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Fly or ferry to Naxos from Athens?

I’m trying to compare costs between flights and ferry . I can find the cost on Olympic but I guess Blue Star doesn’t post trips this far in advance. Any idea how much the slow ferry costs in May?

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1796 posts

Piraeus → Naxos in May with Blue Star ferries: 51.50€ in economy. (travel time 5h20)

Posted by
82 posts

My husband and I spent a wonderful week in Naxos last spring before the tourist season began.

We chose to fly to Naxos from Athens. I don't remember the cost, but it was reasonable. IMHO flying is more time efficient and reliable. Taking a ferry requires time and the ferries can be canceled due to rough seas. We didn't want to chance a canceled ferry.

Naxo is a great island to explore. I highly recommend renting a car.

Enjoy!

Posted by
5 posts

FLY- I travel to Greece every summer. If you have time to kill, and you don't mind the crowds then try the ferry. I personally suggest flying for those who are in Greece for a limited time. FYI-If you ever go to Crete, take the 10 pm ferry, book a cabin and arrive refreshed at around 6 am the next day. I love Crete and Santorini. Have a wonderful journey!!
Maria G.

Posted by
95 posts

Thank you so very much for your kind responses. I guess we will fly since we have such limited time. I also plan to rent a car. So glad to see automatics are available.

Posted by
3317 posts

IF renting an automatic on Naxos, do NOT dither... pllan in advaance... automatics are scarce, and sell out ahead of time.

Posted by
804 posts

My recommendation is to fly. It's an easy journey, and you don't have to worry about the ferry being canceled for either rough seas or a strike. Scrambling to find a flight if the ferry is canceled is not enjoyable.