Heraklion to Thira Ferry

Connecting the city of Heraklion on the island of Crete with the island of Santorini that lies within the Cyclades isles, the Heraklion to Santorini ferry route is one of the more essential ferry routes that runs all year round. From the city of Heraklion, which is the capital city of Crete, and is known for its important archaeological sites, range of historical monuments, and friendly local culture, to the island of Santorini, one of the most famous islands in the Cyclades Islands, known for its unique landscapes, such as the towering cliffs, rugged mountains, black and red beaches, and whitewashed buildings. With up to 27 ferries running per week on this route, provided by 4 different ferry operators, 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 to Santorini 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.

Heraklion - Thira Ferry Operators

  • Minoan Lines
    • 5 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 50 min
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  • Anek Lines
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 6 hr 10 min
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  • SeaJets
    • 5 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 45 min
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  • Golden Star Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 3 hr 15 min
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Heraklion Thira Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Heraklion Thira route is a car and 2 passengers.

Heraklion Thira Ferry reviews

  • "Really nice trip! "

    The trip was grear, it was my first travel by ferry and I really enjoy it, very nice and comfortable. Only thing I would change would be an issue with departure time. We took the ferry from Heraklion terminal to Thira. Ship departure was scheduled at 9.40, but when we bought our tickets it was adviced to be 2 hours earlier from departure time. When we arrive, we couldn't board until 1 hour before departure, so we had to wait in the port terminal.

    'Anonymous' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Minoan Lines

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  • "Perfect "

    Everything good

    'Mario' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Minoan Lines

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  • "No problem"

    Everything went fine, on time

    'Sonia' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Golden Star Ferries on Superferry II

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  • "Would travel every weekend !!!!"

    The ferry exceeded my expectations. It was on time, super clean, spacious and comfortable. The hours seemed like minutes

    'Claudia ' travelled Heraklion Thira (Santorini) with Minoan Lines

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Heraklion to Santorini Ferry Schedule

On the Heraklion to Santorini ferry schedule, there are up to 27 ferries running per week, provided by 4 different ferry operators, so there is not one single ferry timetable on offer here. Indeed, ferry timetables on this route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, different ferry operators, and other such factors, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most relevant information, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.

How long does the Ferry to Santorini from Heraklion take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can greatly vary between 1 hour and 45 minutes, to 3 hours and 15 minutes, to 6 hours, and this variation is caused for several reasons. These can include changes to the ferry route, different 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.

Heraklion to Santorini Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Santorini from Heraklion will cost is defined by many different aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and so on, so there are multiple different ferry operators on offer here. Instead, we recommend looking at the above graph, to see our monthly fare averages, check out our useful 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
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Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Santorini from Heraklion?

You are currently able to take your car with you on this ferry route.