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Ferry from Athens to Heraklion

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How to get from Athens to Heraklion by Ferry, Ports description and recommendations for local public transportation services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the ride from the mainland to Crete; Schedules and prices, Accommodation options with real-time Availability, and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Athens and Heraklion!


In the following lines, we have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to travel from Athens to Heraklion as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get from Athens to Heraklion by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel, port addresses, and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices, and real-time departures and arrivals for the ferry Athens to Heraklion.

From Athens to Heraklion by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry from Athens to Heraklion because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!

There is a choice of Conventional and Modern Fast Ferries running frequently from Athens to Heraklion with stops along the way. Cars are allowed on most ferries running from the mainland to Crete, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!

Give a DATE and click on SHOW to view the ferry timetables from Athens to Heraklion!

Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections from Athens to Heraklion by ferry. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules Athens to Heraklion by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!


Please click the box and find useful suggestions on how to reach the port of Athens, tips for ground services and public transportation options by arriving in Heraklion with the Ferry.

SCHEDULES & PRICES Athens-Heraklion

With the developed "Easy-Way" system of go-Ferry.com, you can make the most reliable and flexible online booking of your ferry ticket from Athens to Heraklion!
We will connect you to the booking systems of most ferry operators and will show you:

  • Direct itineraries with schedules Athens to Heraklion
  • Alternative routes from Athens to Heraklion
  • Ferry prices Athens to Heraklion
  • Prices for Adults, children, and babies
  • Prices for all vehicle sizes
  • Trailer prices
  • Ticket offers
  • Early booking discount

With all these options we offer, you can be sure that you will find the best deal for the ferry ticket from Athens to Heraklion at a price that will suit your budget.

Select only the departure port and click on SHOW PRICES. Your journey Athens to Heraklion has begun!

FERRY TICKETS Athens TO Heraklion

Book in advance your ferry ticket from Athens to Heraklion

If your final destination is Heraklion do not neglect to book your ferry tickets early enough to avoid last-minute surprises! We are sure that you do not want to ruin your vacation or change your route because you will not find an itinerary available. How could you feel to be at the departure port and not be able to board the ferry from Athens to Heraklion because it is fully booked?

On the next page, we will mention some reasons that make it necessary to book your ferry tickets Athens to Heraklion in advance!


Everything you need to know about ferry types and accommodation options; reserve the ideal accommodation on the ferry from Athens to Heraklion and get fresh and relaxed at your destination! Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry from Athens to Heraklion.

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