Welcome to Naxos
The Greek island of Naxos is certainly a gem, albeit a largely not so well known one for that matter, much to your convenience. It has therefore fortunately still remained largely unspoilt despite the fact that it offers superb sightseeing, and holidaying choices, and a fantastic gastronomy for which it is largely known and celebrated throughout Greece and beyond.
Add a lot of warm and generous hospitality to the mix, a rich and vibrant nightlife, a vast and very rich cultural and archaeological history, and a very large number of unspoilt beaches and other areas of extreme natural beauty, and you have a rare and unique treat and a premium holiday choice in the heart of the Aegean Sea.
Located nearly in the center of the Cyclades islands complex, Naxos is the largest one of the group. The island has several daily ferry connections to and from Athens and most of the other islands of the Cyclades, as well as an International Airport. Naxos is a great example of an island that has preserved its natural beauty and traditional character while maintaining a decent level of tourist development over the years. Needless to say, most travelers visiting Naxos tend to come back again …and again.
Sightseeing sites are rich in variety and diversity and alternate between those belonging to classical antiquity, like ancient temples and monuments, to Byzantine churches, Venetian towers, castles, residences and fortresses. Naxos has the highest mountain peak in the Cyclades islands complex in the Aegean Sea: Mount Zas, peaking at an altitude of 1004 meters.
There is a large organized network of ancient and medieval hiking trails connecting several parts of the island, many of which have now been restored and are maintained, passing through mountains, plains, ravines, olive tree fields, traditional medieval villages and abandoned settlements making Naxos a very popular hiking destination in Greece.
Please remember that we are always available to provide you with tips, to offer guidance, or to assist you in perfecting the ideal Travel Design fully tailored to your own tastes and likes, prior to, or during your trip. For a peak of what is on offer, check out our Path Travel Designs website, or simply tell us what you are after by contacting us here.
Because of its many plains, valleys and natural springs, Naxos has been renowned since ancient times for its fertile soil, its very tasty agricultural products like potatoes, olives, and its locally-produced wine, which is considered to be of great quality. Furthermore, locally sourced fresh fish, meat and locally produced cheeses are exquisite and demanded/sent throughout the globe to satisfy a large dedicated international audience of enthusiasts and connoisseurs.
Last but certainly not least, its certainly worth checking out the very long stretch of several kilometres of continuous sandy beaches starting from Agios Prokopios, towards Agia Anna and Plaka, and leading all the way to Mikri Vigla, Glyfada, and beyond. This part is known for its fantastic beaches and calmer seas, as the stretch faces the island of Paros and is also protected from northern winds. You should definitely enjoy one or several of the very famous sunsets here.
Mikri Vigla is an internationally known surfing and kite-surfing spot, attracting enthusiasts from across the world wishing to experience wind- and kite-surfing in this spectacular part of Greece. Many of the other beaches in this long stretch, especially those less busy, are also considered prime wind- and kite-surfing locations.
Making sure you enjoy the island of Naxos in full comfort & style is exactly what we do.
Check out the different prime quality accommodation options we offer on the island below, let us know about what you are seeking so we can give you tips and arrange it all for you here, and treat yourself with a trip that will certainly relax and rejuvenate you this summer!
Cyclades islands, Aegean Sea
How to get there
- By plane / charter fight (directly from major European cities)
- By plane to Santorini and from there by boat to Naxos (2h)
- From Athens by plane (domestic flight 30min) or by boat (4h)