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Ships and Ferries to Chania Crete Greek Islands Greece

Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Chania - Crete Island.

Chania and the Crete island in general are connected
to the port of Piraeus. There are evening departures
to the ports of Chania (Souda), Rethymno, Heraklion
and Agios Nikolaos every day, all year long.

In addition, there are ferry connections from Crete
ferry to the Cycladic islands of Ios, Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Amorgos, Milos and also to the islands of Kythira, Karpathos, Rhodes, Kos, and basically all Dodecanese and East Aegean Islands via a third island.

Your trip to Crete can be with a conventional ferry boat or Highspeed depending on the day, the time and the ferry company you wish to travel with.

Your trip to Crete, Chania will last approximately 7-8 hours and to Heraklion 8-9 hours, travelling during the night, whereas the same daily trip lasts 5 and 6 hours respectively. If you decide to visit Rhodes first, you
can reach Heraklion through Sitia's port (Karpathos,
St Nikolaos) and your trip will last approximately 12
hours. From the island of Santorini the trip to Heraklion with a high speed ferry will last no more than 2.30 hours

Ferries from Piraeus to Crete run all year round on a
daily basis. However, during the summer, Easter and holidays in general there is an additional daily route
for you to choose, according to the increased demand.

1. Piraeus - Crete Chania
2. Piraeus - Crete Heraklion
3. Piraeus - Crete Rethymno
4. Piraeus - Crete Agios Nikolaos
Sitia
5. Piraeus - Paros - Naxos - Santorini
Crete Heraklion
6. Piraeus - Milos - Crete Rethymno
7. Gythion - Kythira - Crete Kissamos
8. Mykonos - Santorini - Crete Heraklion
9. Rhodes - Karpathos - Crete Sitia
Agios Nikolaos

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

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Ships and Ferries to Chania in the Crete Island
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ON LINE Booking System for seats and tickets in real time.

Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

We wish you a pleasant trip!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Chania Crete Island Greece

CHANIA > CHURCHES & MONASTERIES

The Monastery of the Holy Trinity

The Monastery of the Holy Trinity Chania Crete Greek Islands Greece

The Monastery of the Holy Trinity - Mourtaron or Tzagkarolon, is located 16 km from Chania. The monastery is the largest and most impressive on the island. It took its name from two Venetian monks, Ieramia and Lavrentio Tzagkarolo, who accepted the Orthodox dogma. The two monks rebuilt an older church that was owned by the Mourtaron family in the 17th century. The largest part of the monastery was completed 30 years later.

During the Greek revolution in 1821 the monastery was destroyed by the Ottomans. About 1854 the monastery was rebuilt including the additions of the chapels of the Cross and Sts Apostles. The monastery museum contains relics saved from the 1821 revolution.

The Goubernetou Monastery

The Goubernetou Monastery Chania Crete Greek Islands Greece

The Goubernetou Monastery is located on Akrotiri, 20 km from Chania and is one of the oldest on the island, dating back to 1537 when it was built by Catholic monks. The monastery looks more like a fortress and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

The monastery was destroyed during the revolution of 1821, with many of the monks being killed. It was rebuilt in the 19th century in the neo classical style.

The Gonias Monastery

The Gonias Monastery Chania Crete Greek Islands Greece

The Gonias Monastery is located 26 km from Chania and 1 km from Kolymbari. This monastery dates back to the 9th century and is dedicated to Mary of Guidance. The monastery was destroyed many times by the Turks and the Germans for its rebellious stance.

The monastery has an exceptional Byzantine collection of icons and is also home to the Orthodox Academy of Crete, a significant religious and spiritual centre of the Church of Crete.

The Chrissoskalitissa Monastery

The Chrissoskalitissa Monastery Chania Crete Greek Islands Greece

The Monastery of the Chrisoskalitsas Madonna is located 76 km from Chania, built on a rock with views overlooking the Libyan Sea. So named from the legend that one of the 90 steps leading to it was paved in gold and only true sinners could see it! The monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the Holy Trinity.

The Chryssopygis Monastery

The Chryssopygis Monastery Chania Crete Greek Islands Greece

The Chryssopigis Monastery is 3 km from Chania and dedicated to the Madonna of the Life-giving Spring. It was founded in the 16th century by Ioannis Hartofylaka, a doctor and philosopher from Chania.

Though the ages it has been subjected to damage at the hands of the Turkish and Germans occupiers of Crete.

In 1976, its inhabitants were changed over to women and now there are about 30 nuns and novices from various parts of Greece and abroad. The community works on holy writings, restoration of religious books and icons, church embroidery, as well as organically grown produce.