Ferries to Naxos depart from two of the main Athens ports (Rafina, Piraeus)
Both ports are easily accessible and also provide you the option of choosing between a highspeed and a conventional ferry.
There are a few morning departures from Rafina port which start from 07:15 am and a couple afternoon crossings.
The duration of the trip depends on the selected type of ferry, as highspeed ferries (Sea Jets, Golden Star ferries, Blue Star ferries) reach the port of Naxos in approximately 3-4 hours.
In case you prefer a steadier pace, you may choose the crossing with Fast ferries, where the trip duration is about 7 hours.
As for Piraeus port, there are a couple morning departures daily and there’s also one afternoon crossing. The trip duration defers as highspeed vessels (Sea Jets) reach the port of Naxos in approximately 3,5 hours, as the conventional ferries (Blue Star ferries) can get you to your destination in about 5-6 hours.
Naxos as the largest island of the Cyclades, is the ideal destination to spend your holidays. It has to offer the most interesting cultural heritage, the prettiest folk houses, breathtaking beaches and of course let’s not forget the spectacular architectural monuments.
There are a lot of worth visiting points on the island, though the most important one would be the ruins of Dimitra's temple, which are located at the village of Sangri. The great significance of this finding is that it is a rare example of a marble temple of which more than 50% of the ancient building material has been well-preserved.
Most of the Island's West coast is one long sandy beach with crystal clear azure water.
There’s a large number of beaches, such as those in Agia Anna, Agios Georgios, Agios Prokopios, Alyko, Kastraki, Mikri Vigla, Plaka, most of which are relatively near the capital town.
For those who prefer to have a more active vacation should definitely visit the village of Mikri Vigla and the sandy beach of Orkos, popular among surfers and fans of kitesurfing. One of the most traditional villages is Koronos, where you can go to the folk house museum and afterwards taste the delicious local cuisine.
If you haven’t booked you dream vacation yet, look no further. The island’s beauty will leave you amazed and majorly satisfied.
While on board you will get the chance to spend your time at the lounges, restaurants or even do a little bit of shopping in the meantime.
During the trip you will have the opportunity to enjoy the few minute stops in other islands while other passengers embark and disembark.
You’ll be able to catch a glimpse of Syros island, with the Venetian mansions and spectacular sunset views as well as Mykonos island widely known as the Ibiza of Greece, famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife.
Depending on the selected ferry company you might also witness the beauty of Paros island, known by many as the jewel of the Aegean Sea.
On a few ferries you will also get the opportunity to appreciate the spectacular view right on deck.
If you feel like exploring a bit more the rest of the islands keep in mind that you’ll be able to visit a few of them such as Tinos, Santorini, Syros, Mykonos, Paros, Crete, Schinousa, Donousa, Sikinos, Sifnos, Milos, Leros, Koufonissi, Kimolos, Iraklia, Ios, Folegandros, Astypalaia, Andros and Amorgos.