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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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 Katerina Hotel
Hotel Katerina is just 492 feet from the sandy beach of Agios Prokopios. It offers a beautiful pool area with sun loungers and air-conditioned rooms with private balcony. more...
 Sea & Olives villa
Offering a garden, Sea & Olives villa is set in an olive grove of 4.000 m2, in Plaka. They feature fully equipped units, each with a private pool or hot tub and free WiFi. more...
 Casa Glinado
Featuring accommodations with a private pool, sea view and a balcony, Casa Glinado is located in Naxos Chora. With pool views, this property has a patio and a swimming pool. more...
 Victoria Studios & Apartments
Just 66 feet from Mikri Vigla Beach in Naxos, the Cycladic-style Victoria Studios & Apartments features a sun terrace with unobstructed views over the Aegean Sea. more...
 Porto Naxos
Located within walking distance of Agios Georgios beach and Naxos Town, Porto Naxos features a swimming pool, tennis court and restaurant. more...
 Seven Suites
Located within 3.1 mi from Naxos Town and Port, Seven Suites offers a great view. Decorated in minimalist accents this property offers air-conditioned accommodations. more...
 Pleiades Villas Naxos
Pleiades Villas 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. The villa offers a terrace . more...
 Ydreos Studios & Apartments
Just 98 feet from Mikri Vigla Beach, Ydreos Studios & Apartments are traditionally built in Cycladic style. They offer self-catered accommodations with a view to the Aegean Sea. more...
 Blu August Private Residences
Blu August is a newly built villa, set on the northwest side of Naxos, just 3.1 mi from Naxos Chora. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Klimataria Studios
In the village of Agios Prokopios, just 164 feet from the long sandy beach, Klimataria offers self-catering accommodations. Fresh fruits and Greek coffee are offered upon arrival. more...
 Kavos Boutique Hotel Naxos
Offering a pool, restaurant and cafe bar, the traditionally built Kavos Hotel Naxos is 1312 feet from Agios Prokopios Beach. more...
 Naxos Cave Suites
Located in Naxos’ quiet district Stelida, family-run Cave Suites is only 262 feet from the local beach. It offers spacious accommodations, and a garden with BBQ facilities. more...
 Dreamcatcher of the Mountain Zeus
Located in Filótion, Dreamcatcher of the Mountain Zeus has accommodations with air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. more...
 Naxos Dream Aphrodite Studios
Located just 33 feet from Agios Georgios Beach and 492 feet from the central square of Naxos, Naxos Dream Aphrodite Studios offers elegantly decorated studios with free WiFi access. more...
 Smilis village house
Located in Filótion, Smilis village house provides air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. With mountain views, this property has a terrace. more...
 Spiros
Enjoying a prime location, just a short walk away from Saint George Beach and the lively Naxos Town, Spiros Hotel offers accommodations in Naxos. more...
 Villa Matina
Located in Mikri Vigla, Villa Matina offers accommodations with a terrace. The beach is 656 feet away. more...
 Stella Naxos Island
Stella Naxos Island is located among greenery 66 feet from the beach of Agia Anna. It offers self-catered accommodations with patio or balcony overlooking the garden or the Aegean Sea. more...
 Naxos Euphoria Suites
Set on a small hill in Stelida, Naxos Euphoria Suites offers Cycladic-style accommodations with free WiFi access and Aegean Sea view. more...
 Euphoria Chora Naxos
Located a 10-minute walk from Agios Georgios Beach, Euphoria Chora Naxos offers a garden, a terrace and accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. more...
 Euphoria Downtown
Set in Naxos Chora, near Portara, Naxos Castle and Archaeological Museum of Naxos, Euphoria Downtown features free WiFi, and guests can enjoy a terrace. The accommodations features a spa bath. more...
 Mystique of Naxos
Providing city views, an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi, Mystique of Naxos provides accommodations well situated in Naxos Chora, within a short distance of Agios Georgios Beach, Laguna Beach and 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...
 Korali Boutique Hotel
Just 164 feet from Agios Georgios Beach, the centrally located Korali Boutique Hotel is a property built in modern style. The main square of Naxos Town is 820 feet away. more...
 NK Luxury Villas
NK Luxury Villas features accommodations with free WiFi. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a more...




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