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Getting to Naxos

Naxos is easily reached all year long as it is very well connected with many big cities in Greece either by sea or by airplane. Ferries and high-speed catamarans departure from the port of Piraeus, in Athens. There is also sea-connection with other ports of the surrounding islands (Cyclades), Dodecanese Islands and Crete. Frequency of schedules depends on the season you choose to visit the island. Especially, during the summer, the routes from and to Naxos, are very frequent, (more than one itinerary per day), because a lot of tourists want to visit or leave the island. Ticket values depend on the means of transportation you choose (ferry-boat, high-speed, flying dolphin). The trip by ferry will last about 6-7 hours while by high-speed 2:30-3:30 hours. Naxos' port is in Chora. You can book your ferry tickets to Naxos from

Naxos' airport is located 1km outside Chora too and it is easily reached by bys or taxi. From International Airport of Athens- Eleftherios Venizelos, at Spata, there are flights to and from Naxos, during all year. The flight's duration is 35 minutes. There is air-connection with other greek airports such as Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Santorini and Crete and during the summer months with some big foreign airports. Ticket values vary according to the season, the company and the complement of passengers. You can book your air tickets from

Get around on Naxos

By taxi

Taxis are available throughout the island. Travellers who do not have a car when they reach the island do not face problems as there are taxis waiting at Chora port. Moreover there are taxis always waiting outside the airport's gateway. Rates are fixed every year and different from low to high season.

By bus

The island of Naxos is served by a quite organised network of buses. Even though the routes and the timings differ from naxos boat winter to summer months, when the tourists are more, there are schedules posted at the bus stations, so as people get informed. In the high season buses there are frequent itineraries from Chora to Agios Prokopios & Agia Anna, Apollonas, Apiranthos, Chalki, Filoti, Mikri Vigla, Moutsouna, Agios Arsenios & Plaka, Pyrgaki, Sagri, Tripodes and other villages. Ticket values depend on the destination but they are generally very cheap, especially compared to taxi fares, and rarely overpass 3 euros (in certain long distances).

By car

Naxos has in general a good road network with asphalted and wide roads. However in order to reach most beaches travellers have to drive a few kilometres in earthroad. If you do not have your own car, you can easily rent a car at Naxos from It is the quickest way to get around, however you have to fulfil certain conditions to do so (p.e. driving licence, age etc).

  • Airport 1.5
  • Port 0
  • Agios Georgios 0.7
  • Agios Prokopios 5
  • Agia Anna 6
  • Plaka 6.5
  • Mikri Vigla 17
  • Kastraki 17
  • Alyko 21
  • Ayiassos 21
  • Filoti 20
  • Apirathos 32
  • Moutsouna 45
  • Apollonia 50
  • Chalki 17
  • Sangri 11

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