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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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 Naxos Magic Village
In a quiet, relaxing environment, Naxos Magic Village is 492 feet from the beautiful, sandy Stelida Beach, as well as 2625 feet from the tourist resort and beach of Agios Prokopios. 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 Mylos Hotel
Located in Vívlos, 3.1 mi from Temple of Dimitra, Mylos Hotel provides accommodations with a shared lounge, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. 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...
 La Grande Vue private villas
Providing pool views, La Grande Vue in Vívlos provides accommodations, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a shared lounge, a garden and barbecue facilities. more...
 Galaxy Hotel
Offering high-standard accommodations next to the beach to those wishing to enjoy the natural beauty of the island, this is an ideal hotel for relaxing holidays. more...
 Surfer Studios
Set in Mikri Vigla in the Cyclades region, with Mikri Vigla Beach nearby, Surfer Studios offers accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. 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...
 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...
 Naxos Pantheon Luxury Apartments
Located 1.4 mi from Agios Georgios Beach, Naxos Pantheon Luxury Apartments offers a garden, a terrace and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. 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...
 Villa Matina
Located in Mikri Vigla, Villa Matina offers accommodations with a terrace. The beach is 656 feet away. more...
 Adonis Hotel
Located in the seaside Apollon Village of Naxos, just a 2-minute walk from the beach, Adonis Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with furnished balconies overlooking the Aegean Sea or gardens. 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...
 Hotel Coronis
Within 984 feet from the port, Coronis Hotel enjoys a seafront location in the heart of Naxos Town. more...
 Dolphin Kastraki Studios
Just 262 feet from Glyfada Beach in Naxos, Dolphin Kastraki is surrounded by a well-tended garden with a free-form pool and a separate children’s section. more...
 Ammoudia Studios
Only 164 feet from Agiassos Beach in Naxos, the Cycladic-style Ammoudia Studios features self-catering accommodations with free Wi-Fi and balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Galini Hotel
In Naxos Island, only 98 feet from the beautiful sandy beach of Saint George and at a very convenient point, Hotel Galini is one of the most hospitable accommodations of the area. more...
 Kouros
Located on the coast side of Apollon in the island of Naxos, lies a tranquil holiday resort ideal for relaxation. Naxos Town is at a distance of 22 mi. more...
 Ippokampos Apartments
Only 820 feet from Agios Georgios beach, Ippokampos Apartments is steps away from the center of Naxos Town. The air-conditioned studios and apartments offer a balcony with street views and free WiFi. more...
 Galini Studios
Offering unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea, Galini Studios offers self-catering accommodations and free WiFi in public areas. 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...




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