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Ferry &speed boats Santorini to Crete nov 4/5/6 2017???

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Ferry &speed boats Santorini to Crete nov 4/5/6 2017???

We are desperate to find out if we can boat from Santorini on November 4,5 or 6 to Crete 2017

Nothing is published. Confounding information.

Some schedules only go to October but others report that there could be boats but schedules aren’t published yet. And what are the costs? Is the water rough and how longs the trip...

So appreciated if you can help our group of 6!

What are best ways? Fly to Athens then to Crete.

Otherwise

Camarillo...
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1. Re: Ferry &speed boats Santorini to Crete nov 4/5/6 2017???

In November the only possibility for you is the Anek Lines "Prevelis" car ferry, which makes the trip once each week on Saturdays, so your travel date of November 4 will work. But you'll have to keep checking the Anek Lines website to make sure they don't change it. Since it's so close to November I'm sure it will show up on their website before too much longer. It's a 6-hour trip. The BAD news is that it departs Santorini at 03:40 in the morning! …anek.gr/portal/…Prevelis

Ostend, Belgium
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2. Re: Ferry &speed boats Santorini to Crete nov 4/5/6 2017???

Hellenic Seaways' highspeed on the Santorini to Crete route is already out for winter lay up. Seajets will follow shortly. In the wintermonths there can be rough seas so there are highspeed ferries deployed then. So the only other possibility by sea is with the Prevelis from ANEK Lines as @brotherleelove explained in the post above.

If the ferry is not convenient, you will have to fly via Athens with either Aegean/Olympic or Sky Express.

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3. Re: Ferry &speed boats Santorini to Crete nov 4/5/6 2017???

Hi,

The catamarans stop in November, out of season, leaving the Preveli ferry Santorini > Anafi > Crete(Heraklion and Sitia) on Sat around 03:30 (4 November) arriving in Anafi 05:15, Heraklion 09:40, Sitia 13:40.

I would get off at Anafi, a magical sunrise over the Kalamos monolith at the arrival time of that ferry.

If you stay on the ferry to Sitia then you can hike the Zakros Gorge and Palace at that end of Crete.

So a supposed difficulty turns into an amazing opportunity.

Obviously on Santorini check on the ferry timings with the local ticket agency which is on Fira town main square, north end, essential for once weekly ferries.

It is a large ferry so no worries about rough sea, and the cost is half that of the catamaran, thus a bargain at 28 Euro pp 1w to Heraklion, 7 Euro to Anafi, magic costs you less...

4. Re: Ferry &speed boats Santorini to Crete nov 4/5/6 2017???

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