How to travel to Naxos?

Naxos is one of the most frequently-visited islands of the Cyclades. Therefore, it is easy to reach Naxos by plane or by ferry from Athens and many other nearby islands.

Below, you can find all the needed information to travel to Naxos!
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In brief, Naxos boasts a national airport, yet the most popular way to get there is by ferry.
To get there from any other island (Santorini, Mykonos, etc.) directly, the ferry is the only option.

Don't forget to get informed about the local transportation options in order to organize your transfer to your hotel and explore each and every spot of the island readily!

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You can travel to Naxos by boat from many islands of the Aegean sea.
To begin with, there is a regular ferry connection between the island and Athens ports. Ferries depart from Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio ports. Rafina and Lavrio ports are located closer to Eleftherios Venizelos airport, while Piraeus port is closer to the city center.
In each case, the trip lasts from 4 to 9 hours depending on whether your boat is conventional or high-speed and the route it follows. Most travelers take a ferry from Piraeus.

Naxos is also connected with many Cyclades islands, like Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, Amorgos, Tinos, and many more.
There is also a local express ferry, known as Skopelitis, which carries out routes between Naxos, Amorgos, and the islands of Small Cyclades (Koufonisia, Donoussa, Schinoussa, and Iraklia) approximately six times per week.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How to get there from Athens?

You can use a boat from the main ports of Athens (Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio). There is a daily ferry from Athens (Piraeus) all year round. During the high season, all three ports serve regular routes to and from the island. Alternatively, you can fly directly from the International Airport of Athens. You can only start from Athens as the airport of Naxos is small and only receives domestic flights.
Learn more about how to get from Athens to Naxos.

How to get there from Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, and other islands?

The only way to reach Naxos from other islands is by ferry.
Learn more about how to get from Santorini to Naxos.

How to get there from abroad (London, Paris, and other capitals)?

There are no direct flights to Naxos from abroad. You need to fly to Athens and either board a domestic direct flight to the island or take the ferry afterward. Depending on where you live, you can also fly to Santorini or Mykonos and then board the ferry. According to the time of the flight and ferry, an overnight stay on those islands might be needed.
Note that ferries might be delayed, especially in the summer.



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