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Minoan Lines

Minoan Lines, one of the leading Greek ferry companies, maintains a fleet of modern, high-speed and air-conditioned ferries that offer some of the finest on board facilities available in the ferry sector. Minoan Lines, along with its sister company Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A., are part of the Grimaldi Group. 

Book Minoan Lines within Greece and Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. between Greece and Italy on ferryconnection.com, as we provide reasonable prices and special offers on departures from the ports of Heraklion, Milos, Piraeus, Igoumenitsa, Patras, as well as the ports of Ancona and Venice!

  • Minoan-Lines Open Deck
  • Minoan-Lines Swimming Pool

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Minoan-Lines Onboard Services

Minoan Lines Onboard Services

With one of the most modern, best-equipped fleet of its class, Minoan Lines offers a superior level of comfort, luxury and safety for all of its passengers. Wherever you find yourself on board you’ll get great service with a smile. A good range of cabins and seating make Minoan Lines the ideal choice for anyone traveling on a ferry from Athens to Crete or Milos, as well as a ferry via Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. from Italy to Greece, and vice versa.

Looking for something laid-back? Minoan Lines and its sister ferry company, Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A., also offer you the opportunity to travel comfortably on a ferry from Italy to Greece and on a ferry from Athens to Crete or Milos with airplane type seats that have personal seatback monitors with radio, news and entertainment programing.

Give your credit card a duty-free work out on goodies and gadgets at the shops on board Minoan Lines and Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A., or follow the aroma of signature Greek cuisine from the a la carte and self-service restaurants. Then head out to the lounges and bars on board for a drink.

Minoan Lines and Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. also come stacked with amenities like Internet access rooms, safety storage, medical services, currency exchange and an ATM. Some ferries are even fitted with a playground for younger passengers, a summer time swimming pool, a casino and a gym. The accepted currency aboard Minoan Lines, as well as Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A., is Euro. All shops aboard Minoan Lines and Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. accept major credit cards.

Taking your Pet on Minoan Lines?

Traveling with your pet along on a ferry from Italy to Greece or on a ferry from Athens to Crete or Milos? Minoan Lines and Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. have a limited number of internal pet cabins that will allow you to stay with your pet on board. Please note that pet cabins can only be booked as ‘Whole Cabins’ with Minoan Lines on a ferry from Athens to Crete or Milos, and with Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. on a ferry from Italy to Greece.

Your furry little ones can also travel for free in pet kennels. For a pet kennel on a Minoan Lines ferry from Athens to Crete or Milos, as well as on a Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. ferry from Italy to Greece, it's recommended to board in advance in order to reserve a pet kennel. If no pet cabin or pet kennel is available, you can accompany your pet on open deck. Pets on open deck on a Minoan Lines ferry from Athens to Crete or Milos, and on a Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. ferry from Italy to Greece, are required to wear a muzzle and be on a leash.

Pet owners are responsible for their pet’s feeding and hygiene during the crossing. For health and safety reasons, pets are not permitted aboard in indoor public areas on a Minoan Lines ferry from Athens to Milos or Crete, as well as a Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. ferry from Italy to Greece. You MUST remember to carry a valid EU Pet Passport with you.

Cars & Motorcycles on Minoan Lines

Traveling with your car on a ferry from Italy to Greece or on a ferry from Athens to Crete? For standard cars and jeeps up to 6 meters long and 2 meters high on a Minoan Lines ferry from Athens to Crete or on a Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. ferry from Italy to Greece please select the vehicle type [IX1] in your reservation. Taking your motorcycle along on a ferry from Italy to Greece or on a ferry from Athens to Milos? Choose the vehicle type [MO1] to book a motorcycle up to 250 cc (engine capacity). If you're traveling with a motorcycle over 250 cc (engine capacity) on Minoan Lines and Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A, select the vehicle type [MO2].

Ready to Travel on Minoan Lines?

Travel to Athens and Crete with Minoan Lines high-speed ferries. Find an overview of all Minoan Lines ferry routes to Piraeus, Heraklion and Milos, as well as sailings with Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. to Patras, Igoumenitsa, Ancona and Venice. Check out the ferry schedule of all ports, current prices and special offers and book your tickets online via ferryconnection.com: low prices, no booking fees and personal customer support.

