Chania to Santorini

Aug 4th, 2011, 05:17 PM
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Chania to Santorini

so we will be in Chania from 9/26 - 9/30 at Lefka Apts. Anyone have any comments about the place. i have only heard good things. are next move from there will be to santorini. can anyone give ne some advice about fastest route there?
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Aug 4th, 2011, 06:20 PM
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Early-morning Bus from Chania to Heraklion to catch the 9:45am highspeed catamaran to Santorini. There is no other ferry route.
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Aug 5th, 2011, 06:15 AM
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any idea how long that bus ride is???
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Aug 5th, 2011, 06:59 AM
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About 2.5 hours total, inclucing a stop and possible bus change in Rethymnon. The bus you need leaves Chania at 05:30. The 06:30 bus is cutting it too close.

http://www.bus-service-crete-ktel.co...hp?line=1&lg=2
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Aug 5th, 2011, 07:11 AM
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thanks so much!
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Aug 9th, 2011, 09:20 PM
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Hi Brotherleelove

i seen many of your posts. i am going from chania to santorini on sept 14 and see that the flying cat does not run on that day.

i will have to take the super jet at 8:15am. i saw somewhere that this superjet is unreliable? is it usually unreliable only because of weather? if so, should the weather be ok in mid sept? any advice on superjet would be great because all i see are reviews on flying cat, but i can't take that ferry for that day.

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Aug 9th, 2011, 09:24 PM
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oh, and one more question. do you recommend booking directly on superjet website?

www.setjet.gr
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Aug 9th, 2011, 09:26 PM
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The SeaJets company's ferries seem to have more breakdowns than those of any other ferry company. It's not necessarily about the weather, however, even if the Super Jet is fairly small. Mid-September weather shouldn't pose any major problem.
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Aug 9th, 2011, 09:28 PM
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Yes, book using the company's website booking function.

That link is erroneous.
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Aug 9th, 2011, 10:22 PM
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Brotherleelove is correct that Heraklion is currently the only Cretan port with daily service to Santorini. Sea Jets Consortium has a new ferry, Cosmosjet, that has begun stopping at Rethymnon, and other ports. I have been monitoring it's movements on the Marine Traffic website, and it's too soon to see an established pattern, but it seems to be doing the route Heraklion>Rethymnon>Santorini (Thira)>Rethymnon>Heraklion.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shi...00&header=true

Cosmosjet is a larger car-carrying catamaran, and has recently undergone a complete refit. Rethymnon is much closer to Chania than Heraklion, and Cosmosjet, being larger, would be less affected by weather than Superjet or FlyingCat 4. Cosmojet isn't being listed on the booking websites yet, but you might want to enquire when you get to Chania.

Superjet does have a record for breakdowns, and only a week or two ago spent a few days in drydock at Piraeus harbor.
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Aug 10th, 2011, 08:17 PM
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thank you brotherleelove! the company website says i can pick up at the kiosk at the port. does that mean there is a kiosk where the ferry is docked? i will not be able to pick up at any travel agency in crete as i arrive at herkalion a few hours before the 8am ferry departure and i doubt the travel offices will be open.

so what are we looking at in terms of seajet breakdowns? are we talking 5%, or 40%? just want to get a idea of how unreliable they are.

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Aug 10th, 2011, 08:52 PM
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You will see at least one ticket office at the port, probably several. Just look for the company logo. I don't know how to quantify percentage-wise how reliable SeaJets is.
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Aug 10th, 2011, 09:33 PM
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thank you!
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Aug 10th, 2011, 11:02 PM
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Hi Munkie,

Probably closer to 5%. As I am writing this reply (10:00 am Greek time) Superjet is sitting in Piraeus Harbor. According to gtp.gr it was supposed to depart at 7:00 am.
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Aug 11th, 2011, 12:15 AM
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Dear friends,
i am the agent of CosmosJet in Ag. Nikolaos and i can inform everyone that SuperJet does not operate in Crete the last 2 years because it was too small and with the weather we had problems.Last 2 years we have MegaJet operating from Heraklion and Rethymnon.MegaJet is a big boat just like CosmosJet .
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Aug 11th, 2011, 07:04 AM
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Hi Panospr,

Can you tell us what the timetable for Cosmosjet will be for the rest of the season? From what I have seen so far it starts at Heraklion, then stops on alternate days at Rethymnon or Ag Nikolaos before proceeding to Santorini. Is that correct?
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