The high-speed ferry Super Jet of Seajets leaving the port of Athinios in Santorini for Naxos

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

In brief:
- The route between Santorini and Naxos is operated on a daily basis.
- You can book either a conventionalor a high-speed ferry for your crossing.
- The ticket price ranges from '31' 'EUR' (31 Euros) to '59.7' 'EUR' (59.7 Euros) for a standard seat, depending on the vessel type.

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The high-speed ferry Worldchampion Jet leaving the port of Athinios in Santorini

Worldchampion Jet leaving the port of Santorini

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The ferry route Santorini - Naxos is available throughout the year.
Itineraries multiply during the summer season, with at least 5 ferries departing from Athinios Port daily.
The first ferry departs from Santorini at 06:45 and the last one at 15:30.

Indicative Ferry Routes from Santorini to Naxos*

Schedules frequency Multiple times per day
First ferry 06:45
Last ferry 15:30
Average duration 03h50m
*Based on data from 2022-2023


PRICE €31.00 - €109.00
PRICE €12.20 - €12.20
PRICE €54.70 - €84.70

Types of ferries

The conventional ferry Blue Star Delos arriving in the port of Naxos, in Chora (Naxos town)

Blue Star Delos arriving in Naxos

The types of ferries that travel from Santorini to Naxos are both high-speed/catamaran and conventional ferries.
High-speed ferries are the fastest type of vessels, while conventional ferries are the most affordable ones.
Note that the high-speed ones can be affected by windy weather with delays occurring sometimes.


Distance & Duration of the trip


The distance between the two islands is 43 nautical miles (49 miles or 79 kilometers).
The duration of the ferry trip can be from an hour and a half to 3 hours, depending on the type of ferry. More specifically, conventional ferries will get you from Santorini to Naxos in about 2.5 hours, while high-speed/catamaran ferries in 1.5 hours.
The fastest option is Champion Jet 1 by Seajets.


Prices & Tickets


The ticket price for this route ranges from '31' 'EUR' (31 Euros) to '109' 'EUR' (109 Euros). The type of vessel and seat type you'll choose will determine the ticket's cost. For a standard seat in a conventional ferry, prices start from '31' 'EUR' (31 Euros), while for a high-speed ferry, the minimum price to pay is '59.7' 'EUR' (59.7 Euros).
Discounts may apply to some categories of passengers after showing the relevant documents. Individuals who qualify for reduced-priced tickets include ISIC card holders, passengers with disabilities, families with 3+ children, infants, and children up to 10 years old. Note that each company has its own discount policy, though.

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Types of seats

Seats in the World Champion Jet

Seats in the World Champion Jet by Seajets

The most budget-friendly seat type is the standard/economy seat. Such seats are not numbered, and you need to be on board early enough to find one. Depending on the type of ferry, indoor or/and outdoor options will be available.
For luxury traveling, business or VIP seats are offered. Those types of seats need to be booked in advance and will be located in a separate lounge.
Air-type seats are the second most comfortable option when it comes to booking a numbered seat. They are cheaper than business seats.
In high-speed/catamaran crafts, all seats are numbered. Hence, when booking a standard/economy ticket, an air-type seat is reserved for you.


How to find your ferry in the port of Santorini (Athinios)

Waiting for the ferry at the port of Athinios in Santorini

Waiting for the ferry

All passenger ferries in Santorini depart from Athinios Port, which lies at a 10 km distance from Fira. It is a small port, so travelers won’t have a hard time spotting their ferry.

The port of Naxos is located in Naxos Town and receives all passenger ferries that reach the island.

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Luggage storage area in the garage of the Worldchampion Jet

Luggage storage area in the garage of Worldchampion Jet

Policies are quite flexible, allowing up to 40 kg or 0.5 cubic meters of luggage per person.
Greek ferries offer designated luggage rooms, but you can also keep your luggage next to you onboard.
We recommend keeping your personal items (wallet, mobile phone, etc.) with you and leaving bulky luggage in the designated area.


Traveling with a car


To travel by ferry with your car or motorbike, you will need to purchase in advance an additional ticket for your vehicle ahead of time.
Ferries have garages and, in order to park, you should be at the port at least 1 hour before the time of departure.
Keep in mind that entrance to the garage is not allowed during the trip.
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 Naxos


Santorini and Naxos both boast airports, yet there are no direct flights between the two islands.
Nonetheless, during the high season, many direct flights from several cities abroad, are scheduled to the International Airport of Mykonos. Therefore, you can fly to Mykonos and then board on a ferry to Naxos. Crossings between the two are frequent during summer.
Learn more about the Mykonos - Naxos ferry route.
Alternatively, the International Airport of Athens receives flights from around the world. After arriving in Athens, you can take a ferry to Naxos from Piraeus or Rafina. Rafina lies closer to the airport. Learn more about the Athens - Naxos ferry route. If you want to spend less time at sea, you can book a direct flight to Naxos from Athens International Airport.


About Naxos

People walking on the dock of the fishing port of Agia Anna

The dock of the fishing port of Agia Anna

Flaunting long sandy beaches with azure waters, verdant valleys, historical landmarks, picturesque villages and high-quality local products and delicacies, Naxos is the island that can accommodate the needs of every type of traveler. We have gathered the best things to see & do on the island in a mini-guide for Naxos.

Where to go next?


After exploring the known and hidden areas of the many-sided island of Naxos, the neighboring Paros is the ideal destination to add to your itinerary since the crossings between the two are numerous during summer. The glamorous Mykonos with its world-famous party scene and beautiful beaches is also located in proximity to Naxos.
For people seeking quieter settings, the adjacent Small Cyclades (Koufonisia, Donoussa, Schinoussa) and the charming Milos are excellent options.


Illustrated Map


View the route on our illustrated map.

Map of the ferry route from Santorini to Naxos

Photos of ferry vessels

Ferry Santorini-Naxos


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