The beautiful island of Naxos, which is often overlooked in favor of more popular destinations, is one of the best islands if you’re eager to experience a more traditional slice of Greece. Naxos, with its green mountainous landscape, stunning beaches, and ancient ruins to discover, is a one-of-a-kind destination for summer vacations. If you’re planning your next escape to Greece, read on to find the ideal place where to stay in Naxos.
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Where to stay in Naxos, Greece
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Where to stay in Naxos: Check the exclusive Airbnb Queen Studio in Naxos Town. For a romantic hotel, discover Naxian Utopia (luxury). For a budget stay check Sweet Home Naxos.
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Top-rated tours in Naxos
Cruise to Koufonissia with BBQ
Rina Cave & Small Islands Cruise with Lunch
Cooking Class & Dinner at a Village House
Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara
Where to stay in Naxos: Best places on the island
There are wonderful hotels, resorts, and studios all over the island to enjoy a vacation in Naxos. There are beach hotels with every comfort for families, romantic accommodation, and luxury villas to splurge and indulge.
You can also decide to stay in the heart of the main town, the Chora of Naxos, or seek a more intimate place, in a small village, such as Halki or Apollonas, to relax and enjoy a quiet vacation.
In this article, you will be able to find the best accommodation to stay in some of the most beautiful areas in Naxos. For each of these places, you’ll find hotels for different budgets too. If, instead, you’re keener on rental homes, check this article featuring the best Airbnbs on Naxos island. Ready? Let’s begin!
Naxos Town: Where to stay in Chora
The Chora of Naxos is a wonderful little old town surrounding the spectacular Venetian Castle of Naxos, right opposite the magnificent Temple of Apollo. A stay in Chora, or close to Naxos’ Marina is a great solution if you are staying on the island for a few days only or if you do not plan to rent a car.
Choosing to sty in this area will allow you to reach some of the beaches nearer to the center, and be close to the best tavernas, restaurants, and bars in town. It will be easy to visit the museums as well as to enjoy Naxos nightlife. To reach beaches such as Agios Prokopios or Agia Anna, you can either walk or take the city bus.
Recommended budget hotels in Naxos Chora
Depis Apartment: Located in the heart of Naxos town, this budget accommodation is a basic but comfortable place to stay on the island. From €25 per night, you can enjoy a beautiful balcony, kitchen facilities, and a short distance walk to Naxos’ city beaches. Check prices on Booking.com and compare fees on Hotels.com too.
Lydamis Hotel: Another fabulous budget place to stay in Naxos is Lygdamis, just meters from the port of Naxos. The rooms, in perfect Cycladic style, offer beautiful views of the sea, the Temple of Apollo, and the city. You can check the prices and book this hotel here.
Korali Palace Hotel: One of my favorite places in the old town of Naxos is Korali, recently renovated and super comfortable, with great prices for a budget stay. Check photos and reviews on Booking.com and Hotels.com.
Mid-range hotels in the Chora of Naxos
If you’re looking to elevate your experience a bit, check these mid-range hotels in Naxos Chora.
Mystique of Naxos: This beautiful hotel is located in the center of town, fairly close to Agios Giorgos beach. It has a fantastic pool, a hot tub, and a delicious à la carte breakfast is served every morning. Check prices on Booking.com as well as on Hotels.com.
Iliada Suites: Don’t miss this unique Cycladic accommodation just 150 m from the rocky Grotta Beach and also close to Agios Georgios Beach. The suites are just minutes away from the center of Chora. You can compare prices on Booking.com and on Hotels.com.
Luxury places to stay in Naxos Chora
Let’s splurge in the Chora of Naxos! These are among the most exclusive places you can book when planning to stay in the center of Naxos town.
Hotel Grotta: One of the most gorgeous hotels in the city center, often praised or the stunning hospitality of the staff, the rich breakfast served every morning, and the comfortable location, close to every point of interest in Chora. Check the best fees on Booking.com.
Polis Boutique Hotel: Are you looking for a romantic place to stay in town? Polis Boutique Hotel is what you need! Rooms feature a convenient coffee machine and relaxing hot tub, while certain rooms also provide guests with a seating area. Check fees both on Hotels.com and on Booking.com.
Where to stay in Agios Prokopios Beach
Not really far from the center of town, Agios Prokopios is a small seaside village about 5 km from the center. There are frequent buses connecting the village to Chora while a taxi will charge about €7 for a ride.
In the evening you can walk along the seaside promenade or stop for dinner in one of the popular tavernas opposite the sea. Agios Prokopios is a great place for a vacation, home to one of the nicest beaches on the island.
Budget hotels in Agios Prokopios
Naxos Petite Studios: Cozy and with tasteful decorations, these small studios in the heart of Agios Prokopios is a great budget place to stay in the area. Guests love the sun terrace and the great views of the sea. The place is usually booked, so don’t let it go if you find it available! Compare fees on Booking.com and on Hotels.com.
Akrogiali Agios Prokopios: This is another great budget place to stay in the most central area of Agios Prokopios. It is a favorite among guests for its convenient fees, top position close to the bus stop but utmost quietness and relaxing atmosphere. Check the best fees on Booking.com. Since this place is often hard to find available, don’t let it escape and book early!
