Naxos is the largest, highest and greenest island in the Cyclades, with soaring mountains, fertile valleys, imposing gorges, stunning seascapes and secluded villages where the inhabitants still wear traditional dress and live off the fruits of the land.
Naxos is also an island of beautiful old churches, monasteries and Venetian castles, all existing harmoniously with local cubic houses built in the Cycladic style. The entirety of the island’s southwest coastline forms one long, sandy beach, separated by small headlands and perfect for exploring at a leisurely pace.
- Don’t miss the ancient portal of the Temple of Apollo, enjoying a prominent position on an islet to the north of Naxos Town.
- Orkos Beach is a haven for windsurfers and kitesurfers, who exploit the steady meltémi winds to great effect!
- Foodies should look out for traditional products including the Naxos potato and sweet, buttery Naxos
The contrast of white-washed Cycladic houses with mountainous village retreats
45’ flight from Athens
More than 3 flights daily from Athens
Best connected with
Ferry to Cyclades: Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Koufonisi
May to September