There are 8 ways to get from Mani Peninsula to Crete by car, ferry, car ferry, shuttle, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  11 h 24 min

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

$162 - $238

Cheapest option

Bus, carferry  •  16 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Oítilon to Isthmos
  2. Take the bus from Isthmos to Athens
  3. Take the carferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

$94 - $209

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Carferry, Private transfer  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the carferry from Gytheio to Kissamos
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Kissamos to Irakleion Airport

$253 - $419

Bus, Ferry  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Areópoli to Sparti
  2. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  3. Take the Ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion

Bus, bus and ferry  •  23 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Oítilon 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

$126 - $158

Bus, fly to Irakleion  •  9 h 19 min

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

$100 - $251

Bus, fly to Sitia  •  9 h 13 min

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

$109 - $289

Bus, fly to Chania  •  11 h 19 min

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

$126 - $324

Questions & Answers

The distance between Mani Peninsula and Crete is 272 km.

The best way to get from Mani Peninsula to Crete without a car is to carferry and Private transfer which takes 13 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 24 min to get from Mani Peninsula to Crete, including transfers.

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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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Volotea, Ryanair, Ellinair and two other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Irakleion Airport.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mani Peninsula to Crete.
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  • Distance: 170.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 24 min

What companies run services between Mani Peninsula, Peloponnese, Greece and Crete, Greece?

There is no direct connection from Mani Peninsula 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 Mani Peninsula to Heraklion via Areopoli, Gytheio, Kissamos, Kissamos - Port, Kissamos, and Irakleion Airport in around 13 h 15 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, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from Athens to Chania
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
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, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Irakleion
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $220
Bus operators
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Kissamos to Irakleion Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$202
Minivan
$277
Minibus
$358
KTEL Korinthias
Phone
27410 754 10
Email
ktel-kor2@kor.forthnet.gr
Website
ktelkorinthias.gr
Bus from Oítilon to Isthmos
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ktelkorinthias.gr
Bus from Areopoli to Sparti
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
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
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 Areópoli to Sparti
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
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 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
seajets.gr
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$65 - $90
Ionis Avlemon N.E.
Phone
2104179444
Website
kythira.info
Car ferry from Gytheio to Kissamos
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
lane.gr
Lane Sea Lines
Phone
+30 2736037055
Email
info@lane-kithira.com
Website
lane.gr
Car ferry from Gytheio to Kissamos
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
lane.gr
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
Twice 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
$53
Airplane economy seats
$65 - $66
2-berth outside
$110 - $130
3-berth outside shower
$85 - $110
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
$101
2 bed inside cabin
$244
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $230

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