How to move around Naxos

You will find information about transportation in Naxos and how to move around below:

You can move around Naxos by using the:
Public Bus (KTEL)Car RentalsPrivate TransfersToursWater TaxiPrivate Boat TransfersFAQ

In brief, the most comfortable way to move around Naxos is with your own car. We provide a car rental service at the lowest prices and rated

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KTEL Buses

Public Buses (KTEL)

Public transport is the cheapest way to get around the island, reach the most worth-visiting spots and at the same time enjoy a pleasant journey! The central bus stop is located in Chora. Chora is connected via a bus to several villages and beaches all over Naxos. Bus stops include Agios Prokopios, Apollonas, Halki, Filoti, Koronos, Tripodes, and more. Bus itineraries are more frequent during the summer to oblige as many visitors as possible.

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Car agency

Car rentals in Naxos

With a car or motorcycle, you are able to explore the lovely areas of Naxos at your own pace and gain access to the most secluded spots. Keep in mind that some places might be difficult to reach due to track or dirt roads.
In case you don't have your own vehicle, renting a car for your sightseeing trips is an excellent idea!
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Taxi fleet

Taxis and private transfers

There are many taxis in Naxos, usually parked near the port, the airport, and at central spots of Chora. They are far more expensive than buses but comprise the most comfortable way to reach your destination.
If you need a taxi, you can book it by calling the following numbers: 0030 694 774 4883 or 0030 22850 22444.

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Boat tour in the eastern part

Organized Tours

There is no better way to explore a place than touring around it with the help of well-trained, experienced local guides!
Choose the tour that appeals to you the most, visit the most breathtaking spots of Naxos, and create beautiful memories that will last for a lifetime! The tours depart from the port of the town, the port of Agia Anna or from the remote beach of Panermos.

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Water Taxis

Water Taxis

There is a small port in the southeastern part of the island, Volakas (before Panermos Bay), from which a water taxi departs with direction to Koufonisia. Also, water taxis to Paros (Piso Livadi) depart from Agia Anna. Bear in mind that you should book your transfer in advance.

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Private Boat Transfers

You can hire a private boat and reach your destination easily, no matter if it is near or far - travel lavishly, in total privacy.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

We have gathered the most common questions regarding transportation in Naxos and answered them for you.
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• How can I get to the main town from the airport?

The closest bus stop to the airport is called "Naxos Camping" and lies 600m away from the terminal building. Bus route 1 (Naxos Town > Plaka > Naxos Town) takes visitors to the central station, outside the port of Naxos. For the rest of the routes, you can't buy the tickets directly from the bus driver; however, visitors that board the bus after arriving on the island by plane should inform the driver, so that they can pay the fare after reaching Naxos Town.
A taxi rank lies outside the exit gate at the airport, as well as a few car rental desks. If you want to avoid public transport, it is highly recommended to book a transfer service or car rental in advance, especially if you plan on visiting during the summer. Car rental agencies can bring your vehicle to the airport upon prior request.
Having your transfer scheduled guarantees a cushy arrival and transportation.
Note that some accommodations provide transfers from the airport to their customers. Contact your hotel in advance and avail yourself of the shuttle service if available.

• How can I get to the main town from the Port?

The port of Naxos is located in Naxos Town. After exiting the port you will encounter the central KTEL bus station. There, you can purchase bus tickets and board a bus to several locations on the island. A taxi rank also lies outside the port.

• How can I get to the beaches?

A car rental allows you to visit many of the numerous beaches since the island boasts a plethora of both well-organized and remote beaches.
Bus routes to several beaches such as Agios Prokopios, Plaka, and Pyrgaki are available, too. You’ll have to take the bus from the central bus station at the port.
You may catch a taxi from the port, too, but during the high season, finding a free one may be challenging.

• Can I rely on public means of transport?

As Naxos has many permanent residents, the buses are reliable and reach many areas on the island. During the tourist season, itineraries are more frequent to serve the thousands of visitors. However, if you want to visit lesser-known spots on the island, renting a car is the best thing to do, since routes to remote villages are rare while some regions and beaches are not accessible by bus.

• Are the distances between the main town and the touristy spots long?

Naxos is a big island, so the distance between your accommodation and the places you want to visit can be either short or long. If you are staying in Naxos Town or one of the beach resorts on the east side (Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Maragas, etc.) and want to visit the mountain villages and wild beaches of the island, it may take up to 20,30, or more minutes to reach your destination. If you intend to explore Naxos, renting a car is highly recommended, as the bus routes to the non-touristy parts are scarce.

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