Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Athens (Piraeus) and Naxos operate throughout the year with daily connections. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules

Athens (port of Piraeus) Naxos Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 06:45 Latest ferry: 17:30 Average duration: 4h 43m Price range: 32.00 € - 129.50 €
Naxos Athens (port of Piraeus) Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 09:30 Latest ferry: 22:40 Average duration: 4h 53m Price range: 32.00 € - 129.50 €

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

The Athens - Naxos ferry route is available year-round with at least 2 daily crossings. The companies that usually operate on the ferry route from Piraeus to Naxos are Blue Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, Seajets and Fast Ferries.

Am I allowed to travel from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos?

Yes, traveling to Naxos from Athens is permitted. As you start planning your holidays, we suggest you take a look at the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Greece, including all the documents required for your ferry trip.

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

There are about 2 daily ferries from Piraeus to Naxos throughout the year. In summer, there is usually increased frequency, with at least 5 daily crossings.

The earliest ferry from Athens to Naxos usually departs at around 06:45 and arrives at about 13:00. The latest ferry departure is normally at 17:30, with the ferry arriving at about 23:00.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

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

Ferry tickets from Athens to Naxos start at around €27 for standard ferries and at approximately €57 for fast ferries. The ticket cost for the Athens - Naxos ferry may vary depending on discounts, offers, seat type and 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 no extra cost.


The crossings from Athens to Naxos offer discounts to the following passenger categories:

  • Toddlers (-100%)
  • Children (-50%)
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students of Greek Public Universities (-50%)
  • People with disabilities (-50%)

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 hr to 5.5 hr, depending on the type of vessel you’re traveling with.

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

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

What’s the distance between Athens and Naxos?

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

Ferry Trip Tips

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

Here, you can find useful information and travel tips for the 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 your departure.
  • Piraeus is a large port with several departure gates. To make your trip to Naxos easier, we have prepared a guide with useful information about Piraeus as well as a map of the port.
  • If you are not sure which is your departure gate, 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, consider 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.

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 15km south of the city center of Athens and 45km from 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 E7 and E9. Departure gates may change, so we recommend checking your ticket and the electronic display boards located at 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 50kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


There are no cabins on the high-speed ferries from Piraeus to Naxos, but there are numbered seats. If you're traveling with a standard ferry, 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, depending on the ferry company and type of vessel you’ve chosen. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, pet tickets and any supplies you may need for your trip.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Athens (Piraeus) to Naxos

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