Heraklion to Thira Ferry

The Heraklion Thira ferry route connects Crete with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 4 ferry companies. Minoan Lines operate their crossing up to 7 times per week, Anek Lines 1 times per week, SeaJets 12 times per week & the Golden Star Ferries service is available up to 7 times per week.

There are a combined 27 sailings available per week on the Heraklion Thira crossing between Crete and Cyclades Islands and with 4 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.

Heraklion - Thira Ferry Operators

  • Minoan Lines
  • Anek Lines
  • SeaJets
    • 12 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 55 min
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  • Golden Star Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 3 hr 15 min
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Average Heraklion Thira Prices

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.

Heraklion Thira Ferry reviews

  • "Really nice trip! "

    The trip was grear, it was my first travel by ferry and I really enjoy it, very nice and comfortable. Only thing I would change would be an issue with departure time. We took the ferry from Heraklion terminal to Thira. Ship departure was scheduled at 9.40, but when we bought our tickets it was adviced to be 2 hours earlier from departure time. When we arrive, we couldn't board until 1 hour before departure, so we had to wait in the port terminal.

    'Anonymous' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Minoan Lines

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  • "Perfect "

    Everything good

    'Mario' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Minoan Lines

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  • "No problem"

    Everything went fine, on time

    'Sonia' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Golden Star Ferries on Superferry II

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  • "Would travel every weekend !!!!"

    The ferry exceeded my expectations. It was on time, super clean, spacious and comfortable. The hours seemed like minutes

    'Claudia ' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Minoan Lines

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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.