Heraklion ferries connect Crete with Athens, Cyclades Islands, Dodecanese Islands with crossings available to Piraeus & Rafina (in Athens), Thira, Milos, Mykonos, Paros, Ios, Anafi, Naxos, Tinos & Andros (in Cyclades Islands), Karpathos, Rhodes, Kasos, Chalki & Diafani (in Dodecanese Islands) & Sitia (in Crete). Sailings from Heraklion are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 31 ferry crossings daily from Heraklion with sailing durations starting from 1 hour 45 minutes. Our Heraklion ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
The capital city on the island of Crete, Heraklion is also the largest city on the island, and is known for its deep history, and strong links to many other islands across the Aegean Sea. Home to a mass of archaeological sites dating back thousands of years, as well as several castles, fortresses, and palaces scattered across the city, Heraklion is the perfect place to come to explore the rich culture of Crete, and to experience mild climates and the mixture of modern and ancient. With up to 142 ferries running per week to Heraklion, on over 17 different routes, 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.
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.
The ferry schedule for Heraklion has up to 142 ferries running per week, on up to 17 different routes, and provided by 5 ferry operators, so there is not one single ferry timetable on offer here. Indeed, ferry timetables to Heraklion can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, different ferry routes, changes made by the different ferry operators, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most relevant information when you are making your booking, so you can find the best ferry at the best price for you.
Ferry sail durations to Heraklion can greatly vary between 1 hours and 45 minutes, to 4 hours, 5 hours and 25 minutes, to 8 hours and 50 minutes, 12 hours and 50 minutes, to 14 hours and 30 minutes, and this variation means that there is not one single ferry sail duration. Indeed, sail durations to Heraklion can be affected for a number of reasons, such as differing ferry routes, changes by the ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.
How much the ferry to Heraklion will cost is defined by many different 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 so on, so there are multiple different 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.
At Heraklion, there have been many efforts recently to help modernise the port, so there are plenty of facilities here to help you with your journey. At the port, you will find plenty of seating areas, as well as luggage storage, Wi-Fi, a small café, and there is also a small car park outside, as well as a taxi rank to take you to other destinations across the island.
Ferry Terminal Leoforos Nearchou, 713 06 Heraklion
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Heraklion Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Heraklion Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!