The boat/ferry connection between Heraklion and Santorini is a vital link connecting two mesmerizing destinations in the Greek archipelago. Situated in the southern Aegean Sea, Heraklion is the capital of Crete, while Santorini, known for its iconic blue-domed churches and breathtaking sunsets, is a stunning volcanic island everyone simply wants to visit.
There are five companies you can ferry with from Crete to Santorini
- Seajets – 3 Sailings Daily, just under 2 hours
- Minoan Lines – 3 per week
- Fast ferries – 4 per week
- Anek Lines – 1 Sailing + 6 hours
- Blue star ferries – 1 Sailing + 3 hours
Making Seajets, in many cases, the best option for your travel on the route from Heraklion to Santorini.
About the ferry trip
The geographical elements surrounding this ferry route add to its allure. Departing from Heraklion, located on the northern coast of Crete, travelers embark on a picturesque voyage across the Aegean Sea. As the ferry glides through the crystal-clear waters, passengers are treated to panoramic views of the Cretan coastline, characterized by rugged cliffs, golden beaches, and charming coastal towns.
Upon approaching Santorini, the scenery takes on a dramatic transformation. The island is renowned for its unique volcanic landscape, shaped by the historic eruption that formed its famous caldera. Towering cliffs adorned with picturesque villages plunge into the azure sea, creating a captivating sight for ferry passengers approaching the port. The ferry journey provides an opportunity to witness firsthand the awe-inspiring geography that has made Santorini a globally recognized destination.
The ferry connection between Heraklion and Santorini seamlessly combines natural beauty, geographical wonders, and the joy of sea travel. This route is often combined with Mykonos.
As travelers sail across the Aegean, they are immersed in the enchanting landscapes of both Crete and Santorini, a truly unforgettable experience that showcases the diverse and breathtaking beauty of the Greek islands.