Ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)?
There are at least 2 direct ferries per day traveling from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete) in the summer months. The seasonal ferry connection is operated by 3 ferry companies: Seajets, Minoan Lines, and Golden Star Ferries.
There is also an indirect option to travel from Mykonos to Heraklion via Santorini. However, keep in mind that schedules are subject to change depending on the season and the weather.
Am I allowed to travel from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)?
Yes, you can travel from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete) by ferry at the moment. However, travel guidelines may change. So, make sure to check the latest updates on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece before your trip.
What's the ferry schedule from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)?
On this seasonal route, there are usually from 2 to 5 daily sailings, traveling from Mykonos to Heraklion.
The earliest ferry to Heraklion leaves the port of Mykonos around 12:00 while the latest ferry is at 13:00. There is also the option to travel indirectly via the port of Santorini.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)?
The ferry ticket price can be from €60 to €100. The ticket cost depends on discounts, offers, seat type, or ferry company.
On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Heraklion from Mykonos. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.
Traveling from Mykonos to Heraklion by ferry is easy, comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts of up to 50% to the following passenger categories:
- Children from 5 to 10 years old
- Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
- Students of Greek Public Universities
- People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
Note: infants and children up to 3 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)?
The duration of the ferry ride ranges from 4 hr to 8 hr, 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 fastest ferry to Heraklion takes approximately 4 hr.
What’s the distance between Mykonos and Heraklion (Crete)?
The port of Heraklion is around 173 nautical miles from Mykonos (320km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Mykonos to Heraklion:
- Mykonos port can get quite busy during the summer months, so we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before 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.
- 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.
Where to take the ferry from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)?
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 (Tourlos) 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 in our relevant blog post.
Each company operating the ferry route from Mykonos to Heraklion has its own baggage allowance policy. Specifically:
- Minoan Lines allows each passenger to carry up to 2 pieces of luggage and 1 hand luggage.
- On Seajets ferries, passengers can bring single luggage weighing up to 50kg.
- On Golden Star Ferries, there is no weight limit for luggage, but it needs to be placed in the specified luggage trunks.
The trip to Heraklion isn’t very long, and many high-speed ferries don’t have cabins. Therefore, 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.
You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Heraklion (Crete) from Mykonos, depending on the company and type of vessel you’ve chosen. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Mykonos to Heraklion (Crete)
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