Minoan Lines

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  • Ferry tickets
  • Routes
  • Camping all inclusive
  • Discounts
  • Onboard accommodation

If you are planning a trip to Greece and are seeking out a unique manner to explore the Aegean Sea, take into account taking a ferry with Minoan Lines. With over 40 years of experience, Minoan Lines offers comfortable and inexpensive transportation among the Greek mainland and the islands of Crete, Santorini, Mykonos and more.

Greece is a land of natural beauty, rich history and vibrant subculture. There are many ways to discover this fascinating country, but one of the most specific and unforgettable ones is with by taking a ferry of Minoan Lines.

Minoan Lines is a Greek ferry company that gives a variety of routes in the Aegean Sea. Their ships are modern and comfortable, with amenities consisting of restaurants, bars and enjoyment options, such as play rooms and boutiques. But what sincerely sets Minoan Lines aside, is the possibility to peer Greece from a, exclusive perspective - the ocean.

One of the most famous routes provided by Minoan Lines is from Piraeus to Crete. This adventure takes around 8 hours and offers beautiful perspectives of the Aegean Sea. Crete is the biggest of the Greek islands and is home to rich records and culture, in addition to stunning beaches and landscapes.

Another famous route is from Piraeus to Santorini. This journey takes around 5 hours and gives breathtaking views of the famous caldera and white-washed buildings perched at the cliffs. Santorini is one of the most famous locations in Greece, acknowledged for its stunning sunsets, volcanic seashores and particular structure.

But Minoan Lines offers extra than just transportation. For instance, on the journey from Piraeus to Crete, passengers can experience live music and dance performances. There also are options for dining, along with a buffet restaurant and a la carte options.

For those who want to discover Greece even further, Minoan Lines also offers routes to other Greek islands. These trips allow passengers to experience extra of Greece’s numerous culture and landscapes.

Overall, a cruise with Minoan Lines is a unique and unforgettable way to explore Greece. From the lovely sea views to the onboard accommodation and amenities, there may be something for each traveler. So why not add a sea adventure and ebook a cruise with Minoan Lines today?

Minoan Lines booking terms

Minoan Lines ferry tickets

Using our online booking platform, you can get real-time availability and prices and book Minoan Lines ferry tickets to your destination.

It is very important to plan your trip in advance and have all the details arranged. In addition to the hotel booking, it would be wise to book your ferry tickets so that everything is under your control before you even leave home. Find the best offer at a price that fits your budget!

How do I book my ferry tickets?

Making a reservation could not be faster and easier. All you have to do is select the destination, the departure date and click on "search". You will immediately see all the updated and available itineraries in real-time!

Any combination of discount or offer (e.g. Early booking, Automembership, etc.) is automatically considered!

Start packing your bags, we wish you a pleasant trip!

Routes & timetables

Minoan Lines connects Italy from Venice and Ancona with Igoumenitsa, Patras and Corfu, Athens with Milos - Heraklion - Chania, Crete with Santorini - Ios - Naxos - Paros - Mykonos.

In addition to real-time schedules, you have the opportunity to view and print the complete annual timetable and passenger/vehicle tariff.

Note: Schedules may change from season to season, so get an updated Timetable through our search engine with the latest changes on Schedules, Tariff, and Availability.

Adriatic itineraries

Minoan Lines Adriatic Routes between Italy and Greece are the most exciting ferry crossings in Europe. Sailing overnight, you'll enjoy a relaxing evening onboard Minoan Lines with a range of excellent facilities that will make your trip unforgettable. For ferry transportation from Italy to Greece, Minoan Lines is a perfect choice!

The frequency of Minoan Lines Adriatic Itineraries:

  • 6 departures in a week from Ancona to Igoumenitsa and Patras
  • 2 weekly departures from Ancona to Corfu (from June to September)
  • Daily departures from Brindisi to Patras and Igoumenitsa
  • 1-3 weekly departures from Brindisi to Corfu (from June to September)

Greek domestic itineraries

Exploring beautiful Greece with your vehicle couldn't be easier!
Search for and find every available Minoan Lines connection in Greece and to the Greek islands. View updated ferry schedules for Minoan Lines Greek domestic itineraries both for direct and indirect connections.

