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Karpathos to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry

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

Karpathos Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

Karpathos Crete (Heraklion) ferries typically depart from Karpathos at around 16:30. The average sailing time of the ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Karpathos is approximately 5h 47m.

Karpathos to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Karpathos to Crete (Heraklion) typically range between $56* and $211*. On average the Karpathos Crete (Heraklion) ferry is $101*. The cheapest Karpathos Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices start from $29*. The average price for a foot passenger is $72*. The average price for a Karpathos Crete (Heraklion) car ferry is $319*.

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

How far is Crete (Heraklion) from Karpathos?

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

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

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

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

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

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Karpathos - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price A$98*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 5h 47m
Fastest Sailing Duration 5h 25m
First Ferry 16:30
Last Ferry 22:20
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 Karpathos to Heraklion?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Karpathos to Heraklion is approximately 7h 05m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Karpathos to Heraklion?

The average price of a ferry from Karpathos to Heraklion is approximately 61 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Karpathos to Heraklion?

Karpathos to Heraklion 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 Karpathos to Heraklion?

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

How far is Heraklion from Karpathos?

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

Karpathos Guide

Located in the Dodecanese group of the islands, the Greek island of Karpathos lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is the second largest of the Dodecanese islands. Its relatively remote location has meant that the island has managed to retain many of its traditions and customs, traditional dress and dialect which resembles the dialect of the Greek island of Crete and of Cyprus.

The island's north has many rugged mountains but in contrast the south of the island is quite fertile, and visitors can see many wildflowers during the winter and spring. The island's coastal areas are characterised by beautiful beaches which tend to be quiet and are often nestled between the island's cliffs. The island's beaches differ quite markedly from each other which is dependent on the beach's location. The east coast beaches tend to be smaller and gravelly, but tend not to be too windy. The beaches on the south coast tend to have fine white sand as do the beaches on the island's west coast, although these are the most exposed to the Meltemi and are only really available when the wind isn't too strong. Finally, the beaches in the north are difficult to get to and are really only accessible by sea or by jeep.

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

Heraklion Guide

Located on the Greek island of Crete, Heraklion is the island's largest city and is one of the main urban centres in Greece. The city can trace its history back to at least the 9th century AD when its development began and then later came under the influence of the Arabs, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Popular sites in the city with tourists include the fortification walls that are essentially the boundary of the old city. These were first built by the Arabs and then reinforced by the Venetians. From the seven bastions, only the Martinengo bastion survives to this day and is where visitors will find the tomb of the renowned writer N. Kazantzakis, overlooking the city. The city was also a venue during the 2004 Olympic Games, and hosted games of the football tournament.

Located in the city's old port, visitors can still see the vaulted tarsanades where ships used to be built and also the 16th century Koule Fortress. From the port, ferries depart to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also ferry services to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus.

Karpathos to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 17/6/2024 and 23/6/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 19:00 01:05 6 hours 5 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 21:05 03:15 6 hours 10 minutes Fri

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