Rafina
Rethymno
Ferries to Crete
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Rafina to Rethymno Ferry

The Rafina Rethymno ferry route connects Athens with Crete. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Golden Star Ferries. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 13 hours 20 minutes.

Rafina Rethymno sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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

  • The approximate duration for ferries from Rafina to Rethymno is 13h 20m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Rafina to Rethymno is approximately 0 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability.
  • There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Rafina to Rethymno and this is
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • Book Rafina to Rethymno tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Rafina to Rethymno with
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • Yes, you can travel with a car from Rafina to Rethymno with the following operators
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • 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
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • Rafina to Rethymno is approximately 0 nautical miles distance apart.

Rafina Guide

The Greek town of Rafina lies on the east coast of the Attica region of Greece. The town, and its port, is on the Aegean Sea coast, to the east of the Penteli Mountains and to the north east of the Mesogaia Plain. The Greek capital, Athens, is 25 km to the west of Rafina which is close to the towns of Artemida and Nea Makri. It is a popular destination for Athenians, due to its proximity to Athens, who drive out of the city to Rafina to eat in one of the town's many fish restaurants that line the harbour. It is common to see the day's catch on display on beds of ice outside each restaurant.

Rafina's port is the second largest in the Attica region, after Piraeus, although this is likely to change by the port at Lavrio which is currently being expanded. ferries from Rafina's port depart to the southern part of Euboea and to most of the Cyclades Islands. Both conventional and high speed ferries operate to the islands with most departing Rafina in the morning.


Rethymno Guide

Located between the popular regions of Heraklion and Chania is the beautiful historic town of Rethymno, the third largest town on the island of Crete in Greece.

Rethymno is a place of outstanding natural wealth and a variation of landscapes, with flourishing valleys, harsh mountains and rocky shores following long sandy beaches. The east side of the region is mostly mountainous while the northern and southern coasts are dotted with fabulous beaches which are pretty popular in summer.

The city of Rethymno is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Greece, with Venetian fortification works, orthodox and catholic churches, mosques, grand Venetian mansions, arches and cobbled streets all together, creating this wondrous traditional atmosphere.

The Venetian port is probably one of the most popular spots of the Town. This small port was of great strategic importance during the Venetian period and has undergone numerous constructions since 1300. Nowadays, the port is lined up by cafes and delicious restaurants where you can enjoy the secrets of the Cretan cuisine.


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