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Naxos

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Popular Itineraries About Naxos Port info

Naxos is the largest of all the Cycladic islands, in Greece, and a prominent tourist destination. Consisting of several traditional villages and amazing beaches, the island has a wide range of options available to visitors. Due to the fresh water and the fertile landscape, this is also an extremely green island, making agriculture an important part of its economy, along with tourism.

In brief, ferries to Naxos in Cyclades depart from the ports of Athens (Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion) and from many other islands' ports.
The island is connected by ferry with Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Amorgos, Ios, Milos, Koufonisia, Tinos and many other destinations.

POPULAR FERRY ITINERARIES

Below you'll find some of the most popular ferry routes:

From Athens

 

Ferries depart from Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion ports. Discover how to get to the 3 ports of Athens from the airport and Athens's center.
There are ferry connections all year round. In the low season, there are usually 2 daily ferry departures, but in the peak season, there are frequent ferry routes from 6.45 in the morning to 5.30 in the afternoon.
A ferry ticket costs approximately '34' 'EUR' (34 Euros) - '90' 'EUR' (90 Euros) for a standard seat and the ferry trip lasts for 3.5-8 hours, depending on the type of ferry (conventional or high-speed).
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From Paros

 

Ferries from Paros operate all year round, but the routes are more frequent in the summer.
The duration of the ferry trip is 25-45 minutes and the cost of the ferry ticket is approximately '10' 'EUR' (10 Euros) - '23' 'EUR' (23 Euros).
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From Santorini

 

Ferries from Santorini operate all year round and the routes are more frequent in the summer. More specifically, during the peak season, there are at least 8 daily ferries from Santorini.
The duration of this ferry trip is 1-2 hours.
The cost of the ferry ticket is approximately '20' 'EUR' (20 Euros) - '40' 'EUR' (40 Euros).
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From Mykonos

 

Ferries from Mykonos to Naxos operate only in the summer.
More specifically, during the peak season, there are some ferries from Mykonos.
The duration of this ferry trip is 1 hours and the cost of the ferry ticket is approximately '20' 'EUR' (20 Euros) - '40' 'EUR' (40 Euros).
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From Amorgos

 

There are some daily ferries from Amorgos to Naxos.
The ferries from Amorgos depart from Katapola and Aegiali port.
The ferry from Aegiali departs at 19.55 pm, the ticket costs approximately '12' 'EUR' (12 Euros) and the trip lasts 2 hours.
The ferry crossings from Katapola to the port of this island are at least 3 per day. The trip lasts from 1.5 - 6 hours depending on the vessel and tickets cost approximately '12' 'EUR' (12 Euros) - '40' 'EUR' (40 Euros)
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From Ios

 

There are several ferries from Ios to Naxos every day.
The ferry trip from Ios to this island is 1 hour and the ticket costs approximately '19' 'EUR' (19 Euros) - '43' 'EUR' (43 Euros)
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From Milos

 

There is a daily high-speed ferry from Milos with Naxos.
It departs from Milos at 7.50 am and arrives in the port of the island at 11.40 am. The ticket price is approximately '75' 'EUR' (75 Euros)
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From Koufonisia

 

There are many daily ferry crossings from Koufonisia to Naxos.
The trip lasts 1- 2.5 hours and the ticket costs approximately '7.50' 'EUR' (7.50 Euros) - '33' 'EUR' (33 Euros)
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From Tinos

 

There are two daily ferries from Tinos to Naxos.
The trip lasts 1- 2 hours and the ticket costs approximately '31' 'EUR' (31 Euros) - '43' 'EUR' (43 Euros)
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From Syros

 

There are many ferries from Syros to Naxos.
The trip duration is 1.5- 2.5 hours and the ticket costs approximately '18' 'EUR' (18 Euros) - '43' 'EUR' (43 Euros)
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From other islands

 

The port of Town is also connected with other ports and islands like Folegandros, Schinoussa, Crete, Sifnos, Iraklia, Donoussa, Andros, Patmos, Astypalea, Sikinos, Kythnos and more. Just check our booking engine to see all available connections.

What types of ferries travel there?

 

The types of ferries that travel to/from this location are conventional ferries and high-speed/catamaran ferries. Conventional ferries are slower, while high-speed ferries are faster. More specifically, the ferry trip from Athens with a conventional ferry lasts for 5-8 hours and the ferry trip with a high-speed/catamaran ferry lasts for about 3.5 hours. The ferry trip to this destination from the islands of the Cyclades is way shorter.

 

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR FERRY TICKETS?

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INFORMATION ABOUT NAXOS

This is the largest of all the Cycladic islands and a prominent tourist destination. Consisting of several traditional villages and amazing beaches, the island has a wide range of options available to visitors. Due to the fresh water and the fertile landscape, this is also an extremely green island, making agriculture an important part of its economy, along with tourism.

The history of Naxos is deeply connected to mythology. While some believe that Zeus himself was raised there, others state that the giant brothers Ephialtes and Otus lived on the island. Another myth states that Theseus abandoned princess Ariadne on the island, after she helped him defeat the Minotaur, but she eventually married Dionysus, the god of wine, who also lived on the island.

