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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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 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...
 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...
 Aggeliki's Diamond
Offering an outdoor pool with sun terrace, the Cycladic-style Aggeliki's Diamond is only 164 feet from Agia Anna Beach. 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...
 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...
 Ayiopetra Exclusive Getaways
Ayiopetra Exclusive Getaways offers accommodations in Sangri, Naxos. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodations is fitted with a seating area. more...
 Nikos & Maria Studios
Located 66 feet from the beach of Plaka in Naxos, Nikos & Maria Studios offers a garden, sun terrace and accommodations with a balcony. It features a restaurant and free Wi-Fi in public areas. 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...
 Naxos Dream Calypso Studios
Approximately 230 feet from Agios Georgios Beach, the family-run Naxos Dream Calypso Studios offers self-catered accommodations with free Wi-Fi and furnished balcony. more...
 Studios Athina Plaka
Offering Aegean Sea views from its outdoor pool, garden and sun terrace, Studios Athina Plaka is located right on the sandy beach of Plaka. 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...
 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...
 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...
 Sofos Studios Fitness & Spa
Sofos Studios Fitness & Spa is located just 66 feet from the sandy beach of Agios Georgios. The center of Naxos town is within 328 feet from the hotel. more...
 Sunday Studios
Located just 197 feet from the sandy beach of Agia Anna, Sunday offers self-catering accommodations with Aegean Sea views. The main town and port of Naxos are 3.1 mi away. more...
 Something Else
Just 164 feet away from the sandy beach of Agia Anna, Something Else is a Cycladic-style complex offering self-catering accommodations with free Wi-Fi access. more...
 Mitos Suites
Offering stylish Cycladic-style accommodations and free Wi-Fi throughout, Mitos Suites is a 5-minute walk from Agios Prokopios Beach in Naxos. more...
 Iria Beach Art Hotel
Just 33 feet from the beach, this award-winning hotel enjoys a beachfront location on the spectacular Agia Anna Beach, one of Naxos’ most popular sandy beaches. 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...
 Sun Beach Hotel
The Cycladic-style Sun Beach Hotel is located in Naxos Town, just 66 feet from the sandy beach of Agios Georgios. more...
 Diamantis Studios&Apartments
Offering an outdoor pool, Diamantis Studios & Apartments is located 820 feet from Mikri Vigla Beach. The property features a snack bar and offers shuttle service upon request. 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...
 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...
 Zas Studios
Zas Studios is centrally located in Agios Georgios, just 492 feet from the organized beach. It offers air-conditioned studios with free Wi-Fi and balcony or patio overlooking the garden. more...
 Iphimedeia Luxury Hotel & Suites
Just 984 feet from Laguna Beach in Naxos, Iphimedeia Apartments & Suites features a free-form, outdoor pool, a furnished sun terrace and a poolside bar. more...




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