Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

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Ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Naxos operate throughout the year with daily connections. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, operators and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at the same prices as ferry companies.

Ferry schedules

Athens (port of Piraeus) Naxos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 06:45 Last trip: 17:30 Average duration: 4h 57m Price range: 42.00 € - 145.00 €
Naxos Athens (port of Piraeus) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 09:30 Last trip: 22:30 Average duration: 4h 50m Price range: 42.00 € - 145.00 €

Is there a ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos?

The Athens - Naxos ferry route is available year-round with at up to 8 daily crossings. The companies that usually operate on the ferry route from Piraeus to Naxos are Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, and Seajets.

What’s the ferry schedule from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos

There is at least 1 daily ferry from Piraeus to Naxos throughout the year. In the summer, there is usually increased frequency, with at least 8 daily crossings.

The first ferry from Athens to Naxos usually departs at around 06:45 and arrives at around 12:00. The last ferry is normally at 17:30, with the ferry arriving at 23:00-00:00.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos?

Tickets from Athens to Naxos start at around €42 for standard ferries and at approximately €72 for fast ferries. The ticket cost for Athens - Naxos ferries may vary depending on discounts, offers, seat type, and the ferry company.


On Ferryhopper, you can find the best available offers for the ferry to Naxos from Athens. Find real-time information about our ferry routes, compare prices and offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at the best prices.

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There are discount tickets available on ferries from Athens to Naxos for the following passenger categories:

  • Infants and toddlers (0-4 years)
  • Children
  • Student ISIC card holders
  • People with disabilities

Reminder: keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’ve chosen for your trip.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos?

The duration of the Piraeus to Naxos ferry trip ranges from 3.5 hr to 5 hr 20 min, depending on the type of vessel you’re traveling with.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables can change. Therefore, make sure to check your departure time before the trip. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

Is there a high-speed ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos?

Yes, there are high-speed ferries traveling from Athens to Naxos. The fastest ferry to Naxos takes about 3 hr 25 min to reach the island.

What’s the distance between Athens and Naxos?

The distance between Naxos and Athens is approximately 98 nautical miles (about 181 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos

Here, you can find some travel tips for your trip from Piraeus to Naxos:

  • If you are traveling from Piraeus to Naxos with your vehicle, we recommend arriving at the port at least 1.5 hr before departure.
  • If you are not sure which your departure gate is, you can ask the port authority staff for information.
  • Ferry tickets from Athens to Naxos sell out quickly in high season. Make sure to book yours well in advance.
  • Check out our Naxos travel guide for tips and useful information about your vacation on the island.
  • If you want to go island hopping in the Cyclades, you can use Naxos as your starting point. From Naxos, you can easily travel by ferry to Paros, Mykonos, Santorini, Ios, and other stunning islands in the Aegean Sea.
  • For the latest information on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Greece, you can check our relevant post. Note that, for the time being, all restrictions have been lifted.

Where to take the ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos

You can take the ferry to Naxos from the port of Piraeus in Athens. The port of Piraeus is located approximately 15 km south of the city center of Athens and 45 km from the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. You can get to Piraeus by car, taxi ,as well as public transport (bus, metro and suburban railway).

Ferries from Piraeus to Naxos normally depart from Gates E6 and E7. Departure gates may change, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located in the port for more information.

Can I travel on the Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos ferry with a car?

Depending on the ferry company and type of vessel you’re traveling with, you can bring along your vehicle to Naxos. Make sure to book your tickets as early as possible, since there might be limited availability.

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies in Greece are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your bags and suitcases next to you or store them in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Naxos. Bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.

Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


There are no cabins on Seajets and Minoan Lines high-speed ferries from Piraeus to Naxos, but there are numbered seats.

If you're traveling with a Blue Star Ferries standard vessel, you can either book a cabin or a numbered seat for a more comfortable trip to Naxos.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet to Naxos free of charge. Bear in mind that each ferry company has its own pet policy.

Make sure to carry along the necessary health certificates, pet tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.

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