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Naxos Heraklion Ferry

Typically, there are 1 daily sailings for ferries from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion). 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion), Minoan Lines & SeaJets. Naxos Crete (Heraklion) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Naxos Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferries typically depart from Naxos at around 14:15. The average sailing time of the ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Naxos is approximately 3h 28m.

Naxos to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion) typically range between $164* and $652*. On average the Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferry is $380*. The cheapest Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices start from $97*. The average price for a foot passenger is $354*. The average price for a Naxos Crete (Heraklion) car ferry is $768*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Crete (Heraklion) from Naxos?

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

Is there a car ferry from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion)?

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

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

Yes, Naxos Crete (Heraklion) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Naxos to Crete (Heraklion) with Minoan Lines, SeaJets.

Naxos Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Operator Schedules

  • SeaJets - 6 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Minoan Lines - 1 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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 A$339*
Average Weekly Sailings 7
Average Sailing Duration 3h 28m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 25m
First Ferry 14:15
Last Ferry 15:15
Distance 96 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 Naxos to Heraklion?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Naxos to Heraklion is approximately 3h 37m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Naxos to Heraklion?

    Naxos to Heraklion is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Naxos to Heraklion?

    Ferries from Naxos to Heraklion are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Heraklion?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Naxos to Heraklion with
    • SeaJets
    • Minoan Lines
  • 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
    • Minoan Lines
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Naxos to Heraklion?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Naxos to Heraklion. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • SeaJets

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.

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