You can get to Naxos island either by airplane or by ship. In high season period (July & August) and summer weekends – bank holidays, early booking is highly recommended. There are plenty of choices for your local transport in Naxos Island: public bus, taxi, car-motorbike-mountain bike rentals and small boats for beaches or other nearby islands.
Getting Here & Around
Distance: 103 nautical miles from Piraeus Port.
Blue Star Ferries
Trip duration: 5 hrs
Tel. Athens: 210 8919800, Naxos Island: 22850 23330 (www.bluestarferries.com)
Tel. Athens: 210 4199100, Naxos Island: 22850 23330 (www.hellenicseaways.gr)
Trip duration with catamaran: 3 hrs and 40 min.
Interconnection to other islands: Paros Island, Mykonos, Santorini, Syros, Amorgos, Koufonissia. More ferry schedules can be found at www.openseas.gr
There daily flights from Athens to Naxos (40-minute flight time). The phone numbers are:
- Athens International Airport: 210 3530000
- Naxos’ Airport: 22850 23292
- Naxos Olympic Airways: 22850 23043
For more information about Athens International Airport “Elefterios Venizelos”, please visit Athens Airport official site at www.aia.gr. The site also contains useful information about moving in Athens and getting from the airport to the ports.
Getting Around Naxos
Renting a car or a bike, is highly suggested if you want to explore the island’s attractions. If you decide to stay around your accommodation, you may also consider to rent a mountain bike. Another option is the public transport. More information and bus routes / schedules can be found at www.naxosdestinations.com
- Port Authority: +30 22850 22300
- Police: +30 22850 22100
- Hospital: +30 22853 60500
- Bus Station: +30 22850 22291
- Radio Taxi: +30 22850 22444
- Olympic Airways: +30 22850 24000
- Naxos Airport: +30 22850 23292
- Athens Airport: +30 210 3530000