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Ferry from Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion)

On average there are 2 weekly sailings between Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion). 2 operators sail this route Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries and runs throughout the year. Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) ferries cost between £24 and £158, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) ferries.

Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

The Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) ferry typically departs from Rhodes at around 11:00.

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

Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 10h 53m. The fastest sailings are approximately 10h 14m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Operator Schedules

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

Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices typically range between £24* and £158*. The average price is typically £82*. The cheapest Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices start from £23*. The average price for a foot passenger is £62*. The average price for a car is £303*.

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

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

The distance between Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 223.8 miles (360.2km) or 194.5 nautical miles.

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

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

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

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

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

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) 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 Dodecanese Islands to Crete page.
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Rhodes - Crete (Heraklion) 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 10h 53m
Fastest Sailing Duration 10h 14m
First Ferry 11:00
Last Ferry 17:01
Distance 194 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion?

The ferry crossing time from Rhodes to Heraklion is approximately 12h 32m. 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 Rhodes to Heraklion?

Rhodes to Heraklion ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion is £75. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Rhodes to Heraklion?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Rhodes to Heraklion?

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

How far is Heraklion from Rhodes?

The distance between Rhodes to Heraklion is approximately 194 nautical Miles.

Rhodes Heraklion 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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Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and lies in the eastern Aegean Sea, to the north east of the island of Crete and south east of Athens. The island is also a short distance off the coast of Turkey. Rhodes Town is the island's capital and main town and its Old Town is a rich tapestry made up of different civilisations and cultures. The city's medieval walls, its fortress like buildings, the gates, bastions, narrow alleys, old houses, fountains and busy squares combine to make all visitors feel as though they have stepped back thousands of years. Outside of Rhodes Town the island has a number of small villages and beach resorts that are popular with tourists. The main ones are Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Pefkos, Archangelos, Haraki, Koskinou, Afantou, Paradisi, Trianta and Embona.

From the island's port, ferry services depart to Piraeus by both conventional and high speed ferry. The island is also connected to the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, the Cyclades Islands and to Crete during the summer months.

Heraklion Guide

Located on the Greek island of Crete, Heraklion is the island's largest city and is one of the main urban centres in Greece. The city can trace its history back to at least the 9th century AD when its development began and then later came under the influence of the Arabs, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Popular sites in the city with tourists include the fortification walls that are essentially the boundary of the old city. These were first built by the Arabs and then reinforced by the Venetians. From the seven bastions, only the Martinengo bastion survives to this day and is where visitors will find the tomb of the renowned writer N. Kazantzakis, overlooking the city. The city was also a venue during the 2004 Olympic Games, and hosted games of the football tournament.

Located in the city's old port, visitors can still see the vaulted tarsanades where ships used to be built and also the 16th century Koule Fortress. From the port, ferries depart to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also ferry services to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus.

Rhodes to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 22/07/2024 and 28/07/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 11:00 22:35 11 hours 35 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 17:01 03:15 10 hours 14 minutes Fri

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