Heraklion
Syros
Ferry to Cyclades Islands
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Heraklion Syros Ferry

There are approximately 3 weekly sailings between Crete (Heraklion) to Syros. 2 operators sail this route Cyclades Fast Ferries & Minoan Lines. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Crete (Heraklion) Syros ferries.

Crete (Heraklion) Syros Ferry Times

Crete (Heraklion) Syros ferry sailings typically depart from Crete (Heraklion) at around 07:00. The average sailing time is approximately 6h 23m.

Crete (Heraklion) Syros Ferry Prices

Crete (Heraklion) Syros ferry prices typically range between £108* and £266*. The average price is typically £177*. The cheapest Crete (Heraklion) Syros ferry prices start from £55*. The average price for a foot passenger is £152*. The average price for a car is £414*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Crete (Heraklion) to Syros?

The distance between Crete (Heraklion) to Syros is approximately 132.1 miles (212.6km) or 114.8 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Crete (Heraklion) Syros ferry?

Yes, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines allow cars on board for ferries between Crete (Heraklion) and Syros. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Crete (Heraklion) and Syros.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Crete (Heraklion) to Syros?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines between Crete (Heraklion) and Syros.

Crete (Heraklion) Syros Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Minoan Lines - 1 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries - 2 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Cyclades Islands page.
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Crete (Heraklion) - Syros Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Cyclades Fast Ferries & Minoan Lines
Average Price £127*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 6h 23m
Fastest Sailing Duration 6h 20m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 10:00
Distance 114 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Syros?

The ferry crossing time from Heraklion to Syros is approximately 6h 40m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Syros?

Heraklion to Syros ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Syros is £155. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Syros?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Heraklion to Syros. These are
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • SeaJets

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Syros?

Book ferries from Heraklion to Syros through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

How far is Syros from Heraklion?

The distance between Heraklion to Syros is approximately 114 nautical Miles.

Heraklion Guide

The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. A popular visitor attraction near the city is Knossos, which is around 5 km from Heraklion. This important archaeological site was the Palace of King Minos and home to the Minotaur, if legend is to be believed. The palace was built over the remains of a former Neolithic settlement in around 1900 BC.

An important attraction in the city itself is the Archaeological Museum which can be found on one corner of the central Eleftherias Square, in a converted power station. The museum collects and displays many artefacts from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other important archaeological sites on the island. The museum's collection spans several thousand years and includes the Phaestos disc, classic Hellenic and Roman sculptures, frescos, jewellery, wall paintings and pottery.

Visitors to Heraklion can take a ferry from the port, which is important for both passenger services and cargo, to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also daily sailings to the mainland port of Piraeus.


Syros Guide

The Greek island of Syros is one of the Cyclades group of islands and is unusual in that the island's architecture is more medieval rather than the more typical Cycladic. The island's capital is Ermoupolis and has some fine examples of Venetian mansions to see. In the Vaporia quarter of the capital visitors will find some lovely large churches and impressive neoclassical buildings, such as the Town Hall and Apollo Theatre in the central square. Also popular with visitors are the island's beaches which are well equipped for tourists and have a good range of facilities.

The island can trace its history back to the 3rd millennium BC where signs of inhabitation have been found in the Halandriani and Kastri parts of the island. Artefacts found indicate that there was some kind of metal workshop on the island which possibly had a trading relationship with Asia Minor. The Samians occupied the island in the 6th century BC and is when many of the island's inhabitants moved to the island. At that time, the important physician and philosopher Pherecydis was born in Syros and some years later he went to Samos and became the teacher of Pythagoras.


Heraklion to Syros Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 27/05/2024 and 02/06/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Cyclades Fast Ferries 07:30 13:50 6 hours 20 minutes Tue, Fri, Sun
SeaJets 08:00 14:30 6 hours 30 minutes Thu
SeaJets 08:00 14:40 6 hours 40 minutes Tue, Wed, Fri
SeaJets 08:00 15:00 7 hours Mon, Sat, Sun

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