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Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry

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

Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) ferries typically depart from Rhodes at around 11:00. The average sailing time of the ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Rhodes is approximately 10h 53m.

Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Rhodes to Crete (Heraklion) typically range between $46* and $301*. On average the Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) ferry is $156*. The cheapest Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices start from $44*. The average price for a foot passenger is $118*. The average price for a Rhodes Crete (Heraklion) car ferry is $576*.

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 Rhodes?

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Dodecanese Islands to Crete page.
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Rhodes - Crete (Heraklion) 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 10h 53m
Fastest Sailing Duration 10h 14m
First Ferry 11:00
Last Ferry 17:01
Distance 194 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Rhodes to Heraklion is approximately 12h 32m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion?

The average price of a ferry from Rhodes to Heraklion is approximately 87 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Rhodes to Heraklion?

Rhodes 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 Rhodes to Heraklion?

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

How far is Heraklion from Rhodes?

The distance between Rhodes to Heraklion is approximately 194 nautical miles.

Rhodes Guide

The Greek island of Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and lies in the eastern Aegean Sea, to the north east of the island of Crete and south east of Athens. The island is also a short distance off the coast of Turkey. Rhodes Town is the island's capital and main town and its Old Town is a rich tapestry made up of different civilisations and cultures. The city's medieval walls, its fortress like buildings, the gates, bastions, narrow alleys, old houses, fountains and busy squares combine to make all visitors feel as though they have stepped back thousands of years. Outside of Rhodes Town the island has a number of small villages and beach resorts that are popular with tourists. The main ones are Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Pefkos, Archangelos, Haraki, Koskinou, Afantou, Paradisi, Trianta and Embona.

From the island's port, ferry services depart to Piraeus by both conventional and high speed ferry. The island is also connected to the rest of the Dodecanese Islands, the Cyclades Islands and to Crete during the summer months.

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.

Rhodes to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/7/2024 and 21/7/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 11:00 22:35 11 hours 35 minutes Mon
Blue Star Ferries 17:01 03:15 10 hours 14 minutes Fri

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