The Aegiali Iraklia ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Cyclades Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Nel Lines. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours 20 minutes.
Aegiali Iraklia sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Part of the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Amorgos is the eastern most Cycladic island and has many ancient ruins for visitors to see. The island's ancient walls that surround the city of Arkesini are a popular feature on the island. The island also has a number of ancient towers and other remains located throughout the island.
The Panagia Hozoviotissa, a monastery located on a cliff to the north east of Chora was built in the second millennium to protect a religious icon from intruders. The icon remains on public display.
The island is connected with the port of Piraeus on the mainland and has ferry connections with the islands of Crete, Naxos, Syros, Paros, Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Donoussa and Astypalea. The two ports on Amorgos where the ferries come in are Katapola and Aegiali (changes on even and odd days). The journey from port of Piraeus to one of these ports will last around seven hours and thirty minutes.
The small Greek island of Iraklia is located at the western edge of the Small Eastern Cyclades group of islands and only has around 100 inhabitants. The island is characterised by hills, thick vegetation, clear waters with the od shipwreck on the sea floor, and scenic bays which all combine to make it one of the most unspoilt islands of the Cyclades. For nature lovers the island is home to the Mediterranean seal and the marine turtle, Caretta Caretta. The island only has two villages. Ayios Georgios, which is home to the island's harbour, and Panayia.
Perhaps because the island is so small its history remains largely unknown with speculation that is may have been a Minoan settlement in the 2nd century BC, as there is an similar city in Crete. Under Venetian and Ottoman rule, the island paid taxes but it seems that it was the only obligation the Iraklians had.
From the island's port there are ferries available that depart to the Port of Piraeus with a crossing time of between 8 and 10 hours, depending on itinerary. There are also ferry services to the other islands of the Small Cyclades and to Naxos and Amorgos.