Reaching Crete on a boat or a ferry stands as a pretty standard option. Several ferry lines are operating regularly – daily for the better part of the year, connecting the island to mainland Greece. It takes about 8 to 12 hours for a sea journey from Piraeus, the port of Athens. The price for a round trip ranges from 40 to 200 Euro without a vehicle depending on the class. You need to pay more to get a car or a camper on the boat.