Ferry from Santorini to Heraklion

Ferry to Heraklion - Detail of the Procession Fresco at Knossos Palace in Crete, Greece.

Start your voyage with a conventional or high-speed ferry from Santorini to Heraklion after being informed about all the details for the schedules and prices!

Heraklion, being the administrative capital of Crete is considered to be one of the most visited regions in Greece and also in Europe with 3 million visitors a year. With a great archeological interest and a wide variety of beaches, undoubtedly it is a unique destination to visit from the island of Santorini (Τhira). Everything we say about Santorini can not describe what you will experience when you will be in this place. Fascinating views, romantic beaches and food specialties are some of the pleasures that the island promises. Check our online reservation system, book a ferry from Athinios port in Santorini, arrive in a short time in Heraklion and continue your wonderful vacation!

Santorini to Heraklion ferry distance

The Santorini to Heraklion ferry distance is 120 km (65 nautical miles). An enjoyable trip with all the amenities on board awaits you!

Santorini to Heraklion ferry time

Being mainly a seasonal ferry connection, the Santorini to Heraklion ferry time depends on the type of vessel and the possible stopovers to other islands. The traveling time can be less than 2 hours with high-speed ferries whereas if you choose the conventional ones it lasts up to 6 hours.

Conventional or high-speed ferry from Santorini to Heraklion?

Whichever type of boat you choose, conventional or high-speed ferry from Santorini to Heraklion, be sure that they will offer you all the needed facilities and you will have an enjoyable trip towards your destination. Comfort lounges with armchairs, numbered seats and open air deck spaces, self-service bars with snacks and drinks are available with small differences, depending on the type of ship. If you are fond of fast trips the best option is the high-speed ferries with a little higher price but if you enjoy traveling on deck the regular ship is the most suitable for you.

Helpful information for your trip

  • The ships depart from the port of Athinios in Santorini which can be crowded during summer months, so be in time for check-in and embarkation
  • Visit our Santorini and Heraklion pages to find out more about both cities as well as the transportation options to and from the ports
  • The trip from Santorini to Heraklion is very famous, so book your tickets in advance through the isFerry booking engine
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