Heraklion ferries connect Crete with Greece, Dodecanese Islands, Cyclades Islands with crossings available to Piraeus (in Greece), Karpathos, Rhodes, Kasos, Chalki & Diafani (in Dodecanese Islands), Thira, Milos, Anafi, Mykonos, Ios, Naxos & Paros (in Cyclades Islands) & Sitia (in Crete). Sailings from Heraklion are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 20 ferry crossings daily from Heraklion with sailing durations starting from 1 hour 55 minutes. Our Heraklion ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Heraklion ferry port is located next to the city on the central northern coast of the island of Crete in the southern part of the Aegean Sea at the foot of the Greek islands.
The ferry port which is around 500 metres to the east of the Koules fortress and all ships depart from the western part of the port at piers 1 and 2.
As well as providing a gateway to the Island of Crete for tourists, Heraklion has for many years served the needs of the Cretan residents with the movement of goods to and from the island.
Heraklion port is connected on a daily basis with mainland Greece by modern, luxurious and fast passenger ferries. There are also year round connections to the Dodecanese and seasonal services to many of the Cyclades islands.
On an annual basis more than 2 million passengers as well as millions of tons of cargo will pass through Heraklion port.
Heraklion itself is the fifth largest city in Greece.