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Ships and Ferries to Lasithi Crete Greek Islands Greece

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

Lasithi and the Crete island in general are connected
to the port of Piraeus. There are evening departures
to the ports of Lasithi (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 Agios Nikolaos
Sitia
2. Piraeus - Crete Chania
3. Piraeus - Crete Heraklion
4. Piraeus - Rethymno
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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Travel Guide Lasithi Crete Island Greece

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Zakros Palace

Zakros Palace Lassithi Crete Greek Islands Greece

The Minoan palace of Zakros was the fourth largest on Crete, located on a strategic site and was an important trading centre with eastern countries as indicated by evidence found: Tusks, elephants, copper, rust etc. The palace was an administrative centre of worship and trading.

The palace was built in two phases: the older palace was built about 1900 BC and the later palace about 1600 BC. These were destroyed at the same time, as other palaces on the island, about 1450 BC.

Tombs were found in a cave on the site of the Gorge of the Dead, as is named the gorge that leads to Kato Zakros. The discoveries from the palace are exhibited in the Museums of Sitia and Agios Nikolaos.

Lato Etera

Lato Etera Lassithi Crete Greek Islands Greece

The Dorian town of Lato Etera is located 11 km north east of the village of Kritsa and was built between 7 - 3rd century BC. It was named Etera to distinguish it from the Lato harbour located at Kamara, which is known today as Agios Nikolaos. It was named after Lito, Lato to the Dorians, mother of Apollonas and Artemidos, but the goddess of the town was Ilithyia as depicted on their coinage. Alexander the Great’s admiral, Nearchos, came from Lato.

Dikteon Andron

Dikteon Andron Lassithi Crete Greek Islands Greece

The Psyhrou Cave was an important place of worship on Minoan Crete. The use of caves as places of worship was a characteristic of those times. Its sacred use began in the early Minoan period 2800 - 2300 BC, although evidence was found in the entrance area of earlier human use. The majority of relics found belong to the mid-Minoan period around 1800 BC. Its use continued into the Geometric period of the 8th century BC and later Ancient Greek 7th - 6th century BC. Other discoveries show that it was also visited during Roman times. Objects of worship found include: idols of gods, animals and people, double headed axes, weapons etc.

The Psyhrou Cave, known as the Diktion Andron, is where, according to ancient writers, Zeus was born and raised with the help of the goat, Amalthia, and the Kourites.

Gournia

Gournia Lassithi Crete Greek Islands Greece

Gournia is an example of an intermediate-sized settlement of the later Minoan period, 1550-1450 BC. It is built on a low hill close to the sea at the Isthmus of Ierapetra. The first inhabitation was in the early Minoan period of around 2300 BC. The palace was built between 2000 - 1600 BC, but it was destroyed along with the other Minoan palaces in 1450 BC. About 50 years later the area was resettled, but was finally abandoned around 1200 BC.

Koufonissi or Lefki

Koufonissi Lefki Lassithi Crete Greek Islands Greece

Koufonissi, or Lefki as it sometimes known, is a small islet just off the coast of Goudouras. Inhabitation of the isle was continuous from the early Minoan period 3000 - 2200 BC up until the early Christian times about 4th century AD. The lack of later inhabitation, it was only used for farming and livestock, provided excavators with rich finds. Just a short distance from the beach an ancient stone built theatre for 1,000 people was unearthed. Other finds were: Roman baths built around 1st - 4th century AD, a 10-roomed villa with an imposing entrance, kitchen quarters and a workshop for the production of purple dye. Some of the rooms had black and white tiled floors in geometric designs. The ruins of a temple were also found.

Spinalonga

Spinalonga Lassithi Crete Greek Islands Greece

The rocky island of Spinalonga is located to the north of Elounda in the Bay of Mirambello. In ancient times a fort was built on the island to protect the harbour of the ancient town of Olountas. In 1579 the Venetians built a strong fortress upon the ruins of the ancient fort. The new fortress was one of the most important on Crete. After the Ottoman invasion of 1715 it passed into their hands until 1903. In that year the Cretan government decided that it should be used as a leper colony and all lepers from Crete were transferred there. In later years lepers from all over Greece were installed there. It ceased operations in the 1957.

Mohlos

Mohlos Lassithi Crete Greek Islands Greece

Mohlos is a small islet in the Gulf of Mirambello, 27 km from Sitia. The village of the same name is opposite. It was a peninsula in antiquity and on Venetian maps it is shown as Scoglio de Muflo. The locals also call the islet Agios Nikolaos after the small chapel on it.

Excavations in 1908 revealed mass graves and houses confirming that this islet was inhabited during Minoan times.

Royal Ierapetra

Royal Ierapetra Lassithi Crete Greek Islands Greece

The settlement of Vasilikis, meaning royal, was one of the first Minoan settlements reflecting urban organisation founded 2600 - 2300 BC. The settlement is on a slope of a hill close to the village of Vasiliki and closer to Minoan Gournia, a strategic location on the Isthmus of Ierapetra. The main building of the settlement was destroyed by fire about 2300 BC. Another building was found further up the hill that dates to 2200 - 1900 BC. Evidence of Roman occupation was also found.

Paleokastro

Paleokastro Lassithi Crete Greek Islands Greece

In the area of Paleokastro, the most eastern point of Crete, excavations have found a settlement of the late Minoan period 1550 - 1220 BC, although evidence shows earlier occupation as far back as 3000 BC. Finds include: cemeteries, a well-structured ossuary and the remains of large residences. Inhabitation stopped about the same times as Zakros, about 1450 BC. The later settlement covering an area of 50,000 m² of 1300 - 1200 BC was overpopulated.