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There are 8 ways to get from Gythio to Crete by car, ferry, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Gythio to Piraeus
  2. Take the Catamaran from Piraeus to Santorini
  3. Take the ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

$157 - $231

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Bus, car ferry via Isthmos  •  16 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Gýtheio to Isthmos
  2. Take the bus from Isthmos to Athens
  3. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$66 - $175

6 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  2. Take the car ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

Bus, ferry  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  2. Take the ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Gýtheio to Isthmos
  2. Take the bus from Isthmos to Patras
  3. Take the bus from Patras to Lamia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

$98 - $124

Bus, fly to Heraklion  •  8 h 47 min

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

$72 - $217

Bus, fly to Chania  •  10 h 47 min

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

$98 - $290

Bus, fly to Sitia  •  8 h 51 min

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

$81 - $255

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gythio to Crete is to bus and fly which costs 60€ - 190€ and takes 8 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gythio to Crete is to bus and fly which costs 60€ - 190€ and takes 8 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gythio to Crete. However, there are services departing from Gýtheio and arriving at Heraklion via Isthmos, Patras and Lamia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 32 min.

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The distance between Gythio and Crete is 275 km.

The best way to get from Gythio to Crete without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 16 h 13 min and costs 55€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 41 min to get from Gythio to Crete, including transfers.

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Gythio to Crete bus services, operated by KTEL Korinthias, depart from Gýtheio station.

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

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Gythio 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 Gythio to Crete.
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  • Distance: 172 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 41 min

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

There is no direct connection from Gythio to Heraklion. However, you can take the drive to Piraeus, take the Catamaran to Santorini, then take the ferry to Heraklion. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Gythio to Heraklion via Isthmos, Isthmos, Athens, Στ.Υπεραστικων, Αφετηρια, and Piraeus in around 16 h 13 min.

Airlines
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $280
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Athens to Sitia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Bus operators
KTEL Korinthias
Phone
27410 754 10
Email
ktel-kor2@kor.forthnet.gr
Website
ktelkorinthias.gr
Bus from Gýtheio to Isthmos
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
ktelkorinthias.gr
Bus from Isthmos to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ktelkorinthias.gr
KTEL Messinias
Phone
27210 28581
Website
ktelmessinias.gr
Bus from Isthmos to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
ktelmessinias.gr
KTEL Argolidas
Phone
(+30) 27520 27423
Email
info@ktelargolida.gr
Website
ktelargolida.gr
Bus from Isthmos to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Schedules at
ktelargolida.gr
KTEL Lakonias
Phone
2731026441
Email
info@ktel-lakonias.gr
Website
ktel-lakonias.gr
Bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
ktel-lakonias.gr
KTEL Fthiotidos
Phone
22310 - 51345
Email
info@ktelfthiotidos.gr
Website
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus from Patras to Lamia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
ktelfthiotidos.gr
Bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
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
4 h 50 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
9 h
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
9 h
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
9 h
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

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