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There are 3 ways to get from Heraklion to Samaria Gorge entrance by bus, car or shuttle

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Heraklion to Agioi Pantes

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Drive

  1. Drive from Heraklion to Samaria Gorge entrance

Private transfer

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Heraklion Port to Samariá Gorge
Heraklion → Samaria Gorge entrance
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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Samaria Gorge entrance is 210 521 2054.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Samaria Gorge entrance is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Samaria Gorge entrance is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 210 521 2054.

Last updated: 13 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Heraklion to Samaria Gorge entrance is to drive which costs €23 - €35 and takes 2h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Heraklion to Samaria Gorge entrance is to Private transfer which costs €150 - €290 and takes 1h 57m.

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The distance between Heraklion and Samaria Gorge entrance is 111 km. The road distance is 175.5 km.

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The best way to get from Heraklion to Samaria Gorge entrance without a car is to bus which takes 3h 32m and costs €55 - €80.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from Heraklion to Samaria Gorge entrance, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heraklion to Samaria Gorge entrance is 176 km. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Heraklion to Samaria Gorge entrance.

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Map of how to get from Heraklion to Samaria Gorge entrance.
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  • Distance: 111.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 32m

What companies run services between Heraklion, Greece and Samaria Gorge entrance, Greece?

KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A operates a bus from Heraklion to Agioi Pantes hourly. Tickets cost €8 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 34m.

Bus operators
KTEL Chanion-Rethymnou S.A
Phone
2821 091288
Email
info@e-ktel.gr
Website
e-ktel.com
Bus from Heraklion to Agioi Pantes
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €16
Schedules at
e-ktel.com
Crete Taxi Transfers
Phone
+30 693-724-9486
Email
info@cretetaxitransfers.gr
Website
cretetaxitransfers.gr
Shuttle from Heraklion Port to Samariá Gorge
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€150 - €290
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Crete Taxi Transfers
Car (4 passengers)
€150 - €230
Mini Van (8 passengers)
€240 - €270
Mini Bus (10 passengers)
€270 - €290

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