Naxos in detail

Flights & getting there

Boat

Like Paros, Naxos is something of a ferry hub in the Cyclades, with a similar number of conventional and fast ferries making regular calls to/from Piraeus, plus links to/from the mainland port of Rafina via the northern Cyclades.

Destinations from Naxos include: Aegiali in Amorgos (€12, 2¼ to five hours, one to two daily), Katapola in Amorgos (€11 to €30, 1¼ to 3¼ hours, two to three daily), Anafi (€13, 7½ hours, two weekly), Astypalea (€20, four hours, three weekly), Donousa (€7, 1¼ to 3¾ hours, eight weekly), Folegandros (€11 to €43, 2¾ to 3¼ hours, two to three daily), Ios (€16 to €34, 45 minutes to 1¾ hours, two to four daily), Iraklia (€7, one to five hours, one to two daily), Iraklio (€78, four hours, daily), Koufonisia (€8 to €26, 45 minutes to 2½ hours, two to four daily), Milos (€17 to €42, 2¼ to six hours, three to four daily), Mykonos (€28 to €39, 35 minutes to 1½ hours, six to 10 daily), Paros (€6 to €23, 45 minutes to 1½ hours, six to eight daily), Piraeus (€37 to €57, four to 8½ hours, four to eight daily), Rafina (€42 to €46, 3½ to five hours, four to six daily), Santorini (€22 to €44, 1¼ to 2¼ hours, five to seven daily), Schinousa (€7, 1¼ to 1¾ hours, eight weekly), Sikinos (€7, three hours, three weekly), Syros (€9 to €35, 1¼ to three hours, two to three daily) and Tinos (€35 to €42, 1¼ to 2½ hours, four to five daily).

Air

There are several daily flights to/from Athens (around €81, 40 minutes) with Olympic Air (www.olympicair.com) and Sky Express (www.skyexpress.gr).

Transport Options

The airport is 3km south of Hora. There’s no shuttle bus, but buses to Agios Prokopios Beach and Agia Anna pass close by. A taxi costs around €15; luggage costs extra.