sailing boats, stone arch in Heraklion, port in Crete

Ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete)

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Athens (port of Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete) by ferry

There are indirect ferry crossings from Rafina to Heraklion and tickets cost around 100€. Read our ferry guide with the latest information for this route.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete)*

Is there a ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete)?

At present, there are only indirect routes from the port of Rafina to Heraklion, with other Greek islands as intermediate stops such as Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos. This can change depending on the season and weather, but you can compare information and check real-time data on our fare search engine.

How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete)?

The duration of the trip varies depending mainly on the type of vessel, the ferry company and the intermediate destination you choose. On average you will need 11 hours to reach Heraklion from Rafina.

How much is the ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete)?

The price of ferry tickets from Rafina to Heraklion also depends on the type of vessel, the season and the intermediate destination. Generally, there are tickets from 100 to 120€. However, the total cost can be higher or lower depending on reductions, offers, and seat or cabin type.

What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete)?

The ferry schedule from Rafina to Heraklion depends on the ferry route combination that you choose. You can find more information on the ferry routes on the respective pages of Ferryhopper.

What’s the distance between Athens (Rafina) and Heraklion (Crete)?

The distance between Rafina and Heraklion is close to 170 nautical miles (315 km). 

Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete)?

Yes, travel within Greece is currently allowed. For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry traveling in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section.

Archaeological site of Knossos near Heraklion, red columns, historical monument

The impressive ancient ruins of Knossos, near Heraklion.

How can I book ferry tickets from Athens (Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete)?

Check the Ferryhopper platform and find all the combinations of ferry routes from Rafina to Heraklion. Compare prices and ferry companies to book the best option online.

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete)

  • Many of the Rafina - Heraklion ferries have garages for transporting vehicles.
  • The port of Rafina is the second in preference and extent after that of Piraeus and serves all of Attica. From Rafina, many itineraries depart daily and the port can be very busy. For this reason, we recommend that you get there at least 45 minutes earlier, especially if you are traveling with your vehicle.
  • Enter the interactive map of Ferryhopper to find all the ferry connections between Rafina and Heraklion. Travel from Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos to Crete.
  • For more information on the trip or to confirm the departure time, do not hesitate to contact the Ferryhopper customer service team!

Daily ferries from Athens (port of Rafina) to Heraklion (Crete)