Holidays in Naxos

Holidays in Naxos

The island of Naxos is the largest out of those that make up the group known as the Cyclades. Its is an island that has a great wealth of natural beauty, historical importance, and a holiday destination that provides perfect moments.

Naxos island - GreeceThe history of Naxos stretches back over 6000 years, and visitors to the island will find an impressive collection of ancient ruins and monuments that testify to the vast and interesting history of the island.

Chora ( Hora ), is the capital and main harbour of the island. The old Chora is a maze of small cobblestone paths, and colourful houses. It is an ideal place to enjoy a stroll and to walk around the tight and narrow streets, soaking up the charm and beauty of the town.

Visitors to Naxos can visit some of the impressive ancient sites and temples, as well as some highly interesting churches. The Archaeological Museum located in Chora is well worth visiting.

There are some very beautiful beaches found all around the island, where you can enjoy the fresh cool waters of the Aegean. The summer resorts of Agia Anna and Agia Prokopis are located just outside of Chora, and are on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Cyclades.

Naxos has a great selection of interesting and fun activities that visitors can enjoy. As well as a range of water sports, you can also take part in the various trekking excursions that are organised. Here, you can explore and appreciate the immense natural beauty and charming setting of the island.

How do I travel to Naxos ?

You can get to the Cyclades island of Naxos by sea or air. The island has an airport that serves both domestic and international flights. During the summer months, there are charter flights from all over Europe arriving on the island. You can find air connections from Naxos to other parts of Greece including Athens. Find more information about flights to Naxos by clicking the link.

The main method of travel to Naxos is by ferry boat. There are daily connections to the islands from the port of Piraeus in Athens, as well as Rafina on the south-east coast of Attica. You can also find ferry boat and high speed services to Naxos from other islands in the Cyclades. Find more information about ferries to Naxos by clicking the link.

Where can I stay in Naxos ?

Naxos is the largest of all the Cyclades islands and you will find a huge choice of great accommodation for your stay on the island. You can find hotels, apartments, rooms to let, studios and guesthouses at popular destinations all over the island including Chora, Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Plaka and many other areas. Find more information about hotels in Naxos by clicking the link

5 Day weather forecast for Naxos

 

Map of Naxos

 

Useful Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naxos - Wikipedia page for the island of Naxos
http://www.naxos.gr/en/ - Official website for Naxos and the Small Cyclades islands
http://www.aroundnaxos.com – Travel guide to the island of Naxos
http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/cyclades/naxos - Page about Naxos from the Greek Tourism Organisation
http://www.ναξος.com/ - Greek language website for Naxos

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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