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Rethymno port and buildings

Rethymnon is located in Crete and is connected by ferry to and from Santorini port in the Cyclades.

Currently only Seajets operates ferries to and from Rethymnon. In the summer season, there are a total of 2 sailings per week.

The distance from Rethymnon to Santorini is 145.2 kilometres. That's about 90 miles or about 78 nautical miles.

The port of Rethymnon is a small harbor town located on the northern coast of Crete. The port is a small port and is generally moderately busy but is busiest in the summer. Ferries to Rethymnon are normally only available during the summer months. To ensure the speediest crossing possible, Rethymnon is served only by fast ferries.

You can travel to or from Rethymnon with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Rethymnon ferry schedules

Why visit Rethymnon?

  • Visit the Venetian castle of Fortezza which dominates the city
  • Be amazed by the Rethymnon caves. There are about 800
  • Go to the beach. Despite being a city, Rethymon has great beaches
  • Explore the old city and learn about Turkish and Venetian cultures
  • Visit the beautiful Rimondi fountain in the old town

Island hopping around  Rethymnon

Rethymnon is connected with Cyclades. You can easily book quick ferries to Santorini, Naxos, Milos, Mykonos and other islands.

Local weather forecast

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Rethymnon port address & GPS

Rethymnon Port
Port of Rethymnon, Rethymnon Town, 74100, Greece.
Telephone: +30 2831022276
Fax: +30 2831055150
GPS Co-ordinates
24.4812 ° N, 35.3695 ° E

Rethymnon port facilities

Rethymnon port is located directly in the capital town of the island. You can find covered seating areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby.

There are parking facilities near the port.

In the summer months the port can be become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car. For more information about Rethymnon, you can visit Wikipedia.

Getting to and from the port


By car

The port is well connected and signposted and is located in the centre of town.

By Taxi

You will normally find taxis parked near to the port when ferries arrive and depart but because it's a small port they may not be there all the time. Don't rely on finding a taxi easily in July and August.

By Bus

The main bus terminal is about a 20-minutes walk from the port. You'll find it on Igoumenou Gavriil 1.
on foot

On Foot

As the port is located in the main town, it’s very easy to reach on foot.

Frequently asked questions for Rethymnon ferries

Flights to Rethymnon Crete has two major airports: Heraklion Airport "N. Kazantzakis" (HER) and Chania Airport "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" (CHQ). From Chania airport, Rethymnon is about 72km away (1 hour and 10 minutes by car) and from Heraklion airport about 80km (also 1 hour and 10 minutes by car). Public busses are available for both routes. Ferries to Rethymnon However, if you are travelling to Rethymnon from the Cyclades taking the ferry is far easier. A fast ferry is almost as quick as a flight in travel time and when you consider there are no queues or check-in involved, in total most people save time. And you also have the added convenience of arriving right at your destination.
Rethymnon is served by Seajets and a new ferry company: SeaSpeed ferries.
You can take your bike with you for free to or from Rethymnon, if you travel on large ships such as those from the companies Sea Speed Ferries and others. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation. Rethymnon can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.
Route: Santorini to Rethymnon: Average one-way cost per person travelling on foot in July: €89
The ferry port of Rethymno is located in the centre of the city so you will find plenty of travel agencies around. Go to a central agency and you won't pay to have your ticket printed. There will be a sign outside the door or you'll be referred there by the agency. If you go to a non-central agency may have to pay a small fee to get your ticket - normally a couple of Euros.
Yes. If you travel with Seajets you can travel with an e-ticket. We will give you a web page address where you just have to input your booking confirmation code. You can then either print your ticket or save it to your phone.
To get your ticket printed make sure you have a print out or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example your passport or ID card if you can also use it for travel.
Our tips to get a cheap ticket to Rethymnon:
  • Book in advance Prices always go up the closer you book to your departure date.
  • Compare ferry companies side by side using a service like Zasferries.
  • Travel off peak The weather is good in September and in May and June so why not?
You can first travel to Chania from Athens by using the port of Piraeus, this is the main port serving Athens and then travel within Crete to Rethymnon.
  • On foot: Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
  • By car: Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.
Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or Mastercard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
Rethymnon is most popular in the summer months but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of places to visit in the winter.

Latest prices for Rethymnon ferries

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Fare details
  • Booked: 11th November, 2020
  • Travel: 18th November - 17th November
  • People: Two foot passengers

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