Heraklion to Santorini Thira Ferry

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  • 6 crossings weekly
    1 hr 45 min
  • infrequent crossings
    5 hr 50 min

The Heraklion to Santorini Thira ferry connects Crete to the Cyclades and is operated by 4 ferry companies:

  • Golden Star Ferries
  • Hellenic Seaways
  • Minoan Lines
  • Sea Jets

Book a Heraklion to Santorini Thira ferry today with AFerry. Just use the form above and choose the route that you want. If nothing appears automatically, start typing Heraklion. You can also type the country or even the name of the ferry company you are interested in. When you have the route that you want, choose single or return and all the other options you want.

How we compare ferries, prices and times for Heraklion to Santorini Thira

If there is more than one ferry company operating on the Heraklion Santorini Thira route we will show you all the ferry companies, to make sure you get our best price. We'll also show you any routes similar to Heraklion to Santorini Thira so you have the complete picture when making your booking. And of course you'll also see a range of times just in case it's a bit cheaper earlier or later than your preferred booking time.

How you get your ticket and how you can make changes if you need to

Once you've chosen your perfect sailing and have made your booking we'll email you your booking confirmation for your Heraklion to Santorini Thira ferry. The majority of tickets have instant confirmation.

We will also email you details about how you can contact us using our messaging service, as well as details about how you can change your ticket. Most of the time you can do this by yourself. The vast majority of our customers give us a review of four or five stars showing that their very happy with our service and communication.


Below you can see the ferry company or companies that sail on the Heraklion to Santorini Thira route and the journey times. You might also see some recent prices our customers have found. The best way to find a cheap Heraklion to Santorini Thira ferry though is to use the form above today to see all of our possible choices.

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About Heraklion

Heraklion is the capital city in Crete with a population in excess of 120,000. It is the centre of commerce on the island and is also the main port of entry to Crete for the majority of visitors. Crossings are available to Piraeus on the mainland of Greece, as well as to several Greek Islands.


About Santorini

Santorini is famous not only for its natural beauty but for its cosmopolitan lifestyle with a vigorous nightlife and various restaurants and cocktail bars along with fantastic accommodation facilities with views over the Caldera.

Santorini was destroyed by a powerful volcanic eruption in 1500 B.C. covering the island completely and destroying a highly advanced and powerful civilization (Akrotiri) that lived in the city at the time. However, this eruption created an unrivalled wild landscape with enchanting views and attractions that now make Santorini a must see place.

Stunning clean beaches with black shining pebbles and rugged landscape in the background coupled with black, white and red sands make Santorini a truly unforgettable experience. Famous for its "Caldera", the collection of cliffs bordering the Aegean Sea that in ancient times was an active volcano, Santorini is the Cyclades' most prized possession.


Getting the best price for your Heraklion to Santorini Thira ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Heraklion to Santorini Thira. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.

If you're not sure if the Heraklion to Santorini Thira route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Heraklion to Santorini Thira ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Heraklion to Santorini Thira is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

Heraklion to Santorini Thira Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Heraklion to Santorini Thira? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini take?

The average journey time by ferry between Heraklion to Santorini is 3 hrs 50 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Heraklion to Santorini is 1 hrs 45 min, with Sea Jets.

What time does the first ferry from Heraklion to Santorini leave?

The first ferry from Heraklion to Santorini leaves at 08:00 with Sea Jets. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Heraklion to Santorini leave?

The last ferry from Heraklion to Santorini leaves at 18:15 with Aegeon Pelagos. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Santorini?

Ferries travelling from Heraklion to Santorini are operated by Aegeon Pelagos and Sea Jets.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Santorini Thira to Heraklion.