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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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 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...
 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...
 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...
 Naxian Utopia | Luxury Villas & Suites
Each with a private pool, Naxian Utopia offers elegant suites and villas in accordance with the Cycladic architecture. 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...
 Hotel Grotta
Grotta Hotel is located on a beautiful hillside, overlooking Naxos Town, yet only a short walk from the beach. 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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 Agios Georgios Beach, Laguna Beach and 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...
 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...
 Faros Villa
Ideally located by the unspoiled Aliko beach, Faros enjoys stunning panoramic views of the area. It offers rooms with sea view, a family-run tavern and an infinity pool with pool-side bar. 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...
 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...
 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...
 Sweet Home Naxos
Located a 10-minute walk from Agios Georgios Beach, Sweet Home Naxos offers a garden, a terrace and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and 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...
 Delfinaki Lionas Boutique Apartments
Located on the beachfront in Lionas and featuring a garden, Delfinaki Lionas Boutique Apartments has free WiFi. Every room has a balcony with views of the sea. At the inn, the rooms include a more...
 Kymata Hotel
The family-run Hotel Kymata is only 30-yards from the beautiful sands of Saint George Beach and a 10-minute walk from Naxos Town’s lively seafront with its many tavernas, beach bars and shops. 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...
 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...
 Villa Bella Vista 2
Located in Glinado Naxos, Villa Bella Vista 2 has accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. The accommodations have a spa bath. more...
 Iliovasilema
Just 164 feet from Naxos’s popular Saint George Beach, Iliovasilema Hotel offers a host of leisure facilities and well-appointed rooms, less than 10 minutes’ walk from the port. more...




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