Ferries from Santorini to Naxos (and return)

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naxos-portThe ferries from Santorini to Naxos are a great option if you plan to take a trip away from the hustle of bustle of the popular Cyclades Island.

Although the largest island in the Cyclades, Naxos is mostly an agricultural island and is still not over run by tourists. While here, make sure to visit Portara, the only remnant of a temple dedicated to Apollo and of course, spend some time on the lovely beaches. The ferries from Santorini to Naxos offer a fast and easy way to travel between the two islands.

Santorini or Thira?

When traveling by ferry in Greece it’s important to remember that we travel between two ports and in many cases, the name of the port is not the same as the name of the island (especially as we know it in English). So, when looking for connections with Santorini, make sure to look for Thira (Santorini) or the port code ATI.

How long does it take to get from Santorini to Naxos?

The journey between Santorini and Naxos takes between 1 hour 25 minutes and 2 hours 10 minutes, depending on the type of ferry you are taking

Is there a high speed ferry between Santorini and Naxos ?

Yes, there’s a ferry which only takes 1 hour 25 minutes to get to Naxos (starting with May).

How much does it cost to get from Santorini to Naxos by ferry?

The ticket prices depend on the type of ferry you are taking and the class.

On Blue Star Ferries, the economy class ticket costs 21€ / adult / one way on the slow ferry (2 hours).
For a deck ticket on a Sea Jet ferry you will be paying 13.30€ / adult / one way and will take around 5 and a half an hour.

Another alternative is with the fast ferry (1h and 30 min trip) with Golden Star Ferries, with the economy ticket pricing 39€ / adult / one way and the VIP seat 78€ / adult / one way.

How many ferries per day depart from Santorini to Naxos during the low season?

During the 2017 low season (March– May, September – October) there are the following ferries running between Santorini and Naxos:

Wed, Sun 8:55 am, till 29 Mar
Daily 10:45 am, 7 Apr – 16 Oct
Daily 12:15 pm, 19 May – 24 Sept, 24 Oct – 31 Oct
Daily 12:30 pm, 16 Jun – 10 Sept
Daily 12:15 pm, 24 Mar – 18 May 19 May – 24 Sept
Daily 3:30 pm, 1 Mar – 15 Apr, 17 Apr – 31 Oct
Daily 6:15 pm, 17 Oct – 23 Oct
Thu, Fri 5:30 am, 6 Apr – 15 Jun, 14 Sept – 29 Sept
Sun 7:00 am, 2 Apr – 9 Apr, 23 Apr – 11 Jun, 17 Sept – 29 Sept
Sun 12:00 pm, 2 Apr – 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May – 28 May, 17 Sept – 29 Oct
Tue 12:00 pm, 4 Apr – 13 Jun, 12 Sept – 31 Oct
Mon 12:00 pm, 17 Apr
Tue to Sun 9:00 am, 20 May – 31 May
Mon 9:00 am, 22 May – 29 May
Mon 12:00 pm, May 1
Mon, Wed 6:45 am, 26 Jun – 4 Sept
Sat 6:45 am, 1 Jul – 2 Sept
Mon – Sat 12:15 pm, 25 Sept – 30 Sept
Thu 12:00 pm, 5 Oct – 26 Oct
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 2:00 pm, 11 Sept – 1 Oct


How many ferries per day depart from Santorini to Naxos during the high season?

During the 2017 high season (June – August ) there are the following ferries running between Santorini and Naxos:

Daily 10:45 am, 7 Apr – 16 Oct
Daily 12:15 pm, 19 May – 24 Sept
Daily 12:30 pm, 17 Jun – 10 Sept
Thu, Fri 5:30 am, 6 Apr – 15 Jun
Mon, Wed 6:45 am, 26 Jun – 4 Sept
Sun 6:45 am, 1 Jul – 2 Sept
Sun 7:00 am, 23 Apr – 11 Jun
Tue 12:00 pm, 4 Apr – 13 Jun
Mon 12:00 pm, 5 Jun
Sun 12:00 pm, 11 Jun
Fri 12:30 pm, 16 Ju
Sat 12:45 pm, 6 Jun – 9 Sept
Tue 12:45 pm, 4 Jul – 11 Jul, 25 Jul, 8 Aug, 22 Aug – 29 Aug
Wen 12:45 pm, 7 Jun – 6 Sept
Mon, Thu, Fri 12:45 pm, 8 Jun – 11 Sept


Are there any overnight journeys between Santorini and Naxos ?

No.

Where can I buy tickets from?

125x125Tickets can be bought on line (with some restrictions like couple of weeks up to 2 months before departure), from the travel agencies or directly from the port. Unless you plan to travel during the peak season, you don’t need to worry much about booking in advance.

