Ferry from Heraklion to Santorini
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Crete’s capital, Heraklion, along with the one-of-a-kind Santorini (Thira), are two of the most preferred tourist attractions while in Greece. Heraklion’s diversity with its ancient landmarks, busy town, splendid beaches and Santorini’s unique romantic atmosphere and dazzling views, are all captivating, arousing the interest of many every year.
Both conventional and high-speed ferries are connecting the two islands with frequent daily crossings.
Heraklion to Santorini ferry time
Due to the fact that they own one port each, the Heraklion to Santorini ferry time depends on the number of stopovers in between and on the type of vessel you will choose to travel with. Generally, the distance between the ports in Heraklion and Thira with a ferry is 120 km (65 nautical miles).
Conventional ferry boat from Heraklion to Santorini
The conventional ferry boat from Heraklion to Santorini requires approx. 6 hours to drop anchor in Athinios port. The advantages of booking this kind of ferry are that it lets passengers travel with their vehicles, plus, it provides them cabins, comfortable lounges and other facilities which make the journeys a great experience.
High-speed / catamaran from Heraklion to Santorini
High-speeds / catamarans from Heraklion to Santorini connect the two ports in not more than 2 hours. Their big advantage is that their obviously faster than conventional ones but come in a little higher ferry price.
Helpful information for your journey
- The historical center of Heraklion and the port are very close to each other
Heraklion’s airport “N. Kazantzakis”, eastern of the city, provides constant transportation services towards the center
- Athinios port in Santorini is around 9 km southern of the town of Fira
- Please, visit our Heraklion and Santorini pages for details about public transportation
- Compare prices, check the schedules and book in advance your ferry tickets through the isFerry booking engine, in only a few easy steps