Ferries from Mykonos to Crete (and return)

by Cristina on March 6, 2013

by Cristina | March 6th, 2013  


herkalioThe Crete to Mykonos ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.

The islands of Mykonos and Crete are two of the most sought holiday destination in Greece. Many travelers want to include both in their vacation plans.

Crete or Heraklio?

Crete has three ports: Heraklio (or Heraklion), Chania and Rethymnon (or Rethymno). All ferries from Mykonos arrive in Heraklio.

How long does it take to get from Mykonos to Crete ?

The ferry takes 4 h 50 min to get between the two islands.

Is there a high speed ferry between Mykonos and Crete ?

Not exactly, because all ferries take the same amount of time.

How much does it cost to get from Mykonos to Crete by ferry?

On the ferry operated by Sea Jets, the economy single nonsmoking ticket is €62.60. On the ferry operated by the Hellenic Seaways, the economy single nonsmoking ticket is €80.50, while the business single ticket is €96.50.

How many ferries per day depart from Mykonos to Crete during the low season?

During the low season 2013 (April-May), the following ferries run between Mykonos and Heraklio (Crete):

  • Mon, Wed-Fri, Sun, 2:10 p.m., Apr 24-29
  • Daily except on Wed, 2:55 p.m., Apr 26- May 4, May 6- Sept 8
  • Wed 2:55 p.m., May 1-8

How many ferries per day depart from Mykonos to Crete during the high season?

During the high season 2013 (June – October), the following ferries operated between Mykonos and Heraklio (Crete):

  • Daily except on Wed, 2:55 p.m., May 6- Sept 8, Sept 9 – Oct 6
  • Wed 2:55 p.m., Jul 3, 17, 31, Aug 14, 28

Are there any overnight journeys between Mykonos and Crete ?


How about the ferries from Crete to Mykonos ?

During the 2013 low season, the following ferries connect Heraklio (Crete) to Mykonos:

  • Daily except on Wed, 9:45 a.m., May 6-Sept 8, Sept 9 – Oct 6
  • Wed, 9:45 a.m., Jul 3, 17, 31, Aug 14, 28

During the 2013 high season, the following ferries connect the two islands:

  • Mon, Wed-Fri, Sun 8:45 a.m., Apr 24 –Apr 29
  • Daily except on Wed, 9:45 a.m., Apr 26- May 4, May 6-Sept 8
  • Wed 9:45 a.m., May 1-8

Where can I buy tickets from?

Tickets can be bought online here but with some restrictions (the 2:45 p.m. ferry from Mykonos to Crete is not available on some booking sites). Tickets can also be bought via a travel agency or directly in the port. If you travel during the peak season (July & August) make sure to book in advance.

Does everyone charge the same prices?

The prices are the same on booking sites, on the companies’ websites, at travel agencies and in the port.

Important notes:

* The ferry companies submit their schedules each Friday to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine so it is possible to see changes from week to week let alone from month to month. Make sure to double check the schedule couple of weeks prior to departure

* on Wed, only in July (on 13 and 27) there are ferries running between the two islands

Read more about:

>> Ferries in Greece
>> Ferries from Athens: How to deal with the Port of Piraeus
>> Ferries from Athens to Aegina
>> Ferries from Athens to Crete
>> Ferries from Athens to Karpathos
>> Ferries from Athens to Hydra
>> Ferries from Athens to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Rafina to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Athens to Patmos
>> Ferries from Athens to Santorini
>> Ferries from Santorini to Crete
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Syros
>> Ferries from Santorini to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Naxos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skopelos
>> Ferries from Corfu to Patras
>> Ferries from Rhodes to Kos
>> Ferries from Athens to Paros
>> Ferries from Santorini to Karpathos
>>Ferries from Thessaloniki to Lesvos
>> Ferries to and from Mykonos
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Paros (and return)
>> Ferries from Crete to Gavdos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Santorini to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Ios
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Tinos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Athens to Naxos
>> Ferries from Athens to Thessaloniki
>> Ferries from Santorini to Syros
>> Ferries from Kavala to Thassos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skiathos
>> Ferries from Athens to Lesvos (Lesbos)
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Kos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Chios

Note: The article was first published in 2009; latest schedule and price update was made as of March 2013.


Top Holiday Destinations April 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm

It takes a lot of time, but I think that Crete and Mykonos are “must visit” holiday destinations in Greece.

tatiane May 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Estou teno muito dificuldade de encontrar ferries de Creta para Mykonos, não existe essa ligação ?

Cristina May 23, 2013 at 1:55 am

@Tatiane: when do you plan to travel from Mykonos to Greece? / quando você pretende viajar de Mykonos para Creta?

I can check the schedule for you. /
Posso verificar o horário para você.


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