Crete Tourist Guide
There are many ways to reach Crete island. One way is to fly to Athens, (served by international flights) and then fly to Crete or during the summer with charter flights from Europe directly to Crete. Another way is to arrive in Greece by ferry from Brindisi, Ancona, Bari or Venice in Italy and from there travel to Crete either by airplane or by boat.
By boat, ferries to Crete depart from Piraeus harbour (main port of Athens), but there are also departures from Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Kalamata, Gythio, and some from the Cyclades islands and Kythira. Please note that from November to April ferry schedules are decreased.
By air, there are domestic scheduled flights to Crete's airports daily from Athens.
To arrive in Crete by boat you can reach one of the six ports which are located at Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Ag. Nikolaos, Sitia and Kastelli-Kissamou. Crete connects through these ports with Piraeus, Santorini, Sikinos, Folegandros, Milos, Sifnos, Paros, Naxos, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Karpathos, Kassos, Karpathos, Antikythira, Kythira and the Peloponnese.
NOTE: Ferry schedules and destinations can change according to the ferry companies and the weather conditions.
Crete, a romantic island with many different types of scenery, long sandy beaches, rocky bays with waves, or magical plateaus. Crete is an island with an idyllic climate famous for its wine, fruits and vegetables production.
The morphology, geography and climate make Crete a heavenly land where nature's balance reigns.