NAXOS

General Info:

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.

Eclectic Tips:

  • 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
    Graviera cheese.

Must-see

The contrast of white-washed Cycladic houses with mountainous village retreats

Getting there

45’ flight from Athens
More than 3 flights daily from Athens
Via Helicopter

Best connected with

Ferry to Cyclades: Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Koufonisi

Seasonality

May to September

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