The Athens to Naxos ferry is operated by five ferry companies: Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, Minoan Lines, Golden Star Ferries and Cyclades Fast Ferries - more commonly known as 'Fast Ferries'. This route connects Athens to the Cyclades and you can take your car on this route or travel as a foot passenger. This route is offered by fast craft and conventional ferries.
From Rafina the average sailing time is 4 hours and 18 minutes, from Piraeus the average sailing time is 4 hours and 48 minutes while from Lavrio the sailing time is 8 hours and 55 minutes. From Rafina the quickest crossing is with Blue Star Ferries and lasts 3 hours and 25 minutes. From Piraeus the quickest crossing is with Seajest and lasts 3 hours and 20 minutes. From Lavrio there is only one service and the sailing time is 8 hours and 55 minutes.
Crossings from Athens to Naxos, from Rafina, Piraeus and Lavrio, are available throughout the whole year. In the high season there are about 57 crossings per week.
From Rafina, the distance is 158.2 kilometres, that's about 98 miles or 85 nautical miles. From Piraeus, the distance is 181 kilometres, that's about 112 miles or 98 nautical miles. From Lavrio, the distance is 138 kilometres, that's about 86 miles or 75 nautical miles. However, the exact distance may depend on the route you take. You can travel with your pet (cat or dog) but as the route operates with fast ferries restrictions may apply for some sailings, see the FAQ section details.
The average price is for one person by foot in the summer is about 30.50 euros. For foot passengers travelling one way the the cheapest average price is from Lavrio at about 22 euros. From Piraeus the average price is 39.50 euros and from Rafina the average price is 30 euros.
If you are taking your car one way the cheapest average price is from Rafina at 85 euros, 87 euros from Lavrio and 128.50 euros from Piraeus.
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Blue Star Patmos was a nice, relatively new ferry. No real problem due to the wind. The port in Naxos needs improvements.