There are 3 ways of travelling to Santorini from Crete (by sea):
By Catamaran: (passengers only, no cars)
Hellenic Seaways-Flying Cat 4, in 1 hour and 45 minutes. Daily (except some Wednesdays). This is the fastest way. The catamaran leaves at 09:45 and returns at 19:25 (Summer only)
Sea Jets-MegaJet, in about 2 hours, for passengers and cars. 5 times a week (Summer only)
Find timetables, prices, and availability for ferries and make your reservations online via our website or our partner's website.
By classic Ferry: ANEK Lines-Prevelis ferry, in about 7 hours (with stops). This is a "classic" older ferry that takes both passengers and cars, has cabins and makes many stops.
There are no ferries from Chania to Santorini. You have to go via Heraklion or Rethymno.
There is a ferry from Rethimno to Santorini. There are 2 ferry departures (every Tuesday and Saturday) from Rethymnon to Santorini in peak season and 1 (every Tuesday) in the low season. The ferry route is operated by catamaran high-speed ferry and the travel time is approx. 2 hours and 25 minutes.
Planning to visit other Greek islands before or after Crete?
You can travel from Crete to Santorini (or Paros, Mykonos, Ios) and from there take a ferry to Folegandros, Sifnos, Serifos, Kimolos, Milos and other islands.
Some of the Aegean Speed Lines high-speed ferries to these islands connect well with the catamarans from Heraklion.
For planning your island sailings use our website or our partner's website.
Disclaimer: We try to keep these schedules up to date for your convenience, but you should always call the ferry company to check sailing times.
Except for the SkyExpress flights between Crete and Santorini (in the summer only), there are no direct flights from Crete, you would have to fly to Athens and from there to Santorini. See and book your flights from Crete to Athens.
See our selected hotels in Santorini, on the caldera, with dreamy views - and our Santorini guide.
Book your ferry easily and fast via our website or our partner's website.