Santorini Palace: fast ferry to the Cyclades and Crete 2023

Speeding up your vacation in the Aegean

From the 1st of June to the 30th of September, high-speed ferry Santorini Palace serves routes from the port of Piraeus in Athens to the Cyclades and Crete. How about some island hopping in the Greek islands this summer?

See all Santorini Palace ferry schedules for 2023, and book ferry tickets on Ferryhopper easily and quickly!

Fast ferry Santorini Palace of Minoan Lines traveling in the Aegean Sea

Minoan Lines’ fast ferry "Santorini Palace" crossing the Aegean Sea

Santorini Palace: ferry routes to the Cyclades and Crete in 2023

In the summer of 2023, highspeed vessel Santorini Palace of ferry company Minoan Lines serves ferry crossings to the islands of the Cyclades and Crete.

The Minoan Lines ferry travels from Piraeus port in Athens to Syros, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, and Heraklion (Crete) on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Santorini Palace departs from Piraeus at 09:00 and reaches Syros in less than 3 hours. Then, it continues its journey to more islands in the Cyclades until it arrives in Crete.

Important: the Santorini Palace itinerary includes stops at Syros and Naxos only on Mondays.

The total trip duration by ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion (Crete) is 9-10 hours. This means you can depart from Athens in the morning and be in Crete by early evening on the same day without having to travel during the night.

If you’re in the mood for more island-hopping trips, see how you can explore more islands with Santorini Palace.

Extra info: in 2023, the Santorini Palace also serves routes to the island of Tinos from the ports of Piraeus and Heraklion, on a few dates from 13/06 to 18/09.

The seaside castle of Heraklion Port in Crete during sunset

Magical sunset over the fortress at the port of Heraklion in Crete

Island hopping in the Cyclades with Santorini Palace

You’ve explored Syros and now you’re ready for Mykonos? You’re in Mykonos and Santorini is calling out your name? Are you in Crete but can’t leave without exploring Naxos? Are you nowhere near there, but you want to be? Getting around with the Santorini Palace ferry, you can discover 6+1 Greek islands this summer.

This Minoan Lines ferry connects different islands every Monday, Thursday and Saturday in the summer of 2023. So, you can have a short but sweet vacation on the island of your choice and then continue your trip to yet another island, and so on! “But what about ferry prices?”. Well, check all ferry offers by Minoan Lines and book the cheapest ferry tickets.

Here are all departure and arrival times for island-hopping routes in the Cyclades with Santorini Palace:

White buildings by the sea in Naoussa town, Paros, Greece

Bright, white buildings at the promenade of Naoussa in Paros

Book ferry tickets to the Cyclades and Crete

On Ferryhopper, you can book ferry tickets at the same prices as ferry companies and take advantage of all available ferry discounts. Plan your trip with Santorini Palace on our Map of Ferries, download the Ferryhopper App to keep all trips details in one place, and off to the Greek islands!