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#1 Tall_Guy

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 02:02 PM

After spending a week or so in Matala we want to take a ferry to Naxos. The ferry leaves Heraklion at 9:15 am daily. It appears from the bus schedule that the first bus leaves Matala at 7:00 am.
Will we get to Heraklion in time for the 9:15 ferry? I have no idea how long the trip will take. Also, I think the bus station that we will get dropped off at in Heraklion is "B", which means we have to walk or grab a taxi to get to the ferry.
Is this possible or do we need to take a taxi from Matala to Heraklion?

Regarding a taxi from Matala to Heraklion; Explorecrete.com lists the 2004 taxi fare as 42 (this is to the airport). Is this price per person or for the 2 of us?

The other option, of course, is to travel by bus and stay a night in Heraklion to get the morning ferry the next day.

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 04:10 PM

I would get a taxi if I were you.
The bus station is in a walking distance (~ 300 m) from the port.
The price of the taxi to Matala must be almost the same as the one mentioned to the airport.
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