Santorini to Crete Ferry
There are currently 2 ferry routes connecting Santorini and Crete, with services from Santorini to Heraklion and Rethymnon. On average, there are a combined number of 3 crossings each day between Santorini and Crete, which are operated by Aegeon Pelagos, Golden Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, Minoan Lines and Sea Jets. The shortest crossing between Santorini and Crete is to Heraklion with Sea Jets and takes around 1 hour 40 minutes, while the longest crossing is to Heraklion with Aegeon Pelagos and takes approximately 6 hours.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Santorini and Crete. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.
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. Santorini ferry port lies on the southernmost of the Cyclades islands, in the Aegean Sea about 63 miles from Crete. The total area is about 74 Sq. Kms. The Cyclades Islands in Greece are a gorgeous collection of unique and beautiful islands. The southernmost area in this island collection is Santorini (also officially known as Thira).
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!