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Iraklia
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Ferry from Naxos to Iraklia

There are usually 1 daily and 8 weekly sailings between Naxos and Iraklia. 2 operators sail this route Blue Star Ferries & Small Cyclades Lines and runs throughout the year. Naxos Iraklia ferries cost between £6 and £29, 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 Iraklia ferries.

Naxos Iraklia Ferry Times

The earliest Naxos Iraklia ferry sailings typically depart Naxos at around 00:50. The last ferry usually departs at 23:55.

How long is the ferry from Naxos to Iraklia?

Naxos Iraklia Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 1h 22m. The fastest sailings are approximately 55m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Naxos Iraklia Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 1 daily sailings and up to 8 weekly ferry sailings from Naxos to Iraklia. These sailings are provided by Blue Star Ferries & Small Cyclades Lines. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Naxos Iraklia Ferry Prices

Naxos Iraklia ferry prices typically range between £6* and £29*. The average price is typically £18*. The cheapest Naxos Iraklia ferry prices start from £6*. The average price for a foot passenger is £18*.

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 Iraklia?

The distance between Naxos to Iraklia is approximately 16.7 miles (26.8km) or 14.5 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Naxos Iraklia ferry?

No, ferry operators currently do not allow cars to travel on sailings between Naxos and Iraklia

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Naxos to Iraklia?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Blue Star Ferries, Small Cyclades Lines between Naxos and Iraklia.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Naxos to Iraklia?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Naxos to Iraklia with Blue Star Ferries. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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Naxos - Iraklia Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Blue Star Ferries & Small Cyclades Lines
Average Price £18*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 8
Average Sailing Duration 1h 22m
Fastest Sailing Duration 55m
First Ferry 00:50
Last Ferry 23:55
Distance 14 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 Iraklia?

The ferry crossing time from Naxos to Iraklia is approximately 1h 15m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

Which ferry companies operate between Naxos to Iraklia?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Naxos to Iraklia. These are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Small Cyclades Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Naxos to Iraklia?

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

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.


Iraklia Guide

The small Greek island of Iraklia is located at the western edge of the Small Eastern Cyclades group of islands and only has around 100 inhabitants. The island is characterised by hills, thick vegetation, clear waters with the od shipwreck on the sea floor, and scenic bays which all combine to make it one of the most unspoilt islands of the Cyclades. For nature lovers the island is home to the Mediterranean seal and the marine turtle, Caretta Caretta. The island only has two villages. Ayios Georgios, which is home to the island's harbour, and Panayia.

Perhaps because the island is so small its history remains largely unknown with speculation that is may have been a Minoan settlement in the 2nd century BC, as there is an similar city in Crete. Under Venetian and Ottoman rule, the island paid taxes but it seems that it was the only obligation the Iraklians had.

From the island's port there are ferries available that depart to the Port of Piraeus with a crossing time of between 8 and 10 hours, depending on itinerary. There are also ferry services to the other islands of the Small Cyclades and to Naxos and Amorgos.


Naxos to Iraklia Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 00:50 01:50 1 hour Sun
Blue Star Ferries 01:00 02:00 1 hour Tue, Thu
Small Cyclades Lines 14:00 15:35 1 hour 35 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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