Ferry from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Athens (Rafina) and Naxos operate only a few months of the year. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Athens (port of Rafina) to Naxos

Athens (port of Rafina) Naxos Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:05 Last trip: 14:30 Average duration: 4h 30m Price range: 43.00 € - 99.70 €
Naxos Athens (port of Rafina) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 14:30 Last trip: 15:30 Average duration: 5h 50m Price range: 43.00 € - 59.00 €

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

Yes, there is. The ferry connection between the port of Rafina and Naxos is usually operated from mid April to mid October. In the summer months, there are up to 3 daily ferry crossings. The ferry companies that normally operate on this connection are Seajets, Fast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Athens (Rafina) - Naxos crossing on Ferryhopper.

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

Normally, there are 2-3 daily ferry crossings from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos during peak season. The earliest ferry usually departs from Rafina at 07:45 and arrives in Naxos at 11:10, while the latest scheduled trip to Naxos from Rafina is at 15:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

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

The Athens (Rafina) - Naxos ferry price ranges from around €43 to €70. The final cost may vary depending on discounts, offers, seat selection, vehicle selection, and the ferry company.


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

For more info, have a look at our relevant blog post about cheap Greek ferry deals.


Traveling from Athens to Naxos by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% to the following passenger categories:

  • Children
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students of Greek Public Universities
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons
  • Large families (Greek citizens)

Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.

Ferry Route Info

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

The Athens (Rafina) to Naxos ferry duration ranges from approximately 3.5 hr to 5.5 hr. This depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions, as well as the intermediate stops of each itinerary.

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

Yes, you can travel by high-speed ferry from Rafina to Naxos. The fastest ferry to Naxos makes the trip in about 3.5 hr. 

What’s the distance between Athens (Rafina) and Naxos? 

The distance between the port of Rafina and Naxos is 85 nautical miles (approximately 157 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

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

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos

  • As the port of Rafina gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hr before boarding to avoid delays. 
  • There are ferries to Naxos from 3 ports in Athens: Rafina, Piraeus and Lavrio. Check out the Piraeus - Naxos and Lavrio - Naxos ferry routes for more info.
  • Summer ferry rides can be bumpy. There is nothing to worry about, but if you feel seasick you can ask the ferry crew for some aspirin or carry with you anti-nausea pills. 
  • Weather conditions might affect the time of departure. You can see any changes through our Ferryhopper App
  • Naxos is a great starting point if you want to go island hopping in the Cyclades. Check out our Map of ferries and find ferry connections to nearby islands like Paros, Milos, Mykonos, Santorini, and other stunning islands in the Aegean Sea.

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

You can catch the ferry to Naxos from the port of Rafina in Athens. The port of Rafina is located approximately 33 km east of the city center of Athens and 26 km from Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. You can get to the port of Rafina by car, taxi and intercity bus from downtown Athens and the airport.

There is 1 terminal at the port of Rafina. The terminal is divided into 13 ramps for standard ferries and 2 ramps for high-speed vessels. You can easily access your departure gate on foot.

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

Yes, you can transfer your vehicle on some ferries from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos. 

Ferry luggage

Ferry companies are usually quite 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 from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items. 

Tip: Seajets, Fast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries have different baggage allowance policies. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50 kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.


Usually, most ferries don’t offer the option to book cabins for this route. However, since the ferry ride from Rafina to Naxos is quite short, many passengers book numbered seats for a more relaxed trip.

Pet travel 

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Naxos from Rafina, 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.

Book ferry tickets from Athens (Rafina) to Naxos

You can easily book Naxos ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare companies, itineraries and prices, and book your ferry to Naxos from Rafina quickly and conveniently.