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E.g., 30-10-2020
E.g., 30-10-2020


High Speed Ferry KNOSSOS PALACE was built in 2000 at the Fincanteri Shipyard in Italy and was later proclaimed as "the most perfect Cruise Ferry in the World" for 2000 by the prestigious European Maritime Magazine Cruise & Ferry Info.

It is an ultra-modern ship, specially built to offer its passengers a comfortable and safe journey. It has stability fins which minimize vibrations from sea waves and state-of-the-art devices for even greater speed.

Today, H/S/F KNOSSOS PALACE operates the HERAKLION - PIRAEUS - HERAKLION route and its luxurious services promise to keep you company until you reach your destination.


Virtual Tour

  • Media
  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment
  • Shops
  • Free WiFi
  • Specs


Be our guest !

In our welcoming and pleasant areas of A la Carte & Self Service restaurants on board Minoan Lines vessels, you can make your choice through an extensive Mediterranean and international cuisine that will excite you!

Minoan Lines exceptional chefs offer outstanding quality dishes and a great variety of exquisite flavours and culinary delicacies. Healthy dishes are prepared with authentic Greek products of great taste.

Experience the exquisite cuisine of Minoan Lines. Have fun!

Bars Disco

The inviting and comforting atmosphere welcomes you in the lounges and Bars on board Minoan Lines vessels, helping you to unwind dreaming at the endless blue of the sea and sky and enjoy your coffee, drinks, dessert, ice cream or soft drinks along with your favourite television programme or a good travelbook.

If you want to spend a memorable night, our Disco (*) on board awaits you with modern rhythms to show off your dancing talent!

On board our Minoan Lines vessels you have many fun options. Whatever your style, you will definitely find a way to spend your hours pleasantly.

Keep your energy at full...!



On board our Minoan Lines’ stores you will find a large variety of superior quality products and lower prices to choose from!

Visit our stores and you can be assured that a trip with Minoan Lines’ vessels really pays back ... with ‘value for money’ purchases!

At the on board Minoan Lines stores you can choose from designer watches, perfumes, fashionable clothes, smoking bits and pieces, stylish accessories, gadgets, toys and fashionable jewellery.

You will also find:
- Souvenirs
- Footwear
- Books, music CDs ... and many more authentic and carefully selected products.


Enter the magical world of Internet from your Laptop, Tablet, Phone and modern technology lays in your hands. Wi-Fi Internet is available in all Minoan Lines’ Vessels. Minoan is always ahead from all new developments. Follow them.

Specs Knossos Palace

Call sign SYQO
Length over all 214 meters
Breadth 26.4 meters
Service speed 31.5 kn.
Nr of passengers - protocol 2,500 Summer / 2,448 Winter
Total of berths 758
Vehicles 700 private cars or 113 trucks + 100 private cars
Gross tonnage 37,482 tons
Garage Trailers 1,500 linear meters
Date of built 2000