Naxos, GREECE

Naxos


Naxos, the largest of the Cycladic islands, is located in the center of Cyclades, between Mykonos and Paros.

With a long history and a beautiful natural landscape, Naxos is a popular all-year destination.

The Chora, the capital and main port of the island, is distinguished for its old medieval quarter, built around the Venetian castle and the Portara, at the entrance of the port, the great marble gate that constitutes the remaining of an ancient temple. Beautiful mountainous villages with traditional architecture, such as Apiranthos, and Koronos, are located in the mainland.

Naxos is famous for its gorgeous beaches, such as those at Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios, Mikri Vigla, Plaka, and Agios Georgios, most of them near the Chora, while the western coastline is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

The island’s beautiful landscape and topography of mountains and green valleys also offer various opportunities for sports activities, such as hiking and mountain biking.

Naxos also provides easy access to four surrounding smaller islands, known as the Small Cyclades, Iraklia, Koufonissia, Schinoussa, and Donoussa, all offering a magnificent Cycladic landscape and amazing beaches.

 

How to get there:

By boat: 5.5 – 6 hours from the port of Pireaus by ferry or 3-4 hours by high speed

Nearest Airport: Naxos Island National Airport