and the island of Santorini, and routes are seasonal, running from May to October.
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Transportation options

Sitia: 69 km / 42.9 miles | Ierapetra: 30.5 km / 19 miles | Elounda: 10.5 km / 6.5 miles | Vai Beach: 89.5 km / 55.6 miles

The transportation options from/to Agios Nikolaos Port are the same as for Sitia Port and include public buses (KTEL), taxis, car rental, or a shuttle service provided by your accommodation (if available).


Like Sitia, the port of Agios Nikolaos is very close to the city center, which offers a wide range of tourist facilities, including eating and drinking establishments, shops, as well as hotels and other accommodation options.