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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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 Glaronissi Beach
Set amid lush gardens, just 197 feet from the sandy Plaka Beach in Naxos, Glaronissi Beach offers self-catering units with free WiFi and views over the Aegean Sea. more...
 Naxian Spirit Inn
Located in Naxos Chora, 1.7 mi from Dream View Beach, Naxian Spirit Inn provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. 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...
 Naxos Illusion Nikos Verikokos
Within walking distance from the port, in the center of Naxos Town, 984 feet from Agios Georgios Beach, Nikos Verikokos has a rooftop terrace and offers accommodations with a balcony overlooking the 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...
 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...
 Ilion Hotel
Ilion Hotel offers a peaceful location, just 33 feet away from St. George Beach. Rooms have a balcony with sea views and a buffet breakfast is included in the rate. 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...
 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...
 Emery Hotel
Located 1.7 mi from Dream View Beach and 2625 feet from Naxos Castle, Emery Boutique Apartments in Naxos Chora provides air-conditioned accommodations with views of the city and free WiFi. more...
 Hotel Naxos Beach
Hotel Naxos Beach 1 is ideally located only a few yards behind the golden sandy St.George's beach and a ten minute walk away from the lively old town of Naxos. 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...
 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...
 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...
 Infinity Apartments
Located in Naxos Chora, just 33 feet from Agios Georgios Beach and 0.6 mi from Naxos Castle, Infinity Apartments features a barbecue and sun terrace. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Psili Ammos Studios
Located right on Pyrgaki Beach in Naxos, the Cycladic-style Psili Ammos Studios features a traditional restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. 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...
 Vasilikos Studios
Vasilikos Studios is centrally located in Naxos Town, just 50 yards from the sandy beach of Agios Georgios. It features rooms with cooking facilities, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. 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...
 18 Grapes Hotel
Located in Agios Prokopios, in Naxos Island, 18 Grapes Hotel features an outdoor pool and views of the sea. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. more...




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