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Discover the best ferries from Naxos to Santorini, travel tips, prices and many more. Here we go!

In brief:
- The route between Naxos and Santorini is operated all year round.
- You can choose between a conventional and a high-speed ferry for your crossing.
- The fare ranges from '31' 'EUR' (31 euros) and '59.7' 'EUR' (59.7 euros) for a standard seat.

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The high-speed ferry World ChampionJet of Seajets getting from Naxos to Santorini

The ferry WorldChampion Jet leaving the port of Naxos

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The ferry route Naxos - Santorini is available throughout the year.
In the high season (May to September), there are 7-9 ferry crossings per day serving this route, while, during the low season (mid-October to April), there are crossings nearly every day.
The first ferry leaves from Naxos at 07:10 and the last one at 20:45, 23:40, or 00:35, depending on the day.

Indicative Ferry Routes from Naxos to Santorini*

Schedules frequency Multiple times per day
First ferry 07:10
Last ferry 00:35
Average duration 02h07m
*Based on data from 2022-2023


PRICE €31.00 - €103.00
PRICE €59.70 - €93.70

Types of ferries operating

The high-speed ferry Power Jet of Seajets getting arriving in the port of Santorini

The ferry Power Jet arriving in Santorini

The types of vessels that travel from Naxos to Santorini are both high-speed/catamaran and conventional ferries.
High-speed vessels are smaller in size and have more powerful engines, allowing you to get to your destination faster. Conventional ferries, on the other hand, tend to be slower, but at a lower fare.
In addition, conventional ferries dispose of large garages, capable of carrying a large number of vehicles. High-speed vessels with a garage only have a limited vehicle capacity.


Distance & Duration of the trip


The distance between the two islands is 43 nautical miles (49 miles or 79 kilometers).
The duration of the journey varies from 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours 55 minutes, depending on the type of vessel you are traveling on, as well as on the route. More specifically, conventional ferries get you to your destination in about 2.5 hours, while the duration of the voyage on a high-speed vessel differs according to the route. Without stops at other islands, the journey lasts 1 hour 25 minutes on average, whereas, with stops, it will take around 2 hours 50 minutes.
The fastest ferry is Champion Jet 3 by Seajets.


Prices & Tickets


A standard ticket can cost up to '59.7' 'EUR' (59.7 euros), while the price of a business-class/VIP ticket ranges between '43.5' 'EUR' (43.5 euros) and '84.7' 'EUR' (84.7 euros), depending on the company and the type of vessel.
Most ferry companies offer a ticket discount to some categories of passengers, including ISIC card holders, passengers with disabilities and children under 10 years old. Discounts may amount to 50%. Moreover, most companies allow babies and toddlers to travel for free.

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Types of seats


The type of seat you will choose determines the price of your ticket. The most popular and affordable option is the standard/economy seats, which are not numbered. This means that you will have to keep an eye on your seat for the entire journey. Seeing as they cannot be reserved in advance, we recommend boarding the ferry as early as possible in order to find a comfortable one.
Another option is the airplane type seats. These are more comfortable, numbered seats, which are usually located in a separate lounge. They are the most budget-friendly ones among the types of seats that may be booked in advance.
For luxury travel, there are also business class/VIP seats, which are located in a separate lounge and need to be booked in advance.
In high-speed ferries, there are only numbered seats, so the standard ticket corresponds to an airplane seat.


How to find your ferry in the port of Naxos

Aerial view of the port of Naxos and the town of Naxos (Chora) behind

Aerial view of the port and town of Naxos

All ferries from Naxos to Santorini depart from the port of Naxos, which is situated on the western side of the island, in the capital town of Chora. As it is small in size, spotting your ferry is very easy.
All ferries bound for Santorini arrive at the island's main port of the island, which is known as Athinios Port.

Both islands are immensely popular with both Greeks and foreigners. The high number of visitors causes traffic within and around the harbor, so being there at least an hour earlier than your ferry’s scheduled departure time is strongly recommended.
Do you need a transfer in Santorini? We got you covered! Check out our transfer service!




Luggage policies in Greek ferries are quite flexible.
Most companies allow 40 kg or 0.5 cubic meters of luggage for each passenger and provide a luggage storage area on each ferry. Alternatively, you can take your luggage with you upstairs.
It is highly recommended to leave bulky suitcases in the designated area and take your personal belongings (wallet, mobile phone, keys, etc.) with you.


Traveling with a car


An additional ticket for your vehicle needs to be purchased ahead of time in order to travel by ferry with your car or motorbike.
You should be at the port 60-90 minutes before the official departure time.
For safety reasons, entering the garage while the ferry is sailing is not allowed.
Note: Many car rental companies do not allow customers to ferry their vehicles. We recommend avoiding purchasing a vehicle ticket before contacting your car rental company.


Alternative ways to reach Santorini


Although there are airports on both islands, no direct flights are available between Naxos and Santorini, as the national airport of Naxos is small and only serves direct flights between Naxos and Athens. However, Santorini boasts an international airport that receives flights from several European cities. Alternatively, you can fly to Athens and then reach Santorini either by plane or by boarding a ferry from Piraeus or Rafina Port. Find out more about the Athens - Santorini route.


About Santorini

The amazing views from the village of Firostefani in Santorini

Views from Firostefani village in Santorini

Santorini is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the world and the most visited of all Greek islands. We have created a mini guide for Santorini, featuring the best things to see and do on the island.

Where to go next?


The next more popular destination is Mykonos, with its world-famous party scene and beautiful beaches. Discover the best ferries serving the Santorini - Mykonos ferry route.
Other popular nearby destinations are Paros, which boasts a traditional Cycladic charm, gorgeous beaches, vivid nightlife and exquisite local cuisine, and Crete, which is big enough to satisfy all tastes.
For those seeking more quiet settings, the adjacent Small Cyclades group (Koufonisia, Donoussa, Schinoussa and Iraklia) are excellent options.

Photos of ferry vessels

Ferry Naxos-Santorini


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