Thira (Santorini)
Ferries to Crete
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Thira to Heraklion Ferry

Connecting the island of Santorini within the Cyclades Islands with the city of Heraklion on the island of Crete, this ferry route provides an essential link between the Cyclades Islands and Crete.

With up to 27 ferries running per week, provided by 4 ferry operators, and with sail times of between 1 hour and 45 minutes, to 6 hours, there is no shortage of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

Santorini to Heraklion sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Thira Heraklion Ferry reviews

  • "Bad weather conditions"

    We travelled with really bad weather conditions which meant it took over an hour longer to arrive in Heraklion. If you get sea sick (or have never travelled by boat/ ferry) avoid like the plague, so many people were poorly.

    'Caldera Vista' travelled on Caldera Vista

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  • "Good journey "

    Ship arrived on time. Seats comfortable. Clean and efficient.

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  • "Great trip"

    Catching the ferry from Santorini to Crete was comfortable, easy and everything you needed for a short journey. There was food on board but only for the start of the journey so if you are buying food on board go to the shop early. One of the staff members was a little rude when I asked about serving food later on but other than that it was a pleasent journey.

    'Superferry' travelled on Superferry

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  • "Santorini to Heraklion"

    Efficient service. Good experience.

    'Highspeed' travelled on Highspeed

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Santorini to Heraklion Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this ferry route has up to 27 ferries running per week, provided by 4 ferry operators, with 1 ferry per week provided by Anek Lines, 12 ferries per week provided by Seajets, 7 ferries per week provided by Golden Star Ferries, and 7 ferries per week provided by Minoan Lines, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this ferry route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most relevant information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.

How long does the Ferry to Heraklion from Santorini take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take between 1 hour and 45 minutes, to 1 hour and 50 minutes, to 3 hours and 15 minutes, to 6 hours, and this variation is due to numerous reasons, such as changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, different ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail. This means that all sail times that are given here are to be taken as estimates only, and be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.

Santorini to Heraklion Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Heraklion from Santorini will take is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and other such factors, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend checking out our handy fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Heraklion from Santorini?

You are currently able to take your car with you on this ferry route, as all our ferry operators can take cars on their ferries.

Santorini to Heraklion Ferry

The island of Santorini, one of the most popular of the Cyclades Islands, and known for its unique landscapes that was shaped by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago, giving it the crescent shape, and the rugged cliffs and black and red beaches that have made it such a popular destination to visit. This island is not only popular with visitors, but also has an array of ferries running, to destinations that vary from the mainland of Greece, to the Cyclades Islands, to the Dodecanese Islands, to Crete, making this the ideal place to visit for such easy access to other destinations.

Heraklion is the largest city on the island of Crete, is home to a rich history that can be dated back to the Ancient Greeks, and has all the landmarks and architecture that you may expect from such a historical place, as well as easy access to many other places in Crete. This city is incredibly well connected, with ferries running to the mainland of Greece, as well as to the Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands, so no matter what you are looking for, you can easily find it here.

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