Ferries from Santorini to Naxos (and return)

by Cristina on March 1, 2013

by Cristina | March 1st, 2013  

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naxos-portThe Naxos to Santorini ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.

If you plan to take a day trip away from the hustle and bustle of Santorini , Naxos is a great choice. 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.

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 the regular ferry (2 hours travel time), an economy class ticket costs €18 per person, business class ticket (no bed) costs €27 per person, while a ticket in a lounge costs €20.50 per person (air seat type). The ferries are operated by Blue Star Delos.

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

During the low season 2013 (March – May), the following ferries run between Santorini and Naxos:

Sun 1 a.m., until Mar 24
Sun 7 a.m., Mar 17, Apr 7-Apr 28, May 12-Jun 9
Wed 9 a.m., until Mar 27
Sun 9 a.m., Mar 31 – Jun 23
Wed 9 a.m., Apr 3 – Oct 30
Mon, Wed-Fri, Sun 11 a.m. Apr 24-29
Tue, Thu, Sat 11:55 a.m, May 9-Jun 8
Fri, Sun 11:55 a.m., May 31-Jun 2
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 12:55 p.m., May 10- May 29
Sun 3:30 p.m., until Mar 17
Wed 3:30 p.m., May 1 – May 8
Thu, Fri, Sat 3:30 p.m., May 2 – May 4
Mon 3:30 p.m., Mar 18, 25, May 6
Tue 3:30 p.m., May 7
Tue, Thu-Sun, 3:30 p.m., Mar 31 – Apr 30, May 9-Jun 21
Mon, Wed 3:30 p.m., Apr 1 – 29, May 13- Jun 19
Sun 5 p.m., Apr 28- May 5
Mon, Tue , Thu, Fri 5 p.m., Apr 29 – May 7
Mon, Thu-Sat, 7:30 p.m., until Mar 23, Mar 26-Mar 30
Mon, Wed 8 p.m., until Mar 13
Wed 8 p.m., Mar 20, 27

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

During the high season (Jun – October) there are the following ferries running in 2013 between Santorini and Naxos:

Sun 7 a.m., May 12 – Jun 9, Sept 15
Fri 8:45 a.m., Jun 7 – Sept 13
Mon 9 a.m., Jun 10 – 17, Jul 1- Sept 9
Tue-Thu 9 a.m., Jun 11 – 18, Jun 26-Jul 3, Jul 9 – Sept 12
Wed 9 a.m., Jun 19 , Apr 3 – Oct 30
Thu 9 a.m., Jun 20, Jul 4
Tue 9 a.m., Jun 25
Sun 9 a.m., Mar 31 – Jun 23, Jun 30-Sept 8, Sept 15- Oct 27
Fri 11:30 a.m., Jun 21 – Sept 13
Sat 11:30 a.m., Jun 22 – Sept 14
Mon, Wed, Thu 11:30 a.m., Jun 17-Sept 12
Tue 11:30 a.m., Jun 18, Jul 2- 9, Jul 23, Aug 6, 20, Sept 3
Sun 11:30 a.m., Jun 23- Sept 15
Tue, Thu, Sat 11:55 a.m., May 9 – Jun 8, Oct 1- Oct 19
Fri, Sun 11:55 a.m., May 31 – Jun 2
Daily 11:55 a.m., Sept 16-23
Wed-Sun 11:55 a.m., Sept 25-29
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 11:55 a.m., Jun 7- 16
Thu, Sat 11:55 a.m., Jun 13- 15
Mon 12:55 p.m., Jun 3
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 12:55 p.m., Sept 30 – Oct 20
Tue, Thu-Sun 3:30 p.m., May 9 – Jun 21, Sept 17-Oct 31
Mon, Wed 3:30 p.m., May 13-Jun 19, Sept 16- Oct 30
Daily 3:30 p.m., Jun 22 – Sept 15

Are there any overnight journeys between Santorini and Naxos ?

No.

Where can I buy tickets from?

Tickets 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.

How about the ferries from Naxos to Santorini ?

During the 2013 high season, the following ferries link Naxos to Santorini:

Mon 11 a.m., Jun 3
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 11 a.m., Sept 30 – Oct 20
Daily 12:50 p.m., Jun 22- Sept 15
Tue , Thu-Sat 12:55 p.m., May 9 – Jun 21
Mon, Wed 12:55 p.m., May 13- Jun 19, Sept 16- Oct 30
Tue, Thu-Sun 12:55 p.m., Sept 17- Oct 31
Sat 1:15 p.m., Mar 30 – Jun 22, Sept 14- Oct 26
Tue 1:15 p.m., Apr 2 – Jun 25, Sept 10-Oct 29
Sat 2:05 p.m., Jun 29 – Sept 7
Tue 2:05 p.m., Jul 2 – Sept 3
Tue, Thu, Sat 3:35 p.m., May 9 – Jun 8, Oct 1-19
Fri, Sun 3:35 p.m., May 31-Jun 2
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 3:35 p.m., Jun 7 – 16
Daily 3:35 p.m., Sept 16- 23
Thu, Sat 3:35 p.m., Jun 13-15
Wed-Sun 3:35 p.m., Sept 25- 29
Sun 3:40 p.m., Jun 23- Sept 15
Mon, Wed, Thu 3:40 p.m., Jun 17- Sept 12
Tue 3:40 p.m., Jun 18, Jul 2-9, Jul 23, Aug 6, 20, Sept 3
Fri 3:40 p.m., Jun 21- Sept 13
Sat 3:40 p.m., Jun 22 – Sept 14
Mon-Thu 7:20 p.m., Jun 10-20, Jun 25- Sept 12
Sat 11:05 p.m., May 11- Jun 8 , Sept 14

During the low season 2013, the following ferries are available from Naxos to Santorini:

Sat 11 a.m., Apr 27- May 4
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 11 a.m. Apr 29 – May 7
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 11 a.m., May 10 – May 29
Mon, Wed 12:55 p.m., until Mar 13
Wed 12:55 p.m., Mar 20, 27, May 1-8
Tue , Thu-Sat 12:55 p.m., until Mar 23, Mar 26-30, Mar 31-Apr 30
Mon, Wed 12:55 p.m., Apr 1-29, May 13- Jun 19
Sun 12:55 p.m., until Mar 17
Mon 12:55 p.m., Mar 18, 25, May 6
Tue 12:55 p.m., May 7
Tue, Thu-Sun 12:55 p.m., May 9 – Jun 21
Thu-Sat 12:55 p.m., May 2 – May 4
Tue 1:15 p.m., until Mar 26, Apr 2- Jun 25
Sat 1:15 p.m., Mar 30 – Jun 22
Sat 3:15 p.m., until Mar 23
Mon, Wed-Fri, Sun 3:35 p.m., Apr 24-Apr 29
Tue Thu, Sat 3:35 p.m., May 9 – Jun 8
Fri , Sun 3:35 p.m., May 31- Jun 2
Sat 11:05 p.m. May 11 – Jun 8

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
>> Ferries from Athens: How to deal with the Port of Piraeus
>> 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
>> Ferries from Thessaloniki to Chios

Note: *The article was first published in 2009; latest schedule update was made as of March 2013.

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