If you're planning a trip to Greece and looking for a unique way to explore the Aegean Sea, consider taking a ferry with Minoan Lines. With over 40 years of experience, Minoan Lines offers comfortable and affordable transportation between the Greek mainland and the islands of Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, and more.
Greece is a land of natural beauty, ancient history and vibrant culture. There are many ways to explore this fascinating country, but one of the most unique and unforgettable experiences is by taking a cruise with Minoan Lines.
Minoan Lines is a Greek ferry company that offers a range of routes throughout the Aegean Sea. Their ships are modern and comfortable, with amenities such as restaurants, bars, and entertainment options. But what really sets Minoan Lines apart is the opportunity to see Greece from a different perspective – the sea.
One of the most popular routes offered by Minoan Lines is from Piraeus to Crete. This journey takes around 8 hours and offers stunning views of the Aegean Sea, as well as the chance to explore one of Greece’s most beautiful islands. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is home to a rich history and culture, as well as stunning beaches and landscapes.
Another popular route is from Piraeus to Santorini. This journey takes around 5 hours and offers breathtaking views of the famous caldera and white-washed buildings perched on the cliffs. Santorini is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, known for its stunning sunsets, volcanic beaches, and unique architecture.
But Minoan Lines offers more than just transportation – their cruises also include onboard entertainment and activities. For example, on the journey from Piraeus to Crete, passengers can enjoy live music and dance performances. There are also options for dining, including a buffet restaurant and a la carte options.
For those who want to explore Greece even further, Minoan Lines also offers routes to other islands such as Mykonos, Rhodes, and Corfu. These journeys allow passengers to experience more of Greece’s diverse culture and landscapes, from the party atmosphere of Mykonos to the medieval history of Rhodes.
Overall, a cruise with Minoan Lines is a unique and unforgettable way to explore Greece. From the stunning sea views to the onboard entertainment and activities, there is something for everyone. Whether you want to relax on a beach in Crete or party in Mykonos, Minoan Lines can take you there in style and comfort. So why not add a sea adventure to your Greek itinerary and book 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.
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:
ADAC, ACE, ARCD, FREEONTOUR, DCC Deutscher Campingclub e.V., OEAMTC, ARBÖ AUTOMOBILE CLUB, CAMPING & CARAVANING CLUB, TCS, NKC, ANWB, FFCC, ACA, FFACCC, TOURING CLUB, CONFEDERCAMPEGGIO, KAMPEERTOERIST, TOURING CLUB ITALIANO, PLEINAIR, CAMPER CLUB ITALIANO, VIAGGIARE IN LIBERTA, TURISMO ITINERANTE, CARAVAN & CAMPER FRIENDS, UNIONE CLUB AMICI, CAMPERLIFE, A.C.T. ITALIA, VIVICAMPER and all Members of "SHOW YOUR CARD".
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 toilet, and Super Economy deck seats.
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.
The passengers can be accommodated in one of the comfortable cabins or in different lounge seating areas, and have a choice of Self-Service and A-la-carte Restaurant, Indoor and Outdoor bars, and mini-shops for your needs.
Enjoy the sea, the sun and the pool along with a variety of refreshing beverages, traditional Greek gyros, pizza and delicious desserts and ice creams!
Minoan Lines cabins
Minoan Lines is characterized by some services that allow a comfortable crossing to your destination. The passengers can be accommodated in outside and inside cabins or in different lounge seating areas, and have a restaurant, bars and mini-shops available to them in most cases if traveling with Minoan Lines.
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.
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, go to the bars and salons, and enjoying ship's full facilities!
Minoan Lines economy deck-seats
Usually Minoan Lines economy deck-seats they are splendid all around the ship!
Economy Deck-Seats actually mean that you can sit anywhere you want on the inside or outside deck and walk around on Minoan Lines Ship. This option is fantastic for Minoan Lines 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 Minoan Lines.
As the Minoan Lines crew is not considered 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 Minoan Lines vessel docks at the port to make sure that no other passengers have 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 having a great time from the beginning up 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 the Minoan Lines ships, you can purchase the best items from world-famous brands for yourself or as a gift at incredibly low prices. 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, Swiss chocolates and selected Minoan Lines souvenirs.
Restaurants & bars
Ferrying onboard Minoan Lines is a unique sea voyage that will be a wonderful experience for you, your family and your friends. During the travel, there are enough Minoan Lines restaurants and bars available. On the menus of Minoan Lines 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.
Minoan Lines reception desk is 24 hours a day available for your information and service, always ready to answer any question you may have. At the Reception Desk, you can be informed about the loyalty program of Minoan Lines, Minoan Club Card dedicated to passengers who travel with us frequently.
Minoan Lines stay connected
The following communication options are available on Minoan Lines stay connected:
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 offer storage facilities in the refrigerator or deep freezer for special items.
Money or valuables may be handed in at the Pursers Office for safekeeping at owner’s risk.
Minoan Lines pets on board
Special cabins for pet accommodation as well as special kennels (on open-deck) are provided for the maximum comfort of your beloved pet. For health reasons, Minoan Lines pets on board 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 a guardian. 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 on-board during the voyage or to the Head Office after disembarkation. 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.
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!
- MINOAN LINES CRUISE EUROPA
- MINOAN LINES CRUISE OLYMPIA
- MINOAN LINES FESTOS PALACE
- MINOAN LINES KNOSSOS PALACE
- MINOAN LINES MYKONOS PALACE
- MINOAN LINES SANTORINI PALACE