Tips & Deals

Infants

Infants up to 4 years old receive free passage on 'Deck'                                 

Children

50% off for children between 4 - 16 years old  

Students & Youth | Italy - Greece

20% off on selected accommodation for youth 17 - 26 years old, ISIC card holders & university students

Students | Piraeus - Heraklion

30% - 50% off on selected accommodation for ISIC cardholders & university students

Return Trip

30% discount on the return journey for round trip tickets

Friends & Family Discount

20% off for 3 or more passengers on Italy - Greece routes & vice versa

Minoan Lines Bonus Club

20% - 30% off on tickets & onboard purchases 

Show Your Card! (SYC)

20% off on tickets for Show Your Card! Club Members

All Inclusive Camping Service

Multiple benefits for passengers with officially registered campers/caravans

Discover more about Minoan Lines Ports

Minoan Lines offers regular ferry crossings to Piraeus and Heraklion, as well as a seasonal service to Milos. Furthermore, through Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. to Patras, Ancona, Venice and many more ports.

List of Minoan Lines Ferry Ports

Find a complete list below of the countries, regions and ferry ports Minoan Lines serves in 2018, together with its sister company, Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. Check out one of our featured ports to get the corresponding ferry schedules with the sailing frequency and travel times of select routes.

Greece

Italy

Minoan Lines | 2018 | 50% Child Discount

Infants up to 4 years old traveling with an adult on Minoan Lines in 2018  receive a 50% discount on all cabin types and seats.

Here is what else you need to know:

  • Infants up to 4 years old must be assigned as a passenger type 'Child' on the selected cabin accommodation.
  • Infants up to 4 years old receive free passage on 'Deck'.
  • Children 4 - 16 years old traveling with an adult receive a 50% discount on all accommodation classes.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | 20% Student & Youth Discount on Italy - Greece Ferries

Students and youth 17 - 26 years old traveling from Italy to Greece and vice versa on Minoan Lines in 2018 receive a 20% discount on all accommodations classes (except 'Deluxe Cabins') and select vehicle types.

Here is what else you need to know:

  • The discount is valid for standard cars and jeeps up to 6 meters long and 2 meters high on vehicle type [IX1], and for motorcycles on vehicle types [MO1] - [MO2].
  • The discount is valid for ISIC cardholders, students attending universities in Greece and abroad, open universities in Greece and technical colleges in Greece.
  • The ISIC or student ID card number must be added on your reservation and presented upon boarding.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | 50% Student Discount on Piraeus - Heraklion Ferries

Students traveling from Piraeus to Heraklion and vice versa in 2018, receive a 50% discount on 'Deck' and 'Airplane Type Seats' and a 50% discount all cabins types (except 'Deluxe Cabins').

Here is what else you need to know:

  • Students also receive a 20% discount for standard cars and jeeps up to 6 meters long and 2 meters high on vehicle type [IX1], and for motorcycles on vehicle types [MO1] - [MO2].
  • The discount is valid for ISIC cardholders, students attending universities in Greece and abroad, open universities in Greece and technical colleges in Greece.
  • The ISIC or student ID card number must be added on your reservation and presented upon boarding.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | 30% Return Trip Discount on Italy - Greece Ferries

Book a round trip from Ancona or Venice in Italy to Greece and vice versa in 2018 with Minoan Lines under one reservation, and receive a 30% discount on the return journey. The discount is automatically applied on a round trip reservation.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | 30% Return Trip Discount on Piraeus - Heraklion Ferries

Book a round trip with Minoan Lines from Piraeus to Heraklion and vice versa under one reservation in 2018, and receive a 30% discount on the return journey. The discount is automatically applied on a round trip reservation.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | 20% Friends & Family Discount on Italy - Greece Ferries

Small groups of 3 or more people traveling together on Minoan Lines under one reservation from Italy to Greece and back in 2018 are eligible for a 20% discount on all accommodation classes (expect 'Deluxe Cabins' and 'Junior Suites'). The discount is automatically applied on a reservation and cannot be combined with a 50% Child Discount.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | Book 3 Ferry Tickets. Get the 4th Free!

