Thira to Heraklion Ferry

Connecting the island of Santorini in the Cyclades Isles with the port of Heraklion on the island of Crete, the Santorini to Heraklion ferry route is an essential route between these islands, especially in the popular summer months. From the island of Santorini, which is known for its rocky landscape, colourful beaches, and picturesque towns, Santorini is one of the classic party destinations in the Cyclades; to the town of Heraklion, which is the largest town on the island of Crete, and is home to a rich history, with many different sights to see and admire. 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.

Santorini to 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.

Thira - Heraklion Ferry Operators

  • Minoan Lines
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 50 min
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  • Anek Lines
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 6 hr 10 min
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  • SeaJets
    • 10 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 45 min
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Thira Heraklion Average Prices

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

Thira Heraklion Ferry reviews

  • "Bad weather conditions"

    We travelled with really bad weather conditions which meant it took over an hour longer to arrive in Heraklion. If you get sea sick (or have never travelled by boat/ ferry) avoid like the plague, so many people were poorly.

    'Emma' travelled Thira (Santorini) Heraklion with SeaJets on Caldera Vista

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  • "Good journey "

    Ship arrived on time. Seats comfortable. Clean and efficient.

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

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  • "Santorini to Heraklion"

    Efficient service. Good experience.

    'Anonymous' travelled Thira (Santorini) Heraklion with Hellenic Seaways on Highspeed

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  • "Great trip"

    Catching the ferry from Santorini to Crete was comfortable, easy and everything you needed for a short journey. There was food on board but only for the start of the journey so if you are buying food on board go to the shop early. One of the staff members was a little rude when I asked about serving food later on but other than that it was a pleasent journey.

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

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Santorini to Heraklion Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule on the Santorini to Heraklion route has up to 27 ferries running per week, provided by 4 ferry operators, so there is not one single ferry timetable on offer here. Indeed, the ferry timetable for this route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, different ferry operators, changes made by the operators, and other such factors, so there is not one single ferry timetable on offer here, 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 time for you.

How long does the Ferry to Heraklion from Santorini take?

Ferry sail durations on the Santorini to Heraklion route can take anywhere between 1 hour and 45 minutes, to 3 hours and 15 minutes, to 6 hours, and this variation in sail times can be caused by a number of different reasons. These can include changes to the ferry route, changes made by the different ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so there is more than one sail time on offer here, so be sure to check before you book what your expected sail time will be.

Santorini to Heraklion Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Heraklion from Santorini 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 other such factors, so there are multiple different ferry fares 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 deals and offers.

Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Heraklion from Santorini?

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