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Ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos

On average there are 2 weekly sailings between Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos. 2 operators sail this route Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries and runs throughout the year. Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferries cost between £29 and £212, 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) Karpathos ferries.

Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos Ferry Times

The first Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferry typically departs from Crete (Heraklion) at around 05:00. The last ferry usually departs at 06:15.

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

Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 5h 57m. The fastest sailings are approximately 5h 25m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos Ferry Operator Schedules

On average there is around 2 weekly ferry sailings from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos. These sailings are provided by Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables may differ by season.

Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos Ferry Prices

Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferry prices typically range between £29* and £212*. The average price is typically £82*. The cheapest Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferry prices start from £15*. The average price for a foot passenger is £51*. The average price for a car is £210*.

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 Karpathos?

The distance between Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos is approximately 143.5 miles (231.0km) or 124.7 nautical miles.

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

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

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

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

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

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos 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.

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Crete (Heraklion) - Karpathos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price £82*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 5h 57m
Fastest Sailing Duration 5h 25m
First Ferry 05:00
Last Ferry 06:15
Distance 124 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 Karpathos?

The ferry crossing time from Heraklion to Karpathos is approximately 6h 45m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Karpathos?

Heraklion to Karpathos ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Karpathos is £83. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Karpathos?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Karpathos?

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

How far is Karpathos from Heraklion?

The distance between Heraklion to Karpathos is approximately 124 nautical Miles.

Heraklion Karpathos 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.

Karpathos Guide

The Greek island of Karpathos lies in the Aegean Sea and is the second largest of the Dodecanese group of islands. The island sits between the neighbouring islands of Crete and Rhodes and is widely regarded as being one of the most spectacular of all the Greek islands. Unlike many of its neighbours, and probably as a result of its relatively remote location, Karpathos only began to develop in the last couple of decades. However, the development that has taken place is largely restricted to the southern parts of the island. The northern and central parts of the island have retained their authenticity and are largely unspoilt, with pretty little villages that seem miles away from tourism. Perhaps the island's most famous features are its beaches with golden sand and crystal clear waters. The island is popular with families and also with hikers who like to explore the many trekking paths that criss cross the island.

Ferries from Karpathos depart to the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Milos, Anafi, Sitia, Santorini, Chalki and Kasos.

Heraklion to Karpathos Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 07:30 16:10 8 hours 40 minutes Sun

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