Ferries to Crete
37 Ferry crossings from 21 Ports
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Ferries to Crete

The beautiful island of Crete is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the largest of the Greek islands with a population of around half a million people.

Despite its thousand kilometres of coastline, Crete is not just about sun, sea and sand. This distinct island is full of vitality, rich in culture and with warm, hospitable people.

Though well known for its seas and beaches, Crete has a very contrasting landscape. The island goes from fertile coastal plains to rugged mountains and from busy metropolitan cities to very peaceful hillside homes.

As a hugely popular holiday destination, Crete features numerous types of holiday accommodation ranging from luxury hotels to apartments and camp sites.

Getting a ferry to Crete is quick and easy with numerous ports of departure and crossings run by many different ferry companies from the mainland as well as from the islands of the Dodecanese and the Cyclades.

Ferries run from the mainland port of Piraeus (Athens) to the 3 ports at the north side of the island all year round. The shortest and most regular ferry crossing is to the port of Heraklion in the central part of Crete’s north coast.

If you are travelling to Crete from the Cyclades region, north of Crete, you can travel from up to 6 islands including Mykonos and Santorini. From the Dodecanese group, north east of Crete, there are weekly ferry connections from up to 5 islands, including Rhodes.

Crete reviews

  • "Peacefulness"

    A very good time with a nice sunset. Something to do again.

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  • "Thira Iraklion"

    Everything fine, the trip and the ticket booking, the only negative aspect was that we arrived half an hour later.

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  • "Minoan Lines, Ship Knossos Palace"

    I had a pleasant trip on the Pireaus-Crete crossing and return. The only flaw is that there was no doctor on board. I've asked because my son injured his foot in the sea and i was looking for assistant.

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  • "good trip from Santorini to Iraklio"

    We travelled with our 2 children (9 and 4 years old) from Santorini to Iraklio on the 28/29 of July. All good. Helpful and friendly staff on board. Comfortable cabin but the self service restaurant is too expensive compared with the quality

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