There are fast ferries departing from Heraklion port towards other islands of Cyclades such as Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos if you desire to island-hop and stay for one or two nights and then return to Crete.
The biggest ferry companies in Crete are:
- Minoan Lines
- Super Fast ferries
- Anek Lines
- Hellenic Seaways ferries