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 6 times per week & the Hellenic Seaways service is available up to 7 times per week.
There are a combined 14 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.
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.
Highly enjoyable sailing from Heraklion to Thira
'James' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Hellenic SeawaysRead More Read Less
I will recommend it to my friends in saudi arabia i loved Greece and all the world
'Anonymous' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Sea JetsRead More Read Less
"The fast visit at the Santorini"
Santorini was a very nice and lovely place.
'Matti' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Hellenic SeawaysRead More Read Less
"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 SeawaysRead More Read Less
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.
The Greek island of Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of islands that lies in the south Aegean Sea. The has very much been shaped by its volcanic past which has created a rather unusual landscape in places. A popular site on the island is the water filled 'Caldera' crater and is surrounded by a wall of colourful cliffs which are packed full of charming houses. The island is also known for its lovely beaches, its busy port, its archaeological finds and the wonderful sunsets which are best viewed from the village of Oia, on the island's northernmost tip.
The island's beaches are distinctive in that they are mainly made up of dark volcanic sands, which can get very hot during the summer, and therefore a sun lounger or towel are an essential piece of kit. The best beaches tend to be located around the eastern coastline and always popular is the stretch found at Perisa. However, a little to the south is Perivolos Beach which is also lovely as is Red Beach which is close to ancient Akrotiri, where the red cliffs are hard to miss.