Heraklion to Thira Ferry

The Heraklion Thira ferry route connects Crete with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Anek Lines operate their crossing up to 1 times per week, Sea Jets 5 times per week & the Hellenic Seaways service is available up to 7 times per week.

There are a combined 13 sailings available per week on the Heraklion Thira crossing between Crete and Cyclades Islands and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Heraklion to Thira Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Cyclades Islands page.

Heraklion - Thira Ferry Operators

  • Anek Lines
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 6 hr
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  • Sea Jets
    • 5 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 45 min
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  • Hellenic Seaways
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 45 min
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Average Heraklion Thira Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Heraklion Thira route is a car and 2 passengers.

Heraklion Thira Ferry reviews

  • "Thira Trip"

    Highly enjoyable sailing from Heraklion to Thira

    'James' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Hellenic Seaways

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  • "Very good"

    I will recommend it to my friends in saudi arabia i loved Greece and all the world

    'Anonymous' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Sea Jets

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  • "The fast visit at the Santorini"

    Santorini was a very nice and lovely place.

    'Matti' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Hellenic Seaways

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  • "Great way to travel"

    The trip was comfortable, convenient and easy - took us straight from the port at Heraklion to the port at Santorini. Everything was great on board, good facilities and a comfortable trip.

    'Meg' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Hellenic Seaways

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Heraklion Guide

The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. A popular visitor attraction near the city is Knossos, which is around 5 km from Heraklion. This important archaeological site was the Palace of King Minos and home to the Minotaur, if legend is to be believed. The palace was built over the remains of a former Neolithic settlement in around 1900 BC.

An important attraction in the city itself is the Archaeological Museum which can be found on one corner of the central Eleftherias Square, in a converted power station. The museum collects and displays many artefacts from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other important archaeological sites on the island. The museum's collection spans several thousand years and includes the Phaestos disc, classic Hellenic and Roman sculptures, frescos, jewellery, wall paintings and pottery.

Visitors to Heraklion can take a ferry from the port, which is important for both passenger services and cargo, to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also daily sailings to the mainland port of Piraeus.