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Athens to Crete (Heraklion): Ferry Routes
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Athens to Crete (Heraklion): Ferry Routes

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Planning is the key to traveling by ferry from Athens to Crete (Heraklio) like a pro! Keep reading to discover the best ferry routes from Athens to Heraklio, availability, ferry schedules, connections, travel tips, prices and many more. Here we go!

Ferries from Athens to Crete (Heraklio) operate daily throughout the year, even during the low season.
A ferry ticket from Athens to Crete (Heraklio) costs about '30' 'EUR' (30 Euros) for a standard seat and about '160' 'EUR' (160 Euros) for a bed cabin.

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What are the ferry routes from Athens to Crete (Heraklio)?

There are daily ferries from Piraeus to Heraklio all year round. More specifically, there are usually 2 evening ferry connections between Piraeus and Heraklio in the low season.
In the peak season, there are also morning ferries to Heraklion that depart from Piraeus from 11.00 in the morning.

Indicative Ferry Routes from Athens (Piraeus port) to Heraklion (Crete)*

Schedules frequency Multiple times per day
Earliest ferry 18:00
Latest ferry 23:00
Average duration 10h40m
*Based on data of 2019-2020
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Company AEGEON PELAGOS
Duration 14h45m
Price €35.00 - €192.00
Duration 09h00m
Price €28.00 - €182.00
Company MINOAN LINES
Duration 08h15m
Price €36.00 - €126.00
 

What types of ferries travel from Athens to Crete (Heraklio)?

Due to the distance between Athens and Heraklio, the only type of ferry that serves the route is the conventional ferry. The ferry companies that connect Athens to Heraklio are Anek Lines, Minoan Lines, and Aegeon Pelagos.

 

How long is the ferry trip from Athens to Crete (Heraklio)?

The duration of the trip from Athens to Crete (Heraklio) is 8-16 hours, depending on the ferry company you’re traveling with. More specifically, Anek Lines and Minoan Lines will get you to Heraklio in 8-9 hours and Aegeon Pelagos in about 16 hours.

 

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Athens to Crete (Heraklion): Ferry Routes
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