Heraklion Ferries


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Heraklion Routes

Book a ferry to Heraklion with AFerry. Ferries to Heraklion, in Crete, are available from Greece and the Cyclades. You can take a ferry to Heraklion from Ios, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Piraeus, Rhodes and Santorini.

Heraklion Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Heraklion are operated by Aegeon Pelagos, ANEK Superfast, Golden Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, Minoan Lines and Sea Jets. Because 6 ferry companies operate in and out of Heraklion, comparing can be very useful to help you find the best price at the best time for you. When you search for a ferry to Heraklion, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Chania to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Ferries with Aegeon Pelagos and other companies operating to and from Heraklion are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Heraklion will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

  • Heraklion Ferries
  • Heraklion Ferries
  • Heraklion Ferries

About Heraklion

Heraklion is the capital city in Crete and the centre of commerce on the island. It is also the main port of entry to Crete for the majority of visitors. A vibrant and working small metropolis with a number of attractive features, the sea, the culture, excellent food and friendly, welcoming people make this a delightful place to visit. Heraklion Archaeological Museum is well worth a visit. Collecting together many finds from the important archeological sites of Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos and Zakros in Crete. See the outstanding sights of Heraklion's fortification walls that define the "old city". The first fortifications were built by the Arabs and were later reinforced by the Venetians.

Ferries to and from Heraklion

On board Blue Star Ferries, as well as a range of cabins and seating including airline style seats, you will find an a la carte restaurant, cafe, bar, shops, internet access, ATM machine and night club. All Blue Star Ferries also now feature Goody's fast food restaurants which are Greece's equivalent of McDonalds or Burger King.

Minoan Lines operates a modern, well-equipped fleet of ferries which offer passengers a wide range of facilities. On board you will find full and self service restaurants, internet access rooms and shops. On some ships you may also find a summer time swimming pool, bar, disco and even a gym.

Anek and Superfast have combined to form a company called Anek Superfast with a fleet fleet of 15 magnificent modern air-conditioned ships all offer a full range of facilities on board. You can choose from a range of inner or outer ship cabins with two, three or four beds and on Anek Superfast Italy-Greece routes you can even choose a deluxe cabins featuring a sitting room and TV and Internet access.

Hellenic Seaways is one the best known Greek ferry companies. In addition to conventional ferries, the company also runs catamaran type vessels and fast ferries which can often be up to 50% faster than conventional ferries. This means that you can island-hop across the Greek islands and have even more time to enjoy your destination. You will find their ferries are modern and provide a full range of facilities on board.

Sea Jets operate three vessels, the SeaJet2, the MegaJet and SuperJet. All their ferries are fast and provide good connections between the different islands and the Greek mainland and any journey with this company will be an easy and relaxing experience.

Whatever route you choose for your Hearklion ferry, you will always find a great deal with AFerry.

Heraklion Port

Heraklion and its ferry port are situated almost in the center of Crete's north coast, where the most important cities, and the biggest part of financial and all of the transportation activities have developed.

Heraklion port facilities

Heraklion ferry port has extensive facilities to cater for all needs of its visitors. Inside the port area but also within walking distance of the port you will find many shops and restaurants, travel agents and tour operators. There are also numerous hotels ranging from luxury class to small rent-a-room and youth hostels nearby.

Parking is available at the port for both the short and long-term, with designated areas available for those with disabilities.

Getting to Heraklion port

Heraklion ferry port is located almost in the center of Crete's north coast and can easily be reached by car. Coming from Agios Nikolaos, take the national road and drive towards the west, which is the quickest way to reach Heraklion and then follow the signs to the ferry port.

From within the town of Heraklion drive towards the north or along the sea side and follow the signs to the port. Driving from Rethymnon or Chania to Heraklion, take the national road, drive towards the west and follow the signs.

Regular bus services from the east and west coast arrive at the bus station very close to the ferry port of Heraklion.

Taxis are reasonably priced in Greece. Several radio taxi companies are available in Heraklion and elsewhere in Crete so you can easily pre-book your transport to Heraklion port.

Heraklion Map

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Port Addresses

ANEK Superfast

Port of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Aegeon Pelagos

Port of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Blue Star Ferries

Port of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Hellenic Seaways

Port of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Sea Jets

Port of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Minoan Lines

Port of Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece


  • 23 Oct 2019
    Good overnight ferry
    • The cabins were clean, however in terms of eating the options were limited especially as a vegetarian

      Review by VISHAL PATEL

  • 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

  • 03 Nov 2014
    Trip from sanrorini to crete
    • Good trip. No problems. Would do this trip again. Comfortable seating.

      Review by D Cassidy

  • 14 Oct 2014
    Venice to Crete: stage 2
    • This ferry, it's facilities and services was far better than our first stage (Venice to Patras). The accommodation was great, with a large room, two real (although single) beds, fridge stocked with complimentary water & coke and a perfectly adequate shower room. Departure and arrival pretty much on time and ports easily accessible (bus 420 from across the road at Athens bus station - use rusty footbridge). Not to Anek Lines: on this ferry there was a safety announcement providing information on life jackets and the emergency signal (ships horn) there was no such announcement on the ferry from Venice to Patras.

      Review by Keith Halliday

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