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"Naxos to Rafina"
Considering all the bad reviews for Sea Jets,my experience was fine.The ship departed at said time and arrived on time making 3 stops along the way.Staff were pleasant and professional. My only negative is the ship/fast ferry was small and very old,compared to the other companies.Read More Read Less
"Shame for the 2 hours delay"
Excellet staff, clean and efficient ship, unfortunately we arrived 2 hours later. No one explained us anything.
'Superjet' travelled on SuperjetRead More Read Less
"We love ferries"
The seating is very comfortable with helpful staff around to help in what was a very busy sailing. We loved the Greek cheese pies and they help make your journey a pleasant experience.
'Superspeed' travelled on SuperspeedRead More Read Less
The Naxos Rafina ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Athens and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. SeaJets operate their crossing up to 14 times per week, Cyclades Fast Ferries 7 times per week & the Golden Star Ferries service is available up to 14 times per week.
There are a combined 35 sailings available per week on the Naxos Rafina crossing between Cyclades Islands and Athens and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
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.
The Greek town of Rafina lies on the east coast of the Attica region of mainland Greece, on the shores of the Aegean Sea. The town is close to the town's of Artemida and Nea Makri and also to the Greek capital, Athens, which is around 25 km to the west. because of its proximity to Athens Rafina is popular with many Athenians who visit to enjoy the town's many fish restaurants that can be found lining the harbour. It is not uncommon to see the day's catch lying on beds of ice outside each restaurant.
In ancient times Rafina was named Arafinidon Alon but its history dates back to prehistoric times, but more specifically to pre-Hellenic times. In Askitario, to the south of Rafina, archaeologists have found a unique vase with a dog painted on it which has been dated back to 2,800 BC. Another significant find was near the town's port where a bronze foundry was discovered and is thought to be one of the oldest in Europe, and dates back to 1800 BC.
After the Port of Piraeus, Rafina's port is the second largest in Attica. Ferry services operating from the port depart to the southern part of Euboea and to the Cyclades islands.