Greek domestic routes of Minoan Lines network:

  • 7 x night departures in a week from Athens/Piraeus to Heraklion
  • 7 x night departures in a week from Athens/Piraeus to Chania
  • 7 x day departures Athens/Piraeus to Heraklion (July and August)
  • 7 x day departures Athens/Piraeus to Milos island (July and August)
  • 7 x day departures Heraklion/Crete to Santorini, Ios, Naxos, Paros and Mykonos (April to October)

Camping all inclusive

The Minoan Lines Camping All Inclusive formula is the ideal solution for traveling in the comfort of your camper or caravan at the price of an economy deck and vehicle fare!

Instead of sleeping in your campervan, you get an inside cabin for the whole crossing from Italy to Greece or vice versa. The offer includes an inside cabin for the price of a deck passage per person plus the vehicle price!

Camping on board is valid throughout the year.


Camper/Motorhome and Caravan owners, traveling on the Ancona or Venice route, can benefit from the “Minoan Lines Camping All Inclusive” offer.

The Camping All Inclusive formula is the ideal solution for traveling in the comfort of your camper or caravan at the price of an economy deck and vehicle fare!

Instead of sleeping in your Campervan, you get an inside cabin for the whole crossing from Italy to Greece or vice versa. The offer includes an inside cabin in category AB2 (if 2 passengers.), AB3 (if 3 pass.), AB4 (if 4 pass.) in the price of a deck passage per person plus the vehicle price!

Minoan Lines Camping All Inclusive advantages:

  • Garage space for your camper/caravan/motorhome
  • 220-volt power Electricity supply for your camper/caravan/motorhome
  • 30% discount for lunch or dinner in self-service or A-la-carte-Restaurant of Minoan Lines ships
  • In addition, your pets can travel with you and if you wish, they can sleep with you in the cabin*
  • All for the price of a deck and vehicle fare
  • Minoan Lines Camping All-inclusive is valid throughout the year

Note: After boarding is not permitted to remain in the camper/caravan/minibus throughout the journey's duration.

* Pet-Friendly cabins are bookable only via go-ferry.com (by email or by phone)

Minoan Lines is operated under the company Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A.

Discounts & offers

You can now choose many discounts and offers.

When booking online, Minoan Lines offers the most advantageous solution, helping you find the lowest fare taking into account the combination of departure and return dates, special offers, and early booking discount.

The special values ​​are automatically applied to the results displayed on the platform. Our engine calculates the version of your ferry ticket with the most advantageous price on the selected itinerary.

Also, take advantage of the special return ticket discounts when buying both legs at the same time!

Early booking discount

It pays to plan ahead when you travel, so Minoan Lines early booking discount is perfect for those who like to book in advance. Book a ferry crossing on Minoan Lines route between Italy and Greece before 28th February and you can save 20% on all departures until 31st December!

Departures from Ancona and Venice to Greece or v.v.

  • Valid for reservations and ticket issuance until 28th February
  • Valid for one way or round trip travel until 31st December
  • Discount applies on individual passenger and vehicle fares
  • Once the ticket has been issued, the reservation may be changed but not canceled (if reservation is changed after 28th February, the balance between early booking and brochure fares has to be paid) – the difference is calculated on the affected leg of a round-trip ticket
  • Discount applies only to official fares
  • Discount is given on top of all other discounts
  • Limited capacity available

Automobile Club discount

Use your automobile club membership to get a 20% discount on Minoan Lines!

Are you the holder of ADAC or ACE automobile club card or member of "Show your card" program? You can save up to 20% on your Minoan Lines Ticket by booking your ferry travel with us!

