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In the high season there are about 15 crossings per week. The average crossing time is 9 hours. The fastest crossing is with Minoan Lines. Note that this route can arrive in mulitple ports. See the addresses section for more information.
The Piraeus to Heraklion (Crete) ferry is operated by three ferry companies: Anek Superfast, Aegeon Pelagos and Minoan Lines. This route connects Athens to Crete and you can take your car on this route or travel as a foot passenger. This route is operated exclusively by fast ferries to reduce your journey time.

You can travel throughout the year. The approximate distance from start to finish is 314.4 kilometres (around 170 nautical miles). You can travel with your pet (cat or dog) but as the route operates with fast ferries restrictions may apply, see the FAQ section details.

The average price for a one way foot passenger crossing in July is 36 Euros and for a car 52 Euros.

Piraeus to Heraklion ferry timetable

  • Minoan Lines Logo
    • 10 Sailings Weekly 9 hrs
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  • Anek Superfast logo
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 9 hrs
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  • Aegeon Pelagos logo
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 16 hrs 50 mins
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Why visit Piraeus?

  • You can travel to almost all the major island groups in Greece
  • You can eat in traditional fish taverns
  • You can go shopping of Piraeus
  • You can enjoy your coffee with a view of sea
  • Visit a Piraeus Museum
  • Visit the Churches of Piraeus
  • See a Show at the Municipal Theatre

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

Piraeus address & GPS

Piraeus Port
Port of Piraeus, Piraeus, 18537, Greece.
Telephone: +30 210 4147800
Fax: +30 210 4511121
GPS Co-ordinates
23.633 ° N, 37.9411 ° E

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

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Special offers & latest prices for Piraeus to Heraklion

Special packages from Piraeus to Heraklion
EXPIRES: 17/11/2021
BY Anek Superfast
Book now your tickets to Heraklion Crete and take advantage of the discount if you are a person with your car in any seat. Or family with a car in cabin you can have the discount. E.g 1 passenger in Economy class & 1 Car:78 €. and 4 passengers in Α4 (4berth outside cabin) & 1 Car: 184 €
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2021
3+1 free ticket in 4 bed cabin on Crete routes
EXPIRES: SOON!
BY Anek Superfast & Anek Lines
If you are a group of 4 persons in the same 4 bed cabin gets 1 ticket for free. Offer is valid when at least two tickets are purchased at full fare.
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May
2021
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May
2021
20% off on return tickets on Crete routes
EXPIRES: SOON!
BY Anek Lines
Book now your return ticket to save 20% on ferries to and from Piraeus to Crete. Provided that the outbound and inbound tickets are issued simultaneously. The discount is not cumulative with other discounts or offers.
50% off children up to 5 years on Crete routes by Anek Lines & Minoan Lines
EXPIRES: SOON!
Children up to 5 years old have 100% discount on economy class. Also 50% discount on all Cabin categories & Aircraft-type seats
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May
2021
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May
2021
50% off children from 5 to 16 years old on Crete routes
EXPIRES: SOON!
BY By Anek Lines
Children from 5 to 16 years old have 50% discount on all classes. Discount applies upon proof of date of birth / upon submission of birth certificate.
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June
2021
50% to 100% child discounts by Fast Ferries, Sea Speed Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways, Aegeon Pelagos & Aegean Flying Dolphins
EXPIRES: SOON!
Fast Ferries offers discount 50% to children aged from 6 to 10 years. Also children up to 5 years old travel without charge.
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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  • Booked: 13th May, 2021
  • Travel: May 14th - Sep 22nd
  • People: Two foot passengers
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  • Travel: May 20th - Sep 22nd
  • People: Two foot passengers
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  • Booked: 13th May, 2021
  • Travel: May 26th - Sep 25th
  • People: Two foot passengers

Average price chart

Prices from Piraeus to Heraklion 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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