Athens to Crete Ferry
Can you take a ferry from Athens to Crete?
The Athens to Heraklion ferry route is provided by 4 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Athens to Crete is approximately 8 hours and 40 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Athens to Crete ferry duration can range between 8 hours 40 minutes and 17 hours 30 minutes depending on the operator you choose to book with.
Athens to Crete Ferry Schedules
On average there are 25 ferry weekly sailings from Piraeus to Heraklion. Anek Superfast provide 7 weekly sailings, Minoan Lines provide 14 weekly sailings, Cyclades Fast Ferries provide 3 weekly sailings and Anek Lines provide 1 weekly sailing. During the high season ferry timetables often increase.
Athens to Crete Ferry Time
The first ferry departs around 09:00 and the last ferry departs at around 21:00. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.
Fast Ferry Athens to Crete
The fastest ferry from Athens to Heraklion is with Minoan Lines in 8 hours and 40 minutes.
Can I get an overnight ferry from Athens to Crete
Yes, passengers are able to travel on an overnight ferry from Athens to Crete.
Can I reserve a cabin on the Athens Crete Ferry?
You can book cabins on ferries from Athens to Crete with Anek Lines, Anek Superfast and Blue Star Ferries.
Are pets allowed on the Athens Crete ferry?
Yes, pets are welcome on the ferry from Athens to Heraklion with Anek Lines. Those travelling with Anek Lines must know that dogs and cats have dedicated lodgings onboard if necessary. Meanwhile, smaller animals like birds, rabbits and hamsters should be in kept carriers throughout the journey. However, please note that animals are not permitted in any public areas of the ship including lounges.
How much luggage can you take on the ferry from Athens to Crete?
Those travelling with Minoan Lines can take up to 2 pieces of luggage plus a carry-on bag for no additional cost. While Cyclades Fast Ferries do not have a fixed baggage policy in place. However, we suggest that you don't exceed 50kg to avoid any potential charges.
Athens Crete Ferry Price
The price of a ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion can range between £75 and £492 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £148, prices can range between £75 and £315. The average price with a car is £364. Car prices can range between £151 and £659. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can vary from season to season.
Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.
Cheap Ferry Athens to Crete
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Ferry to Crete
With up to 4 sailings per day on the ferry to Crete from Athens, you are bound to find an ideal ferry crossing to suit your journey. However, there are 2 alternative ferries to Crete if you require additional flexibility including the Athens to Chania ferry and the Athens to Sitia ferry.