Santorini to Heraklion Ferry


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  • 1 crossings daily
    1 hr 40 min
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    1 hr 45 min
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    3 hr 15 min
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  • 1 crossings weekly
    5 hr 50 min
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The Santorini to Heraklion ferry connects the Cyclades to Crete and is operated by 5 ferry companies:

  • Aegeon Pelagos
  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Hellenic Seaways
  • Minoan Lines
  • Sea Jets

Book a Santorini to Herklion ferry today with AFerry. Just use the form above and choose the route that you want. If nothing appears automatically, start typing Santorini. 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 Santorini to Herklion

If there is more than one ferry company operating on the Santorini Herklion 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 Santorini to Herklion 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.

How you get your ticket and how you can make changes if you need to

Once you've chosen your perfect sailing and have made your booking we'll email you your booking confirmation for your Santorini to Herklion 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 Santorini to Herklion route and the journey times. You might also see some recent prices our customers have found. The best way to find a cheap Santorini to Herklion 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 Santorini to Herklion ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Santorini to Herklion. 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 Santorini to Herklion 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 Santorini to Herklion ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Santorini to Herklion is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.


  • 12 Sep 2018
    • good


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

      Review by D Cassidy

  • 04 Jul 2014
    Very Unreliable
    • I have had two encounters with SeaJets. The first was last year when our boat from Santorini was more then 2 hours late. We had to wait in a hot an sweaty hall packed with people, no announcements were made, no information was given. The second encounter was this year, I found out by accident that our ferry from Sifnos to Folegandros was cancelled. Seajets did not inform us. I emailed them, without any response, I called them they promised to get back to me with alternatives, they never did. So I had to call them again. I do not blame them for changing their schedule, but not informing your costumers, and not communicating at all will make me try to avoid their services in the future.

      Review by Anon

  • 28 Oct 2013
    Bad boarding
    • The journey, facilities and staff fantastic, BUT the procedure to board the ferry needs a massive improvement, twice I have been hugely disappointed in my ferry journeys from Santorini. There needs to be improvement in how you board the ferry, I was travelling with my baby in a carrier strapped to the front of me, we had already put up with the pushing and shoving inside the building as we waited, as I was in no hurry, as it seemed everyone else was. As I got on to the ferry once again I was badly pushed and fell forward, thankfully a gentlemen stopped me from completely falling on to my baby. Can this all be avoided by getting all passengers to line up in some sort of orderly fashion. Once I understand but as this has happened to me twice from the port of Santorini it would be nice to trust using the ferry service again, but something has to be done about this. :(

      Review by Anon

  • 03 Jul 2012
    Annual leave
    • When you take your annual leave you want comfortable, stress and trouble free transport between the amazing Greek Islands. That is what we received. We depart and arrived on time.

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Santorini to Heraklion Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Santorini to Heraklion? 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 Santorini to Heraklion take?

The average journey time by ferry between Santorini to Heraklion is 3 hrs 10 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 Santorini to Heraklion travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Santorini to Heraklion is 1 hrs 40 min, with Sea Jets.

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

The first ferry from Santorini to Heraklion leaves at 04:10 with Aegeon Pelagos. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Santorini to Heraklion leave?

The last ferry from Santorini to Heraklion leaves at 17:45 with Minoan Lines. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Santorini to Heraklion?

Ferries travelling from Santorini to Heraklion are operated by Aegeon Pelagos, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines and Sea Jets.

Looking for more information?

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