"Piraeus to naxos"
Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Peter
Very comfortable trip in business class
'Peter' travelled Piraeus Naxos with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star Paros
Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Karen
Booked online, everything straightforward. Only thing I wasn't aware of was that you need to collect actual tickets from the office at Piraeus and as the ticket office was right where you board this wasn't a problem. Both boats very clean with helpful staff, very pleasant (but long!) crossings.
'Karen' travelled Piraeus Naxos with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star Paros
"Naxos trip with BSF Naxos ferry"
Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Caroline
Wonderful Greece delivers again! Why travel with charter when it is so easy to book the travel on your own! This trip I made with my husband and our girls ages 3 and 5! The journey began 31st May, perfect time in Greece, and lasted until June 15th. We flew from Copenhagen to Athens with SAS. Landed at lunch and took a taxi to Piraeus, the bus is not recommendeded! The boat went in the afternoon so we had plenty of time. With reservation number we got the tickets in the harbour at Blue Ferries office. We boarded the ferry one hour prior to departure. I don't recommend the alternative fast ferries when travelling with children as they can move freely aboard the bigger ships. The trip to Naxos itself took about 5 hours but the time went very quickly. Naxos is a lovely island with beautiful sandy beaches and no large hotel complex. We stayed at Hotel Katarina in the village next to Naxos town - a perfect family hotel near the beach that i recommended highly! After a little more than 2 weeks at Naxos, we felt ready to go home, the boat went to Athens in the morning so at lunch we were in Athens and in the evening we flew back to Copenhagen!
'Caroline' travelled Piraeus Naxos with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star Naxos
"Blue like the sea and the sky in Greece"
Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Christian
Always a pleasure to travel with Blue Star ferries and you get the best fares on your tickets when you book with direct ferries as well.
'Christian' travelled Piraeus Naxos with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star Paros
|Rafina - Naxos with Blue Star Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 50 minute crossing|
|Rafina - Naxos with Sea Jets - 7 Sailings Weekly / 2 hour 55 minute crossing|
|Rafina - Naxos with Hellenic Seaways - 10 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour 25 minute crossing|
Piraeus is located on the southern coast of mainland Greece, around 10 km from Athens and is one of the most important and frequented passenger ferry ports in Greece.
The ferry port at Piraeus is also the nation’s biggest and and acts as a hub to connect the Aegean Islands and elsewhere in the east Mediterranean with the mainland serving around 20 million passengers annually.
From ancient times up to today, Piraeus has played a leading role in the historical events of Greece, and an important role in the defence of the city of Athens.
Today, Piraeus has all the features of a modern city, while at the same time retaining the characteristics of a great shipping, commercial and industrial centre.
Naxos is a Greek island, the largest island in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean and was the centre of archaic Cycladic culture.
The island comprises the two municipalities of Naxos and Drymalia. The largest town and capital of the island is Chora or Naxos City.
The largest and most fertile of the Cyclades Islands, Naxos in fact gains much of its income from agriculture rather than from tourism. The main town, referred to as 'Hora' on maps, but also as simply 'Naxos' or 'Naxos Town', contains most of the shops and restaurants frequented by visitors. A number of beach communities extend south along the coast from Hora.