Connections to Naxos from Athens by Ferry is an option that most Greeks prefer due to the space availability and flexible timetables. The trip by ferry is all part of the island experience. Most of the reservations may be booked directly online, or through your travel agent.
Travel time to Naxos from the port of Pireaus by ferry ranges from 5 – 6 hours, with the regular Ferries or via High Speed or Sea Jet from 3.5 to 4 hours.
Please note that during the summer months, a second port, the port at Rafina, about 30-45 minutes by car from Athens International Airport, also has Ferries departing to the Cyclades.
The ferry and catamaran companies that provide boat service to Naxos are:
• Blue Star Ferries – www.bluestarferries.gr
• Hellenic Seaways – www.hellenicseaways.gr
• Sea Jets – www.seajets.gr
• Cyclades Fast Ferries – www.fastferries.com.gr