Mid-range hotels in Agios Prokopios
Liana Beach Hotel & Spa: A wonderful structure right on the beach of Agios Prokopios. It features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and rooms both with sea and garden views, all of them with comfortable terraces. Guests’ reviews praise the breakfast which can be continental or buffet. Check prices on Booking.com and on Hotels.com.
Aphrodite Luxury Apartments: Check the beautiful premises of Aphrodite Apartments for an unforgettable stay right by the beach. Different personal touches highlight the facilities, including the gorgeous sun terrace and the private hot tub. This hotel takes part in the Booking.com Genius Program. Check prices here.
Luxury places to stay in Agios Prokopios
Naxos Euphoria Suites: Set on a small hill in Stelida, Naxos Euphoria Suites offers Cycladic-style accommodation with stunning Aegean Sea views. It lies within a 7-minute walk from the sandy beach of Agios Prokopios. Every unit features Cocomat beds, white-washed walls, and typical arches, as well as roomy balconies or patios. Check fees on Booking.com as well as on Hotels.com.
Where to stay in Halki Village
Halki is definitely one of the best traditional settlements nestled in the valleys and mountains of Naxos. If you’re up for a relaxing holiday, or don’t really care much about going to the beach every single day of your vacation, then don’t think it over and book a stay in this tranquil authentic settlement in Naxos.
Villa Onar: Check this unique villa in the heart of Halki is perfect for a family stay. You can enjoy your breakfast every day at the beautiful terrace overlooking the magnificent landscape of the Tragea Valley. Check fees on Hotels.com.
Filoti is another great village to stay in, not far from Halki, there you can check Aunt Anneza’s Village House for a stay in an authentic mountain home in a full Greek style. The property is ideal if you enjoy walking surrounded by nature. If you rent a car, the place is about 20 minutes from the center and the beach of Plaka is about 30 minutes from the place. Check prices on Booking.com.
Where to stay in Apollonas
Apollonas is a small town on the northern coast of Naxos, about 35 km from Naxos Chora. Better known for the remains of the 12-meter long Kouros, a male statue left abandoned in the area hundreds of years ago, Apollonas is a small fishing village with a couple of tiny beaches that attract those holidaymakers who want to relax and disconnect in this less popular area of Naxos.
The choice of hotels is limited, these are the best ones you can book in the area.
Hotel Kouros: Nothing more authentic and Greek than a family hotel situated in a serene setting surrounded by the mountains. Kouros is close to the small fishing village of Apollonas a place ideal to avoid the noisier tourist areas in the Cyclades. Check the hotel on Booking.com.
Adonis Hotel: This modest but comfortable 2-star hotel is located opposite the small beach of Apollonas. Most of the rooms have been recently renewed. Check the reviews on Hotels.com which praise the quiet location and the friendly staff.
Where to stay in Agia Anna
Agia Anna, one of Naxos’ most popular beaches, is not far from the center of town, and therefore it’s easy to reach. The shore, is also well-organized and has shallow waters which makes it perfect for families with kids.
Mid-range hotel in Agia Anna
Naxian Spirit Suites & Apartments: One of my favorite places to stay in Naxos, this hotel is a great place for family holidays. The venue has a superb terrace with views of the sea, and it’s located only 700 meters from Agia Anna Beach. Check reviews on Booking.com.
Angel Suites: Another great mid-range place to stay in Agia Anna is Angel Suites. This is a beachfront venue, featuring Cycladic-style rooms with panoramic sea views. Check prices on Booking.com.
Luxury places to stay in Agia Anna Beach
Santana Beach: Located right on the sandy beach of Agia Anna, Santana features a top beachside bar-restaurant and offers units with stunning views over the Aegean Sea. Some suites also have a kitchen for extra comfort. Relax with a refreshing drink at the beach bar or taste the Mediterranean dishes served at the restaurant. Check fees and reviews on Booking.com.
Santo Concept Luxury Villas: Looking to splurge in a Cycladic villa? Check Santo Concept! The villas are located only 500 meters from Agia Anna Beach. They feature a beautiful patio, hot tub, and a comfortable sitting area. Shuttles for the port and the airport can be arranged at the property. Check the property on Booking.com.
Where to stay in Plaka
Conveniently close to the Chora of Naxos by car, Plaka is still far enough to enjoy a secluded stay close to the beach I personally consider the best in Naxos. These are the best places to stay in the area.
Mid-range accommodation in Plaka
Studios Athina Plaka: Sunny and roomy studios with the Aegean Sea and a great outdoor pool surrounded by a lush garden, the comfortable Studios Athina Plaka are right on the sandy beach of Plaka. Check reviews and book your stay here.
Glaronissi Beach: The property is set amidst lush gardens, just 60 m from Plaka Beach. A perfect spot for couples and family vacations, with a relaxed beach vibe. Discover more and book a stay here.
Luxury stays in Plaka Beach, Naxos
Villa Athena and Villa Hrisa Blue: Properties featuring top luxury facilities just meters from the beautiful Plaka. You can rent this villa for a family holiday and enjoy the gorgeous garden with an outdoor pool. It’s possible to use the barbecue facilities or take advantage of the water ski equipment rental service. Head here to read reviews of these properties.
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Gabi has been living in Crete for the last five years. Here, she juggles being a solo mom, hosting culinary tours in the summer, translating, and working as a tech advisor.
She’s written for Greek Reporter, published two travel guides about Greece, and drunk more glasses of frappe than any regular person would be able to handle.
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