Cheap Ferries from Heraklion to Tinos

Heraklion to Tinos ferries leave from the port of Heraklion in Crete. It is a stones throw away form the city centre which is very cosmopolitan and extremely beautiful. The actual island of Crete boasts long north and south shores that are separated by mountain chains. Crete boasts a long coastline with numerous bays and golden beaches.

Heraklion Ferry Port has a recently built terminal which handles more than one million ferry passengers annually. The terminal contains information booths, cafés serving snacks and refreshments, and comfortable passenger lounges. Hotels, hostels, restaurants, banks, travel agents and the bus station are close to the port. The port has a car park for both long and short stays.

Ferries providing service on the Heraklion to Tinos route are traditional Greek ferries which stop at Tinos on the Heraklion to Thessaloniki crossing. The length of the Heraklion to Tinos ferry can take up to 10 hours depending on where the ferry stops en route.

Tinos is one of the larger islands in the Greek Cyclades Archipelago of the Aegean Sea and is close to te islands of Andros, Mykanos and Syros. In the summer, there is a regular hydrofoil ferry to Mykanos. The crossing takes 20 minutes.

Tinos’ most famous landmark is the Church of Panagia which houses an icon of the Virgin Mary which is supposed to have magic powers. Passengers on the Heraklion to Tinos ferry disembark at the port near Tinos Town and the church is just one kilometre from here. Tinos gets busy around the 15th August every year as pilgrims visit it for the annual festival of the Virgin Mary’s ascension to heaven.

Tinos has about 80 windmills, uncountable artistic dovecotes, enchanting villages, the ruins of a Venetian fort on Exobourgo Hill and golden beaches with pristine seas. Buses to destinations around the island depart from the bus depot close to the ferry pier.

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