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Sitia Heraklion Ferry

Typically ferries from Sitia to Crete (Heraklion) sail 1 times a week. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Sitia to Crete (Heraklion), Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries. Sitia Crete (Heraklion) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Sitia Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

Sitia Crete (Heraklion) ferries typically depart from Sitia at around 19:20. The average sailing time of the ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Sitia is approximately 2h 30m.

Sitia to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Sitia to Crete (Heraklion) typically range between $23* and $99*. On average the Sitia Crete (Heraklion) ferry is $63*. The cheapest Sitia Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices start from $25*. The average price for a foot passenger is $46*. The average price for a Sitia Crete (Heraklion) car ferry is $221*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Crete (Heraklion) from Sitia?

The distance between Sitia and Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 67.4 miles (108.5km), or 58.6 nautical miles.

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

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

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

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

Sitia Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Blue Star Ferries - 1 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Sitia - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Anek Lines & Blue Star Ferries
Average Price A$81*
Average Weekly Sailings 1
Average Sailing Duration 2h 30m
First Ferry 19:20
Distance 58 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Sitia to Heraklion?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Sitia to Heraklion is approximately 2h 50m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Sitia to Heraklion?

    Sitia to Heraklion 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 Sitia to Heraklion?

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

Sitia Guide

The port town of Sita is located on the Greek island of Crete which lies in the Aegean Sea. On the island, Sita is to the east of Agios Nikolaos and to the north east of Lerapetra. The town is generally not much visited by tourists and is not particularly well developed and can trace its history back to Minoan times. Excavations have been unearthed in the neighbouring site of Petras which date back to the end of the Neolithic period, 3,000 BC through to the Bronze Age, 3,000 - 1,050 BC. In support of the Petras findings, excavations at other archaeological sites on the island, such as Itanos and Mochlos, have found artefacts from Minoan times. Petras has, over its history, also been under the control of the Venetians who used it as a base for their eastern Mediterranean operations. The site was destroyed by an earthquake in 1508, and again by pirates in 1538 and by the Venetians in 1651.

The port at Sitia connects Sitia and eastern Crete with several other Greek islands as well as with the port of Piraeus on the Greek mainland. The town also has a marina which accommodates smaller fishing boats and yachts.

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.

Sitia to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 4/12/2023 and 10/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 19:20 21:50 2 hours 30 minutes Mon

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