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Naxos General Information

Naxos is the biggest island in Cyclades. It has massifs and when the horizon is clear, you can see the Za, the highest mountain of Cyclades (1400 altitude).
When you get out of the ship, you meet a town full of life and shops. Fruits, potatoes, tomatoes, cheeses and many other goods, wait for you.
Despite the fact that Aegean Sea is often rough, Naxos has many beaches that remain calm and safe.
To know better the island of Naxos, you must walk it around. Naxos is located to the east of Paros.
It's got a circular form and it extends to 430 sq. km. and its coast to 148 km. Its western coastline is more remarkable.
A high mountain chain crosses the island from the north to the south.

 

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How to get to Naxos

BY AIRPLANE


Olympic Airways. From Attica (airport "ELEFTHERIOS VENIZELOS") to Naxos (the airport is 1 km. S. from Chora), flights are transacted the entire year.
Informations. OA Athens, tel.: 210 9666666, OA Naxos, tel. : 22850 23043, Naxos' airport, tel. : 22850 23292,
Telecommunications : 144

BY FERRYBOAT


From Piraeus to Naxos, itineraries for the entire year. Distance 103 miles.
Informations : Piraeus' Port Authority, tel.: 210 4226000 - 4, 210 4125155, 210 4119164, 210 4137676, Telecommunications: 143
From Salonica to Naxos, itineraries for the entire year.
Informations : Salonica's Port Authority, tel.: 23010 531505

BY SPEEDBOAT


AEGEAN JETS. From Piraeus to Naxos there are frequent itineraries in summer and occasional in winter.
Informations: Piraeus' Agency, tel.: 210 4224980
MINOAN. (possibility of cars' carriage). From Piraeus to Naxos, there are itineraries almost for the entire year.
Informations: Piraeus' Agency, tel.: 210 419900
From Athens - terminal at Pedio Areos - To Rafina there are itineraries by buses. Distance 27 km.
Informations: Buses (KTEL) of Athens, tel.: 210 8210872.

From Naxos to..

BY AIRPLANE


With Olympic Airways, Naxos is connected with Athens, informations : OA Naxos, tel.: 22850 23043, 22850 23743

BY FERRYBOAT


With the line Piraeus - Dodekanissa, Naxos is connected in the summer months with Paros, Syros, Dodekanissa (Astypalaia, Kalymnos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Nissyros, Rodos, Symi, Telos).
With the line Piraeus - Paronaxia - Thira - Amorgos, Naxos is connected the summer months with Amorgos (Aigiali and Katapola), Anafi, Ios, the small eastern Cyclades (Donoussa, Heraclia, Pano Koufonissi, Shinoussa), Paros, Santorini, Sikinos, Folegandros and Dodekanissa (Astypalaia).
With the line Piraeus - Ikaria - Samos, Naxos is connected the summer months with Paros and islands of the eastern Aegean (Ayios Kyrikos and Fournous Ikarias, Vathi and Karlovassi of Samos).
With the intercom lines of Aegean's islands, Naxos is connected for the entire year with Amorgos, Anafi, Ios, the small eastern Cyclades (Donoussa, Heraclia, Pano Koufonissi, Shinoussa), Paros, Santorini, Syros and Folegandros.
With the line Heraclio - Aegean's islands - Salonica , Naxos is connected the summer months with Mykonos, Santorini, Syros, Crete (Heraclio) and Salonica.
Informations: Naxos' Port Authority, tel.: 22850 22300

BY SPEEDBOAT


With Aegean Speedboats, Naxos is connected almost the entire year with Amorgos, Ios, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Crete (Heraclio). Informations : Naxos' Agency, tel.: 22850 25329
Of the company Minoan(possibility of cars' carriage), from Piraeus, Naxos is connected with Paros, almost for the entire year.
Of the company Minoan(possibility of cars' carriage). From Rafina, Naxos is connected almost the entire year with Paros, Santorini, Syros.
Informations: Naxos' Agency, tel.: 22850 23043.