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Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos Ferry

Typically ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos run 2 times a week. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos, Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries. Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos Ferry Times

Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferries typically depart from Crete (Heraklion) at around 05:00. The average sailing time of the ferry from Karpathos to Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 5h 57m.

Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos typically range between $56* and $410*. On average the Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferry is $159*. The cheapest Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferry prices start from $29*. The average price for a foot passenger is $99*. The average price for a Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos car ferry is $406*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Karpathos from Crete (Heraklion)?

The distance between Crete (Heraklion) and Karpathos is approximately 143.5 miles (231.0km), or 124.7 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos provided by Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Crete (Heraklion) and Karpathos.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferry?

Yes, Crete (Heraklion) Karpathos ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos with Anek Lines, Blue Star Ferries.

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Crete (Heraklion) - Karpathos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price A$156*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 5h 57m
Fastest Sailing Duration 5h 25m
First Ferry 05:00
Last Ferry 06:15
Distance 124 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Karpathos?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Heraklion to Karpathos is approximately 6h 45m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Karpathos?

The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Karpathos is approximately 96 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Karpathos?

Heraklion to Karpathos is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Anek Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Karpathos?

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

How far is Karpathos from Heraklion?

The distance between Heraklion to Karpathos is approximately 124 nautical miles.

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.

Karpathos Guide

The Greek island of Karpathos lies in the Aegean Sea and is the second largest of the Dodecanese group of islands. The island sits between the neighbouring islands of Crete and Rhodes and is widely regarded as being one of the most spectacular of all the Greek islands. Unlike many of its neighbours, and probably as a result of its relatively remote location, Karpathos only began to develop in the last couple of decades. However, the development that has taken place is largely restricted to the southern parts of the island. The northern and central parts of the island have retained their authenticity and are largely unspoilt, with pretty little villages that seem miles away from tourism. Perhaps the island's most famous features are its beaches with golden sand and crystal clear waters. The island is popular with families and also with hikers who like to explore the many trekking paths that criss cross the island.

Ferries from Karpathos depart to the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Milos, Anafi, Sitia, Santorini, Chalki and Kasos.

Heraklion to Karpathos Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 27/5/2024 and 2/6/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 03:30 12:10 8 hours 40 minutes Sun

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