Heraklion
Naxos
Ferry to Cyclades Islands
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Heraklion (Crete) to Naxos Ferry

The Heraklion to Naxos ferry route is available with 2 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Crete to Naxos takes approximately 3 hours and 43 minutes on most ferries servicing this route. The duration for the Crete to Naxos ferry can range between 3 hours 40 minutes and 3 hours 50 minutes depending on the operator that you choose to book with.

Crete to Naxos Ferry Schedules

There are around 7 weekly sailings from Crete to Naxos. SeaJets provide up to 6 weekly sailings and Minoan Lines provide 1 weekly sailings. Please be aware that ferry schedules usually increase during the high season.

Crete to Naxos Ferry Time

The earliest ferry departs at approximately 08:00 and the last ferry departs at approximately 10:00. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

Fast Ferry Crete to Naxos

The fastest ferry from Crete to Naxos is with SeaJets in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Crete to Naxos?

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Crete to Naxos.

Can I bring pets on the Heraklion to Naxos ferry?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Crete to Naxos, with SeaJets providing kennels available onboard.

Crete to Naxos Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Heraklion - Naxos can vary between £89 and £609 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £179, prices can range from £89 and £358. The average price with a car is £339. Car prices can range from £294 and £609. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

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Crete (Heraklion) - Naxos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators SeaJets
Average Price £254*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 3h 42m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 40m
First Ferry 08:00
Distance 96 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

The ferry crossing time from Heraklion to Naxos is approximately 3h 40m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

Heraklion to Naxos ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Naxos is £232. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Naxos?

There is 1 ferry operator for Heraklion to Naxos and this is
  • SeaJets

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Naxos?

Book ferries from Heraklion to Naxos through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Heraklion to Naxos with
  • SeaJets

Can you take your car on the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Heraklion to Naxos with
  • SeaJets

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • SeaJets

How far is Naxos from Heraklion?

The distance between Heraklion to Naxos is approximately 96 nautical Miles.

Heraklion Naxos Ferry reviews

  • "Naxos - Sifnos"

    Good trip

    'Superjet' travelled on Superjet

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  • "Milos-Sifnos A/R"

    Everything was perfect: the superjet an incredible experience! 

    'Superjet' travelled on Superjet

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  • "Sifnos to Mykonos good trip Aug 4th 2019"

    Booked tickets 10 months ago, printed them out in Mykonos 3 weeks ago said SEAJET 2. 0900. ( no motivation of any change as per previous) Looked on the web, the boat was SUPERJET so went to the Sifnos office a few days before sailing (tickets were the amendable version) and corrected the tickets, the ships name is all important—this was the only hiccup! Everyone very helpful and professional, Club class empty and ship on on time, 2 hour trip not the 5 hour one on the booking so brilliant Always confirm boat name and time things can change, you may not get on the boat otherwise.

    'Superjet' travelled on Superjet

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Heraklion to Naxos Guide

Heraklion Port Guide

The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. A popular visitor attraction near the city is Knossos, which is around 5 km from Heraklion. This important archaeological site was the Palace of King Minos and home to the Minotaur, if legend is to be believed. The palace was built over the remains of a former Neolithic settlement in around 1900 BC.

An important attraction in the city itself is the Archaeological Museum which can be found on one corner of the central Eleftherias Square, in a converted power station. The museum collects and displays many artefacts from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other important archaeological sites on the island. The museum's collection spans several thousand years and includes the Phaestos disc, classic Hellenic and Roman sculptures, frescos, jewellery, wall paintings and pottery.

Visitors to Heraklion can take a ferry from the port, which is important for both passenger services and cargo, to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also daily sailings to the mainland port of Piraeus.

Naxos Port Guide

Naxos is a Greek island that lies in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Cyclades group of islands. The island has a rich and interesting history and has been ruled by a number of different civilisations during its history, including the Byzantine, Frankish and Venetians, all of which have left their mark on the island. The island has a flourishing agricultural economy thanks to its fertile terrain and visitors will see both olives and grapes being grown.

Popular attractions on the island, aside from its lovely beaches, tend to focus around Hora and include the Venetian Castle. Also popular with visitors are the island's villages, with one of the largest being Filoti which is situated next to Mount Zeus and Apiranthos which is next to Mount Fanari. Another popular way to spend time on the island is to take to one of the many trails on the island and to go hiking into the mountains.

The island's port is also located in Chora. From the port ferries depart to Piraeus (Athens) and to the other islands in the Cyclades.


Heraklion to Naxos Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 22/07/2024 and 28/07/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 08:00 11:40 3 hours 40 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat
SeaJets 08:00 11:45 3 hours 45 minutes Tue, Fri, Sun

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