Santorini (Thira)
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Santorini (Thira) to Heraklion (Crete) Ferry

The Santorini to Crete ferry route is available for booking with 4 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Santorini to Crete is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes on most ferries operating this route. Santorini to Crete ferry duration can range between 1 hour 45 minutes and 6 hours 20 minutes depending on weather conditions and the operator you choose to travel with.

Santorini to Crete Ferry Schedule

There are around 22 ferry sailings weekly from Santorini to Heraklion. SeaJets offer up to 14 weekly sailings, Anek Lines offer 1 weekly sailing, Minoan Lines offer 3 weekly sailings and Cyclades Fast Ferries offer up to 4 weekly sailings. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Santorini to Crete Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves at around 15:15 and the last ferry leaves at around 17:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Santorini to Crete

The fastest ferry from Santorini to Crete is available with SeaJets. There is a high speed ferry from Santorini to Crete via the Megajet, Superjet and Tera Jet, all available with SeaJets.

Can I reserve a cabin on the Santorini to Heraklion ferry?

There are cabins available on the Santorini to Crete ferry service.

Santorini to Crete Ferry Price

Ferry price from Thira – Heraklion can range between £46 and £346 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £46, prices can range between £46 and £47. The average price with a car is £307. Car prices can range between £193 and £673. 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.

Santorini to Crete Ferry Tickets

Discover cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. We suggest that you book in advance for the best possible prices and availability. Please visit our special offers page to keep updated with all the latest discounts on the ferry from Santorini to Crete.

Santorini (Thira) to Heraklion Ferry Alternatives

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Santorini (Thira) - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 5
Operators Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price £137*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 14
Average Sailing Duration 1h 52m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 40m
First Ferry 01:00
Last Ferry 17:00
Distance 59 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Thira to Heraklion?

    The ferry crossing time from Thira to Heraklion is approximately 2h 57m. 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 Thira to Heraklion?

    Thira to Heraklion ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Thira to Heraklion is £166.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Heraklion?

    There are 5 popular ferry operators for Thira to Heraklion. These are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Thira to Heraklion?

    Book ferries from Thira to Heraklion through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • How far is Heraklion from Thira?

    The distance between Thira to Heraklion is approximately 59 nautical Miles.

Santorini (Thira) 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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  • "Naxos - Sifnos"

    Good trip

    'Superjet' travelled on Superjet

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  • "Milos-Sifnos A/R"

    Everything was perfect: the superjet an incredible experience! 

    'Superjet' travelled on Superjet

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Santorini to Heraklion Ferry Guide

Santorini Ferry Port

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 Ferry Port

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.

Situated on the northern coast of Crete, Heraklion ferry port is accessible by public transport and car. There is a regular bus service departing every hour from Chania, which takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach Bus Station A. If you are driving instead, please remember that the Green National Road 90 provides a direct connection between all the major cities on the northern coast and the ferry port.

Thira to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 27/11/2023 and 03/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 01:00 04:10 3 hours 10 minutes Sun
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