The Naxos Thira ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 4 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 10 times per week, Sea Jets 4 times per day, Nel Lines 2 times per week & the Hellenic Seaways service is available up to 6 times per week.
There are a combined 46 sailings available per week on the Naxos Thira crossing between Cyclades Islands and Cyclades Islands and with 4 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Naxos Thira route is a car and 2 passengers.
"First time user of Blue Star Ferries"
I used Blue Star Ferries 3 times within the span of 5 days to get from Piraeus to Naxos to Santorini and back to Piraeus. It was surprisingly easy to book a ticket online. Because Blue Star always had the cheapest rates, I figured that it would be pretty crappy. It wasn't, and it was a much better ferry experience than I expected! The ferry allowed us to board ahead of time (when we were the first port), there was plenty of room, the seating was fairly comfortable, there were eating and bathroom facilities, and the ferry left on time. I was also nervous about obtaining my tickets in person, since I had only been able to reserve the tickets online (wasn't allowed to print an actual ticket). This, too, was easier than expected. I just showed my reservation # to someone at the Blue Star Ferries kiosk at whatever port I was at, and my tickets were available for me. One thing I'd suggest to any other first time user, though, is to pick up ALL of your tickets (if you have multiple trips) at one time, as you never know if an office is going to be closed at the time that you need to board your ferry (i.e. a very late ferry). Lastly, we also took an overnight ferry, and this too was much better than expected. Though we only had economy tickets, I didn't expect to have so much space to sleep. I figured we would have to sleep on the floor or in bus-like seats. It wasn't the best sleep I've ever had, but it was better than expected for an overnight ferry ride.
'Andrea' travelled Naxos Thira (Santorini) with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star ParosRead More Read Less
We spent 2 enjoyable hours onboard the Blue star ship. Enjoyed the sea view. The ship is nice and has a lot of facilities which makes the trip memorable.
'Marion' travelled Naxos Thira (Santorini) with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star DelosRead More Read Less
"Very nice ship"
Very nice ship! You can relax on the deck and enjoy the great view. The onboard-catering was good (delicious espresso), the ship is also very clean.
'Eddy' travelled Naxos Thira (Santorini) with Blue Star FerriesRead More Read Less
"Sea Jets between Naxos and Thira (Santorini) "
Were pleasantly surprised that everything went so well, even though we have the tickets ordered online in advance. Approx. 1 hours delay we had to accept. But everything else went smoothly.
'Thomas' travelled Naxos Thira (Santorini) with Sea JetsRead More Read Less
The Greek island of Naxos is part of the Cyclades group of islands that lie in the Aegean Sea. Naxos City, or Chora, is the island's largest town and capital and is built amphitheatrically on the island's west coast. It is also home to one of the biggest ports in the Aegean Sea. The town is popular with tourists and as a result there are many bars, restaurants and cafes to cater for them. The small island of Palatia, which extends from the mainland of Naxos, is the town's emblem. Located on the small island is Portara, which is a monument resembling a door standing alone, without any walls attached to either side. A visit to Portara is advisable, especially after your swim, whilst the sun is setting.
The island is also well known for its food and for producing the famous Naxian potatoes, wine, Kitron liquor productions and the popular cheese called Graviera. There are many restaurants located throughout the island serving local produce to the many tourists who visit.
From the island's port ferries depart to Piraeus (Athens) and to the other islands in the Cyclades.
The Greek island of Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of islands that lies in the south Aegean Sea. The has very much been shaped by its volcanic past which has created a rather unusual landscape in places. A popular site on the island is the water filled 'Caldera' crater and is surrounded by a wall of colourful cliffs which are packed full of charming houses. The island is also known for its lovely beaches, its busy port, its archaeological finds and the wonderful sunsets which are best viewed from the village of Oia, on the island's northernmost tip.
The island's beaches are distinctive in that they are mainly made up of dark volcanic sands, which can get very hot during the summer, and therefore a sun lounger or towel are an essential piece of kit. The best beaches tend to be located around the eastern coastline and always popular is the stretch found at Perisa. However, a little to the south is Perivolos Beach which is also lovely as is Red Beach which is close to ancient Akrotiri, where the red cliffs are hard to miss.