Ferries to Crete
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Ferries to Crete

Minoan Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, SeaJets & Anek Superfast operate the ferries to Crete.

Crete Ferry Times

Ferries to Crete sail approximately 58 times daily and up to 189 times weekly. Ferry times can vary by season and operator. Use our deal finder to compare routes and prices.

Crete Ferry Ports

Ferries sail to 6 ports in Crete. The most popular ferry port in Crete is Heraklion ferry port with around 180 weekly sailings.

Ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Heraklion

The Athens (Piraeus) Heraklion ferry sails 6 times a day and up to 58 times a week, with a crossing time of 8 hours 57 minutes. The average price of a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Heraklion ferry is about € 366.21. Exclusive of booking fees.

Ferries from Santorini (Thira) to Heraklion

The ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Heraklion sails 1 times a day and up to 19 times a week, with a duration of 2 hours 16 minutes. On average the Santorini (Thira) Heraklion ferry costs about € 196.95. Exclusive of booking fees.

Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated June 01.

Is there a car ferry to Crete?

Car ferries do sail to Crete. Minoan Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, SeaJets & Anek Superfast offer car ferries to Crete. A car ferry may not be available on all routes, we recommend viewing our Deal Finder for the latest car ferry information and pricing.

Crete Ferry Prices

The price of a ferry to Crete can range by route, operator, vehicle type, number of passengers and season. We recommend booking in advance to get the best price and availability.

How to book ferry tickets to Crete

Booking ferries to Crete is easy. Book online and manage your trip with Direct Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to compare tickets and book the best option for you.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Crete?

Ferries to Crete:
  • Athens (Piraeus)
  • Milos
  • Karpathos
  • Rhodes
  • Santorini (Thira)
  • Kasos
  • Heraklion
  • Sitia
  • Anafi
  • Chalki
  • Diafani
  • Mykonos
  • Paros
  • Ios
  • Syros
  • Naxos
  • Kythira
  • Antikythira
  • Gythion
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Folegandros
  • Sifnos
  • Koufonissi
  • Katapola (Amorgos)
  • Rethymno

What is the fastest ferry to Crete?

The Sitia to Agios Nikolaos ferry is the fastest ferry to Crete in approximately 45m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Crete?

The cheapest ferry to Crete is approximately 31 € on average via the Kasos to Sitia ferry. However, please note prices can differ by season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Crete?

Crete Ferry Ports:
  • Heraklion
  • Chania
  • Sitia
  • Rethymno
  • Kissamos
  • Agios Nikolaos

Can you take pets on the ferry to Crete?

Yes, you can bring pets onboard ferries. Please read the operators guidelines on pets that you are travelling with. You can bring pets on ferries with the following ferry companies
  • Minoan Lines
  • SeaJets

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