Ferry from Athens to Heraklion (Crete)
Many websites speak about ‘Piraeus' as that is the name of the main harbor of Athens. That is also where the ferries to Crete leave from. Many people take this route when from Italy they want to ferry to Crete (or other islands like Santorini)
There are four harbors you can arrive at, the harbor of Heraklion is the most common route from mainland Greece to Crete by ferry.
Which ferry companies operate to Crete?
How long does the crossing to Naxos from Athens (Piraeus) take?
How often does the ferry sail?
What is the cheapest way to get there?