Book 3 ferry tickets under one reservation for a 'Whole Cabin' from Piraeus to Heraklion and vice versa on Minoan Lines in 2018, and get the 4th ferry ticket in the same cabin for free. At least two full fare tickets must be issued to get the fourth ticket for free. All passengers must travel under one reservation. The discount is automatically applied on a reservation.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | 10% Senior Citizen Discount on Italy - Greece Ferries

Passengers 60 years old and over traveling on Minoan Lines from Italy to Greece and vice versa in 2018, receive a 10% discount on all accommodation classes and select vehicle types. The discount is automatically applied on a reservation and cannot be combined with the Camping All Inclusive Service.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | 20% Show Your Card! (SYC) - ARC Europe

With ARC Europe and Minoan Lines partnering together, you can save 20% on all accommodation classes and select vehicle types in 2018 if you're a member of an automobile club that participates in the "Show Your Card! (SYC)" Program.

Here is what else you need to know:

  • Members of automobile clubs that participate in the "Show Your Card! (SYC)" Program receive a 20% discount for standard cars and jeeps up to 6 meters long and 2 meters high on vehicle type [IX1], and for motorcycles on vehicle types [MO1] - [MO2].
  • Up to one vehicle must be included on the reservation.
  • The discount can be combined with the Camping All Inclusive Service and Return Trip Discount.
  • The SYC Program card MUST be presented upon boarding.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | 20% - 30% Minoan Lines Bonus Club Discount

Minoan Lines Bonus Club is the frequent traveler program of Minoan Lines that offers travelers discounts on board and innovative ways to earn and use award points. Save 20% - 30% in 2018 when you use your Minoan Lines Bonus Club or Minoan Lines Club Gold cards on all accommodation types and select vehicles types.

Here is what else you need to know:

  • Discounts and point collection apply for the cardholder and his vehicle.
  • The card number must be added on the passenger and vehicle reservation in order to earn points or if a frequent traveler discount has been selected.
  • The discount is valid on all routes and can only be combined with a Return Trip Discount.
  • Upon boarding you'll need to present your Minoan Lines Bonus Card or Minoan Lines Club Gold Card.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | Free Breakfast on Italy - Greece Ferries

Passengers traveling with Minoan Lines in 'Deluxe Cabins' or 'Junior Suites' from Italy to Greece and back in 2018 can enjoy daily a complimentary breakfast at the a la carte restaurant. Breakfast on the ship F/B Europalink is served in the self-service restaurant.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | Free Access to the Wellness Center on Italy - Greece Ferries

Passengers traveling with Minoan Lines in 'Deluxe Cabins' or 'Junior Suites' from Italy to Greece and vice versa in 2018, receive free access to the Wellness Center on the ships F/B Cruise Europa and F/B Cruise Olympia. The offer is not valid for certain treatments in the Wellness Center such as facial treatments, messages, solarium and other packages.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | Free Bicycles

Bicycles travel for free on all Minoan Lines routes in 2018.

Minoan Lines | 2018 | Group Travel

Whether you're traveling with a group of friends or planning a destination tour with Minoan Lines in 2018, we have everything you need to assist you with your group travel request. If you're traveling with 20 or more people, please send an email to support@ferryconnection.com or contact our Customer Support Team at + 30 2810 234 600, and provide the name of the person to be contacted, a preferred telephone number, the number of passengers and vehicles, travel dates, as well as a departure and destination port. Please note that submitting a Minoan Lines group request does reserve space or guarantee availability or discounted fares.

We look forward to speaking with you!

