Heraklion to Piraeus Ferry
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6 crossings weekly7 hr 16 min
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With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Heraklion to Piraeus. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the Heraklion to Piraeus route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Heraklion to Piraeus ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Heraklion to Piraeus is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
Heraklion is the capital city in Crete with a population in excess of 120,000. It is the centre of commerce on the island and is also the main port of entry to Crete for the majority of visitors. Crossings are available to Piraeus on the mainland of Greece, as well as to several Greek Islands.
Piraeus has been inhabited for over 4000 years and has seen history come and ago, including the incredible Ancient Greek Empire.
Book your ferry to the idyllic Greek islands from Athens' major port simply and securely with AFerry
06 Oct 2019Very smooth crossing.....
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that there was no 'swaying' movement from the boat. Bunks were surprisingly comfortable, all in all a good trip
Review by JOANNE CURTIS
20 Aug 2013Travelling from Crete to Italy
We arrived at Heraklion ferry port and the checking in process was simple. However, I was disappointed that I couldn't collect both ferry tickets at the same time - we were travelling with the same ferry company from Heraklion to Piraeus and then from Patras to Bari but had to wait until we arrived at Patras to collect our next ferry ticket. T he onborad facilities were fairly clean but the duty-free shop was very small, over-priced and did not have a lot of choice. We stayed in a cabin which was clean but directly above the engines (I think!) so was very noisy and we gained little sleep. The 'bathroom' was very small and not designed for the smaller person. Onboard staff were very friendly and the food, although over-priced, was varied and satisfying. My only real grumble would be that the ferry company advertises a connecting bus from the Piraeus ferry port to Patras ferry port (which you pre-book), however we discovered when arriving at the ferry port in Piraeus that the ferry company no longer run this service (despite us pre-booking!) which resulted in an extremely stressful train journey to Patras.
Review by Anon
18 Aug 2013A simple and comfortable trip
This was an easy to use service, there was a comfortable amount of services and seating on boards although I felt there could have been more variety.
Review by Amy Clarke
16 Sep 2012Best possible sea trip from Crete to Athens
I've been on lots of Greek ferries but this seemed to me to be easily the best! Incredible welcome on board - treated like 5 star hotel guests from the start. I would give 7 stars to rate the onboard staff, if I could, but five will have to do! Our cabin was very comfortable in every way. But you don't have to have a cabin - and on-deck facilities are a fine place to spend the night if you prefer. The bars on board range from very formal, with a waiter - (who gets a tip and deserves it!) - to much more informal places - you can take your pick. Restaurants are great. Announcements are very easily audible but kept to a minimum. The ship is incredibly comfortable in every way, with facilities for children of all ages! This was a very enjoyable crossing indeed and great value.
Review by Guy
23 Jul 2012My first ferry trip
A rather good ferry trip overall. Sleep was however very bad, because of the air conditioned, it was very-very cold. I had airplane type seats, so i don't know about cabins/berth quality. But I think that people that have bought only deck tickets have had no problem sleeping in the airplane seats area, there was no way to check them... A bit unfair for those that have paid more for having a seat.
Review by Anon
Heraklion to Piraeus Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Heraklion to Piraeus? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.
How long does the ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus take?
The average journey time by ferry between Heraklion to Piraeus is 11 hrs 23 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.
How fast does the ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus is 8 hrs 30 min, with Minoan Lines.
What time does the first ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus leave?
The first ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus leaves at 09:00 with ANEK Superfast. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus leave?
The last ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus leaves at 22:00 with Minoan Lines. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Piraeus?
Ferries travelling from Heraklion to Piraeus are operated by ANEK Superfast, Aegeon Pelagos and Minoan Lines.
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If you're looking for the return journey, check out Piraeus to Heraklion.