Crete to Santorini: Travel options

You can get from Crete to Santorini by ferry or flight and below you will find some additional information to help you choose the way of travelling that is best for you.

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Travel by Ferry

Crete and Santorini are connected via regular ferry crossings by Minoan Lines, Anek Lines and SeaJets from mid-April to mid-October.
There usually are two ferry routes per day and depending on whether you pick a conventional vessel or a high-speed one for your trip, the journey can last from 2 to 6 hours.
Ferry ticket prices are between 25€ and 80€ and it is possible to book them online, in advance.
Keep in mind that only the ports of Heraklion and Rethymno are connected to Santorini and you will have to take a bus to/from any other area in Crete.
Use our online engine to book your ferry tickets from Crete to Santorini.
> More info about the Crete Santorini Ferry route

Pros of getting from Crete to Santorini by ferry: Ferries are the cheapest way to get from one destination from the other most of the time, and even though slow ferry journeys are long, it is possible to book a cabin as well.

Ferry Schedules to Santorini


Travel by Plane

Although there are no direct flights connecting Crete to Santorini, it is possible to fly from the airport of Heraklion or Chania to Santorini and vice versa with one stop at Athens International Airport.
The companies which operate this route are Sky Express, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air and the ticket prices are not fixed, which means the earlier you book your flight, the more money you can save, especially if you are planning to travel during the high season.

Flights Schedules to Santorini

Pros of getting from Crete to Santorini by flight:
Getting to Crete from Santorini and vice versa can be quite convenient, especially when you have to choose between a slow ferry and a flight with a short layover.


Island hopping packages including Crete & Santorini

If you would like to combine your trip to Crete with some time in the Cyclades you can also opt for an organized holiday package. There are many options available to choose from, including Crete, Santorini and other amazing destinations!


Illustrated map

Map of how to get from Crete to Santorini

Crete Santorini travel map