Minoan-Lines All-Inclusive-Camping Service

Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service in 2018

Planning to travel with your camper or caravan on the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service (operated by Grimaldi Euromed S.P.A.) from Italy to Greece and back in 2018? The Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service is available year-round, with departures from the ports of Ancona, Venice, Patras and Igoumenitsa. Keep in mind that the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service is valid on F/B Cruise Europa and F/B Cruise Olympia. Take advantage of the following benefits with the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service:

  • Garage space for your camper or caravan
  • Electricity supply for your camper or caravan
  • 30% discount on all meals and drinks on board a Minoan Lines ferry
  • Reserve an internal 2 bed cabin/3 bed cabin/4 bed cabin for the price of a deck passage per person, plus the vehicle fare

How to Book the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service

Follow the four easy steps below to book the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service in 2018. You'll need to declare any rear bicycle carrier or roof load in the total length or height of a vehicle.

1) Select one the following vehicle types on the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service that applies to your camper or caravan:

  • [VCD2] | Campers or caravans on open deck up to 6.0 meters long and over 2.0 meters high
  • [VCD3] | Campers or caravans on open deck 6.01 - 8.0 meters long and over 2 meters high
  • [VCD4] | Campers or caravans on open deck over 8.0 meters long and over 2 meters high

2) Select an internal 2 bed cabin/3 bed cabin/4 bed cabin.

3) Indicate the length of your camper in the field 'Length (cm)' (e.g.: indicate '400' for caravans up to 4 meters long, '500' for caravans up to 5 meters long, etc.).

4) If you're traveling with a caravan on the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service, add the vehicle that will be escorting the caravan in your reservation. If the vehicle escorting your caravan is a standard car up to 6 meters long and 2 meters high, please select the vehicle type [CCARA].

How to Book a Camper or Caravan with an Alternative Accommodation on Minoan Lines

Prefer to take your camper or caravan and travel in an alternative accommodation class with a Minoan Lines ferry (served by Grimaldi Euromed S.P.A.) from Italy to Greece in 2018? Check out the four easy steps below to reserve a camper or caravan and an alternative accommodation class on Minoan Lines. The total length or height of a vehicle is inclusive of any rear bicycle carrier or roof load.

1) Select one the following vehicle types on Minoan Lines that applies to your camper or caravan:

  • [VAR2] | Campers up to 6.0 meters long and over 2.0 meters high
  • [VAR3] | Campers 6.01 - 8.0 meters long and over 2 meters high
  • [VAR4] | Campers over 8.0 meters long and over 2 meters high
  • [VTR1] | Caravans 2.61 - 6.0 meters long and up to 2 meters high
  • [VTR2] | Caravans 6.0 meters long and over 2 meters high
  • [VTR3] | Caravans 6.01 - 8.0 meters long and over 2 meters high
  • [VTR4] | Caravans over 8.0 meters long and over 2 meters high

2) Select an accommodation for every passenger on your reservation.

3) Indicate the length of your camper in the field 'Length (cm)' (e.g.: indicate '400' for caravans up to 4 meters long, '500' for caravans up to 5 meters long, etc.).

4) If you're traveling with a caravan on the Minoan Lines, add the vehicle that will be escorting the caravan in your reservation. If the vehicle escorting your caravan is a standard car up to 6 meters long and 2 meters high, please select the vehicle type [IX1].

Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service Boarding Recommendations

Passengers traveling with a camper or caravan on the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service in 2018 should check-in at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Delayed arrival of a caravan or camper may prevent boarding in the designated area of the garage. When driving to a departure port in Italy during peak summer season, passengers should plan for an additional two hours of driving time. The Minoan Lines Camping on Board Service is subject to limited availability and must be booked in advance.

Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service Restrictions

The Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service in 2018 is valid for officially registered campers and caravans, which are fully equipped with sleeping areas, kitchens and bathrooms. Standard cars, minibuses or boats are not eligible for the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service. Campers and caravans traveling on the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service must remain in the garage and are not accessible aboard a ferry from Italy to Greece and vice versa.

Passengers are advised to review the rules and procedures for the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service on a ferry. The use of fire, propane or any other gas is not permitted on a Minoan Lines ferry, whether at port or at sea. Please note that any vehicles and passengers not eligible to travel on the Minoan Lines All Inclusive Camping Service in 2018 will be denied boarding.

Good to Know

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