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Heraklion Syros Ferries

There are around 3 weekly ferry sailings from Crete (Heraklion) to Syros. 2 ferry operators sail between Crete (Heraklion) to Syros, these include Cyclades Fast Ferries & Minoan Lines. Crete (Heraklion) Syros Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Crete (Heraklion) to Syros Ferry Times

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

Crete (Heraklion) Syros Ferry Prices

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

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

What is the distance between Crete (Heraklion) and Syros?

The distance between Crete (Heraklion) to Syros is approximately 132.1 miles (212.6km), or 114.8 nautical miles.

Is there a Crete (Heraklion) Syros car ferry?

Yes, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines offer a car ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Syros. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Crete (Heraklion) and Syros.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Crete (Heraklion) Syros ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Syros with Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines.

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 165 €*
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 approximate duration for ferries from Heraklion to Syros is 6h 40m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Syros?

2 popular ferry companies travel from Heraklion to Syros. These ferry companies are
  • Minoan Lines
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Syros?

Book Heraklion to Syros tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

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.

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