Getting There

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By Boat

From Piraeus

Most Greeks prefer travelling by boat due to the space availability and timetable frequency. You can travel to Naxos from the port of Piraeus (Gates E6 and E7) throughout the year. There are daily crossings from early in the morning to late afternoon. In the peak season, there are additional crossings. The route is served by both conventional and high-speed ferries and the trip duration ranges from 4 to 6.5 hours, depending on the type of the vessel and the calls of port en route. Most of the reservation may be booked directly online, or through a travel agency. 

From Rafina

Rafina has also boats departing to the Cyclades. There are daily crossings from the port of Rafina to Naxos mainly in the summer months, but there are also ferries to Naxos the rest of the year. The route is served by conventional and high-speed ferries. Depending on the type of the ship and the route, the trip lasts anywhere from 3.5 to 4.5 hours.

From Lavrio

There is just one weekly ferry crossing from Lavrion to Naxos. It is served by a conventional ferry usually every Saturday and the trip lasts around 8.5 hours.

Connection with other islands

Νaxos lies in the heart of the Cyclades and is an ideal starting point for travelling around the Cyclades. Naxos is connected by boat to Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Astypalea, Donoussa, Iraklia, Heraklion (Crete), Thirasia, Ios, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastelorizo, Kea, Kimolos, Koufonisia, Kythnos, Kos, Lipsi, Mykonos (40 mins), Nisyros, Paros (1 hour), Patmos, Rethymno, Rhodes, Santorini (1-4 hrs), Sikinos, Sifnos, Symi, Syros, Schinoussa, Tilos, Tinos and Folegandros.

By Aeroplane

There are frequent daily flights from Athens International Airport to Naxos all year long. The travel time to Naxos by plane is about 40 minutes. Naxos airport is located 4km from the port of the island. Keep in mind, that it is a good idea to book in advance as space is limited. For more information click here.