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Naxos Island

Naxos is one of the Greek Cyclades Islands located in the Aegean Sea 200 kilometres south east of Athens . It's the biggest and most fertile of all the Cyclades and offers fine beaches, a lively nightlife and some beautiful countryside to explore.

You can fly to the island with Olympic Airways from Athens or take the six-hour ferry trip from the mainland port of Piraeus . A hydrofoil journey from Piraeus will cut your journey time almost by half. Naxos also has plentiful ferry and hydrofoil connections with the other main islands in the archipelago.

The first thing that will strike you if you arrive by boat is the huge 6th century BC Portara (meaning great door) on the causeway - all that remains of an ancient temple dedicated to Apollo. The door faces towards the island of Delos which, according to Greek mythology, was the birthplace of the god Apollo.

It's impossible to escape the fantastical myths and legends which permeate Greek culture no matter which island you visit. The Naxians are particularly sweet on Dionysos, the god of wine, as he allegedly swooped to the aid of jilted Ariadne, the daughter of Crete 's King Minos, after she helped Theseus slay the minotaur and find his way out of the labyrinth. Theseus promised to marry her but jilted her in Naxos . Dionysos descended in his chariot to marry the distraught Ariadne whose beautiful crown was placed in the sky after her death and became known as the Corona Borealis "Northern Crown" constellation.

If you're into Greek gods you'll want to join the many tourists who head for the northern tip of the island to see the giant kouros (nude male statue) dating back to the 7 th century BC. Some archaeologists believe the 10-metre statue was meant to represent Apollo whilst othesr say it's the island's favourite, Dionysos. Two other kouri can be seen in the Melanes Valley in the centre of the island.

Naxos Town (also known as Hora) is the busiest spot on the island - the ferries arrive here and many tourists never get much further as the place is awash with tavernas, shops, late night venues and quaint old streets to explore. The long sandy Agios Georgios Beach is immediately south of the town and this is where you'll find much of the island's tourist accommodation.

But take the time to travel further afield and you'll discover some lovely unspoilt beaches, traditional mountain villages and beautiful countryside peppered with ancient Byzantine churches and Venetian watch towers.

When the sun goes down Naxos may not have the exuberant party scene of Mykonos or Santorini but there are enough music bars and discos to keep those with a strong constitution partying till dawn.



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 Naxian Spirit Inn
Located in Naxos Chora, 1.8 mi from Dream View Beach, Naxian Spirit Inn provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. more...
 Manios Suites
Manios Suites is located on Agia Anna beach, Naxos. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is at guests' disposal. more...
 Lianos Village
Surrounded by beautifully kept gardens and a lovely pool and terrace area, Lianos Village is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway, just 5 minutes’ walk from the sandy beach. more...
 Valena Mare Suites & Apartments
Just 656 feet from the sandy beach of Plaka, Valena Mare offers self-catering, air-conditioned accommodations with views of the sea or garden. more...
 Anatoli Hotel
Anatoli Hotel combines the Cycladic architecture with a modern style. It features free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, gym and sauna. It is a 7-minute walk from the center of Naxos and Agios Georgios beach. more...
 Agios Prokopios Hotel
Just 2 minutes’ walk from the sandy beach of Agios Prokopios, this hotel offers a swimming pool with hydromassage and spacious accommodations. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. more...
 Hotel Grotta
Grotta Hotel is located on a beautiful hillside, overlooking Naxos Town, yet only a short walk from the beach. more...
 Kalergis Studios
Set right on the sandy beach of Agios Georgios, Kalergis Studios is surrounded by colorful gardens. It offers tasteful accommodations with a well-equipped kitchenette and dining area. more...
 Alkyoni Beach Hotel
The Alkyoni Beach Hotel is a beautiful resort boasting traditional Cycladic architecture and favorably located on St. George’s Beach and only a 10-minute walk from Naxos Town. more...
 Pleiades Villas Naxos
Pleiades Villas Naxos in Agkidia provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking for guests who drive. Each villa comes with a private pool and is fully equipped. more...
 Hotel Naxos Beach
Hotel Naxos Beach 1 is ideally located only a few yards behind the golden sandy St.George's beach and a ten minute walk away from the lively old town of Naxos. more...
 Annio Studios
Just 262 feet from Plaka Beach, Annio Studios are built in Cycladic style featuring whitewashed walls. They offer self-catering accommodations with Aegean Sea and garden views. more...
 Argo Boutique Hotel
Argo Hotel is a small family-run hotel located in a quiet area of Naxos Town, only 328 feet from the beach. A multilingual reception, free internet corner and swimming pool are available. more...
 Villa Alyko
Quietly located next to the dunes of the Aliko cedar forest, 164 feet from the sandy beach, Villa Alyko offers spacious, fully equipped villas built in the traditional Cycladic style. more...
 Ampelos Cas'art
Located in Naxos Chora, near Naxos Castle, Portara and Archaeological Museum of Naxos, Ampelos Cas'art features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a terrace. more...
 Acti Plaka Hotel
Acti Plaka apartments are located only a few steps from the beautiful beach of Plaka, Naxos. It offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking on site. They consist of 2 room apartments and studios. more...
 Nissaki Beach Hotel
Located right on the beach of Agios Georgios, the 5-star Nissaki Beach Hotel offers boutique-style accommodations following the minimal Cycladic style. more...
 Naxian On The Beach
Just 33 feet from Plaka Beach in Naxos, Naxian On The Beach welcomes guests with a restaurant and bar. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. more...
 Sigma Studios on The Beach
Literally steps from the sandy beach of St George, Sigma Studios on The Beach offer well-furnished rooms, within walking distance of the center and the port of Naxos. more...
 Portara Seaside Luxury Suites
Located within 492 feet of the port, and 2625 feet of Naxos Castle in Naxos Chora, the seafront Portara Seaside Luxury Suites provides accommodations with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. more...
 Virtu Suites
Set in Agios Prokopios, 1 mi from Dream View Beach, Virtu Suites offers accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. more...
 Sweet Home Naxos
Set 1.6 mi from Laguna Beach, Sweet Home Naxos offers a garden, a terrace and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Iliada Suites
Only 492 feet from the rocky Grotta Beach and 2625 feet from Agios Georgios Beach, the Cycladic-style Iliada Studios is a 3-minute walk from central Naxos Town. more...
 Nikos & Maria Studios,Apts and Suites
Located 66 feet from the beach of Plaka in Naxos, Nikos & Maria Studios,Apts and Suites offers a garden, sun terrace and accommodations with a balcony. more...
 Cycladic Islands Hotel & Spa
Cycladic Islands Hotel & Spa offers fully equipped sea-view studios. It stands just 1148 feet from the lovely beach of Agia Anna, and 3.7 mi from the port and the town of Naxos. more...




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