Naxos
Heraklion
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Ferry from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion)

On average there are 6 weekly sailings between Naxos to Crete (Heraklion). 2 operators sail this route Minoan Lines & SeaJets and runs throughout the year. Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferries cost between £87 and £346, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferries.

Naxos Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

The first Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferry typically departs from Naxos at around 14:10. The last ferry usually departs at 14:15.

How long is the ferry from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion)?

Naxos Crete (Heraklion) Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 3h 31m. The fastest sailings are approximately 3h 30m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Naxos Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices typically range between £87* and £346*. The average price is typically £210*. The cheapest Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices start from £86*. The average price for a foot passenger is £202*. The average price for a car is £427*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion)?

The distance between Naxos to Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 111.3 miles (179.1km) or 96.7 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferry?

Yes, Minoan Lines, SeaJets allow cars on board ferries between Naxos and Crete (Heraklion). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Naxos and Crete (Heraklion).

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion)?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Minoan Lines, SeaJets between Naxos and Crete (Heraklion).

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion)?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion) with SeaJets. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Cyclades Islands to Crete page.
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Naxos - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price £210*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 3h 31m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 30m
First Ferry 14:10
Last Ferry 14:15
Distance 96 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Naxos to Heraklion?

The ferry crossing time from Naxos to Heraklion is approximately 3h 30m. 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 Naxos to Heraklion?

Naxos to Heraklion ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Naxos to Heraklion is £210. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Naxos to Heraklion?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Naxos to Heraklion?

Book ferries from Naxos to Heraklion 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 Naxos to Heraklion?

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

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

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

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

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 Heraklion from Naxos?

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

Naxos Heraklion 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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Naxos Guide

The Greek island of Naxos is part of the Cyclades group of islands that lie in the Aegean Sea. Naxos City, or Chora, is the island's largest town and capital and is built amphitheatrically on the island's west coast. It is also home to one of the biggest ports in the Aegean Sea. The town is popular with tourists and as a result there are many bars, restaurants and cafes to cater for them. The small island of Palatia, which extends from the mainland of Naxos, is the town's emblem. Located on the small island is Portara, which is a monument resembling a door standing alone, without any walls attached to either side. A visit to Portara is advisable, especially after your swim, whilst the sun is setting.

The island is also well known for its food and for producing the famous Naxian potatoes, wine, Kitron liquor productions and the popular cheese called Graviera. There are many restaurants located throughout the island serving local produce to the many tourists who visit.

From the island's port ferries depart to Piraeus (Athens) and to the other islands in the Cyclades.


Heraklion Guide

Located on the Greek island of Crete, Heraklion is the island's largest city and is one of the main urban centres in Greece. The city can trace its history back to at least the 9th century AD when its development began and then later came under the influence of the Arabs, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Popular sites in the city with tourists include the fortification walls that are essentially the boundary of the old city. These were first built by the Arabs and then reinforced by the Venetians. From the seven bastions, only the Martinengo bastion survives to this day and is where visitors will find the tomb of the renowned writer N. Kazantzakis, overlooking the city. The city was also a venue during the 2004 Olympic Games, and hosted games of the football tournament.

Located in the city's old port, visitors can still see the vaulted tarsanades where ships used to be built and also the 16th century Koule Fortress. From the port, ferries depart to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also ferry services to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus.


Naxos to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 27/05/2024 and 02/06/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 14:10 17:45 3 hours 35 minutes Thu
SeaJets 14:15 17:45 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 14:55 18:20 3 hours 25 minutes Tue

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