Athens (Rafina)
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Athens (Rafina) to Naxos Ferry

The Rafina to Naxos ferry route is available with 4 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Rafina to Naxos takes approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes on most ferries servicing this route. The duration for the Rafina to Naxos ferry can range between 3 hours 20 minutes and 5 hours 30 minutes depending on the operator that you choose to book with.

Athens to Naxos Ferry Schedules

There are around 16 weekly sailings from Rafina to Naxos. SeaJets offer up to 7 weekly sailings, Blue Star Ferries offer up to 5 weekly sailings, Cyclades Fast Ferries offer up to 7 weekly sailings and Golden Star Ferries offer up to 12 weekly sailings. Please note that ferry schedules usually increase during the high season.

Athens to Naxos Ferry Time

The earliest ferry leaves at approximately 07:45 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 14:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Athens to Naxos

The fastest ferry from Athens to Naxos is with SeaJets in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

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

Yes, you can book cabins on ferries that sail from Athens to Naxos.

Can I bring pets on the Athens Naxos ferry?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Rafina to Naxos with SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries.

How much luggage can I bring on the Athens to Naxos ferry?

SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries allow passengers to bring up to 50 kilograms of luggage on their journey. Minoan Lines do not have a fixed luggage capacity. However, we suggest that you keep it under 50 kilograms so as to avoid any boarding complications.

Athens to Naxos Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Rafina - Naxos can vary between £75 and £613 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £152, prices can range from £75 and £369. The average price with a car is £371. Car prices can range from £184 and £613. 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.

Athen to Naxos Ferry Tickets

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Athens (Rafina) - Naxos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 4
Operators Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries & SeaJets
Average Price £139*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 15
Average Sailing Duration 4h 18m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 20m
First Ferry 07:45
Last Ferry 14:30
Distance 95 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Rafina to Naxos?

    The ferry crossing time from Rafina to Naxos is approximately 3h 55m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Rafina to Naxos?

    There are 4 popular ferry operators for Rafina to Naxos. These are
    • SeaJets
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Rafina to Naxos?

    Book ferries from Rafina 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 Rafina to Naxos?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Rafina to Naxos with
    • SeaJets
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Rafina to Naxos?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Rafina to Naxos with
    • SeaJets
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Rafina 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
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Golden Star Ferries

Athens (Rafina) Naxos Ferry reviews

  • "Excellent service"

    It was a pleasure to use Blue Star ferries for our 30 minute crossing from Mykonos to Tinos and back during our recent holiday. The tickets were excellent value; I had paid a small premium to book seats, which ensured a relaxed journey. The procedures for embarking and disembarking were very well organized, and the staff were friendly and helpful throughout. The ship, including the lavatories, were spotlessly clean. The ferry timetable was excellent for our travel needs, despite being at the end of the holiday season.I would have no hesitation in recommending Blue Star Ferry services.

    'Blue Star Paros' travelled on Blue Star Paros

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  • "Excellent"

    Fantastic experience. Punctual. Great friendly staff. Very comfortable.

    'Blue Star Paros' travelled on Blue Star Paros

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Athens (Rafina) Guide

The Greek town of Rafina lies on the east coast of the Attica region of Greece. The town, and its port, is on the Aegean Sea coast, to the east of the Penteli Mountains and to the north east of the Mesogaia Plain. The Greek capital, Athens, is 25 km to the west of Rafina which is close to the towns of Artemida and Nea Makri. It is a popular destination for Athenians, due to its proximity to Athens, who drive out of the city to Rafina to eat in one of the town's many fish restaurants that line the harbour. It is common to see the day's catch on display on beds of ice outside each restaurant.

Rafina's port is the second largest in the Attica region, after Piraeus, although this is likely to change by the port at Lavrio which is currently being expanded. ferries from Rafina's port depart to the southern part of Euboea and to most of the Cyclades Islands. Both conventional and high speed ferries operate to the islands with most departing Rafina in the morning.

Naxos 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.

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