There are 2 ferry routes operating between Ionian Islands and Crete offering you combined total of 3 sailings per week. SeaJets operates 2 routes, Kythira to Kissamos runs 1 time per week & Antikythira to Kissamos about 2 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Ionian Islands to Crete to get the most up to date information.
The Ionians comprise seven Greek islands named Zakynthos, Ithaca, Corfu, Kefalonia, Lefkada, Paxi and Kythira scattered along the mainland’s west and south coasts.
With each island offering a distinct character, they’re a fantastic holiday destination for any kind of traveller. Some boast stunning Parisian-style architecture and blossoming food scenes, whilst others claim some of the country’s finest beaches and tallest mountains.
The Ionian Islands offer excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities too, as plenty of colourful fish and sea turtles can be seen beneath the turquoise waves. Also, superb museums and stunning palaces await inland, where you can learn all about the islands’ fascinating cultural history, so there’s plenty to see and do.
There is no shortage of sailing options from the Ionians as there are numerous routes available to both international and domestic destinations. With a wide range of ferry companies to choose from, it couldn’t be easier to sail from these beautiful Greek islands.
Crete is the largest and most populous island in Greece, situated in the Mediterranean Sea, slightly southeast of the mainland
Known for its varied landscapes comprising fertile valleys, stunning beaches and the famous White Mountains found alongside idyllic harbours and sleepy villages, Crete has beautiful backdrops around every corner.
Numerous time-honoured traditions remain fundamental to Cretan culture, including Easter feasts, playing stringed instruments called ‘lyra’ and performing spectacular local dances. Some Greeks even say Crete could be its own country due to its diverse terrain and the unique way of life.
There are many domestic ferry routes departing the mainland and surrounding archipelagos in the Aegean Sea, arriving at the five Cretan ports on the north coast, including the capital, Heraklion. These sailings have varying journey times and are run by multiple operators, so there’s ample choice when it comes to reaching Crete by ferry.