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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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 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...
 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...
 Hotel Grotta
Grotta Hotel is located on a beautiful hillside, overlooking Naxos Town, yet only a short walk from the beach. 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...
 Golden Sand
Set in Plaka, just steps from the famous Plaka Beach, Golden Sand provides free WiFi. 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...
 Orkos Beach Hotel
Located right on the sandy beach of Mikri Vigla, the Cycladic-style Orkos Beach Hotel features a spa center, and an outdoor pool surrounded by a well-tended garden. more...
 Ploes Seaside Houses
Just 164 feet from Plaka Beach in Naxos, this whitewashed complex consists of stuidios and split-level houses, all with a private terrace and Aegean Sea views. 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...
 Blue Myth Studios
Surrounded by a well-tended garden just 16 feet from the sandy beach of Kastraki, Blue Myth Studios offers a snack bar. 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...
 Naxian Utopia | Luxury Villas & Suites
Each with a private pool, Naxian Utopia offers elegant suites and villas in accordance with the Cycladic architecture. 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...
 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...
 Antonina Hotel
In the village of Agia Anna, Antonina Hotel is a typical Cycladic-style complex featuring a swimming pool and grounds with palm trees and bougainvilleas. 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...
 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...
 Saint George Hotel
Saint George Hotel is perfectly situated just 33 ft from the golden sandy beach of Agios Georgios Bay, in Naxos' main town. It offers rooms with balcony and free Wi-Fi access. 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...
 Paradise Studios
Set 66 feet from the sandy beach of Agiassos in Naxos, Paradise Studios offers air-conditioned apartments with a furnished balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Naxian Breeze
Just 33 feet from the sandy beach of Agia Anna, Naxian Breeze offers elegant, Cycladic-style accommodations with free WiFi access. more...
 Naxos Mare
Located in Agia Anna Naxos, Naxos Mare features accommodations with an outdoor pool, free WiFi, a fitness center and a bar. more...
 Villa Delona
Located 2625 feet from Amitis Beach in Naxos, Villa Delona consists of of split-level villas with a private pool and hydromassage jets. 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...
 Astir Of Naxos
Hotel Astir of Naxos is just 2 minutes from St. George beach and a 10 minute walk from the center of town. It features an outdoor pool, free internet access and private parking. more...




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