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Travel from Santorini to Crete in April 2011

Travel from Santorini to Crete in April 2011

Old Jan 14th, 2011, 02:45 AM
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Travel from Santorini to Crete in April 2011

Hi
we are looking to get a ferry from Santorini to Crete on tuesday 19th April 2011 and are seeking information about ferry times and how to go about booking tickets. I have no idea as to how long it actually takes by ferry to Crete and we were hoping that we could get a mid morning ferry across. Once on Crete we plan to hire a car (so it would be helpful to have an estimated time of arrival for pickup of the vehicle.) If anyone can provide information we would be most appreciative.
We are spending Easter on Crete but are open to suggestions for travel from Crete to mainland - we were thinking of leaving Crete around 27th April and need to be in Thessaloniki on 1st May ...in between we have no plans yet as to where we will visit. We could do some island hopping back or simply go direct to Piraeus and travel slowly up to Thessaloniki..... We welcome suggestions....(We are a family of husband, wife, 17yr and 20yr old daughters....)
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Old Jan 14th, 2011, 04:16 AM
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cretetravel.com/To_and_from_Crete/Ferries_Crete_Santorini.htm

Ferries here fast ones are best...

www.greecetravel.com www.ferries.gr good island hopping info..

Happy Journey,
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Old Jan 14th, 2011, 06:23 AM
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While you are on Crete take a look for your staying at
http://www.milatos.com which is cheap accommodation at a quiet fishing village and enjoy your day trips around the island .You also rent a car from this web site
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Old Jan 14th, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Once the schedules have been finalized for next April you can see them all here: http:www.gtp.gr

Hellenic Seaways is one of the companies that make this run but they don't release their schedule until sometime in late March or early April: http://www.ferries.gr/hfd
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Old Jan 14th, 2011, 11:30 AM
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Hellenic Seaways usually starts its FlyingCat 4 Santorini - Crete sailings about a week before Greek Easter (Apr 24th in 2011), so you may be in luck. No point in hoping for a mid-morning ferry, though. FlyingCat 4 leaves Crete in the morning, but doesn't return until late afternoon, departing Santorini around 6 pm. Last year an ANEK Lines ferry left Santorini for Crete on Tuesday mornings, but that was 1:25 am.
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Old Jan 16th, 2011, 01:33 PM
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The most tlypical Flying Cat sailing leaves Santorini about 1500? (3 pm) arrives 1930 (5:30pm) in Heraklion. At least that has been the schdule for the past 3 years or so...
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Old Jan 16th, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Heimdall has the departure time right. The FlyingCat4 leaves Santorini around 6pm, or 18:00, NOT 15:00. It's a fast trip, arriving at Heraklion around 7:30pm.

http://www.ferries.gr/hfd
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Old Jan 16th, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Yup! At 1755, to be exact (except when it is running late). ;-)
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 09:25 AM
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My fiance and I will be taking a ferry from Santorini to Crete on Tuesday, April 19th, as well. I'm hoping there are additional times for the high speed ferry.
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 09:33 AM
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juan, for the past few years, there has just been this one fast-ferry this time of year, so I don't think there will be any additional ones for 2011. I could be wrong, but it is not the usual thing.
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