Naxos is located in the Cyclades and is connected by ferry to and from Athens, Crete, other ports in the Cyclades and the Dodecanese.
There are 7 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Naxos. Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, Minoan Lines, Seajets and Small Cyclades Lines all operate ferries to and from Naxos. In the summer season, there are a total of 391 sailings per week.
The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Paros to Naxos with 78 sailings per week.
The port or island closest to Naxos is Paros with a distance of just 31 kilometres - that's 19 miles or 17 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Heraklion (Crete) at a distance of 195.5 kilometres - that's about 121 miles or about 106 nautical miles.
Ferries to Naxos are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Naxos is served by a mix of fast and conventional ferries.
You can travel to or from Naxos with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.
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It has a taxi and is right in the port. Ηowever, you can find a bus station at the end of the port.
In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if traveling by car. For more information about Naxos, you can visit Wikipedia.
If you go to another travel agency you may have to pay a small fee to get your tickets - normally a couple of Euros.
You can travel to Naxos from these mainland ports:
Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.
If you are travelling on conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box.
The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.
Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.
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