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There are 9 ways to get from Náfplio to Crete by taxi, ferry, train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or plane

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Taxi, Catamaran, ferry  •  9h 15m

  1. Take a taxi from Náfplio to Piraeus
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$238 - $316

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  13h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Nafplio to Athens
  2. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$46 - $272

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Taxi, train, Catamaran, ferry  •  11h 33m

  1. Take a taxi from Náfplio to Kiato
  2. Take the train from Kiato to Piraeus
  3. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  4. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$195 - $276

Bus, Catamaran, ferry  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Nafplio to Athens
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$131 - $192

Bus, car ferry  •  13h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Nafplio to Athens
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$56 - $152

Bus, bus and ferry  •  18h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Nafplio to Athens
  2. Take the bus from Athens to Lamia
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

Bus, fly to Heraklion  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Nafplio to Athens
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Heraklion (HER) ATH - HER

$62 - $194

Bus, fly to Chania  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Nafplio to Athens
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Chania (CHQ) ATH - CHQ

$88 - $267

Bus, fly to Sitia  •  5h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Nafplio to Athens
  2. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Sitia (JSH) ATH - JSH

$71 - $232

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Náfplio to Crete is to bus and fly which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 5h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Náfplio to Crete is to bus and fly which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Náfplio to Crete. However, there are services departing from Nafplio and arriving at Heraklion via Athens and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 50m.

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The distance between Náfplio and Crete is 327 km.

The best way to get from Náfplio to Crete without a car is to taxi and Catamaran and ferry which takes 9h 15m and costs 200€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 9h 15m to get from Náfplio to Crete, including transfers.

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Náfplio to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Argolidas, depart from Nafplio station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Heraklion Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Náfplio to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Fthiotidos, arrive at Heraklion station.

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Volotea, Ellinair, Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights from Athens Airport to Heraklion Airport.

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Map of how to get from Náfplio to Crete.
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  • Distance: 204.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 15m

What companies run services between Náfplio, Greece and Crete, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Náfplio to Heraklion. However, you can take the taxi to Piraeus, take the Catamaran to Santorini, then take the ferry to Heraklion. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kiato, take the train to Piraeus, take the walk to Τελωνειο, take the line 843 bus to Πλ.Καραισκακη, take the walk to Piraeus, take the Catamaran to Santorini, then take the ferry to Heraklion.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Athens to Sitia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Website
trainose.gr
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2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $12
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$15 - $18
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$19 - $21
Bus operators
KTEL Argolidas
Phone
(+30) 27520 27423
Email
info@ktelargolida.gr
Website
ktelargolida.gr
Bus from Nafplio to Athens
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ktelargolida.gr
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Ferry operators
Sea Jets
Phone
+30 210 4121001
Email
info@seajets.gr
Website
seajets.gr
Ferry from Piraeus to Santorini
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$75 - $100
Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Blue Star Ferries
Phone
+30-210-8919800
Email
bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com
Website
bluestarferries.com
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.com
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $80
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $80
Economy
$40 - $50
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$52 - $53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $100
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$92
Aircraft-type seats
$100
2 bed inside cabin
$243
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230
Other operators
Taxi from Náfplio to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Taxi Cooperative Argos
Phone
+30 2751 022000
Website
argostaxi.gr

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