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Old 04-05-2007, 12:12 PM   #1
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I've been searching around for any of the slow overnight ferries from Piraeus to Naxos (in late May), but I haven't been able to find any schedules listed for slow ferries that leave at night and arrive in the morning. I know the highspeed ferries would get me there in a few hours, but I was planning on flying into Athens in the afternoon and taking an overnight ferry to Naxos to avoid paying for a hostel that night.

Has anyone done this or know of any ferries that make this overnight trip? Or should I just stay in Athens that night and head out in the morning?

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Saddly, the way the Greek isles ferry schedules work, is that you won't know much for sure about any timelines till a month prior to date. Naxos is a pretty long ferry ride, so you will either waste part of your day on the ferry, which I actually enjoy, or you hope that an overnighter pops up before you go. I chose to fly from Naxos to Athens on Olympic airlines. I bought a few months ago, and got a decent deal. Somewhere in the $100's. Don't have it in front of me. But its like a 35 minute flight . Happy Travels
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So... does this mean I don't have to book ferries until I get there?

Is it likely will I get a ferry from Pireus to Ios if I buy it there?
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So... does this mean I don't have to book ferries until I get there?

Is it likely will I get a ferry from Pireus to Ios if I buy it there?
When are you going? More than likely, if you get to Pireus a little early, you shouldn't have a problem. That is a fairly long ferry ride so be prepared. Its cool though, kinda like a mini cruise through Greece.

I've decided to not buy my tickets till I arrive. After researching and talking with people on other boards (more Greece specific), I'm not to worried. I also feel comfortable that if i just buy my ticks to depart the day I arrive, i can avoid any issues. Keep me posted as I will be leaving Holland for the greek isles on June 15. Any info is good info
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When are you gonna be in Greece?

I'll be there from June 17-21... Athens-Ios- and then somehow make it to Kusadasi on the 22nd.

I think the ferry is like 6-7 hours to Ios... but Im wondering how long from Ios to Samos or directly to Kusadasi....can't seem to find many Greece-Turkey ferry connections online....
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When are you gonna be in Greece?

I'll be there from June 17-21... Athens-Ios- and then somehow make it to Kusadasi on the 22nd.

I think the ferry is like 6-7 hours to Ios... but Im wondering how long from Ios to Samos or directly to Kusadasi....can't seem to find many Greece-Turkey ferry connections online....
Hey man, we will be in Santorini June 16-21, Ios June 21-24, Naxos June 24-27 and Athens June 27/28. Maybe we can party on Ios.
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