The Basics: Getting to Koufonissia

The Basics: Getting to Koufonissia

Here is a quick guide to assist you in planning your trip.

* [Please note schedules/timetables are subject to change. Please contact your travel agent and/or the airline/sea transport line for the latest schedule information.]

Keep in mind that private companies on Naxos provide additional access/tours to these and other islands of the Cyclades.

Getting to Koufonissia from Naxos
After the island of Schinoussa, the local ferry, the Express Skopelitis, from Naxos stops at Koufonissia.  The travel time is about 2 hrs and 35 minutes and runs 6x per week, except Sundays, year-round.

The ferry line Blue Star Ferries (, originating from Piraeus also makes the stop (Koufonissia) 3x per week, year-round, with a travel time of about 2 hrs (from Naxos).

Note: In the peak season the hydrofoils Sea Jets and Hellenic Seaways, stop at Naxos and continue to Koufonissia (40-50 minutes from Naxos).

Naxos to Koufonissia
Year round

  • Daily local ferry, Express Skopelitis (approximately 2 hrs 30 min.), except Sundays
  • Ferry line – Blue Star Ferries ( -3x per week (approximately 2 hrs)
  • In the peak season: there is a catamaran 7x per week (approximately 35 minutes)

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