Heraklion to Santorini Ferry
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Getting the best price for your Heraklion to Santorini ferry
With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Heraklion to Santorini. 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 Santorini 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 Santorini ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Heraklion to Santorini 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.
Santorini is famous not only for its natural beauty but for its cosmopolitan lifestyle with a vigorous nightlife and various restaurants and cocktail bars along with fantastic accommodation facilities with views over the Caldera.
Santorini was destroyed by a powerful volcanic eruption in 1500 B.C. covering the island completely and destroying a highly advanced and powerful civilization (Akrotiri) that lived in the city at the time. However, this eruption created an unrivalled wild landscape with enchanting views and attractions that now make Santorini a must see place.
Stunning clean beaches with black shining pebbles and rugged landscape in the background coupled with black, white and red sands make Santorini a truly unforgettable experience. Famous for its "Caldera", the collection of cliffs bordering the Aegean Sea that in ancient times was an active volcano, Santorini is the Cyclades' most prized possession.
03 Jul 2018Superb
My first time travelling Greece as well as using Hellenic Seaways to the islands (ferry changed to Minoan Lines few days before my departure and I got email to confirm on this). A wonderful experience.
Review by OLIVE LAI
04 May 2018Good but wanted to see arrival
It's a nice ferry and pleasant trip but the experience would be enhanced if you allowed time so foot passengers could stay upstairs long enough to see the dramatic arrival into the cauldron.
Review by JANET FISHER
08 Nov 2017From Crete to Santorini
We all had a very pleasant journey will definitely recommend and travel with AFerry again.
Review by Anon
02 Jun 2017Best way to travel between islands
It was easy to book using AFerry. Our reservations were recorded accurately, so checking in was quick and easy. The ferry was comfortable and spacious - much better than a plane. It'd do this again in a heartbeat.
Review by Anon
02 Jun 2017Best way to get between islands
It was easy to book using AFerry, our reservations were recording accurately and we had no trouble checking in. The ferry was pretty comfortable and much more spacious than a plane. I'd do this again in a heartbeat.
Review by Anon
Heraklion to Santorini Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Heraklion to Santorini? 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 Santorini take?
The average journey time by ferry between Heraklion to Santorini is 3 hrs 14 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 Santorini travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Heraklion to Santorini is 1 hrs 45 min, with Sea Jets.
How much does the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini cost?
The cheapest ferry ticket price from Heraklion to Santorini found by AFerry customers recently is £337, travelling with Sea Jets on Sunday, 16 August 2020. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.
What time does the first ferry from Heraklion to Santorini leave?
The first ferry from Heraklion to Santorini leaves at 08:40 with Sea Jets. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Heraklion to Santorini leave?
The last ferry from Heraklion to Santorini leaves at 20:15 with Aegeon Pelagos. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Santorini?
Ferries travelling from Heraklion to Santorini are operated by Aegeon Pelagos, Golden Star Ferries and Sea Jets.
Looking for more information?
If you're looking for the return journey, check out Santorini to Heraklion.