There are 7 ways to get from Náfplio to Crete by taxi, ferry, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Taxi, Catamaran, ferry  •  9 h 20 min

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

$241 - $319

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Bus, car ferry  •  12 h 45 min

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

$57 - $152

5 alternative options

Bus, Catamaran, ferry  •  11 h 50 min

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

$132 - $192

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 36 min

  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

$96 - $114

Bus, fly to Irakleion  •  5 h 44 min

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

$63 - $194

Bus, fly to Sitia  •  5 h 36 min

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

$72 - $232

Bus, fly to Chania  •  7 h 42 min

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

$89 - $267

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Náfplio to Crete is to bus and fly which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Náfplio to Crete is to bus and fly which costs 60€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 36 min.

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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 Στ.Υπεραστικων Λεωφορειων, Athens and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 36 min.

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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 9 h 20 min and costs 200€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 20 min 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 Irakleion Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Náfplio to Crete.
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  • Distance: 204.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 20 min

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 a vehicle from Náfplio to Heraklion via Athens, Στ.Υπεραστικων, Αφετηρια, Piraeus, and Santorini in around 11 h 50 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Athens to Sitia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Bus operators
KTEL Argolidas
Phone
(+30) 27520 27423
Email
info@ktelargolida.gr
Website
ktelargolida.gr
Bus from Nafplio to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
ktelargolida.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Athens to Lamia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $27
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $65
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
4 h 55 min
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
1 h 40 min
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
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
bluestarferries.gr
CABIN A2 outside
$80 - $110
CABIN A3 outside
$70 - $85
CABIN A4 outside
$70 - $85
Economy
$40 - $50
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Pireas to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Schedules at
minoan.gr
Deck
$54 - $55
Airplane economy seats
$67 - $68
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110
Other operators
Taxi from Náfplio to Piraeus
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Taxi Cooperative Argos
Phone
+30 2751 022000
Website
argostaxi.gr

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