Port of Naxos
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micu2016
Ontario, Canada32 contributions
Apr 2019
We took the ferry to Naxos from Piraeus. Very comfortable trip to the island. The Port of Naxos is on the edge of Naxos Town. A short walk from the Port takes you to the boardwalk with lots of great restaurants, sites and shops. The Temple of Apollo is also a short walk from the Port and worth visiting during the day and at sunset.

We've been to a few Greek islands and Naxos is one of our favourites. It is laid back and not as crowded as the more popular islands.
Written March 6, 2020
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK12,673 contributions
Jun 2022
The Port of Naxos is a busy port (whenever a ferry arrives) and is the gateway to Naxos Town and the rest of the island. Approaching by sea, the first thing you see is the gateway to the unfinished Temple of Apollo and then, as the ferry reverses to the jetty, lovely Naxos Town sits right in front of you. After leaving your ferry, you have to walk down the jetty (avoiding the lorries which are reversing on to the ferry, an experience on its own). At the landward end of the jetty there is a bus station and other offices (where you can arrange your transfer to your hotel) and Naxos Town itself, with all its restaurants and other amenities. As a place to visit on its own, the Port of Naxos would not probably figure very high on any "to do" list. However, there is an open area with a statue of a former Prime Minister of Greece, an unusual obelisk, a statue of Aphrodite, a public bathing area (where you can sit and watch the ferries entering and leaving the port) and views of the gateway to the unfinished Temple of Apollo. All of which make the Port of Naxos a cut above any other port.
Written August 3, 2022
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Jan V
Sofia, Bulgaria6,301 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
There are two sides of the experience here. As a viewpoint it is magnificent. A picturesque scenes towards the Kastro, Old Naxos and Portara. As a port it is horrible. Lack of organization. People and cars move and line in complete disorder and if there are no accidents here it is a matter of time if authorities don't take measures. Even the kiosks for buying tickets are at completely different area on the sea promenade, while at the port you can't even ask anyone. So your experience depends on the purpose you are here and my score is half each.
Written September 18, 2020
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
Sep 2021
We arrived via ferry from Santorini and departed a few days later for Paros. It was a busy harbor with ferries, pleasure boats, and excursion boats coming and going. On land, it was also busy with people coming and going by taxi and private car.

Nice harborside with cafes and restaurants, and lots of shopping. We enjoyed walking and looking because you never knew what you would see.

Very easy access to the rental car offices.
Written November 11, 2021
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,866 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
My wife and I arrived by ferry from Santorini to Naxos and we departed two days later by ferry to Mykonos. As you come into the port, you can see the Temple of Apollo, which is very impressive. When you arrive in port, you have a nice view of Old Town Naxos.
Written July 8, 2023
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,514 contributions
Aug 2021
It has a lot of things to do, accessible and kind locals. Good view and food and after 11 12, very good nightlife!
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Written December 22, 2021
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deltahero
London, UK283 contributions
Sep 2020
We travelled to and from Naxos via Mykonos as many do and arrived as a bustling port was busy with the absolute plethora of cruise/fishing expedition/tour boats taking holidaymakers on trips, the bayside restaurants busy serving typical Naxos (in other word delicious) food and our ferry filling the port area with mid day travellers beating their way through those waiting to travel to Paros or Mykonos. Taxis were roaring in and out of the easy to access taxi area and the business of this little port carried on regardless despite Covid-19 restrictions and concerns, During our week's stay in Naxos, we ventured back to take in the smells and sounds of this lively area from a soft seat in a portside cafe. You should too
Written September 25, 2020
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HappyVacation016
Burlington, Canada75 contributions
Nov 2019
This is the port you want to visit. It is lively but not overly crowded. There are many souvenir shops, bakeries, restaurants, stores. It caters to everyone in every price category. Whatever you are looking for to take home, they have it.
Written November 11, 2019
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triptik123
United States2,048 contributions
Jun 2019
We came from Paros. Got a taxi right away to the Nissaki hotel. For the return, we realized that we could EASILY walk along the waterfront to the hotel or back to the port, but with luggage, maybe choose a taxi.

When you arrive, to the left will be the bus station, and then further down is the walk up to the Portara.
Written August 25, 2019
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Jen B
Princeton, FL31 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
I am not one to post bad reviews, but I hope that this would help someone (most likely a family travelling with young kids), or at least be raised to some kind of authorities around Naxos Port. This port needs more organization, Naxos is a very beautiful island, this is just awful the way you are « welcomed » from there.
If you came to Naxos by boat, be aware that if you do not have ANY transportation accommodations offered by your hotel/AirBnB or if you do not rent a car in advance, Naxos port is a NIGHTMARE!!!
The traffic is terrible, which is to be expected after a huge amount of people get off the boat. But Naxos port is very small, and the traffic road around is such that cars, taxis, buses clogged the roads! If you need to take a taxi, if you are lucky to get off the boat quickly and grab the first taxis all ready to go, then you’re good. But if you arrived after an other boat, you will find NO TAXIS on the port. The only help you have is a poor sign with 2 numbers to call the taxi company. But when you call, the operator will tell you to wait for the taxi to come back to their stop at the port. You can’t order a taxi (what we were told by the operator on the phone, that we called multiple time, because we saw several taxis coming with already a name of people that they are coming to pick up! Incredible!!! And still we were told that we couldn’t order a taxi). And there is no queuing organization for the taxis, so you need to be quick to grab the first that comes! It’s ridiculous!!! At some point it’s like we are to fight each others to get a taxi! And let me tell you that, even if you have are waiting for longer than them, with a young kid (our son just had an ear infection, so the noises around with the traffic was really awful to him), big bags, under the heat, people don’t let you at least have the taxi that is coming and that you can’t run after when you see it in the upcoming traffic. Terrible experience!!!!!!

So I would suggest to be prepared to wait at least an hour at the taxis drop off, when the traffic will slow down, and the taxis could come back from other rides.
Written August 10, 2019
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