Rhodes
Heraklion
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Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry

The Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) ferry route connects the Dodecanese Islands to Crete and is available for booking with 1 ferry company throughout the year. Anek Lines provide just 1 sailing per week with an average crossing time of around 14 hours and 50 minutes. There are approximately 164 nautical miles (304km) between Rhodes ferry port and Heraklion ferry port, making it an essential transport link from two popular tourist destinations in Greece.

Unfortunately, there is no high speed ferry from Rhodes to Crete. However, the conventional ferry still ensures that passengers arrive in Crete in the fastest time.

Book from 1 ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion each week with Direct Ferries and find the best deal. Passengers can currently bring their cars onboard this ferry route. However, please be advised that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

Prices for the ferry to Crete from Rhodes might change depending on the season you want to travel. The cheapest ferry tickets are usually available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry discounts.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Dodecanese Islands to Crete page.
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Rhodes - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price $88*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 10h 50m
First Ferry 11:00
Distance 194 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Rhodes to Heraklion is approximately 12h 50m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion?

    The average price of a ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion is approximately $63. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Rhodes to Heraklion?

    There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Rhodes to Heraklion. The following operators that provide this service are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Anek Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Rhodes to Heraklion?

    Ferries from Rhodes to Heraklion are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Rhodes to Heraklion with
    • Anek Lines
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Rhodes to Heraklion with the following operators
    • Anek Lines
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Anek Lines
  • How far is Heraklion from Rhodes?

    Rhodes to Heraklion is approximately 194 nautical miles distance apart.

Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and lies in the eastern Aegean Sea, to the north east of the island of Crete and south east of Athens. The island is also a short distance off the coast of Turkey. Rhodes Town is the island's capital and main town and its Old Town is a rich tapestry made up of different civilisations and cultures. The city's medieval walls, its fortress like buildings, the gates, bastions, narrow alleys, old houses, fountains and busy squares combine to make all visitors feel as though they have stepped back thousands of years. Outside of Rhodes Town the island has a number of small villages and beach resorts that are popular with tourists. The main ones are Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Pefkos, Archangelos, Haraki, Koskinou, Afantou, Paradisi, Trianta and Embona.

From the island's port, ferry services depart to Piraeus by both conventional and high speed ferry. The island is also connected to the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, the Cyclades Islands and to Crete during the summer months.


Heraklion Guide

Located on the Greek island of Crete, Heraklion is the island's largest city and is one of the main urban centres in Greece. The city can trace its history back to at least the 9th century AD when its development began and then later came under the influence of the Arabs, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Popular sites in the city with tourists include the fortification walls that are essentially the boundary of the old city. These were first built by the Arabs and then reinforced by the Venetians. From the seven bastions, only the Martinengo bastion survives to this day and is where visitors will find the tomb of the renowned writer N. Kazantzakis, overlooking the city. The city was also a venue during the 2004 Olympic Games, and hosted games of the football tournament.

Located in the city's old port, visitors can still see the vaulted tarsanades where ships used to be built and also the 16th century Koule Fortress. From the port, ferries depart to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also ferry services to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus.


Rhodes to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2/19/2024 and 2/25/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 14:00 00:25 10 hours 25 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 18:00 04:15 10 hours 15 minutes Fri

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