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Syros Heraklion Ferry

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

Syros Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

Syros Crete (Heraklion) ferry sailings typically depart from Syros at around 11:50. The average sailing time is approximately 6h 19m.

Syros Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Syros Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices typically range between £68* and £226*. The average price is typically £138*. The cheapest Syros Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices start from £55*. The average price for a foot passenger is £132*. The average price for a car is £193*.

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 Syros to Crete (Heraklion)?

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

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

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

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

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

Syros Crete (Heraklion) 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 Cyclades Islands to Crete page.
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Syros - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price £108*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 6h 19m
Fastest Sailing Duration 6h 10m
First Ferry 11:50
Last Ferry 12:00
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 Syros to Heraklion?

    The ferry crossing time from Syros to Heraklion is approximately 6h 30m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Syros to Heraklion?

    There are 2 popular ferry operators for Syros to Heraklion. These are
    • Minoan Lines
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Syros to Heraklion?

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

Syros Guide

The Greek island of Syros is one of the Cyclades group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea, around 145 km to the south east of Athens, the Greek capital. The island's history dates back to around the 3rd millennium BC, to the reign of Halandriani and Kastri. Artefacts excavated on the island show that there must have been a metalwork laboratory on the island which it is thought had a commercial relationship with Asia Minor. During the 6th century BC, the island was occupied by the Samians, when many of the island's inhabitants moved to the island. The important physician and philosopher, Pherecydis was born on the island during this period and later went to Samos and became Pythagoras' teacher.

In addition to the island's beauty, Syros has a thriving cultural scene and a love of the arts. Tourists should take the time to visit the island's museums and galleries in addition to strolling through pretty village streets or lazing on the beach.

From the island's port there are ferry services to Rafina and Piraeus by both conventional or high speed ferry. Syros is also connected to all of the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, Crete, Thessaloniki and Skiathos.

Heraklion Guide

Located on the Greek island of Crete, Heraklion is the island's largest city and is one of the main urban centres in Greece. The city can trace its history back to at least the 9th century AD when its development began and then later came under the influence of the Arabs, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Popular sites in the city with tourists include the fortification walls that are essentially the boundary of the old city. These were first built by the Arabs and then reinforced by the Venetians. From the seven bastions, only the Martinengo bastion survives to this day and is where visitors will find the tomb of the renowned writer N. Kazantzakis, overlooking the city. The city was also a venue during the 2004 Olympic Games, and hosted games of the football tournament.

Located in the city's old port, visitors can still see the vaulted tarsanades where ships used to be built and also the 16th century Koule Fortress. From the port, ferries depart to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also ferry services to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus.

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