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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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 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...
 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...
 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...
 Golden Sun Hotel
Golden Sun Hotel is in a quite setting in Agios Prokopios beach, only 2 miles from Naxos Town. It features a swimming pool, a children’s pool and a hot tub. more...
 Plaza Beach Hotel
Just a few steps from the sandy beach of Plaka, the Cycladic-style Plaza Beach includes a swimming pool, a hammam and a sauna, surrounded by landscaped gardens. 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...
 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...
 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...
 Naxos Palace Hotel
This modern hotel offers luxurious accommodations, a peaceful, family-friendly environment and a location 2625 feet from the beach of Agios Prokopios. 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...
 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...
 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...
 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 Portara, Naxos Castle and more...
 Pirgos Stelida Hotel
Located in the area of Stelida, within 33 feet from a private beach, Pirgos Stelida Hotel features self-catered rooms with a balcony. It also has a restaurant serving traditional Greek cuisine. more...
 Summer Dream 1
Just 82 feet from Agios Prokopios Beach in Naxos, the whitewashed Summer Dream 1 offers self-catered accommodations. more...
 Naxos Nature Suites
Naxos Nature Suites has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, garden, a bar and shared lounge in Agios Prokopios. Featuring an ATM, this property also provides guests with a grill. 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...
 Finikas Hotel
Set amid a 4,000-m² garden, Finikas offers sea-view accommodations and a pool. It is located a few-minutes' walk from Alyko and Pyrgaki beaches and close to the white sand dunes. more...
 Liana 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 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...
 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...
 Hotel Semeli
Hotel Semeli is 5-minute walk from the golden sandy beach of Agios Prokopios and 2.2 mi from Naxos Town. The hotel offers a swimming pool, with a lounge area, with free sunbeds and free pool towels. 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...
 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...
 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...




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