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Chania Ferries Crete: Ferry and Ships to Chania - Crete Greek Islands Greece

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
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.

Chania Ferries Crete Island

Ships and Ferries to Chania in the Crete Island
Travel Information for ferries to Chania. Chania - Crete Island

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


History of Chania Crete Greek Islands Greece

Indications have shown that the area was inhabited as far back as 6500 BC. Rock drawings were found close to the village of Asfendos Sfakion and stone made tools were found in the Samaria Gorge by a Swedish scientist. Evidence of open workings from the end of the Neolithic period has been found in Kastelli and Nerokourio Kydonias.

During the Minoan period the area was densely populated. From the late Minoan period to 69 BC when the Romans captured many towns including Kydonia - today known as Chania which was one of the major towns of ancient Crete, Amfimalta, Anopoli, Kissamos to name a few.

Ancient Kydonia kept its place at the peak until the Arab invasion of 824 AD. The name Chania is believed to have originated from the name Al Hanim given to the town by the Arab invaders. The town was freed by Nikiforo Fokas in 961. In 1252, the Venetian invaders rebuilt the town and later fortified it against invading pirates.

In 1645, it was captured by the Turks, whose dominance was never stabilised. The area of Sfakia was never captured by the Turks. During the Turkish occupation the town was the base of the Pasha and from 1850 until 1897 when Kastelli became the capital of Crete. The Turks departed in 1897 following the declaration of independence of Crete.

The joining of Crete with Greece was marked by the raising of the Greek flag at the Firka Fortress in 1st December 1913.

The famous Battle of Crete during WWII began at Maleme in 1941 with the invasion of the German forces and their occupation continued until 1945.