How to get to Lassithi?

Travel to Lassithi, Greece: Lassithi is definitely a more tranquil version of Crete, since it is not affected by mass tourism. 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 Lassithi easily!

Ferries to Lassithi

Agios Nikolaos and Sitia are the main ports of Lassithi prefecture and they receive mainly some local routes from Heraklion. There are only a few ferries that connect Athens (Piraeus port) with Lassithi and they are not really frequent. In general, it is more convenient to reach Lassithi from 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 Heraklion from some islands of Cyclades and Dodecanese, 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.
Upon your arrival, you can reach Lassithi by taxi, by KTEL bus or by car. About itineraries of KTEL buses, you can find out more on
> View ferry connections to Lassithi or Book online your ferry tickets to Heraklion!
> Rent a car in Heraklion!

Flights to Lassithi

Sitia Public Airport receives flights mainly from Athens and a few seasonal flights from European countries. It is located just 1 km away from Sitia.
It might be more convenient for you to travel to Heraklion by plane and then reach Lassithi.
Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" is the second busiest airport in Greece. It receives flights from Athens, Thessaloniki and Larnaka all year round, while during summer it receives flights from many countries around Europe, too.
The flight time from Athens to Heraklion is about 45 minutes. Upon your arrival, you can reach Lassithi by taxi, by KTEL bus or by car. About itineraries of KTEL buses, you can find out more on
> Book online your transfer from Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis"!
> Rent a car in Heraklion!



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