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Ferries - Minoan or Anek?

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Ferries - Minoan or Anek?

Hi all

I need to book ferry tickets from Piraeus to Heraklion but i'm not sure what company is better, Minoan or Anek lines. There's two of us traveling together so we plan on getting the 2 bed cabin, or however it works, the cheaper option possible (which i think is on the inside)

Is it better to book in person at the port or online before you go?

Any advice would be appreciated

Cheers

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1. Re: Ferries - Minoan or Anek?

Depends when you go of course.....busy times you book ahead when possible. aferry.co.uk has specials on Anek and Blue Star including return discount....

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2. Re: Ferries - Minoan or Anek?

Before you book via aferry read their terms and conditions and first of all check offers available directly from ferry companies.

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3. Re: Ferries - Minoan or Anek?

Hi

There is a rivalry with those 2 companies. ANEK is based in Chania and Minoan in Heraklion. Those who live in Heraklion prefer Minoan so ANEK is more likely to have discounts or to make special deals.

The Minoan's ships are excellent "Knossos Palace" and "Phaistos Palace". ANEK's ships are either their or the SUPERFAST company's ships. Kriti II is also excellent. I don't know about the other one.

If you book the tickets in advance you will still have to stand on the queue at the kiosk just outside the ship to take them. Of course it is recommended as you won't risk the chance not to find the cabin you want.

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4. Re: Ferries - Minoan or Anek?

Hi, we regularly use both companies - very little difference between them, so its really a matter of choosing the cheapest.

If you want a cabin it really is wise to book in advance - and we have found it best to use the companies own websites www.minoan.gr or www.anek.gr

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5. Re: Ferries - Minoan or Anek?

Thanks so much everyone, really appreciate it!

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6. Re: Ferries - Minoan or Anek?

Hi, both are very good , maybe Minoan has a small advantage.

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