Heraklion to the Cyclades Ferry


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There are currently 8 ferry routes connecting Heraklion and the Cyclades, with services from Heraklion to Anafi, Andros, Ios, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Santorini Thira. On average, there are a combined number of 12 crossings each day between Heraklion and the Cyclades, which are operated by Aegeon Pelagos, Golden Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, Minoan Lines and Sea Jets. The shortest crossing between Heraklion and the Cyclades is to Santorini Thira with Sea Jets and takes around 1 hour 45 minutes, while the longest crossing is to Andros with Golden Star Ferries and takes approximately 10 hours 20 minutes.

The above information is a basic summary on the services between Heraklion and the Cyclades. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.

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About Heraklion

Heraklion is the capital city in Crete and the centre of commerce on the island. It is also the main port of entry to Crete for the majority of visitors. A vibrant and working small metropolis with a number of attractive features, the sea, the culture, excellent food and friendly, welcoming people make this a delightful place to visit. Heraklion Archaeological Museum is well worth a visit. Collecting together many finds from the important archeological sites of Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos and Zakros in Crete. See the outstanding sights of Heraklion's fortification walls that define the "old city". The first fortifications were built by the Arabs and were later reinforced by the Venetians.

About The Cyclades Islands

The Cyclades islands consist of 39 Islands of which 24 are inhabited. The Cyclades are the most popular of all the islands and attract thousands of visitors every year.

The Cyclades are famous for their extraordinary weather, the beauty of the beaches and the charm of the architecture with ancient sites, droves of vineyards and olive trees, and stark whitewashed cubist houses.

Whether you want to party, explore culture and history or simply soak up the rays and swim in crystal clear waters the islands within the Cyclades are the perfect destinations. If you book with AFerry and travel by ferry you can explore them all.

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