Ferry from Heraklion to Naxos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

There are 1-2 daily ferry crossings from Heraklion (Crete) to Naxos in the summer months, with tickets starting at €63. Learn all about the ferry route on Ferryhopper and plan your trip across the Aegean Sea hassle-free.

Ferry schedules from Heraklion (Crete) to Naxos

Heraklion (Crete) Naxos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:00 Last trip: 10:00 Average duration: 4h 5m Price range: 63.00 € - 139.70 €
Naxos Heraklion (Crete) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 14:15 Last trip: 15:25 Average duration: 3h 47m Price range: 63.00 € - 139.70 €

Is there a ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

Yes, there is at least 1 Heraklion (Crete) - Naxos ferry crossing per day during the summer months. The ferry companies that usually travel between Heraklion and Naxos are Seajets and Minoan Lines

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.

What’s the ferry schedule from Heraklion (Crete) to Naxos

This is a seasonal ferry route, operating mostly in the summer months with 1 or 2 direct ferries every day. The ferry from Heraklion usually departs in the morning, from 08:00 to 10:00

Tip: there is also an indirect itinerary, which includes Santorini as a layover between the two destinations.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Naxos?

The cost of a single ferry ticket for the Heraklion - Naxos ferry route ranges from €63 to €99, though the final ticket cost depends on the available offers and discounts, vehicle selection and seat type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all the best offers for the ferry trip to Naxos from Heraklion (Crete). Take a look at our ferry routes, find the ferry deal that’s right for you and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper without hidden fees.


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Naxos with lower-cost ferry tickets. Some indicative passenger categories that are entitled to reduced fares are the following:

  • Toddlers and children
  • Members of large families
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students of Greek Public Universities
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Heraklion to Naxos?

On average, the Heraklion - Naxos ferry ride lasts about 4 hr, depending on the type of vessel you’ve chosen.

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

Is there a high-speed ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

Yes, you can travel with a fast ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Naxos. The fastest ferry crossing to Naxos lasts 3 hr 40 min.

What is the distance between Naxos from Crete?

The distance between the port of Heraklion and the port of Naxos is 106 nautical miles (around 197 km). 

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Naxos from Heraklion

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Heraklion (Crete) to Naxos:

  • The port of Heraklion can get quite crowded during the summer so we recommend that you arrive at the port at least 1-1.5 hr in advance of your departure to avoid queuing, especially when traveling with your vehicle.
  • Weather conditions may affect the duration of your ferry trip from Crete to Naxos, particularly if you travel with a high-speed vessel.
  • For the best travel tips, check out our Naxos travel guide and take your excursion in the Cyclades to the next level.
  • Traveling with your family? Naxos is considered one of the best Greek islands for families!

Where to take the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

The Crete - Naxos ferry departs from the port of Heraklion. It's located about 2 km from the center of the city, close to many shops, essential amenities, restaurants and city landmarks.

To get to the port and catch the ferry from Crete to Naxos, you can take a public bus, taxi or walk. The regional bus station of Heraklion, specifically, is located 700 m (10 minutes walk) from the port.

Can I travel on the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos with a car?

Yes, motor vehicles are allowed on all Heraklion - Naxos ferries. Keep in mind, however, that vehicle tickets tend to sell out faster rather quickly. 

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies like Seajets and Minoan Lines are usually rather flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Naxos.

Good to know: 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.


No, the ferries to Naxos have no cabins available. Onboard seating, however, is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the Crete - Naxos ferry depending on the company and type of vessel you’ve chosen. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

For additional information regarding pet policies and services, make sure to contact the relevant ferry operator.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Heraklion to Naxos

You can book your tickets for the Heraklion to Naxos ferry on Ferryhopper easily and quickly. On our Map of ferries, you can see all the available ferry connections, compare ferry companies and prices, and book your ferry trip to Naxos with confidence!