Thira (Santorini)
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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
Departure CountryGreece
Destination CountryGreece
OperatorsAnek Lines, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan GR, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price$373.0*
Average Daily Sailings2
Average Weekly Sailings13
Average Sailing Duration1h 55m
Fastest Sailing Duration1h 50m
Distance59.2 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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Heraklion to Thira Ferry Alternatives

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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Thira?

    The ferry crossing time from Heraklion to Thira is approximately 3h 03m. 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 Heraklion to Thira?

    Heraklion to Thira ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Thira is $386.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Thira?

    There are 4 popular ferry operators for Heraklion to Thira. These are
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Thira?

    Book ferries from Heraklion to Thira through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Heraklion to Thira?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Heraklion to Thira with
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Heraklion to Thira?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Heraklion to Thira with
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Heraklion to Thira?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
  • What is the distance from Heraklion to Thira?

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

Heraklion to Santorini Ferry Guide

Heraklion Ferry Guide

The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. Heraklion has the third largest port in all of Greece, serving over a million passengers each year. Heraklion ferry port is located on the north coast of Crete, only a short walk from the city centre and 145km east of Chania.

The port of Heraklion is easily accessible by public transport, with the 91 public bus dropping passengers directly outside the terminal building. Blue local buses to the Heraklion Airport are available from Bus Station A near the port. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank located opposite the passenger terminal.

Heraklion Port has a variety of different facilities including a duty-free shop, cafes, a small market, storage lockers, free WiFi, ATMs and an information desk. The port address is PI. Kountourioti, Iraklio 712 02, Greece.

Thira Ferry Guide

Thira is the official name of the island of Santorini and is located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of mainland Greece. Thira is essentially what remained after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island and created the current geological caldera.

Thira ferry port, otherwise known as Athinios Ferry Port, is located on the west coast of Santorini, only 8km away from the main town of Thera. Passengers arriving at the ferry port can expect to find a wide range of facilities including cafes, restaurants, toilets and disabled access throughout the terminal building. There is car rental agency outside the port along with a valet car parking service which is open 24 hours. The address of the port is Ormos Athinios, Greece.

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