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Naxos to Iraklia Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 1 daily and 8 weekly sailings between Naxos and Iraklia. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Naxos to Iraklia, Blue Star Ferries & Small Cyclades Lines. Naxos Iraklia Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Naxos Iraklia Ferry Times

The earliest Naxos Iraklia ferry typically departs Naxos at about 00:50. The average sailing time of a ferry from Naxos to Iraklia is approximately 1h 22m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 55m.

Naxos to Iraklia Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Naxos to Iraklia typically range between $12* and $56*. On average the Naxos Iraklia ferry is $35*. The cheapest Naxos Iraklia ferry prices start from $12*. The average price for a foot passenger is $35*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Iraklia from Naxos?

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

Is there a car ferry from Naxos to Iraklia?

No, currently there is no car ferry from Naxos to Iraklia.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Naxos Iraklia ferry?

Yes, Naxos Iraklia ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Naxos to Iraklia with Blue Star Ferries, Small Cyclades Lines.

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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 A$34*
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 typical crossing time for ferries from Naxos to Iraklia is approximately 1h 15m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Naxos to Iraklia?

The average price of a ferry from Naxos to Iraklia is approximately 22 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Naxos to Iraklia?

Naxos to Iraklia is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Blue Star Ferries
  • Small Cyclades Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Naxos to Iraklia?

Ferries from Naxos to Iraklia are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

How far is Iraklia from Naxos?

The distance between Naxos to Iraklia is approximately 14 nautical miles.

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

Timetables between 27/5/2024 and 2/6/2024

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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