Automobile Club Cards that entitled to 20% Minoan Lines Automobile Club discount:

Minoan Lines Automobile Club discount terms and conditions

  • Valid for the departures from Ancona and Venice to Greece or v.v.
  • The 20% discount applies to all accommodation categories and private vehicles
  • The vehicle must be accompanied by the member of the automobile or camping club
  • Bookings can be made all year round
  • The offer can be combined with the Early booking and Camp on Board discount
  • The offer is valid for one way and round trip fares
  • Discounts do not apply to fuel surcharges
  • Membership card must be presented upon reservation and during check-in at the port. Failure to present a valid card will result in payment of the respective price difference
  • Limited capacity

Seniors discount

20% Minoan Lines Seniors discount

  • Valid for the Ancona and Venice line
  • Offered to all passengers over 60 years old traveling in any fare category with or without a vehicle
  • Minoan Lines Seniors discount applies to all passengers and vehicles fares except for those vehicles using Camping on board service
  • Passenger’s proof of age is checked at embarkation against passport or ID card
  • The offer is valid all year round

Families & friends offer

20% Minoan Lines Family & Friends discount
3 or 4 persons in cabin + vehicle

Minoan Lines Family & Friends Offer for 3 or 4 passengers traveling together in AA3/AB3 or A4/AB4 cabins with or without their vehicle.

  • All passengers must be booked in one booking
  • Discount applies to passenger and vehicle fares (all categories, excluding trailers and motorcycles)
  • Discount applies only to the official fares
  • Discounts do not apply to fuel surcharges
  • Limited capacity available

Return discount

30% Minoan Lines Return discount

  • Valid only when outbound and return tickets are issued at the same time and in the same reservation code (passenger names and vehicle model and plate number have to be the same in both legs of the reservation)

Air-seat & deck discount

20% Minoan Lines Air-seat & Deck discount for minimum 3 passengers traveling in Air-seats or Economy seats/deck

  • Discount also applies on fares for cars and vehicles
  • All passengers and vehicle (if any) must travel with the same reservation code and on common travel dates
  • Discount does not apply to Camp on Board reservations
  • Limited capacity available

Youth discount

20% youth discount - Ancona & Venice route

  • All passengers 17 to 25 years old, traveling with or without a vehicle are entitled to a 20% discount

Note: Youth's age at the date of departure.

Student discount

Holders of the ISIC student card & European Youth Card are entitled to a 20% discount.

20% student discount - Ancona & Venice route

  • Students 17 to 25 years old, traveling with or without a vehicle are entitled to a 20% discount

Children discount

Minoan Lines Children discount

50% children discount - Ancona & Venice route

  • Children between the ages of 4 and 16 years old pay 50% of the selected adult fare
  • Children traveling in cabins must be accompanied by an adult

Note: Children's age at the date of departure.

Infants discount

100% Minoan Lines Infants discount

  • Children under the age of 4 years old who do not occupy a bed/berth/airseat
  • Children under the age of 4 years old who occupy a bed/berth/airseat are required to pay 50% of the selected adult fare

Note: Infant's age at the date of departure.

Accommodation options

Choose one of the available accommodation options and arrive fresh and relaxed at your destination!

Comfortable airtype seats, luxury business class seats, outdoor and indoor cabins with private shower and WC, as well as super economical deck seats in spacious lounges.

There is a great choice of Minoan Lines accommodation options to select the one that suits your habits!

Facilities & services

Our facilities and services onboard, allow you to enjoy a comfortable crossing to your destination.

Passengers can be accommodated in one of the comfortable cabins or in different lounge seating areas and have a choice of self-service or a-la-carte restaurant, indoor and outdoor bars and mini-shops.

Minoan Lines cabins

Onboard Minoan Lines there are different classes of cabins and price ranges. All Minoan Lines cabins are equipped with air conditioning, comfortable clothes storage and individual shower room.

For the single traveler, most of Minoan Lines cabins are also available on a per-bed basis, while they have paid particular attention to the cabins designed for disabled passengers, providing all necessary amenities.

Minoan Lines airplane type seats

Minoan Lines airplane type seats, are numbered seats and booked on the name of the passengers. Passengers can leave their luggage at a specially-designated area next to the garage entrance or carry with them. Passengers can get up, walk around, go to the deck, to the bars and salons and enjoy the ship's full facilities!

