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Paros Heraklion Ferry

The ferry from Paros to Crete (Heraklion) typically sails 1 times daily and up to 12 times weekly. 3 ferry operators provide ferries from Paros to Crete (Heraklion), Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets. Paros Crete (Heraklion) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Paros Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

The earliest Paros Crete (Heraklion) ferry typically departs Paros at about 13:10. The average sailing time of a ferry from Paros to Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 4h 8m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 3h 25m.

Paros to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Paros to Crete (Heraklion) typically range between $132* and $521*. On average the Paros Crete (Heraklion) ferry is $310*. The cheapest Paros Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices start from $107*. The average price for a foot passenger is $301*. The average price for a Paros Crete (Heraklion) car ferry is $559*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Crete (Heraklion) from Paros?

The distance between Paros and Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 109.1 miles (175.5km), or 94.8 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Paros to Crete (Heraklion)?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Paros to Crete (Heraklion) provided by Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Paros and Crete (Heraklion).

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

Yes, Paros Crete (Heraklion) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Paros to Crete (Heraklion) with Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets.

Paros Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Operator Schedules

  • SeaJets - 7 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Minoan Lines - 2 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries - 3 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Cyclades Islands to Crete page.
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Paros - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price A$336*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 12
Average Sailing Duration 4h 8m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 25m
First Ferry 13:10
Last Ferry 14:30
Distance 94 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 Paros to Heraklion?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Paros to Heraklion is approximately 3h 48m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Paros to Heraklion?

    Paros to Heraklion is operated by 3 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Paros to Heraklion?

    Ferries from Paros to Heraklion are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Paros Guide

Located in the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Paros lies in the Aegean Sea, to the west of the island of Naxos from which it is separated by a channel that is around 8 km wide. The island is 160 km to the south east of the Port of Piraeus. Historically known for its fine white marble, which gave rise to the term 'Parian' to describe marble or china of similar qualities, the marble mines and quarries have now been abandoned and can be found around the island. Today, the island's principal source of income is derived from tourism. The capital of Paros, Parikia, is a typically beautiful Cycladic village with whitewashed houses and lovely grand neoclassical mansions. Standing atop a hill in the centre of the village is a 13th century Venetian castle which provides glorious views of the town and surrounding area. There is also an important ecclesiastical attraction in the town in the form of the 6th century Church of Panayia Ekatontapyliani, also known as Katapoliani.

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

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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