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How to get cheap from Crete to Athens

To visit Greece and not to visit the ancient capital? That would be a real crime, so we started thinking about the way Crete – Athens – Crete, as soon as they planned a trip to the greek island. And we found a great way to go to the capital of Greece cheap and convenient.

Crete – Athens – Crete: how to get there conveniently and cheaply?

First of all, we considered the flight. But since cheaper than 100 euros per person could not be found, we began to look for options with the ferry. And found the flights affordable and convenient in time.

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So, Crete to Athens ferry sent from the port of Heraklion – the administrative center of the island. You can reach it from any resort town by public bus, they regularly go. We combined a trip to Athens with a sightseeing tour of Heraklion. If you arrive in the city for dinner, it will be enough time to see the local beauty before the evening ferry departs.

Ferry tickets are bought at the ticket office, which is located directly in the port of Heraklion (located on the map at the end of the article). Unfortunately, there are no good photos of the place, because in the summer I had not thought about blogging. But to find a ticket office is not difficult at all, be guided by the name of the sending company. ANEK Lines. In addition, the port is small.

Snapped the cashier only from afar. But finding it is not at all difficult if you are guided by the name of the sending company.

The cost of the ferry from Crete to Athens

We immediately bought a return ticket.

So, the cost of a seat ticket in one direction – 26 euros. Accordingly, we paid for round-trip tickets for two. 104 euros. By European standards, quite reasonable price. If you buy tickets to cabins with sleeping places, then the cost of the ticket, of course, will be higher. For example, one bed in a double room – 65 euros, in a four-bed room – 50 euros, in a suite – 85 euros.

Entry to the ferry. Do not worry if anything inside is pretty :)

A bit like the cabin of the aircraft.

The sunset from the ship is very beautiful, yes :)

Again, unfortunately, there are not so many pictures of the ferry. In general, everything inside is quite civilized, somewhat reminiscent of the cabin. As far as I could see, the ferry is mostly transported not by tourists, but by locals and expats. Apparently for holidaymakers there are still group tours, but at a low price, we did not find any options.

Useful information

1. Shipping Company: ANEK Lines

2. Official website:

3. Destination: Piraeus – Hereklion – Piraeus (Piraeus is the name of the port in Athens)

4. Departure from Heraklion / from Athens:

5. Arrival in Heraklion / Athens:

The location of the port of Heraklion, where tickets are bought and where ferries depart from, on a Google map:

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Irina, good afternoon. I read your story about the trip from Heraklion to Athens with great interest. In a week we are going with my wife to go to Crete (Ammoudara) and we really want to visit Athens. We learned a lot of useful information from your story, but I would like to clarify a few questions from the person who has already done this route. So:

1. As far as I understand, the tickets were bought not earlier, directly in the port. I hope this is not problematic, because with foreign languages ​​I do not have much.

2. How much time before departure is it necessary to arrive at the port (by the way and when returning)?

3. 9 o’clock to swim in seats is probably not very pleasant. Could it be better to take a cabin?

4. How much does the metro cost in Athens? To go from the port of Piraeus to the Acropolis, as I understand it, it is necessary with transfers?

5. What else would you recommend to see in Athens? Abroad we go only the second time, so. that there are a lot of questions, and so little information from those who visited Athens on their own. Thank you very much for your story, I hope, Irina, answer my questions.

Thank you very much for the nice feedback! I will try to answer your questions in as much detail as possible :)

1. As far as I understand, the tickets were bought not earlier, directly in the port. I hope this is not problematic, because with foreign languages ​​I do not have much.

– I advise you to write a direction on paper (Hereklion – Piraeus – Hereklion), time of departure (

2. How much time before departure is it necessary to arrive at the port (by the way and when returning)?

– Boarding the ship begins somewhere an hour before departure. The procedure is very simple, show your ticket and go to your seats, so you can even arrive 15-30 minutes before sailing. We arrived in Heraklion in the afternoon (about 13-14 hours), bought tickets at the port, walked in Heraklion and to

3. 9 o’clock to swim in seats is probably not very pleasant. Could it be better to take a cabin?

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– We are accustomed to such relocations, so my answer may be biased :) But judging from the side, I can say the following. First, 9 hours in a sitting position is not very comfortable. And secondly, the public will be very heterogeneous: a lot of migrants, Gypsies. Therefore, in a separate cabin, of course, will be nicer. Look at the possible options for individual cabins here: http: //

4. How much does the metro cost in Athens? To go from the port of Piraeus to the Acropolis, as I understand it, it is necessary with transfers?

– We reached Monastiraki metro station without transfers, from there to the Acropolis is also close. But you can get with transfers to the station Akropoli. For the price of the metro, unfortunately, I do not remember exactly, in my opinion,

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