Minoan Lines economy deck-seats

Economy deck seats actually mean that you can sit anywhere you want on the inside or outside deck and walk around on the ship. This option is fantastic for day trips or for passengers traveling with a sleeping bag.

However, as Minoan Lines seats are not numbered or named, once you leave your seats, it is not guaranteed that you will find later the same seats available. Economy deck seats passengers can leave their luggage at a specially-designated area next to the garage entrance of the vessel.

As the Minoan Lines crew is not responsible for any luggage loss or damage onboard, is recommended to lock your luggage, have your names on them and get at the luggage area before the vessel docks at the port to make sure that no other passengers are left with your suitcases.

Services on board

Sea travel with Minoan Lines is unforgettable! Minoan Lines services on board includes swimming pool, disco, bars, slot machines and everything else to guarantee that you have a great time from the beginning to the end of your ferry crossing.

Enjoy moments of relaxation under the sun by the swimming pool. Cool yourself at the on-deck bar, with fresh fruit juices and ice creams. On board Minoan Lines ships, you can purchase the best items from world-famous brands for yourself or as a gift. The rich assortment includes a wide selection of perfumes, cosmetics, jewelry, accessories and gifts as well as a variety of clothing, travel items, spirits and wines, Greek delicacies, chocolates and various souvenirs.

Restaurants & bars

Ferrying onboard Minoan Lines is a unique maritime experience for you, your family and your friends. During the travel, there are enough restaurants and bars available. On the menus of the restaurants, you can find the freshest and most delicious dishes for every taste and every budget.

Note: Above services aren't available on all ships.

Reception desk

Minoan Lines reception desk is available 24/7 for your information and service, always ready to answer any question that you may have.

Minoan Lines stay connected

The following communication options are available on Minoan Lines:

  • You can call and receive calls, send and receive SMS and data during the whole duration of the trip*. This is a special roaming service via satellite for which you will be billed directly by your GSM provider. There is an extra charge for this service so, if you do not wish to receive it please switch off your mobile phone as soon as a satellite provider name appears on your screen. For information about the rates of this service please contact the reception desk.
  • Internet corner* and wireless Internet connection (WI-FI) by using your laptop during the entire trip. Simply purchase your access cards (Internet and WI-FI) at the reception.

Coin-operated telephones via satellite.

* Roaming subscription mandatory
* Not available on all ships

Minoan Lines pets on board

Special cabins for pets, as well as special kennels (on open-deck) are provided for the maximum comfort of your beloved 4-legged friend. For health reasons, pets are not allowed in cabins (other than the special assigned ones), bars, restaurants and in all indoor areas of the ship. When walking on the open deck, they are required to wear a muzzle and be on a leash, accompanied by their owner. Owners are required to have with them their pet's valid passports and health documents while traveling and to be responsible for their care, safety and hygiene observing all laws and regulations related to the above. There is a special area available for your pet's daily hygiene.

Lost & found service

Please, report the loss of any personal item to the reception desk during the voyage or to the head office. Moreover, you are kindly requested to turn in at the reception desk any items you may find.

Currency on board

The accepted currency on board Minoan Lines is Euro. A currency exchange bureau is located at the reception area for your convenience. Our shops accept all major credit cards. Run out of cash? On board the vessel there is an ATM.

Our fleet

Minoan Lines, one of the most modern and fastest car-ferry operators in the Adriatic and in the Aegean Sea, welcomes you on board its vessels for an unforgettable crossing experience.

All routes are covered by modern vessels and offer great passenger services, decks, and cabins as well as the option to travel with your caravan!

Minoan Lines fleet & ferry types

Minoan Lines conventional all-weather fast ships carry cars, passengers and freight between Italy-Greece and in Greek domestic routes, providing a year-round service. Enjoy the comfort of Minoan Lines by choosing one of the bellow ferry types and arrive safety and relaxed to your destination!

  • Cuise Europa
  • Cruise Olympia
  • Festos Palace
  • Knossos Palace
  • Mykonos Palace
  • Santorini Palace
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