Does everyone charge the same prices?

The prices are the same, regardless if you book online, via travel agency or buy them directly from the port.

However, when you book online, service fees may apply based on the country you book from. And if you choose to get the tickets deliver via courier, you’ll pay the shipping fee (you can choose to pick them up in the port).

How about the ferries from Naxos to Santorini ?

During the 2017 high season, the following ferries link Naxos to Santorini:

Daily 6:15, 17 Jun – 10 Sept
Daily 10:40 am, 19 May – 24 Sept
Daily 12:50 pm, 1 Jun – 17 Sept
Daily 2:55 pm, 7 Apr – 16 Oct
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 11:25 am, 27 May- 22 Jun, 24 Jun – 10 Sept
Tue 4:55 am, 6 Jun
Sat 4:10 pm, 10 Jun – 9 Sept
Tue 4:10 pm, 13 Jun – 20 Jun
Mon, Thu, Fri 5:15 pm, 8 Jun – 11 Sept
Sat 2:40 pm, 15 Jul – 12 Aug
Sat 4:10 pm, 10 Jun – 9 Sept
Tue 4:10 pm, 4 Jul – 11 Jul, 25 Jul, 8 Aug, 22 Aug – 29 Aug

During the 2017 low season, the following ferries link Naxos to Santorini:

Daily 6:15 am, 17 Jun – 10 Sept
Daily 10:30 am, 17 Oct – 23 Oct
Daily 10:40 am, 24 Mar – 18 May, 19 May – 24 Sept, 1 Oct – 16 Oct, 24 Oct – 31 Oct
Daily 12:50 pm, 1 Jun – 17 Sept
Daily 12:55 pm, 1 Mar – 15 Apr, 17 Apr – 31 May, 18 Sept – 31 Oct
Daily 2:55 pm, 7 Apr – 16 Oct
Sat 10:20 am, 25 Mar,
Tue 10:20 am, 28 Mar
Fri 10:35 pm, 31 Mar – 9 Jun, 6 Oct – 27 Oct
Tue 4:55 am, 18 Apr, 2 May
Mon 10:35 pm, 3 Apr – 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 2 Oct – 30 Oct
Wen, Thu 10:35 pm 5 Apr – 14 Jun, 4 Oct – 25 Oct
Sat 11:05 pm, 1 Apr – 8 Apr, 16 Sept – 28 Oct
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 11:25 am, 27 May- 22 Jun, 24 Jun – 10 Sept, 11 Sept – 1 Oct
Fri 7:55 pm, 19 May – 26 May
Sat 7:55 pm, 20 May – 27 May
Mon, Tue, Wen, Thu 7:55 pm, 22 May – 31 May
Mon to Sat 10:40 am, 25 Sept – 30 Sept
Sat 4:10 pm, 10 Jun – 9 Sept
Thu, Sun 4:20 pm, 15 Sept – 28 Sept


Important note:

Make sure to double check the departures couple of weeks (or days) before departure, as the schedule is submitted to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine every Friday so, in some cases, there can be some changes from week to week, let alone from month to month.

Read more about:

>> Ferries in Greece
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>> Ferries from Athens to Aegina
>> Ferries from Athens to Crete
>> Ferries from Athens to Karpathos
>> Ferries from Athens to Hydra
>> Ferries from Athens to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Rafina to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Athens to Patmos
>> Ferries from Athens to Santorini
>> Ferries from Santorini to Crete
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Syros
>> Ferries from Santorini to Mykonos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Naxos
>> Ferries from Corfu to Patras
>> Ferries from Rhodes to Kos
>> Ferries to and from Santorini
>> Ferries from Athens to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Crete
>> Ferries from Santorini to Karpathos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Lesvos
>> Ferries to and from Mykonos
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Paros (and return)
>> Ferries from Crete to Gavdos
>> Ferries from Santorini to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Santorini to Paros
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Ios
>> Ferries from Mykonos to Tinos
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Rhodes
>> Ferries from Athens to Naxos
>> Ferries from Athens to Thessaloniki
>> Ferries from Santorini to Syros
>> Ferries from Kavala to Thassos
>> Ferries from Alonissos to Skiathos
>> Ferries from Athens to Lesvos (Lesbos)
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Kos
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Note: *The article was first published in 2009; latest schedule update was made as of March 2017.

2 thoughts on “Ferries from Santorini to Naxos (and return)

    • Hello Anna,

      Yes, you can buy from the port (as it says in the article, too).
      Expect to pay at least 43 euros per person, one way, on the high speed. There are departures on both days.

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