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Ferries from Piraeus to Crete, Heraklion
Ferry Schedules, Ticket Prices & Offers
You can travel from Piraeus to Crete, Heraklion by ferry with Minoan Lines, Anek Superfast, FAST Ferries and Blue Star Ferries. The fastest ferry takes 8 hours and 35 minutes and ferry ticket prices start from 35€ for a simple economy ticket in low season.
Use the monthly calendar to see how many departures are available per day for the ferry route Piraeus - Crete, Heraklion. Select a specific date to see which ferry companies you can choose from and their exact departure and arrival times.
Select a specific departure and click on Book Now to continue for availability and prices or activate the Round Trip button at the top of the calendar to add your return trip from Piraeus to Crete, Heraklionand simply repeat the steps.
The information provided on this page may be subject to change. Real-time information about schedules is always provided in the booking engine.
Do ferries operate all year round on the Piraeus - Crete, Heraklion route?
Not necessarily. Although there are frequent connections from Piraeus to Crete, Heraklion between late spring and early autumn (May to September) the number of direct sailings in off peak season, particularly during the winter months, is reduced and some ferry companies temporarily suspend their schedules. Highspeed, catamaran and hydrofoil ferries are usually the first to suspend sailings around the end of September.
How long is the ferry trip from Piraeus to Crete, Heraklion?
The fastest ferry connection from Piraeus to Crete, Heraklion is 8 hours and 35 minutes. The exact duration varies from one company to another but the official departure and arrival times, as well as the duration of the trip are available during the booking process.
Travelers should note that the times are always correct for the local time in the place of departure and of arrival. Although the times and duration are accurate, travelers should always keep in mind that many unpredictable factors can affect a ferry schedule, such as weather conditions, delays in the embarkation process etc. If you are booking connecting transportation (another ferry or a train to your final holiday destination), it is advisable to leave enough time in between trips so that a logical delay will not further disrupt your plans.
How much does a ferry ticket from Piraeus to Crete, Heraklion cost?
Prices for ferry tickets from Piraeus to Crete, Heraklion start from 35€ for a simple deck ticket. This gives you access to all common areas on board, but there is no specific seat or bed booked for you. Booking cabin accommodation for overnight ferries is advisable especially if you have a journey ahead of you after arrival. Cabins are obviously more expensive but in most cases prices can be reduced by adding applicable discounts such as family offers, child discounts, automobile or ferry company membership discounts, students, seniors etc. Also, booking far in advance in order to take advantage of the Early Booking discounts can reduce the cost of your entire booking significantly. Our ferry booking platform is designed to calculate all available discounts and offers that apply to your booking and offer you the best possible price for your ferry trip. All you have to do is fill in your travel information.
What documents do I need to travel from Piraeus to Crete, Heraklion?
When travelling from Piraeus to Crete, Heraklion you will need the following documents: -Proof of identification such as your ID or passport -Your vehicle documents (if applicable): registration, driver’s license, vehicle insurance. -Proof of membership. If your booking includes a discount from an automobile club or ferry company bonus club membership, remember to have your membership card or papers with you to prove you are entitled to the discount. -Ferry tickets or other proof of ferry booking. Depending on how you have selected to collect your tickets, you are required to have either your paper tickets, e-ticket (QRcode), or your reservation code.