Cheap Ferries from Heraklion to Skiathos

Crete is Greece’s largest island and boasts over 1,000 kilometres of stunning coastline with innumerable lovely beaches. Heraklion, located in the middle of Crete’s northern coast, is the island’s capital city. Crete is an elongated island, with narrow east and west ends, divided by steep mountains. Heraklion to Skiathos ferry services leave from Heraklion Port.

The ferry port in Heraklion is close to the city centre and to tourists’ amenities which include hostels, hotels, dining and drinking establishments, travel agents and Heraklion’s intercity bus depot. There is also a small café on the port’s jetty. The port features a modern ferry passenger terminal. Long and short stay car parking is available at Heraklion Port.

Ferry services from Heraklion to Skiathos are provided by several different ferry companies, including GA Ferries. Skiathos is a small Greek island in the Northern Sporades group of islands in the Aegean Sea west of the Greek mainland. The nearby islands of Skopelos, Euboea and Scyros are visible from Skiathos on a clear day.

Ferries to Skiathos arrive at the port in Skiathos Town, the island’s largest town. There is a frequent inexpensive bus service from the port to the town and alternate Skiathos destinations. Large parts of the island are forested by pine trees. Areas around the villages are farmland featuring olive trees.

Skiathos is a popular Greek Island holiday destination featuring more than 60 beaches. An alternate means of travel on Skiathos are caiques (small taxi boats) that transport tourists to more isolated beaches, such as Castro or Aselinos, and uninhabited islands nearby. Skiathos also has ferry services from other Sporades Islands and Thessaloniki.

Heraklion Port is linked to Crete’s two principal roads: the north coast’s east-west road and the Heraklion Timbaki Highway. The latter runs from Heraklion to Crete’s southern coast. Passengers boarding the Heraklion to Skiathos ferry are provided easy access to Heraklion Port by these roads and also by the regular Cretan intercity buses.

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