Heraklion
Chalki
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Heraklion Chalki Ferry

The Heraklion Chalki ferry route connects Crete with Dodecanese Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Anek Lines service runs up to 2 times per week with a sailing duration of around 12 hours 15 minutes while the Blue Star Ferries service runs up to 1 times per week with a duration from 9 hours.

So that’s a combined 3 sailings on offer per week on the Heraklion Chalki route between Crete and Dodecanese Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Dodecanese Islands page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Chalki?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Heraklion to Chalki is approximately 10h 37m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Chalki?

    Heraklion to Chalki is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • Anek Lines
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Chalki?

    Ferries from Heraklion to Chalki are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Heraklion Guide

The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. A popular visitor attraction near the city is Knossos, which is around 5 km from Heraklion. This important archaeological site was the Palace of King Minos and home to the Minotaur, if legend is to be believed. The palace was built over the remains of a former Neolithic settlement in around 1900 BC.

An important attraction in the city itself is the Archaeological Museum which can be found on one corner of the central Eleftherias Square, in a converted power station. The museum collects and displays many artefacts from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other important archaeological sites on the island. The museum's collection spans several thousand years and includes the Phaestos disc, classic Hellenic and Roman sculptures, frescos, jewellery, wall paintings and pottery.

Visitors to Heraklion can take a ferry from the port, which is important for both passenger services and cargo, to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also daily sailings to the mainland port of Piraeus.


Chalki Guide

The Greek island of Chalki lies in the Aegean Sea and forms part of the Dodecanese group of islands. It is situated around 6 km to the west of the island of Rhodes and is the smallest inhabited island of the Dodecanese with a surface area of 28 sq. km and a coastline of around 34 km. The island's name is derived from the copper mines that used to exist on the island (Chalkos is Greek for copper). The island's economy was doing well at the end of 19th century, when Chalkites, the island's residents, developed navigation and a lucrative sponge industry. Chalki followed the historic course of Rhodes and was officially united with Greece in 1948. The world's youth nominated the island as the "Island of Peach and Friendship" in 1983.

The port, where the ferries arrive, is called Nimborio and is the only village on the island of any size. The port is shaped like a horseshoe around the bay.


Heraklion to Chalki Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 8/4/2024 and 14/4/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 06:15 14:45 8 hours 30 minutes Sun

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