FESTOS PALACE: An unforgettable journey with premium onboard services!


Now your trip to the enchanting Heraklion becomes more pleasant than ever with the quality and luxury of Minoan Lines.

As the capital of Crete, Heraklion is an exciting city, combining a rich cultural heritage with a modern, vibrant character. Its historical sites, such as the Venetian fortress of Koules, the Basilica of Saint Mark, and the Loggia, always manage to amaze those who visit them, while, just a few kilometers away, the myths of antiquity come to life at Knossos, the most important center of the glorious Minoan civilization. Moreover, the idyllic beaches of the prefecture of Heraklion, including Matala, Agiofaraggo, and Hersonissos, the mountain villages with their cool aura, as well as the original flavors of the Cretan cuisine set the scenery of your ultimate autumn destination.

Before arriving at Heraklion, though, Minoan Lines gets you in the holiday mood with its top-quality services on board FESTOS PALACE! The comfort, luxury, and premium amenities will accompany you throughout the whole journey, turning your trip into a marvelous experience. Learn all about Minoan Lines’ onboard services, book your tickets from the port of Piraeus, and decide from now on how you will spend your time aboard!

A relaxing atmosphere in the spacious lounges

What better than a comfortable seat to enjoy your trip along with friends or family? On board FESTOS PALACE, you can relax on the cozy, airplane-type seating or upgrade your journey with the new VIP Class on deck 8! In the specially designed area, you will find reclining seats with an adjustable headrest and a special platform for the feet, a 10’’ monitor, a USB port to charge your phone, a LED night for some night-time reading, and a personal serving table, ideal for eating, drinking, or even working from your laptop computer.

Dishes full of flavor at the self-service and a la carte restaurants

Haute cuisine is a must at the restaurants of FESTOS PALACE! If you have an appetite for delicacies made with great pleasure and the freshest ingredients, visit the ship’s self-service restaurant and choose among our many menus, each one of which includes dishes inspired by Greek, Mediterranean, and international flavors.


Also, at the a la carte restaurant, Minoan Lines has created for you renewed menus with wonderful dishes that stand out for their taste and incomparable prices! Try delicious appetizers, rich omelets, and fine main courses with meat or fish, accompanied by your favorite local white, rosé, or red wine. And for a… sweet ending to your trip, don’t forget to select one of our dreamy desserts!

Sweet dreams in the luxurious cabins

A great journey comes with plenty of rest! That’s why Minoan Lines offer you the most comfortable cabins with beautifully-designed interiors, a shower cabin, a WC, and a whole lot of extra services, customized exclusively to your needs. Choose among a 1-berth, 2-berth, or a deluxe cabin, interior or exterior, and let yourself go in an environment of luxury and serenity with premium sleep products, a wide range of TV programs, and a high-speed Wi-Fi network!

Endless hours of shopping at the onboard store

The journey with Minoan Lines’ vessels really pays back ... with value-for-money purchases! With just one stop at the gift shop of FESTOS PALACE, you will find clothes, shoes, jewelry, perfumes, accessories, books, games, tech gadgets, souvenirs, and many more. Buy quality products at the most economical prices and give a special gift to yourself or the ones you love!

Tasty snacks at the modern bars

On board FESTOS PALACE, the bars become a meeting place of taste and pleasure for all! Original sandwiches, freshly-cut salads, exquisite desserts, aromatic coffee, and refreshing drinks are only a few of the treats waiting for you to discover them. If you wish to enjoy your favorite snack with a view of the Aegean blue, just head up to the ship’s pool bar, while every beer enthusiast is welcome to the cool beer corner. It will soon become your new favorite spot!

Exciting options for fun and entertainment

During each journey, Minoan Lines is here to offer you moments full of joy and laughter. Relax and take in the panoramic view from the open-air deck where the ship’s pool is located. Moreover, if you are traveling with young children, the game room is the perfect choice for you and your family, while, for endless hours of fun with friends, simply spend your evening at the lounge bar of FESTOS PALACE. 

Find your own autumn paradise in Heraklion by beginning your journey with Minoan Lines! Discover our unique discounts and offers from Piraeus, book your tickets online quickly and easily, and prepare for an extraordinary journey to your destination!