An easy guide for how to get to Iraklia by Ferry, schedules and prices for the Ferry to/from Iraklia and recommendations for public transportation services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry to Iraklia; Port description, destinations and Routes with schedules and prices, accommodation options with real time availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Iraklia!
Iraklia by ferry
In the following lines, we have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to travel to Iraklia as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get to Iraklia by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices, and real-time departures and arrivals.
Iraklia by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
There is a choice of Regular Ferries that are running frequently with stops along the way. Cars are allowed on most ferries, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
Give a date and click on "search" to view the ferry timetables!
Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to Iraklia. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules by the end of March and the rest of them by April-June each year!
Schedules & prices for Iraklia
With the developed "Easy-Way" system of go-ferry.com, you can make the most reliable and flexible online booking of your ferry ticket!
We will connect you to the booking systems of most ferry operators and will show you:
- Direct itineraries with schedules to Iraklia
- Alternative routes to Iraklia
- Ferry prices
- Prices for Adults, children, and babies
- Prices for all vehicle sizes
- Trailer prices
- Ticket offers*
- Early booking discount*
With all these options we offer, you can be sure that you will find the best deal for the ferry ticket to Iraklia at a price that will suit your budget.
Iraklia ferry tickets
Arrange your ferry ticket in advance.
If your final destination is Iraklia do not neglect to book your ferry tickets early enough to avoid last-minute surprises! We are sure that you do not want to ruin your vacation or change your destination because you will not find an itinerary available. How could you feel to be at the departure port and not be able to board the ferry to Iraklia because it is fully booked?
On this page page, we will mention some reasons that make it necessary to book your ferry tickets to your destination in advance!
Accommodation on the ferry to Iraklia
Book your ideal accommodation on the ferry to Iraklia and arrive fresh and rested to your destination! Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ride to or from Iraklia port.
It is a small island with just 115 inhabitants and belongs to the Small Eastern Cyclades complex. It is situated between Ios and Naxos in the eastern edge of the complex. Herakleia extends over 1800 km2 and has rich vegetation, many spring waters, small hills, scenic bays and old pathways. It is the ideal place for peaceful vacations. Its coasts offer shelter to Monachus monachus seal and Caretta caretta sea turtle. It consists of two settlements; Aghios Georgios (island's port) and Panagia.
The island is so small that it probably never really suffered under any kind of oppressive power except pirates, which, of course, was bad enough.
Heracleia was probably a Cretan - Minoan settlement in the 2nd Millenium BC, since there is a city of the same name on Crete. It could also have had some sort of worship of Heracles, since that is what the name of the island means.
Taxes were collected from both the Venetian and Turkish rulers, but apart from that, the island was pretty much left to it self. The Kastro does indicate though that people lived here under Ventian rule.
The island also belonged to the monastery of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) Chozoviotissa on Amorgos during the Middle Ages.
What to see in Iraklia
Heracleia has a few caves and churches of interest, but you'll have to walk to all of them.
The best known cave is the cave of St John (Ag Ioannis). Legend has it that he stayed here for a while, and that the altar in the cave is the very same he would pray at. It takes about two hours to walk here.
Chora, is the capital, and the locals call it the Virgin Mary: Panagia. Here, time stands still, and you migt just as well have stepped into the 19th century if it weren't for the mini markets.
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