Ferries to Crete
46 Ferry crossings from 27 Ports
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Ferries to Crete

Ferries to Crete are operated by Minoan Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, SeaJets & Anek Superfast.

Crete Ferry Times

There are about 57 daily sailings and up to 185 weekly sailings to Crete. Ferry schedules can vary by season. Use our deal finder for the most up to date sailing times and compare tickets.

Crete Ferry Ports

Crete has 6 ferry ports and Heraklion ferry port is the most popular with 180 weekly sailings.

Ferries from Santorini (Thira) to Heraklion

The Santorini (Thira) to Heraklion ferry sails approximately 19 times weekly, with a sailing duration of 2 hours 16 minutes. On average the price of a ferry from Santorini (Thira) to Heraklion is $213.02.Exclusive of booking fees.

Ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Heraklion

The Athens (Piraeus) Heraklion ferry takes approximately 8 hours 57 minutes with 6 daily sailings and up to 58 weekly sailings. Athens (Piraeus) Heraklion ferries cost about $ 396.19. Exclusive of booking fees.

Prices will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated June 01.

Can you take a car ferry to Crete?

There are car ferries to Crete, this my vary by route. Minoan Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, SeaJets & Anek Superfast offer car ferries to Crete.

Crete Ferry Prices and Offers

The price of a ferry to Crete can vary by route, operator and season. We recommend booking in advance to get the best ferry deals and availability.

Book ferry tickets to Crete

Book a ferry to Crete online with Direct Ferries, using our Deal Finder and compare tickets.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Crete?

Ferries to Crete:
  • Athens (Piraeus)
  • Milos
  • Karpathos
  • Rhodes
  • Santorini (Thira)
  • Kasos
  • Heraklion
  • Sitia
  • Anafi
  • Chalki
  • Diafani
  • Mykonos
  • Paros
  • Ios
  • Syros
  • Naxos
  • Kythira
  • Antikythira
  • Gythion
  • Agios Nikolaos
  • Folegandros
  • Sifnos
  • Koufonissi
  • Katapola (Amorgos)
  • Rethymno

What is the fastest ferry to Crete?

The fastest ferry crossing to Crete is via the Sitia to Agios Nikolaos ferry, in approximately 45m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Crete?

The cheapest ferry to Crete is 31 € on average via the Kasos to Sitia route. Ferry prices for Crete can vary depending on what season you decide to travel. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Crete?

Crete Ferry Ports:
  • Heraklion
  • Chania
  • Sitia
  • Rethymno
  • Kissamos
  • Agios Nikolaos

Can you take pets on the ferry to Crete?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring pets onboard the ferries with certain ferry companies. However, please ensure that you have read all the operator guidelines on pets before travelling. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with the following operators

Crete Ferry Map and Routes

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