Traveling from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete) by ferry
The ferry route Mykonos-Heraklion normally lasts from 4 hours to 8 hours and the cost starts from 60€. Check our summary with the latest data for ferries.
Ferry schedules from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)*
Is there a ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion?
There are at least 2 direct ferries per day, by 3 ferry operators, traveling from Mykonos to Heraklion in the summer months. The seasonal ferry connection is served both by high-speed and conventional ferries and the companies that operate on the route are usually Seajets, Minoan Lines, Golden Star Ferries. There is also an indirect option to travel from Mykonos to Heraklion via Santorini. Schedules are subject to change depending on the season and the weather, but you can compare information and check real-time data on our fare search engine.
How long is the ferry ride from Mykonos to Heraklion?
The duration of the ferry ride ranges from 4 hours to 8 hours depending on the vessel and itinerary.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion?
Yes, there are ferry companies that run the route Mykonos - Heraklion with fast ferries, mainly during the summer. The duration of the trip with the high-speed ferry to Heraklion is approximately 4 hours.
How much is the ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion?
The cost of a one-way ticket can be from 60€ to 100€. The price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, or ferry company.
What's the ferry schedule from Mykonos to Heraklion?
On this seasonal route, there are usually from 2 to 5 sailings per day traveling from Mykonos to Heraklion. The majority of the ferry departures are in the early afternoon, around 13.00 to 15.00. There is also the option to travel indirectly via the port of Santorini.
What's the distance between Mykonos and Heraklion?
The distance between the port of Mykonos and the port of Heraklion in Crete is 127 nautical miles (around 235 km).
Am I allowed to travel from Mykonos to Heraklion?
Yes, you are, since ferry traveling within Greece is allowed. For information on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece please visit our relevant FAQ pages.
Where can I book ferry tickets from Mykonos to Heraklion?
Find real-time information for the Mykonos - Heraklion route on Ferryhopper and book your ferry tickets at the best prices.
The cathedral of Saint Titos in the center of Heraklion's city
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Mykonos to Heraklion
- Mykonos port can get quite busy during the summer months so we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes in advance of departure.
- Please keep in mind that the weather conditions might affect the duration of your ferry trip from Mykonos to Crete, particularly if you travel with a high-speed vessel.
- Summer ferry rides can be a bit bumpy. There is nothing to worry about but if you feel seasick you can ask the ferry crew for some aspirin or carry with you anti-nausea pills.
- We recommend booking your return to Mykonos in advance as tickets sell out fast.
- For extra tips regarding holidays in Heraklion, please visit our relevant destination page.
- Check our Map of ferries for all available ferry connections from the port of Heraklion including Athens, Santorini, or Rhodes.
Where to take the ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion?
Mykonos has 2 ports: the new one in Tourlos and the old one. The new port is the one that serves the ferry connection between Mykonos and other Greek destinations. The port (Troulos) is located only 2.5km from Chora, 4km from Mykonos airport and is easily accessible by local buses or taxis. You can find more information on the ports of Mykonos on our relevant blog post.
Ferry companies in Greece are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Heraklion.
Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.
Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
The trip to Heraklion isn’t very long, and many high-speed ferries don’t have cabins. For extra comfort during the journey, you can book a seat. However, the ride with some conventional vessels to Heraklion might take a while, so you can consider booking a cabin. Be sure to check with our customer support team.