Discover Naxos

Naxos is a rather off-the-beaten-path Cycladic island and a unique place for a family vacation, a holiday with friends, or a romantic escape. The island has a green, mountainous landscape, dotted with traditional villages. It’s rich in archaeological sites and ancient fortresses, beautiful churches, and gorgeous beaches, among the most wonderful in Greece. In this section, I’ve listed ideas, suggestions, tours, activities, and some of the things you should absolutely need to discover while you’re spending some time in Naxos.

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Last-minute plans? Check these top picks

Getting there
Book your ferry tickets in advance at the lowest price, with no hidden fees or extra costs.

Where to stay in Naxos
If you don’t have time to read this whole list, check the exclusive Airbnb Queen Studio in Naxos Town. For a romantic stay in a hotel, discover the Naxian Utopia (luxury). Looking for a budget hotel stay? No problem, Sweet Home Naxos has all you need!

Need cash?
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Top-rated tours in Naxos
Cruise to Koufonissia with BBQ Lunch (Romantic tour from US$ 60.50).
Rina Cave & Small Islands Catamaran Cruise with Lunch (From US$ 130.30).
Greek Cooking Class & Dinner at a Village House (My favorite tour ever! From US$ 45).
Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara (From US$ 24.20).

Check Naxos by car
I use both Discover Cars and to reach far off places where my old jalopy won’t take me.

Are you covered?
It’s always better to have travel insurance. Check quotes on World Nomads.