Ferry from Santorini to Crete (Heraklio)
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Ferry from Santorini to Crete (Heraklio)

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

Ferries from Santorini to Heraklio operate seasonally (from April to October) every year. A ferry ticket from Santorini to Heraklio costs '30' 'EUR' (30 Euros) - '50' 'EUR' (50 Euros) for a standard seat.

What are the ferry schedules from Santorini to Heraklio?

Multiple ferries depart from Santorini to Heraklion every day during the peak season (April to October). There are at least 3 ferries from Santorini to Heraklion every day, usually in the afternoon, after 15.30. The rest of the year, itineraries are rare.

What types of ferries travel from Santorini to Heraklio?

The types of ferries that operate from Santorini to Heraklio are conventional ferries and high-speed ferries. Conventional ferries are slower, while high-speed ferries are faster.

How long is the ferry trip from Santorini to Heraklio?

The ferry trip from Santorini to Heraklio lasts for 2-6 hours. However, most ferry companies complete the route in about 2 hours. The ferry companies that serve the route from Santorini to Heraklio are Minoan Lines, Golden Star Ferries, and Seajets.

Travel tips

  • Keep in mind that the ferry routes from Santorini to Heraklio operate seasonally, so it would be difficult to do this trip off-season.
  • The best way to plan your trip from Santorini to Crete (Heraklio) is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August. This also applies to ferry tickets from Heraklio to Santorini.
  • From Heraklio, you can easily take the ferry to other popular islands, like Andros and Ios.

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