Ferries to Cyclades Islands
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Ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Naxos

The Heraklion to Naxos ferry route is provided by 3 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Crete to Naxos is approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Crete to Naxos ferry duration can range between 3 hours 30 minutes and 3 hours 50 minutes depending on the operator you are sailing with.

Crete to Naxos Ferry Schedule

On average there are 15 ferry sailings weekly from Heraklion to Naxos.
Minoan Lines provide 1 sailing per week, Golden Star Ferries provide 7 weekly sailings and SeaJets provide 7 weekly sailings. During the high season ferry timetables often increase.

The first ferry departs around 08:40 and the last ferry departs at around 08:40. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

Crete to Naxos High Speed Ferry

The fastest ferry from Crete to Naxos is with Golden Star Ferries. There is a high speed ferry from Heraklion to Naxos via Superjet and Tera Jet, which are both available with SeaJets.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

There are no cabins on ferries from Heraklion to Naxos.

Crete to Naxos Ferry Price

Ferry price from Heraklion – Naxos can range between $171 and $538 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $222, prices can range between $171 and $448. The average price with a car is $367. Car prices can range between $217 and $1,069. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can vary from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Cheap Ferry Tickets

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is recommended to book in advance for the best possible prices and availability.
With 2 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative ferries to Naxos if you require additional flexibility.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Cyclades Islands page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

    The ferry crossing time from Heraklion to Naxos is approximately 3h 45m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

    Heraklion to Naxos ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Naxos is $0.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Naxos?

    There are 2 popular ferry operators for Heraklion to Naxos. These are
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Naxos?

    Book ferries from Heraklion to Naxos through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Heraklion to Naxos with
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Heraklion to Naxos with
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • SeaJets
  • What is the distance from Heraklion to Naxos?

    The distance between Heraklion to Naxos is approximately 0 nautical Miles.

Heraklion Guide

The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. A popular visitor attraction near the city is Knossos, which is around 5 km from Heraklion. This important archaeological site was the Palace of King Minos and home to the Minotaur, if legend is to be believed. The palace was built over the remains of a former Neolithic settlement in around 1900 BC.

An important attraction in the city itself is the Archaeological Museum which can be found on one corner of the central Eleftherias Square, in a converted power station. The museum collects and displays many artefacts from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other important archaeological sites on the island. The museum's collection spans several thousand years and includes the Phaestos disc, classic Hellenic and Roman sculptures, frescos, jewellery, wall paintings and pottery.

Visitors to Heraklion can take a ferry from the port, which is important for both passenger services and cargo, to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also daily sailings to the mainland port of Piraeus.

Naxos Guide

Naxos is a Greek island that lies in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Cyclades group of islands. The island has a rich and interesting history and has been ruled by a number of different civilisations during its history, including the Byzantine, Frankish and Venetians, all of which have left their mark on the island. The island has a flourishing agricultural economy thanks to its fertile terrain and visitors will see both olives and grapes being grown.

Popular attractions on the island, aside from its lovely beaches, tend to focus around Hora and include the Venetian Castle. Also popular with visitors are the island's villages, with one of the largest being Filoti which is situated next to Mount Zeus and Apiranthos which is next to Mount Fanari. Another popular way to spend time on the island is to take to one of the many trails on the island and to go hiking into the mountains.

The island's port is also located in Chora. From the port ferries depart to Piraeus (Athens) and to the other islands in the Cyclades.

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