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

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Drive, Catamaran, ferry  •  11h 19m

  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

6 alternative options

Car ferry, Private transfer  •  13h 15m

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

$251 - $417

Bus, car ferry  •  17h 35m

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

Bus, bus and ferry  •  23h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Areópoli to Sparti
  2. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  3. Take the bus from Athens to Lamia
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Lamia to Heraklion

Taxi, bus, fly to Heraklion  •  10h 9m

  1. Take a taxi from Mani Peninsula to Gýtheio
  2. Take the bus from Gýtheio to Sparti
  3. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  4. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Heraklion (HER) ATH - HER

Taxi, bus, fly to Chania  •  12h 9m

  1. Take a taxi from Mani Peninsula to Gýtheio
  2. Take the bus from Gýtheio to Sparti
  3. Take the bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
  4. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Chania (CHQ) ATH - CHQ

Bus, fly to Sitia  •  10h 13m

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mani Peninsula to Crete is to drive and Catamaran and ferry which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 11h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Mani Peninsula to Crete is to drive and Catamaran and ferry which costs 140€ - 210€ and takes 11h 19m.

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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 car ferry and Private transfer which takes 13h 15m and costs 210€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 11h 19m to get from Mani Peninsula to Crete, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 389+ hotels available in Crete. Prices start at $48 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: 11h 19m

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, Gytheio, Kissamos, Kissamos - Port, Kissamos, Kissamos, Irakleion Airport, and Irakleion Airport in around 13h 15m.

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
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
2h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$200 - $360
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$202
Minivan
$277
Minibus
$357
KTEL Lakonias
Phone
2731026441
Email
info@ktel-lakonias.gr
Website
ktel-lakonias.gr
Bus from Sparti to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
ktel-lakonias.gr
Bus from Areópoli to Sparti
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
ktel-lakonias.gr
Bus from Gýtheio to Sparti
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
ktel-lakonias.gr
KTEL Korinthias
Phone
27410 754 10
Email
ktel-kor2@kor.forthnet.gr
Website
ktelkorinthias.gr
Bus from Areopoli to Sparti
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
ktelkorinthias.gr
Bus from Gýtheio to Sparti
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
ktelkorinthias.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
Ionis Avlemon N.E.
Phone
2104179444
Website
kythira.info
Car ferry from Gytheio to Kissamos
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
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
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30
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
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
Other operators
Taxi from Mani Peninsula to Gýtheio
Ave. Duration
46m
Estimated price
$35 - $50

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