Crete to Santorini to Crete

I may have the opportunity to visit Crete next week and am trying to find the best way to get from Chania to Santorini for 1-2 days then back. I've been looking at a ferry route from Chania to Piraeus with a transfer to a Santorini ferry but the Arrival from Chania is only 1 1/2 hours prior to the Santorini departure. Is that realistically enough time? Back looks fairly simple (ferry to Herakilo, then kick around Crete for a few days by bus/taxi before heading back to Chania) but I've not played this game before. Am I missing anything obvious? I won't have the luxury of planing ahead so if I can make this work so it will all be "as I go". Any pointers, recommendations, or experiential advice would be appreciated. Thanks All.
William

Posted by Lee
Oregon
1637 posts

1.5 hours is plenty of time if the ferry isn't delayed, but it's clearly a risk. You're smart to be asking about it. Unfortunately there are no other options except flying back through Athens, nothing direct.