Ferries from Mykonos to Crete (and return)


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 Rethymnon). Most of the ferries from Mykonos arrive in Heraklio (and one of them in Rethymnon).

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

The ferry takes about 5 hours to get between the two islands.

Is there a high speed ferry between Mykonos and Crete ?

Yes, all ferries connecting the islands are high speed ferries.

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 €84.30. On the ferry operated by the Hellenic Seaways, the economy single nonsmoking ticket is €84.50, while the business single ticket is €98.

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

During both the low season 2017 (September-October) and high season (June-August), the following ferries run between Mykonos and Heraklio (Crete):

Mon, Wed-Sat, 1:35 pm, until Oct 16 *
Mon-Sat, 1:50 pm, until Oct 3
Sat, 2:05 pm, until Oct 15

Are there any overnight journeys between Mykonos and Crete ?


How about the ferries from Crete to Mykonos ?

During both the 2017 low season and high season, the following ferries connect Heraklio (Crete) to Mykonos:

Mon, Wed-Sat , 8:40 am, until Oct 16**
Sat, 8:40 am, until Oct 15
Mon-Sat, 9 am, until Oct 10

Where can I buy tickets from?

125x125Tickets can be bought online here . 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. However, if you choose to have your tickets delivered at home by mail, you will pay an additional fee.

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

* There is a ferry to Rethymnon on Tue at the same hour (and takes longer and runs until Oct 10)
** There is a ferry from Rethymnon on Tue at 8:15 am

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 June 2017.

3 thoughts on “Ferries from Mykonos to Crete (and return)

    • @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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