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Naxos to Heraklion (Crete) Ferry

The Naxos to Heraklion ferry route is provided by 2 operators and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Naxos to Heraklion takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Naxos to Heraklion ferry duration can range between 3 hours 25 minutes and 3 hours 50 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.

Naxos to Crete Ferry Schedule

There are around 8 ferry weekly sailings from Naxos to Heraklion. SeaJets provide up to 7 weekly sailings and Minoan Lines provide 1 weekly sailing. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Naxos to Crete Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves at approximately 14:10 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 15:00. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Naxos to Crete

The fastest ferry from Naxos to Heraklion is with SeaJets.

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

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Naxos to Crete.

Naxos to Heraklion Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Naxos - Heraklion can vary between $34 and $813 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $69, prices can range from $34 and $136. The average price with a car is $457. Car prices can range from $319 and $813. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

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

Cheap Ferry Naxos Crete

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability.

With 1 sailing per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative ferries to Crete if you require additional flexibility.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Cyclades Islands to Crete page.
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Naxos - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price $226*
Average Weekly Sailings 7
Average Sailing Duration 3h 28m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 25m
First Ferry 14:15
Last Ferry 15:15
Distance 96 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Naxos to Heraklion?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Naxos to Heraklion is approximately 3h 37m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Naxos to Heraklion?

    There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Naxos to Heraklion. The following operators that provide this service are
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Naxos to Heraklion?

    Ferries from Naxos to Heraklion are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Heraklion?

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

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

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • SeaJets

Naxos to Heraklion Port Guide

Naxos Guide

The Greek island of Naxos is part of the Cyclades group of islands that lie in the Aegean Sea. Naxos City, or Chora, is the island's largest town and capital and is built amphitheatrically on the island's west coast. It is also home to one of the biggest ports in the Aegean Sea. The town is popular with tourists and as a result there are many bars, restaurants and cafes to cater for them. The small island of Palatia, which extends from the mainland of Naxos, is the town's emblem. Located on the small island is Portara, which is a monument resembling a door standing alone, without any walls attached to either side. A visit to Portara is advisable, especially after your swim, whilst the sun is setting.

The island is also well known for its food and for producing the famous Naxian potatoes, wine, Kitron liquor productions and the popular cheese called Graviera. There are many restaurants located throughout the island serving local produce to the many tourists who visit.

From the island's port ferries depart to Piraeus (Athens) and to the other islands in the Cyclades.

How to get from Naxos to Heraklion

The most convenient way to travel from Naxos to Heraklion is by taking the ferry. You can expect to reach Crete in around 3 hours and 30 minutes. It's recommended that all passengers arrive at Naxos ferry port at least 1 hour before their scheduled departure in case of queues (more common in the high season).

Heraklion Guide

Located on the Greek island of Crete, Heraklion is the island's largest city and is one of the main urban centres in Greece. The city can trace its history back to at least the 9th century AD when its development began and then later came under the influence of the Arabs, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Popular sites in the city with tourists include the fortification walls that are essentially the boundary of the old city. These were first built by the Arabs and then reinforced by the Venetians. From the seven bastions, only the Martinengo bastion survives to this day and is where visitors will find the tomb of the renowned writer N. Kazantzakis, overlooking the city. The city was also a venue during the 2004 Olympic Games, and hosted games of the football tournament.

Located in the city's old port, visitors can still see the vaulted tarsanades where ships used to be built and also the 16th century Koule Fortress. From the port, ferries depart to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also ferry services to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus.

Naxos to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 9/18/2023 and 9/24/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 14:15 17:40 3 hours 25 minutes Mon, Sat
SeaJets 14:15 17:45 3 hours 30 minutes Sun
Minoan Lines 15:10 18:55 3 hours 45 minutes Tue

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