Ferries to Santorini from Crete

by Cindy
(Ontario Canada)

We are visiting Crete in September and wonder if the fast ferries to Santorini run until the end of Sept or into October?

Also do you need a reservation for the ferry?

Ferries to Thira (Santorini) in September

Generally, the fast services run only in high summer season which is July and August, with reduced services in September.

See all options for travelling to Santorini from Crete here

We Love Crete to Santorini and Santorini to Crete Info...

You can look online with Seajets or email or phone them to ask for this year's sailings.


When searching online remember that the Santorini is known as Thira. A quick search reveals the following services in late September:

Seajet - a Megajet departing Heraklion on 24 Sep at 8.40am arriving into Thira at 10.20am - trip duration one hour and fourty minutes.

Hellenic Seaways - there is a High Speed 4 departing Heraklion on 24 Sep at 9.30am arriving into Thira at 11.25am - trip duration one hour and fifty-five minutes.

Hellenic Seaways - from Thira departing at 5.30pm arriving into Heraklion at 7.15 - trip duration one hour and fourty-five minutes. Cost approx €60.

In September it is also a good option to take an organised day tour from Crete to Santorini with hotel pickups and drop offs in various locations in Crete

Kalo Taxidi!

Travel from Crete to Santorini in September

by Nancy
Lutz, FL USA

Trying to get from Crete to Santorini in September. It seems that the ferries do not run at this time? Any suggestions on ferry or air?

Ferries from Crete to Santorini

Hi Nancy,

Ferries do run from Crete to Santorini in September, just slightly less frequently than in July and August, which are peak seasons.

September is a shoulder season, so there are still plenty of people travelling about the Greek Islands and the weather conditions are great for swimming and enjoying the islands.

See our page about Crete to Santorini... and check out the schedules online.

September really is a great month to visit Santorini as the weather is still warm, the August winds have dropped off, the sea is still warm and perfect for swimming, and best of all the August rush has lessened. Average temps are 21 to 26 degrees Celcius with an average of 11 hours of sunshine a day.

It can still be pretty busy in Santorini in September so book ahead on your accommodation.

Our suggestions for Accommodation in Santorini...

For flights, this also varies from season to season; flights Crete to Santorini...

Kalo Taxidi! Bon Voyage!

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