The largest island in the Cyclades
Your luxury villa holidays in Greece in this mythic island will be unforgettable! According to Greek Mythology, Naxos is the island where the god Dionysos, god of wine, festivities, and the primal energy of life, grew up and cherish the island so much that made its land fertile, producing a high-quality wine! Naxos has an amazing landscape, which offers stunning vistas! If you are looking where to stay in Naxos Greece, we have the answer!
What to see
For exclusive Greek holidays, the island of Naxos provides a great variety to see and discover in order to familiarize with the Greek culture. During your luxury holidays in Greece, you should combine entertainment with knowledge! The Archeological site of Grotta is located on the northern side of harbor of Naxos and it is worth seeing as there was the Mycenaen-era capital, dated 1300 BC. Apaliros castle is located between Sagri and Agiassos, which is an important Byzantine Castle that offers to visitors fabulous views of the island!
Apiranthos, is a very special village, built at the foothill of the mountain Fanari, is located about 28 km from the town and is worth a visit as the beautiful old two-storey houses, the picturesque squares with cafes and the Venetian towers will take you to a rare landscape that hardly found in the Cyclades. The idiom of the people, the customs and traditions make this village so special in Naxos!
Agia Kyriaki church,which is located in Apiranthos, dates back to the Iconoclastic period of the 9th century and constitutes one of the most significant Byzantine monuments in the entire Balkan region. The Archaeological Museum of Naxos provides a collection of items that several civilizations left on the island from the late Neolithic period to Early Christian times.
Nightlife in Naxos would probably surprise you! In the Old Town you will find plenty of restaurants and bars in the small streets! Wine bars and restaurants with live music are some of the choices in the Old Town!
For traditional Greek holidays, Naxos is the right place to come and enjoy its unique flavors! Naxos Island, is the largest of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean and also, is the most fertile and has various vegetables and fruits. Many food specialties of Naxos are made with the great variety of the unique cheeses produced in the island such as kefalotyri, the famous Graviera, arseniko cheese for the lovers of spicy cheeses, myzithra, xinomyzithra, anthotyro, manouriand many more.
Wine and liqueurs are also popular for their flavor, as Naxos Greece is full of vineyards producing a high quality wine. Local wine and the local liqueur named ‘’Kitro’’ can be tasted in every tavern in Naxos! For meat lovers, Naxos offers a wide variety of local meat and is an opportunity to get a taste during your vacation! In Hora (the main town) you will find excellent restaurants and taverns with local products in order to taste the unique flavors, but also you should try to go to the villages in the mountains where you will find traditional taverns!
Passing from Kastraki make a stop at ” Axiotissa ‘’ taste Greek and Mediterranean cuisine using local products! The traditional courtyard of the restaurant composes harmoniously the appropriate atmosphere to enjoy your food!
For Italian cuisine and fantastic pasta with seafood, ” Su e Giu ”, is located on the beach of Chora, will surprise you! Apart from the pasta and special pizzas of the restaurant, the ” Su e Giu ” has also spectacular view that will make your meal even more special.
While visiting Apiranthos for noon and evening, do not miss the ‘Taverna Lefteris”. The meticulous Mediterranean cuisine will definitely impress you! The ” Tavern George ” at Melanes with good homemade food and pleasant service recommended for a relaxed dinner with your friends or your family! The tavern Maroin Chorawith large portions will delight you! The variety of dishes that you will find on the menu along with the quality and quantity will not disappoint you!
During your private villa holidays, you will enjoy sports and activities that the island offers! As Naxos is considerable a big island, with a rich natural environment and has a great variety of scenery and landscape, a bike riding on Naxos, would be an amazing adventure! Naxos presents a network of footpaths that measure a lot of kilometers in length which make the island suitable for hiking and trekking!
Scuba divers will be impressed by the waters of Naxos and the exciting explorations in shipwrecks, caves and sunken aircraft! All the diving centers are located on the organized beaches of the island! A horse riding on Naxos will definitely amaze you! And that is the reason why this amazing island offers this unique opportunity! There are also ponies for children!
For lovers of watersports, Naxos offers a huge variety! The beaches are well known for the ideal conditions of all kinds of watersports! Windsurfing is very popular especially at the beaches of Ammitis, Agios Georgios and Agiassos. Also, kite surfing which is very popular in Naxos, waterskiing, wakeboarding or water games with bananas and tubes are available on most of the beaches!
Sailing cruises to some of the best secluded beaches around Naxos and to Small Cyclades, where the pristine beaches with the crystal blue waters of Schinoussa, and secret caves of Donousawill enhance your imagination!
For luxury family holidays in Greece, Naxos is the perfect choice! There are water parks especially for children, cultural performances scheduled in the summer especially for kids, and cultural workshops, are some of the activities that the island offers for your children!
Naxos is the only island where you can find an endless coastline comprising a string of beaches of marvelous beauty with suburb turquoise waters and golden sands. Agios Prokopios beach, is an enormous beach with gold sand and organized, but also includes a quieter, less frequented segment at its western edge. It offers plenty of watersports! Agia Anna beach is a continuation of AgiosProkopios, and is organized with a lot of facilities and watersports. However, the small, little bays at the edge of the beach are ideal for tranquility and relaxation.
Agios Georgios beach is credited with a ‘’blue flag’’ beach-quality tag and is located just a short distance from the main town. It is organized and equipped with a lot of watersports. The Kastraki beach, an easily accessible sandy beach, attracts many tourists thanks to its calm waters and the possibility of renting umbrellas. But it is also popular and a must destination for kitesurf lovers!
Plaka Beach is a natural continuation of Agia Anna and one of the most beautiful and popular beaches. With endless golden sandy beach, overlooking the island of Paros is partly organized as the cedars trees create shade on the beach. You will find many cafes, bars for all tastes! On the other hand, if you prefer a less crowded beach,Psili Ammos beach offers tranquility and relaxation and the cedar forest that stretches along the beach, turns into a natural exotic landscape!
As Naxos island is located in the center of Cycladic islands, it is easily accessible by air and sea.
By air: there are many flights from ‘’Eleutherios Venizelos’’ airport in Athens to Naxos island, and in the peak season notice that there are additional flights. The duration of the flight to Naxos is about 1 hour.
By boat: there is a connection to Naxos from the port of Pireaus which lasts about 6 hours or up to 4 hours if you choose the high speed.
Travel to Naxos by ferry or high-speed Catamaran, would be an exploration to the Aegean Sea.