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The Heraklion to Santorini route is operated by 3 ferry companies in the peak summer season with about 17 sailings per week. It connects Crete with the Cyclades. The average sailing time is 3 hours and 20 minutes.

This route is operated by Seajets, Minoan Lines and Aegeon Pelagos. The quickest crossing is with Seajets and lasts 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Ferries from Heraklion to Santorini are normally only available during the summer months. The route is operated by a mix of fast and conventional ferries but predominantly fast ferries.

The distance from Heraklion to Santorini ports by ferry is 136 kilometres, that's about 85 miles or 73 nautical miles. However, the exact distance may depend on the route you take.

You can travel as a foot passenger or with your vehicle on this route.

The cheapest price for a one way crossing by foot in the summer is about 25 euros, and for a car with one person about 87 euros

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Heraklion to Santorini ferry timetable

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    • 12 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 50 mins
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  • Minoan Lines Logo
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 2 hrs
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  • Aegeon Pelagos logo
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 6 hrs 10 mins
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Why visit Heraklion?

  • Visit the 16th century Venetian fort of Koules and explore the cobbled streets in the old town
  • Visit the Knossos palace, located just 5km from Heraklion
  • Browse through the collections in the impressive Heraklion archaeological museum
  • Take your family to the Natural History Museum which includes an earthquake and tsunami simulator
  • Go swimming at Ammoudara beach. Close to town yet clean and beautiful

Why visit Santorini?

  • Enjoy the sunset with a cockail in Fira or the quiter area of Oia
  • Visit the Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri
  • Be amazed by the Minoan frescoes in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera
  • Visit the stunning and unusual Red Beach
  • Go on a day trip to the volcanic caldera island of Thirassia

Heraklion address & GPS

Heraklion Port
Heraklion Port (Nearhou avenue 78 ), Heraklion Town, 71307, Greece.
Telephone: +30 2810 244956
Fax: +30 2810 229445
GPS Co-ordinates
25.1429 ° N, 35.3441 ° E

Santorini address & GPS

Santorini Port
Port of Santorini, Santorini, 84700, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22860 22239
Fax: +30 22860 23569
GPS Co-ordinates
25.428 ° N, 36.386 ° E

Frequently asked questions for Heraklion to Santorini ferries

Latest prices for Heraklion to Santorini

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  • Booked: 16/03/2021
  • Travel: 05/06/2021 - 10/06/2021
  • People: Two foot passengers
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  • Travel: 07/05/2021 - 20/05/2021
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  • Booked: 16/03/2021
  • Travel: 20/07/2021 - 23/07/2021
  • People: Two foot passengers

Average price chart

Prices from Heraklion to Santorini can vary throughout the year, to help you make your mind up when might be the best time to travel, take a look at our average price chart of fares throughout the year. The prices are based on one person travelling as a foot-passenger.

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Review Title

Nice ferry, very windy.

Overall Rating
Rated 4 out of 5
About the Reviewer: Foot passenger
Ferry Company:SeaJets
Travel Month:May
Year of Travel: 2022
Punctuality:
Rated 4 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
Port Facilities:
Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
Wheelchair User - How Easy was the Route:
Rated 5 out of 5
May 31, 2022
Details of Review

The travel time was nice, it was a relatively small ferry but it was windy and the ferry was moving a lot...

Review Submitted ByJane
Review Title

A pleasant start of our holiday

Overall Rating
Rated 5 out of 5
About the Reviewer: Foot passenger
Ferry Company:SeaJets
Travel Month:April
Year of Travel: 2022
Punctuality:
Rated 5 out of 5
Getting Off & On:
Rated 5 out of 5
Port Facilities:
Rated 5 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
April 28, 2022
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We were so pleased to get to Santorini so quickly! We were already tired as we had just landed in Heraklion so we really appreciated travelling on such a quick ferry with all the comforts!

Review Submitted ByKate
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