Ferry from Naxos to Heraklion (Crete)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Naxos and Heraklion (Crete) run from April to October with daily crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Naxos to Heraklion

Naxos Heraklion Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 14:00 Last trip: 14:15 Average duration: 3h 36m Price range: 89.00 € - 139.70 €
Heraklion Naxos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:00 Last trip: 09:00 Average duration: 3h 48m Price range: 89.00 € - 139.70 €

Is there a ferry from Naxos to Heraklion?

Yes, there are daily ferry crossings to Heraklion in Crete from Naxos from April to October. You can usually find 1 daily ferry crossing from Naxos to Heraklion.

The Naxos to Heraklion connection is usually served by Seajets.

What’s the ferry schedule from Naxos to Heraklion?

The ferries usually depart from Naxos at around 14:15 and reach the port of Heraklion at 17:45.

Bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change. You can check real-time ferry schedules and ticket prices on Ferryhopper.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Naxos to Heraklion?

The cost of a single ferry ticket for the route Naxos - Heraklion starts at €99. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, seat type, as well as vehicle selection.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Heraklion from Naxos. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.


Traveling from Naxos to Heraklion by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry company offers discounts to the following passenger categories:

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Students of Greek Public Universities

Note: infants and children up to 4 years usually travel for free.

Ferry route info

How long is the ferry ride from Naxos to Heraklion?

The ferry trip from Naxos to Heraklion lasts around 3 hr and 30 min.

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

There are only fast ferries operating on this route. The fastest ferry to Heraklion makes the trip in less than 4 hr.

What's the distance between Naxos and Heraklion?

The distance between Naxos and Heraklion is approximately 106 nautical miles (197 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Heraklion from Naxos

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

  • We recommend arriving at the port of Naxos at least 45 min in advance of your ferry departure. 
  • Crete is a beautiful holiday destination. If you want tips on what to do in Heraklion, please visit our destination page.
  • Check our Map of ferries for ferry connections from Heraklion to the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. 

Where to take the ferry from Naxos to Heraklion?

You can take the ferry to Astypalea from the port of Naxos in Chora. The port is located approximately 3.5 km from the island's airport.

To get to the port of Naxos, you can either take the local bus (KTEL) or a taxi. If you are already in Chora, you can also walk there.

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

Yes, ferries traveling from Naxos to Heraklion have car decks for vehicle transfer.

Ferry Luggage

Greek ferry companies, such as Seajets, do not have a strict luggage allowance policy. In any case, make sure to carry no more than 50 kg of luggage with you, and bear in mind that you are responsible for carrying them on board.

There are designated areas to store your luggage items or you can keep them with you throughout the trip.


Ferries from Naxos to Heraklion do not have cabins, but you can book numbered seats.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry from Naxos to Heraklion. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Naxos to Heraklion (Crete)

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