Travel Information

Visa Information:

Participants who need to organize visas prior to traveling, please check this link.

Getting to Heraklion by boat :

  • Heraklion - Cyclades- Heraklion:
    Hellenic Seaways, Palaiologos sa, 5, 25th August st, 2810-346185
    SEAJETS, Palaiologos sa, 5, 25th August st, 2810-346185
  • Heraklion - Sitis - Kasos - Karpathos - Halki - Rhodes:
    AEGEON PELAGOS,  11 Dimokratias st, 2810-222481

 Getting to Heraklion by plane :

Getting to Heraklion by public transportation:

If you are located in other cities in Crete you can use the KTEL service to come to Heraklio.

Getting around Heraklion by bus:

You can get around Heraklion by using the public city bus network. Online schedules state the departure time from the start of the route, usually the airport or port. Almost all buses pass through the centre (except line 21 and the Knossos Express) and are numbered according to the destination, so they are different for outbound and return. There are usually no routes or schedules posted at the bus stops.

Tickets can be bought from kiosks and from automated machines at select bus stops. You can also buy them on the bus but at a higher price. There are two zones in Heraklion: the inner zone A includes the centre, the port, and the airport; the outer zone B includes Knossos and Amoudara. Zone A tickets (orange) cost €1,20 (€2,00 on the bus) and zone B tickets (blue) cost €1,70 (€2,50 on the bus). The Knossos Express between Amoudara and Knossos costs €5,00. There is also a one-day ticket for €5,00. For transfers from one bus line to another, separate tickets are needed.

Getting around Heraklion by taxi :

Alternatively, you can get a taxi from several location around Heraklion which include: Liberty square, Dikeosinis (near Lions square), Kornarou square, Misotaki (bottom of 25th August), Chanioporta , Airport, Port, Hospitals ,Giofyro Amoudara (Agapi Beach/Marilena Hotel)

The local taxi company can be contacted by telephone (2810 210 102) or online.

Please note that most of the taxi drivers do not accept payment by credit card.

Taxi ride prices form Heraklion to

Destination Cost (in euros) Distance (in km)
Airport 13 8
Hersonissos 35 27
Malia  45 36
Rethymnon  90 90
Chania  155 142
Agios Nikolaos  72 63
Elounda 80 68
Agia Pelagia  35 32
Ierapetra 108 96
Sitia 150 129
Bali 60 51
Plakias 130 113
Omalos 200 174
Sfakia 175 144
Matala 85 71
Paleohora 215 207

Weather conditions in September and October :

The weather in Crete is characterized by mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers.

The weather in September: Sunny, slightly windy, with a minimum temperature of 20 C and a high of 27 C. The monthly average is about 24 C and the sea temperature is about 23 C. There is a slight possibility of some rainfall but they usually do not last long.

The weather in October: Mostly sunny, slightly windy, with a minimum temperature of 16 C and a high of 24 C. The monthly average is about 20 C and the sea temperature is about 23 C. There is some rainfall, sometimes heavy.