Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades is a destination for all those who want to combine relaxing holidays and many activities
The island offers innumerable options to visitors: beautiful picturesque mountain villages, wonderful beaches, impressive architecture and archeological monuments, water sports, restaurants and fine local products!
The town of Naxos with the famous “Portara”, the Venetian castle and its uniquely beautiful mansions, is an ideal starting point for your wanderings.
A special event is the “Naxos Potato Festival” which takes place in September and where you can try the famous product cooked in all sorts of ways!
Naxos has many beautiful beaches for all tastes!
Agios Georgios: The nearest beach in Chora organized with a wide sandy beach and shallow waters.
Agios Prokopios: Organized beach with white sand and crystal clear waters. It is located very close to Chora.
Agia Anna: It is located right after the beach of Agios Prokopios. It has fine sand, umbrellas and cedars that offer shade.
Plaka: Continuation of Agia Anna, the beach has white fine sand and large dunes that compose a magnificent setting. It has umbrellas and taverns.
Mikri Vigla: These are 2 beaches separated by a rock, Partheno and Limanaki. The first is suitable for windsurfing and kitesurfing due to the strong winds, while in the second you can enjoy your bath and sunbathing without air.
Kastraki: Large and quiet beach with white sand, ideal for relaxation and walking.
Aliko: Relatively small and secluded beach with white sand and clear blue waters, easily accessible by car. Although the beach itself has no shade, there is a cedar forest just above.
Panormos: A small cove at the southeastern tip of the island. The beach is windless with turquoise waters and white sand.
Before you leave, you must:
* walk to the famous “Portara”, the huge marble gate of the temple of Apollo dating to the 6th c. e.g.
* explore the picturesque cobbled streets of Chora with the Venetian castle, the mansions of the old nobles and the cobbled streets that take you to other times.
Apeiranthos “the marble village” with its narrow cobbled streets and Venetian architecture will fascinate you, while at the Folklore Museum of Apeiranthos you can get to know the daily life in the village 100 years ago.
Filoti: The largest village on the island, located at the foot of Mount Zas. Take a walk in the winding alleys and do not miss the festival on the 15th of August.
Apollo: a seaside fishing village. In the ancient quarry near the settlement you can see the impressive “Kouros of Apollo”, a half-finished statue with a height of about 11 meters!
On your way back home do not forget to take with you some local products such as:
Citrus liqueur wonderful and aromatic and why not the famous Graviera Naxos and Kefalotyri “male”. We tried it from the Cooperative at the port and it was excellent, but you will find them in many parts of the island.