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Naxos - Our Most Popular Greek Island

Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea, Greece. It is renowned for its beautiful beaches, historical sites, charming villages, and vibrant local culture.
It's currently our most popular Greek Island destination as well as Victoria Hislop's judging by her recent article in the papers.
Clients like it because it offers an authentic island experience - there is more to see and do than just lie on the can enjoy some great hikes or visit a couple of real traditional villages away from the tourist areas. It also has some of the best sandy beaches in the Cyclades and offers better value for accommodation than it's neighbours Paros, Mykonos or Santorini.

We feature almost 50 properties on Naxos so offer one of the largest choices of accommodation on the island.

Here's a detailed guide to Naxos:

Highlights and Attractions

Historical Sites

  • Portara (Temple of Apollo): The iconic marble gateway, located near the port of Naxos Town, dates back to the 6th century BC.
  • Naxos Castle (Kastro): A medieval fortress in Naxos Town (Chora) with narrow alleys, museums, and the Catholic Cathedral.
  • Temple of Demeter: Located in Sangri, this ancient temple dates back to the 6th century BC and is dedicated to the goddess of agriculture.
  • Kouros Statues: Giant ancient statues of young men (kouroi) located in the villages of Melanes and Apollonas.


  • Agios Prokopios: One of the most popular beaches, known for its golden sand and clear waters.
  • Plaka Beach: A long, sandy beach ideal for relaxation and water sports.
  • Agia Anna: A picturesque beach with a charming small harbor.
  • Mikri Vigla: Famous for its windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions.


  • Naxos Town (Chora): The main town and port, characterized by its Venetian architecture, vibrant nightlife, and bustling markets.
  • Apeiranthos: A traditional mountain village known for its marble-paved streets and local crafts.
  • Halki: A charming village in the Tragea Valley, known for its neoclassical architecture and citrus groves.
  • Filoti: Located at the base of Mount Zas, it's one of the island’s largest villages with traditional Cycladic charm.


  • Hiking: Numerous trails, including a hike to the summit of Mount Zas, the highest peak in the Cyclades.
  • Windsurfing and Kitesurfing: Especially popular at Mikri Vigla Beach.
  • Sailing and Boat Tours: Explore nearby islands and hidden coves.
  • Cultural Tours: Visit museums like the Archaeological Museum of Naxos and the Venetian Museum.
  • Local Festivals: Experience local culture with festivals celebrating music, dance, and religious traditions.

Food and Drink

  • Local Cuisine: Known for its delicious cheeses (graviera, arseniko), potatoes, and meats. Check out our favouite restaurant Typografio
  • Seafood: Freshly caught fish and seafood are widely available.
  • Local Spirits: Try kitron, a local liqueur made from citron leaves, unique to Naxos.


Access and Transportation

  • Airport: Naxos Island National Airport (JNX) offers flights from Athens.
  • Ferry: Regular ferry services connect Naxos with Piraeus (Athens), Mykonos si the nearest airport and a 30 min ferry ride.
  • Local Transport: Buses, taxis, and rental options (cars, scooters, ATVs) are available for getting around the island.

Notable Highlights

  • Portara at Sunset: The Temple of Apollo's gateway offers a breathtaking sunset view.
  • Mount Zas: Climb to the highest point in the Cyclades for panoramic island views.
  • Naxos Marble: The island is famous for its high-quality marble, used in ancient sculptures and buildings.

Naxos combines natural beauty, historical richness, and vibrant local culture, making it a diverse and appealing destination for all types of travellers.

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