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Ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Chalki

2 operators sail this route Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries and runs throughout the year. Crete (Heraklion) Chalki ferries cost between £17 and £152, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Crete (Heraklion) Chalki ferries.

Crete (Heraklion) Chalki Ferry Times

The first Crete (Heraklion) Chalki ferry typically departs from Crete (Heraklion) at around 06:15. The last ferry usually departs at 06:15.

How long is the ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Chalki?

Crete (Heraklion) Chalki Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 8h 43m. The fastest sailings are approximately 8h 30m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Crete (Heraklion) Chalki Ferry Operator Schedules

There is 1 weekly sailing from Crete (Heraklion) to Chalki provided by Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries. Timetables can change from season to season.

Crete (Heraklion) Chalki Ferry Prices

Crete (Heraklion) Chalki ferry prices typically range between £17* and £152*. The average price is typically £65*. The cheapest Crete (Heraklion) Chalki ferry prices start from £18*. The average price for a foot passenger is £44*. The average price for a car is £167*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Crete (Heraklion) to Chalki?

The distance between Crete (Heraklion) to Chalki is approximately 179.1 miles (288.2km) or 155.6 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Crete (Heraklion) Chalki ferry?

Yes, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries allow cars on board ferries between Crete (Heraklion) and Chalki. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Crete (Heraklion) and Chalki.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Crete (Heraklion) to Chalki?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries between Crete (Heraklion) and Chalki.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Chalki?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Crete (Heraklion) to Chalki with Anek Lines. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Dodecanese Islands page.
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Crete (Heraklion) - Chalki Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price £65*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 8h 43m
Fastest Sailing Duration 8h 30m
First Ferry 06:15
Distance 155 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Chalki?

The ferry crossing time from Heraklion to Chalki is approximately 10h 37m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Chalki?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Heraklion to Chalki. These are
  • Anek Lines
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Chalki?

Book ferries from Heraklion to Chalki through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Heraklion Chalki Ferry reviews

  • "Latvija"


    'Prevelis' travelled on Prevelis

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  • "Kassos to Sitia"

    We were very happy with the trip overall. Two points for improvement: the toilets need to be cleaned more often; there is seating available but inconsiderate people often take more than they need - perhaps an announcement could be made to remind everyone to be more thoughtful.

    'Prevelis' travelled on Prevelis

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  • "Piacevole esperienza "

    Nave puntuale. Personale molto gentile. Cabina accogliente

    'Prevelis' travelled on Prevelis

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  • "Easy Work but check your check in "

    Smooth and easy journey from Rhodes to Karpathos. Only feedback is clarification needed on how early you must arrive. Our confirmation email states we needed to be there 120 minutes before departure. However once we arrived at the ferry port, we were only advised 60. We had a 8am departure and arrived way before 6am which after an early morning wake up seemed unnecessary.

    'Prevelis' travelled on Prevelis

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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.

Chalki Guide

The Greek island of Chalki lies in the Aegean Sea and forms part of the Dodecanese group of islands. It is situated around 6 km to the west of the island of Rhodes and is the smallest inhabited island of the Dodecanese with a surface area of 28 sq. km and a coastline of around 34 km. The island's name is derived from the copper mines that used to exist on the island (Chalkos is Greek for copper). The island's economy was doing well at the end of 19th century, when Chalkites, the island's residents, developed navigation and a lucrative sponge industry. Chalki followed the historic course of Rhodes and was officially united with Greece in 1948. The world's youth nominated the island as the "Island of Peach and Friendship" in 1983.

The port, where the ferries arrive, is called Nimborio and is the only village on the island of any size. The port is shaped like a horseshoe around the bay.

Heraklion to Chalki Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 12:15 20:45 8 hours 30 minutes Sun

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