Heraklion to Piraeus Ferry


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    9 hr 30 min
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    15 hr 50 min
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The Heraklion to Piraeus ferry connects Crete to Greece and is operated by ANEK Superfast and Minoan Lines. As well as comparing prices and times for Heraklion to Piraeus, we will also show you results for Chania to Piraeus to help you get from Crete to Greece at the best time, for the best price.

Book a Heraklion to Piraeus ferry today with AFerry. Just use the form above and choose the route that you want. If nothing appears automatically, start typing Heraklion. You can also type the country or even the name of the ferry company you are interested in. When you have the route that you want, choose single or return and all the other options you want.

How we compare ferries, prices and times for Heraklion to Piraeus

If there is more than one ferry company operating on the Heraklion Piraeus route we will show you all the ferry companies, to make sure you get our best price. We'll also show you any routes similar to Heraklion to Piraeus so you have the complete picture when making your booking. And of course you'll also see a range of times just in case it's a bit cheaper earlier or later than your preferred booking time.

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Once you've chosen your perfect sailing and have made your booking we'll email you your booking confirmation for your Heraklion to Piraeus ferry. The majority of tickets have instant confirmation.

We will also email you details about how you can contact us using our messaging service, as well as details about how you can change your ticket. Most of the time you can do this by yourself. The vast majority of our customers give us a review of four or five stars showing that their very happy with our service and communication.

Below you can see the ferry company or companies that sail on the Heraklion to Piraeus route and the journey times. You might also see some recent prices our customers have found. The best way to find a cheap Heraklion to Piraeus ferry though is to use the form above today to see all of our possible choices.

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Getting the best price for your Heraklion to Piraeus ferry

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.

About Heraklion

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.

About Piraeus

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

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  • 20 Aug 2013
    Travelling 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 2013
    A 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 2012
    Best 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 2012
    My 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

  • 03 Dec 2010
    Cruise to Athens
    • We were told that Minoan is the best company for a ferry between Crete and Athens. We had a wicked time, especially on the outside deck bar - brilliant.

      Review by Anon

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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 26 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 9 hrs, with ANEK Superfast.

How much does the ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus cost?

The cheapest ferry ticket price from Heraklion to Piraeus found by AFerry customers recently is £208, travelling with ANEK Superfast on Monday, 30 September 2019. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

What time does the first ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus leave?

The first ferry from Heraklion to Piraeus leaves at 18:15 with Aegeon Pelagos. 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 21:00 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.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Piraeus to Heraklion.