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Ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Naxos

There are around 6 weekly sailings from Crete (Heraklion) to Naxos. 2 ferry operators sail between Crete (Heraklion) to Naxos, these include Minoan Lines & SeaJets. Crete (Heraklion) Naxos Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Crete (Heraklion) to Naxos Ferry Times

Ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Naxos typically depart from Crete (Heraklion) at around 08:00. The average sailing time of a Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferry is approximately 3h 41m.

Crete (Heraklion) Naxos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Crete (Heraklion) Naxos ferries typically range between €170* and €341*. The average price is around €231*. The cheapest ferry prices from Crete (Heraklion) to Naxos start from €86*. The average price for a foot passenger is €226*. The average price for a car ferry is €272*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Crete (Heraklion) and Naxos?

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

Is there a Crete (Heraklion) Naxos car ferry?

Yes, Minoan Lines, SeaJets offer a car ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Naxos. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Crete (Heraklion) and Naxos.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Crete (Heraklion) Naxos ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Naxos with Minoan Lines, SeaJets.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Cyclades Islands page.
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Crete (Heraklion) - Naxos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price 294 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 3h 41m
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 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

The approximate duration for ferries from Heraklion to Naxos is 3h 40m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Naxos?

Heraklion to Naxos is approximately 271 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Naxos?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Naxos?

Book Heraklion to Naxos tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

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

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Heraklion to Naxos with
  • SeaJets

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

Yes, you can travel with a car from Heraklion to Naxos with the following operators
  • SeaJets

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

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • SeaJets

How far is Naxos from Heraklion?

Heraklion to Naxos is approximately 96 nautical miles distance apart.

Heraklion 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 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

Timetables between 10/06/2024 and 16/06/2024

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 Fri, Sun

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