Ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Santorini (Thira)
The Heraklion to Santorini ferry route is provided by 5 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Crete to Santorini is approximately 2 hours on ferries servicing this route. Crete to Santorini ferry duration can range between 1 hour 50 minutes and 6 hours 25 minutes depending on the operator you are sailing with.
Crete to Santorini Ferry Schedule
On average there are 29 ferry weekly sailings from Heraklion to Santorini.
SeaJets provide up to 2 weekly sailings, Golden Star Ferries provide up to 7 weekly sailings, Anek Lines provide 1 weekly sailing, while Minoan Lines and Cyclades Fast Ferries each provide up to 3 weekly sailings.
During the high season ferry timetables often increase.
The first ferry departs around 07:00 and the last ferry departs at around 09:00. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.
|Heraklion - Thira (Santorini) Route summary|
|Operators||Anek Lines, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan GR, Minoan Lines & SeaJets|
|Average Daily Sailings||2|
|Average Weekly Sailings||13|
|Average Sailing Duration||1h 55m|
|Fastest Sailing Duration||1h 50m|
|Distance||59.2 nautical miles|
*Prices subject to change, pricing taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-03-06
Crete to Santorini High Speed Ferry
The fastest ferry from Heraklion to Santorini is with SeaJets and Golden Star Ferries in approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes. There is a high speed ferry from Crete to Santorini available via the Megajet, the Superjet and Tera Jet. Each of these fast ferries to Santorini ensure that passengers arrive at their destination in the quickest time.
Can I reserve a cabin on the Crete to Santorini ferry?
There are no cabins on a ferry from Crete to Santorini.
Crete Santorini Ferry Price
The price of a ferry from Heraklion to Santorini can range between $173 and $690 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $347, prices can range between $173 and $632. The average price with a car is $610. Car prices can range between $282 and $1,023. Prices may vary for other vehicle types.
Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.
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