Heraklion is the busiest port on the island of Crete, located in the central-eastern area, in the municipality of the same name, the fourth largest city in Greece and the Cretan capital. In the maritime station there are ferries that make daily connections with Piraeus (Athens). Heraklion is also connected to the Dodecanese islands, while in the summer months there are daily connections to many Cycladic islands. Ferries and high-speed vessels leave from the western part of the port and from Piers I and II.
The port of Heraklion is well connected to the rest of the island of Crete by KTEL line buses and taxis.
There are car rental agencies, a taxi service, tourist buses, an information point where free maps of the city of Heraklion are also distributed, free Wi-Fi and an ATM.
The ticket offices of all the shipping companies operating in the port are present inside the passenger terminal.
The luggage storage service is guaranteed thanks to the special lockers located in the passenger terminal.
In the port there are bars, refreshment points for light meals and shops selling perfumes, jewellery, souvenirs and more.
Not to be missed, in the innermost part of the port, is the Venetian fortress of Heraklion, a fort in the sea that began to be built in the 15th century and which was completed in the 16th century, better known as the Venetian port. When the Venetians made the city a capital of their dominion in Crete, they also erected the ancient city walls of the 15th century from which the panorama is spectacular. The nearby Natural History Museum of Crete is also interesting, but above all the Archaeological Museum of Herakleion. A few steps from the Morosini Fountain we find the Orthodox Agios Minas Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Menas, patron saint of the city.