Heraklion to Paros Ferry

The Heraklion Paros ferry route connects Crete with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Minoan Lines service runs up to 6 times per week with a sailing duration of around 3 hours 50 minutes while the Golden Star Ferries service runs up to 7 times per week with a duration from 5 hr 58 min.

So that’s a combined 13 sailings on offer per week on the Heraklion Paros route between Crete and Cyclades Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Heraklion - Paros Ferry Operators

  • Minoan Lines
    • 6 Sailings Weekly 3 hr 50 min
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  • Golden Star Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 5 hr 58 min
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Heraklion Paros Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Heraklion Paros route is a car and 2 passengers.

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.

Paros Guide

The Greek island of Paros is one of the Cyclades group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea close to the island of Naxos which is about one hour away by ferry. It is a popular holiday destination and has a reputation for being a friendly island and very welcoming to its visitors. It is the second largest of the Cyclades and has many things to see and do including taking part in the many different water sports that are on offer. There is also the Church of Panagia Ekatantapiliani which dates back to 326 AD and is also popular with tourists. For a relaxing way to spend your time on the island there are some lovely tavernas that line the Parikia seafront and also some lovely beaches that include Agia Irini, Farangas, Kato and Logaras.

The island's port is in Parikia and hosts both conventional ferries and high speed ferries. Ferries generally depart to Piraeus and to the other islands of the Cyclades.