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Crete (Heraklion) to Rhodes Ferry

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

Crete (Heraklion) Rhodes Ferry Times

Crete (Heraklion) Rhodes ferries typically depart from Crete (Heraklion) at around 05:00. The average sailing time of the ferry from Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 10h 45m.

Crete (Heraklion) to Rhodes Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Rhodes typically range between $45* and $408*. On average the Crete (Heraklion) Rhodes ferry is $159*. The cheapest Crete (Heraklion) Rhodes ferry prices start from $45*. The average price for a foot passenger is $111*. The average price for a Crete (Heraklion) Rhodes car ferry is $522*.

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

How far is Rhodes from Crete (Heraklion)?

The distance between Crete (Heraklion) and Rhodes is approximately 223.8 miles (360.2km), or 194.5 nautical miles.

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

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

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

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Dodecanese Islands page.
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Crete (Heraklion) - Rhodes Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price A$158*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 10h 45m
Fastest Sailing Duration 10h 25m
First Ferry 05:00
Last Ferry 06:15
Distance 194 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 Rhodes?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Heraklion to Rhodes is approximately 12h 50m. 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 Rhodes?

The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Rhodes is approximately 97 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Rhodes?

Heraklion to Rhodes 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 Rhodes?

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

How far is Rhodes from Heraklion?

The distance between Heraklion to Rhodes is approximately 194 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.

Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese group of islands and is a popular destination for tourists, especially as it has around 300 days of sunshine every year. The island lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is to the north of the island of Crete and to the south east of Athens. The island has all the facilities to make it the popular tourist destination that it has become and includes a beautiful coastline and has plenty of culture and a lively nightlife.

The island's main town, Rhodes Town, is very charming and visitors will see enormous medieval fortifications and narrow alleys that are simply full of character. However, the island's beaches are perhaps the biggest attraction and is what makes it so popular. many of the island's beaches are located on the eastern shore and Lindos stands out as offering the best stretch of sand and pebbles and is close to the Megali Paralia.

Rhodes is connected by ferry with daily services to Piraeus, by conventional and high speed boats. During the summer months Rhodes is also connected with the rest of the Dodecanese islands, along with Crete and Cyclades.

Heraklion to Rhodes Ferry Timetables

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

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 03:30 19:00 15 hours 30 minutes Sun

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