Paros
Heraklion
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Paros to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry

The Paros Heraklion ferry connects the Cyclades Islands to Crete and is available for booking with 2 ferry companies throughout the year. SeaJets and Minoan Lines both up to provide 2 sailings per week respectively. The total distance between Paros ferry port and Heraklion ferry port is approximately 105 nautical miles (194km), with Minoan Lines offering the fastest crossing time in around 4 hours and 15 minutes, making it a vital transport link for passengers looking to explore the largest city in Crete.

There is a high speed ferry from Paros to Crete via the Superjet available with SeaJets. This fast ferry ensures that passengers reach Crete in the quickest possible time.

Choose between 4 ferries from Paros to Heraklion each week with Direct Ferries and find the best deal. Passengers embarking on this ferry route can bring cars onboard with both companies. However, please be mindful that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

Prices for the ferry to Crete from Paros might vary depending on the season you wish to travel. The cheapest ferry tickets are typically available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry discounts.



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 $265*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 9
Average Sailing Duration 4h 10m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 5m
First Ferry 13:40
Last Ferry 13:45
Distance 94 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Paros to Heraklion?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Paros to Heraklion is approximately 4h 17m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Paros to Heraklion?

The average price of a ferry from Paros to Heraklion is approximately $266. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Paros to Heraklion can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Paros to Heraklion?

There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Paros to Heraklion. The following operators that provide this service are
  • SeaJets
  • 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. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Paros to Heraklion?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Paros to Heraklion with
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Paros to Heraklion?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Paros to Heraklion with the following operators
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Paros to Heraklion?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • SeaJets

How far is Heraklion from Paros?

Paros to Heraklion is approximately 94 nautical miles distance apart.

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.


Paros to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 6/17/2024 and 6/23/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 13:40 17:55 4 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Cyclades Fast Ferries 13:45 18:05 4 hours 20 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat

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