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Ferry from Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion)

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

Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

Ferries from Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) typically depart from Rhodes at around 11:00. The average sailing time of a Crete (Heraklion) Rhodes ferry is approximately 10h 53m.

Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) ferries typically range between €24* and €158*. The average price is around €82*. The cheapest ferry prices from Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) start from €23*. The average price for a foot passenger is €62*. The average price for a car ferry is €303*.

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

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

The distance between Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 223.8 miles (360.2km), or 194.5 nautical miles.

Is there a Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) car ferry?

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

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

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Dodecanese Islands to Crete page.
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Rhodes - Crete (Heraklion) 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 10h 53m
Fastest Sailing Duration 10h 14m
First Ferry 11:00
Last Ferry 17:01
Distance 194 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion?

The approximate duration for ferries from Rhodes to Heraklion is 12h 32m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion?

Rhodes to Heraklion is approximately 87 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Rhodes to Heraklion?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Rhodes to Heraklion?

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

How far is Heraklion from Rhodes?

Rhodes to Heraklion is approximately 194 nautical miles distance apart.

Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and lies in the eastern Aegean Sea, to the north east of the island of Crete and south east of Athens. The island is also a short distance off the coast of Turkey. Rhodes Town is the island's capital and main town and its Old Town is a rich tapestry made up of different civilisations and cultures. The city's medieval walls, its fortress like buildings, the gates, bastions, narrow alleys, old houses, fountains and busy squares combine to make all visitors feel as though they have stepped back thousands of years. Outside of Rhodes Town the island has a number of small villages and beach resorts that are popular with tourists. The main ones are Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Pefkos, Archangelos, Haraki, Koskinou, Afantou, Paradisi, Trianta and Embona.

From the island's port, ferry services depart to Piraeus by both conventional and high speed ferry. The island is also connected to the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, the Cyclades Islands and to Crete during the summer months.

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.

Rhodes to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 22/07/2024 and 28/07/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 11:00 22:35 11 hours 35 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 17:01 03:15 10 hours 14 minutes Fri

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