Heraklion
Thira (Santorini)
Ferries to Cyclades Islands
Open Ticket??

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Open Ticket?

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Trip Details
Outbound
Return Trip
Heraklion - Thira (Santorini) is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
Tip: Don’t wait until it’s too late! Book now to secure your choice of departure time

Tips & Information for Heraklion - Thira (Santorini)

Latest offers for Heraklion - Thira (Santorini)

Heraklion to Thira Ferry

The Heraklion Thira ferry route connects Crete with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 5 ferry companies. Anek Lines operate their crossing up to 1 times per week, SeaJets 2 times per week, Golden Star Ferries 7 times per week, Minoan Lines 3 times per week & the Cyclades Fast Ferries service is available up to 3 times per week.

There are a combined 16 sailings available per week on the Heraklion Thira crossing between Crete and Cyclades Islands and with 5 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Heraklion to Thira Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Cyclades Islands page.
Why use Direct Ferries?
category
Ferries from 4412 routes and 901 ports worldwide
category
Trusted by over 2.5 million customers
category
We arrange over 1.2 million ferry crossings / year
category
We check up to 1 million prices for our customers daily

Most popular questions

  • The approximate duration for ferries from Heraklion to Thira is 2h 51m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Heraklion to Thira is approximately 390 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability.
  • 5 popular ferry companies travel from Heraklion to Thira. These ferry companies are
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • Book Heraklion to Thira tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Heraklion to Thira with
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
  • Yes, you can travel with a car from Heraklion to Thira with the following operators
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
  • Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs 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 dogs on their ferries
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
  • Heraklion to Thira is approximately 59 nautical miles distance apart.

Heraklion Thira Ferry reviews

  • "Sailing from Heraklion to Santorini "

    Lovely sailing, on time, comfortable seating

    '' travelled on

    Read More Read Less

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.


Thira Guide

Thira is the official name of the island of Santorini, Greece and is located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of mainland Greece.

Thira is essentially what remained after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.

With its dramatic views, stunning sunsets and beautiful beaches, it is no surprise that Thira is hugely popular with holidaymakers.


The quickest way to make & manage your booking

Download the Direct Ferries app or manage your booking online through My Account

App

Customer Service

Visit our customer service page to find useful information on travelling by ferry, our FAQs, and how to contact us for help with your booking