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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.

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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.