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Welcome to the Iraklion cruise port guide. Iraklion or Heraklion is the capital city of Crete. Crete is the largest and most populous of all the Greek islands. The modern city of Iraklion has over 5000 years of history and currently 175.000 inhabitants. Heraklion is known throughout Greece for its tourism, financial fortune and history with the Minoan civilisation.
Crete is the biggest island of Greece. It is 260 km / 160 miles long and 56 km / 35 miles at its widest point. It is a gorgeous island with a variety of beautiful landscapes and a lot of historical sights. Find out what to see and do in this incredible cruise destination.
Cruise Port Guide Iraklion – Crete – Greece: docked
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Your cruise ship will dock at the port of Heraklion. The cruise pier will most likely not be in front of the cruise terminal. Since it is prohibited to walk in the port area you will need to take a free shuttle bus to take you to the cruise terminal.
Distance from the cruise terminal to the city centre is approximately 1600 meter / 15 minute easy walk. You can simply follow the yellow line on the ground that will lead you to the city centre. A taxi to the city centre costs 5 euro.
About 1 km from the cruise terminal you will find a public bus station. See map above for the exact location. This is where you can catch the public bus to Knossos. Buy your tickets for a few euros inside the bus terminal. Busses go every 30 minutes or so.
Taxis at the Iraklion cruise terminal
Taxis will be waiting for you at the cruise terminal. The taxi prices are on display just outside the cruise terminal. Always check if the driver honours the price before you step into the taxi.
Please find an example of the taxi prices underneath:
Cruise port, Knossos, cruise port = 50 euro
Cruise port, Knosos, St. Minas, Kazantzakis grave, market, cruise port = 80 euro
One way to the city centre = 5 euro
One way to the Cree Aquarium = 25 euro
Iraklion’s hop on hop off bus
You will find free wi-fi in the cruise terminal of Iraklion. There are also lots of coffee spots with free wi-fi in the city centre.
Distances from Iraklion’s cruise port
City centre – 1,5 km / 1 mile west of the cruise terminal
Palace of Knossos – 6 km / 3,5 miles south of the cruise terminal
Lassithi – 61 km / 38 miles east of the cruise terminal
Arkadi Monastry – 22 km / 14 miles south of the cruise terminal
Rethymnon – 82 km / 51 km west of the cruise terminal