It was inhabited since ancient times and had developed a strong civilization. Many ancient temples and statues have been found on the island, indicating a rich cultural past. However, Naxos reached its top in the Venetian times, when trade and agriculture was developed and made it an economical centre. The Venetian Castle and elegant mansions dominate in Chora and the coutryside.

The greenest island in Cyclades, the landscape of this destination is dominated by high mountains, stunning valleys and blooming vegetation. The central tourist spots on the island are Agios Georgios, Plaka, Mikri Vigla and Agios Prokopios, where you will find many hotels, gift shops, bars and restaurants. Visitors can also enjoy a lot of water sports there, while wind surfing is the most popular activity on the island due to the proper wind conditions.

Many beaches are well equipped and have been awarded the Blue Flag Award for their cleanness.

Why visit this island?

 

Hop on a ferry to Naxos for glorious sunsets, delicious food, beautiful beaches, and archaeological sites!

  • Naxos is the largest and greenest island of the Cyclades island chain.
  • Thanks to its close distance to the rest of the Cyclades islands, this is a very good base for island-hopping.
  • It is a top destination for windsurfing in Greece.
  • According to the myth, the fertility of the island's soil is credited to the union of Ariadne, the goddess of fertility and Dionysus, the god of wine.
  • Naxos is famous for its locally produced citrons, which are used for liqueur making.

Best time to visit

 

The best season to visit this island is hands down summer. During the summer, you’ll have the chance to visit its beautiful beaches, as well as many archaeological sites. The island is also beautiful during Spring, and an ideal period for hikers.

Is the island for you?

 

Naxos is a great alternative to the often overcrowded Cycladic superstars like Mykonos and Santorini. Being more laid-back, this is the perfect island to marvel at the magical Cycladic scenery, swim in clean waters, and have fun!

Sightseeing

 

Naxos was inhabited since ancient times and had developed a strong civilization. Many ancient temples and statues have been found on the island, indicating a rich cultural past. Portara, the huge marble gate of an ancient temple dedicated to the Greek god Apollo, is the most popular sight on this island. Standing on the top of a hill above Chora, Portara offers a magical view of the sea and the sunset! Naxos reached its top in the Venetian times when trade and agriculture were developed and made it an economical center. The Venetian Castle and elegant mansions are a vestige of the Venetian occupation.

  • Kastro (the venetian Castle)
  • Portara
  • Melanes Kouros Statue
  • Temple of Demeter
  • Apollonas Kouros Statue
  • Panagia Drossiani
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Bazeos Tower

... and more

Beaches

 

Naxos has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Cyclades and some of them are considered as the most beautiful in Greece. Some of the best beaches are:

  • Plaka beach
  • Agios Prokopios beach
  • Aliko beach (Hawaii)
  • Mikri Vigla beach
  • Sahara beach (Limanakia)
  • Pyrgaki beach
  • Maragas beach
  • Orkos beach
  • Agia Anna beach
  • Agios Georgios beach
  • Kastraki beach
  • Psili Ammos beach
  • Panermos beach

... and more

Villages

 

Naxos is famous for its main village, Chora, characterized by its Venetian castle but also for its many traditional villages located in the mountains. The most beautiful villages are located in the area of Tragea:

  • Chora, main town
  • Apiranthos
  • Halki
  • Filoti
  • Potamia
  • Koronos
  • Apollonas
  • Melanes
  • Moutsouna

... and more

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Island-hopping from Naxos

 

Sitting in the heart of the Aegean sea and being surrounded by the Cyclades islands, Naxos is a very good base for island-hopping. It is also very close to the Small Cyclades, a little group of islands, part of the Cyclades island chain. So, island hopping to the rest of the Small Cyclades islands, like Koufonisia, Iraklia, Schinoussa, and Donoussa is a must. What’s more, island-hopping to Santorini, Paros and Mykonos are very popular.


Book your ferry from Naxos to:
Santorini (1,5 to 2 hours) | Paros (35-45min) | Ios (45min) | Mykonos (1 to 1½ hour) | Heraklion (Crete) (4 hours) | Koufonisia (1 hour) | Amorgos (2 to 4 hours)

 

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ABOUT NAXOS PORT

Port description

A lovely island in the center of the Cyclades, this is a calm family destination. The main port is found in Town and serves ferries from Piraeus, Rafina, and other islands of the Cyclades.

Connected ports to Naxos

Athens, Piraeus - Athens, Rafina - Athens, Lavrio - Amorgos, Aegiali - Amorgos, Katapola - Anafi - Andros - Astypalea - Crete, Heraklio - Crete, Rethymno - Donoussa - Folegandros - Ios - Iraklia - Kalymnos - Karpathos, Port - Kastelorizo - Kasos - Kea - Kimolos - Kos, Port - Koufonissi - Kythnos - Leros - Lipsi - Milos - Mykonos - Nisyros - Paros - Patmos - Rhodes - Santorini (Thira) - Schinoussa - Sifnos - Sikinos - Skiathos - Syros - Thessaloniki - Thirassia - Tilos - Tinos

Directions

There are frequent buses that connect the port of the island to places all around, particularly the tourist places. The bus station is located very close to the port.

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