Diafani
Heraklion
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Diafani Heraklion Ferries

The Diafani Heraklion ferry route connects Dodecanese Islands with Crete and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Anek Lines service runs up to 1 times per week with a sailing duration of around 9 hours 50 minutes while the Blue Star Ferries service runs up to 1 times per week with a duration from 7 hours 15 minutes.

So that’s a combined 2 sailings on offer per week on the Diafani Heraklion route between Dodecanese Islands and Crete. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Dodecanese Islands to Crete page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Diafani to Heraklion?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Diafani to Heraklion is 8h 32m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Diafani to Heraklion?

    2 popular ferry companies travel from Diafani to Heraklion. These ferry companies are
    • Anek Lines
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Diafani to Heraklion?

    Book Diafani to Heraklion tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Diafani Guide

Located on the Greek island of Karpathos, the second largest of the Dodecanese group of islands in the Aegean Sea, is the town and port of Diafani. Karpathos lies roughly 50 km to the south west of the island of Rhodes in the part of the Mediterranean Sea called the Carpathian Sea. There are 11 villages on the island, one of which is Diafani which is located in the north of the island. The island is characterised by rugged mountains in the north and fertile fields in the south with an abundance of flowers in the winter and spring months. Visitors to the island can find amazing beaches, sometimes without crowds, nestling between the island's craggy cliffs.

The island has managed to retain its charm mainly because of its relatively remote location. The island has managed to preserve many of its traditional forms of dress, customs and dialect.

Karpathos is connected to neighbouring islands and to the mainland by ferry. The ferries provide transport to and from Piraeus, via Crete and Rhodes.


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.


Diafani to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 08/04/2024 and 14/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 17:40 00:25 6 hours 45 minutes Mon

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