Ferries to Crete
46 Ferry crossings from 27 Ports
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Ferry to Crete

Crete ferry companies operate ferries to Athens, Cyclades Islands, Dodecanese Islands and the Ionian Islands with 32 routes to choose from. Ferry duration can range between 1 hour 50 minutes and 15 hours 50 minutes depending on the route, operator and ship.

Crete Ferry Schedules and Timetables

There are approximately 29 daily sailings to Crete. 5 popular ferry companies operate ferries to and from Crete.

SeaJets provide 9 daily sailings, Minoan Lines provide 5 daily sailings, Cyclades Fast Ferries provide 3 daily sailings, Anek Superfast provide 2 daily sailings and Anek Lines provide 3 daily sailings.

Ferry Timetables can change throughout the year and often increase during the high season. View our deal finder for the most up to date sailing times and availability.

Ports of Crete

There are 5 ports in Crete, popular ports include Heraklion, Chania and Sitia.

Ferry from Heraklion

Ferries from Heraklion sail 17 times a day, providing ferry connections from Crete to Athens, Santorini and Mykonos.

Ferry from Crete to Athens

Ferries from Crete to Athens sail approximately 4 times per day with a crossing time of 8 hours and 30 minutes. Crete to Athens ferry prices can range between $42 and $466.

Ferry from Crete to Santorini

Ferries from Crete to Santorini sail approximately 3 times per day with a crossing time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. Crete to Santorini ferry prices can range between $173 and $690.

Crete Prices and Offers

Crete Ferry prices can range between $54 and $690. Ferry cost can vary by operator, season, and route. View our special offers page for the latest ferry offers and discounts.

All ferry prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.


There are not any specific ferries that provide overnight routes to Crete, but there are some ferries that take over 12 hours to reach their destination, and one ferry that takes around 20 hours, so there is a strong chance that there may be overnight ferries available, but this is something that you would have to check before booking.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Crete?

Ferries to Crete:
  • Athens (Piraeus)
  • Milos
  • Karpathos
  • Rhodes
  • Santorini (Thira)
  • Kasos
  • Heraklion
  • Sitia
  • Anafi
  • Chalki
  • Diafani
  • Mykonos
  • Paros
  • Ios
  • Syros
  • Naxos
  • Kythira
  • Antikythira
  • Gythion
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Folegandros
  • Sifnos
  • Koufonissi
  • Katapola (Amorgos)
  • Rethymno

What is the fastest ferry to Crete?

The fastest ferry crossing to Crete is via the Sitia to Agios Nikolaos ferry, in approximately 45m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Crete?

The cheapest ferry to Crete is $34 on average via the Kasos to Sitia route. Ferry prices for Crete can vary depending on what season you decide to travel. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Crete?

Crete Ferry Ports:
  • Heraklion
  • Chania
  • Sitia
  • Rethymno
  • Kissamos
  • Agios Nikolaos

Can you take pets on the ferry to Crete?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring pets onboard the ferries with certain ferry companies. However, please ensure that you have read all the operator guidelines on pets before travelling. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with the following operators

Crete Ferry Map and Routes

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