Heraklion
Karpathos
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Ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos

There are around 2 weekly sailings from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos. 2 ferry operators sail between Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos, these include Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries. Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos Ferry Times

Ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos typically depart from Crete (Heraklion) at around 05:00. The average sailing time of a Karpathos Crete (Heraklion) ferry is approximately 5h 57m.

Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferries typically range between €29* and €212*. The average price is around €82*. The cheapest ferry prices from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos start from €15*. The average price for a foot passenger is €51*. The average price for a car ferry is €210*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Crete (Heraklion) and Karpathos?

The distance between Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos is approximately 143.5 miles (231.0km), or 124.7 nautical miles.

Is there a Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos car ferry?

Yes, Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries offer a car ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Crete (Heraklion) and Karpathos.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos with Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries.

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Crete (Heraklion) - Karpathos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price 104 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 5h 57m
Fastest Sailing Duration 5h 25m
First Ferry 05:00
Last Ferry 06:15
Distance 124 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Karpathos?

The approximate duration for ferries from Heraklion to Karpathos is 6h 45m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Karpathos?

2 popular ferry companies travel from Heraklion to Karpathos. These ferry companies are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Karpathos?

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

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Heraklion to Karpathos?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Heraklion to Karpathos with
  • Anek Lines

Can you take your car on the ferry from Heraklion to Karpathos?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Heraklion to Karpathos with the following operators
  • Anek Lines

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Heraklion to Karpathos?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Anek Lines

Heraklion Guide

The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. A popular visitor attraction near the city is Knossos, which is around 5 km from Heraklion. This important archaeological site was the Palace of King Minos and home to the Minotaur, if legend is to be believed. The palace was built over the remains of a former Neolithic settlement in around 1900 BC.

An important attraction in the city itself is the Archaeological Museum which can be found on one corner of the central Eleftherias Square, in a converted power station. The museum collects and displays many artefacts from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other important archaeological sites on the island. The museum's collection spans several thousand years and includes the Phaestos disc, classic Hellenic and Roman sculptures, frescos, jewellery, wall paintings and pottery.

Visitors to Heraklion can take a ferry from the port, which is important for both passenger services and cargo, to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also daily sailings to the mainland port of Piraeus.


Karpathos Guide

The Greek island of Karpathos lies in the Aegean Sea and is the second largest of the Dodecanese group of islands. The island sits between the neighbouring islands of Crete and Rhodes and is widely regarded as being one of the most spectacular of all the Greek islands. Unlike many of its neighbours, and probably as a result of its relatively remote location, Karpathos only began to develop in the last couple of decades. However, the development that has taken place is largely restricted to the southern parts of the island. The northern and central parts of the island have retained their authenticity and are largely unspoilt, with pretty little villages that seem miles away from tourism. Perhaps the island's most famous features are its beaches with golden sand and crystal clear waters. The island is popular with families and also with hikers who like to explore the many trekking paths that criss cross the island.

Ferries from Karpathos depart to the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Milos, Anafi, Sitia, Santorini, Chalki and Kasos.


Heraklion to Karpathos Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 22/04/2024 and 28/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 05:00 11:30 6 hours 30 minutes Fri
Blue Star Ferries 06:15 11:40 5 hours 25 minutes Sun

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