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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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 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 Birikos Studios & Apartments
Birikos Hotel is only steps away from Prokopios Beach. Rooms have balconies, kitchenettes, and air conditioning. Additional room facilities of the Birikos Hotel include TV and fridge. more...
 Seanfinity Beachfront Suites
Located 49 feet from Orkos Beach, Seanfinity Beachfront Suites offers a garden, a terrace and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. 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...
 Liana Beach Hotel & Spa
Liana Hotel & Spa provides beachfront accommodations in Agios Prokopios. Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. more...
 Naxos Aethereal View
Located in Kastraki, Naxos Aethereal provides accommodations with a kitchen. A patio with sea views is offered in every unit. The condo hotel has a terrace. more...
 Golden Sand
Set in Plaka, just steps from the famous Plaka Beach, Golden Sand provides free WiFi. more...
 Naxos Pantheon Luxury Apartments
Naxos Pantheon Luxury Apartments has accommodations with a terrace and free WiFi, and is located in Agkidia. more...
 Hotel Francesca
Hotel Francesca is located just 328 feet from Agios Prokopios Beach, and 3.1 mi from Naxos main town. It offers self-catering accommodations with free Wi-Fi access. more...
 Majestique of Naxos
Offering a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a terrace, Majestique of Naxos is located in Naxos Chora, not far from Portara. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the property. more...
 Ampelos Cas'art
Cas'art has well-equipped accommodations featuring free WiFi in Naxos Chora, a 5-minute walk from Naxos Castle and 0.6 miles from Portara. 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...
 Sahara Apartments
Just 164 feet from the beach of Kastraki in Naxos, Sahara Studios offers self-catered accommodations with a balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. 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...
 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...
 Phoenicia Naxos
Located in Kastraki, Phoenicia Naxos has accommodations with free WiFi and a garden with an outdoor swimming pool and garden views. 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...
 Ippokampos Beachfront
Ippokampos is a beachfront property located in the main town of Naxos and offering rooms with direct sea views and free Wi-Fi. It features an a la carte restaurant and a seaside bar. more...
 Relaxia Estate
Located in Galíni, Relaxia Estate has accommodations with free WiFi and a garden. The apartment has a terrace. 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...
 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...




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