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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

Special offers & latest prices for Heraklion to Santorini

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November
2021
Black Friday -30% offer from Minoan Lines!
EXPIRES: 29/11/2021
BY MINOAN LINES
Buy your tickets online on Zas Ferries from the 26th to the 29th of November and get a 30% discount for all trips on Domestic Lines to all accommodation types.

What you need to know:

Valid for one way and round trips on the itineraries that appear in ZAS FERRIES reservation system.

Valid for all accommodation categories.

The Black Friday bookings can be cancelled according to the general cancellation terms and conditions of the domestic lines.

For any changes in Black Friday bookings after 29/11/2021, the resulting price difference must be paid as the Black Friday discount will not be valid.

50% to 100% child discounts by Dodecanese Flying Dolphins, Karystia Lines, Goutos Lines, Minoan Lines & Small Cyclades Lines
EXPIRES: SOON!
Infants up to 5 years old travel free on all lines. Children from 5 to 10 years old are entitled to a 50% discount. Discounted rates for children apply to all sea lines.
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June
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June
2021
50% to 100% child discounts by Fast Ferries, Sea Speed Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways, Aegeon Pelagos & Aegean Flying Dolphins
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Fast Ferries offers discount 50% to children aged from 6 to 10 years. Also children up to 5 years old travel without charge.
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2021
Child discounts by Seajets
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Babies up to 1 year old issue a baby ticket with seat at zero fare. Not applicable in Seajets conventional ships. Children up to 5 years old issue a baby ticket at zero fare but seats at Platinum are excluded. Children from 5 to 10 years old 50% in the seats of all classes.

Latest booked prices

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  • Booked: 16th March, 2021
  • Travel: Jun 5th - Jun 10th
  • People: Two foot passengers
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  • Booked: 16th March, 2021
  • Travel: May 7th - May 20th
  • People: Two foot passengers
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  • Booked: 16th March, 2021
  • Travel: Jul 10th - Jul 15th
  • 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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