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How to book your ferry to or from Crete

Booking a ferry to or from the beautiful island of Crete couldn't be easier with AFerry. You can either use the booking form at the top left of the page.

More About Crete

Crete, the southernmost of the Greek islands, is popular with tourists from across the globe for its rugged mountainous scenery inland, its beautiful coastal towns and beaches, and typical Greek culture.

Visitors are drawn to Crete year-round. Because of its southerly position Crete benefits from a warm, temperate climate - you can comfortably lay on Crete's beaches and sunbathe from April until October!

Enjoy the splendid scenery Crete has to offer, explore the tiny traditional villages inland or visit the ancient Minoan palace of Knossos - whatever you decide to do with your stay in Crete, you are sure to have a memorable and enjoyable time!

Crete Travel Guide

Filled with history and cultured cuisine, the island of Crete is perfect for the tourist that wants something different from their holiday. With warm temperatures and golden sandy beaches Crete is a great place to relax, but there are also plenty of activities you can enjoy if you are after an active time away.

Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands situated in the Mediterranean. It is a popular tourist destination owing to its warm weather almost all year round and beautiful surroundings. Crete has an exotic coast line of over 1000 kilometres dotted with pristine sandy beaches and many bays and peninsulas.

Historically, Crete has always been very important as the home of the famous Minoan civilisation. Evidence of this can still be found in the famous archaeological sites of Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys. Thousands of visitors come every year to Crete not only to enjoy the warm Mediterranean climate, picturesque surroundings and Greek culture but also to witness these archaeological findings.

Travel in Crete

There are various ferries to Crete connecting from the mainland Greece and the other Greek Islands. The easiest way to travel in Crete is to hire a car which is not too expensive but follow certain rules such as drive on the hard shoulder if you are a slow driver and be weary of the mopeds passing by. Also make sure to use the horn as much as possible, Cretans don't mind that.

Things to See

Crete has a number of places to visit; you can visit the various historic and archaeological museums, the Venetian Fortress, the Acropolis, archaeological sites such as Knossos and Phaistos and various little villages and beaches to experience the Greek culture and traditions.

Crete has a wealth of treasures to explore; you can visit the beautiful coastal villages passing through the mountains and lush green valleys surrounded by the smells of jasmine and orange blossoms or simply relax on the beach of your choice. If you fancy some outdoor activities, Crete offers a wide variety of activities such as hiking, mountain climbing and fishing etc.

You can also experience the traditional Greek culture and enjoy sumptuous Greek / Mediterranean meals in the more traditional taverns or go crazy partying in the pubs which are dotted all over the place. Whatever your choice, the Cretans make sure you have the most enjoyable time ever.


  • 06 Mar 2019
    Excellent service
    • Check in was quick and fluid. The ferry was clean, tidy and the staff were very helpful. The cabin was very good. Foid and drink prices were very expensive. It was generally an expensive crossing.

      Review by RAW

  • 12 Sep 2018
    • good


  • 30 Jun 2016
    • Excellent staff attitude and outstanding service. We only used the bar and self service restaurant, which provided very varied choice, very helpful staff and outstanding value for money. Also on boardind and leaving, the staff behaved in the, old fashioned way, wellcoming and helping passengers with the baggage etc. FANTASTIC!!!!

      Review by Miguel Aguirreburualde

  • 13 Jun 2016
    Good service
    • Nothing special. All was good organized. Easy and corect.

      Review by Nikolay Ivanov

  • 06 Aug 2015
    Piraeus to Chania with ANEK Superfast
    • Everything is perfect,ship,cabins,restaurants,stuff....

      Review by MARIJA SIMIC

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Crete Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey to Crete? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

Which ferries go to Crete?

Ferries to Crete are operated by ANEK Superfast, Aegeon Pelagos, Minoan Lines and Sea Jets.

Where can I get a ferry to in Crete?

With AFerry you can book a ferry to Chania, Heraklion and Rethymnon.

How long is the ferry to Crete?

It depends where and when you travel. The quickest crossing to Crete is Santorini - Heraklion with Sea Jets and takes 1 hrs 40 min, while the longest crossing is Piraeus - Heraklion with Aegeon Pelagos and can take up to 16 hrs.