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Introduction

Naxos - Greece

Naxos - Greece

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Naxos is an island in Greece, with 429 square kilometres the biggest of the Cyclades group. It's located right in the centre of the Aegean Sea. Roughly 20,000 people live on the island and it's a popular tourist destination, including some fine beaches and ancient ruines as well. Something for everyone's taste.

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Towns

  • Naxos town
  • Drymalia

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Sights and Activities

  • Beaches like the ones at Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios, Alikos and Kastraki.
  • Ancient ruins like Dimitra's temple at Sangri, and Dionysus' temple below Glinado village.
  • Portara gateway.

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Weather

Naxos has a mild Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny and dry summes and mild but wetter winters. Summers from June to September average around 25-27 degrees Celsius during the day and still above 20 degrees at night. The influence of the sea means that it never feels oppresively hot and nights are kept nice and warm as well.
Winters from December to February are mostly betweeen 13-15 degrees Celsius during the day and 10-12 degrees at night. Most of the rain falls during these months with heavy rainshowers mainly in December. Summers are almost completely dry.

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Getting There

By Plane

Naxos Island Airport is only served by Olympic Airlines to/from Athens. There are no direct flights from other places, so you have to connect here.

By Boat

Naxos has around six ferries a day to Piraeus (five hours), Paros (one hour), Ios (1¼ hours) and Santorini (three hours), as well as four daily with Mykonos (three hours).
There is one daily boat to Tinos (4¼ hours), Syros (three hours), Iraklia (one hour), Schinousa (1¼ hours), Koufonisia (two hours), Amorgos (2½ hours), Donousa (one to four hours, depeding on route) and Ikaria (1½ hours).
There are five ferries weekly to Anafi (seven hours).
There are two boats weekly to Astypalea (5½ hours), Sikinos (3½ hours) and Folegandros (2½ hours).
One ferry goes weekly to Kythnos (seven hours), Kea (8¾ hours), Lavrio (10 hours), Thessaloniki (15 hours), Rhodes (14 hours), Kos (8¼ hours) and Heraklion on Crete (seven hours).

Alltogehter, there are around half a dozen companies who operate on the above routes.
Check the Greek Travel Pages for an impression about companies, schedules and prices, as the choice is very wide. Or check the Greek Ferries website or another one about Ferries between islands in Greece.

Apart from the regular ferries, there are fast boats and catamarans. Note that they are much more expensive, though much faster as well of course. For example to Crete, it saves at least 3 hours.
There are at least two catamarans daily to Paros (45 minutes), Mykonos (1½ hours) and Piraeus (four hours). There are also daily services to Ios (50 minutes), Santorini (1½ hours) and Heraklion on Crete (3¼ hours), and four weekly to Tinos (1½ hours) and Syros (1¼ hours)

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Agios Prokopios hotel Naxos islandAgios ProkopiosHotel-
Anatoli HotelChora-townHotel89
Naxos StarSaint ProkopiosHotel-
Despina & JohnAgia Anna, Naxos CycladesAPARTMENT-
Hotel AgnadiChora NaxosHotel-
Hotel GaliniSaint George Beach 1Hotel91
Hotel ReaSt Georges Beach NaxosHotel87
Hotel SpirosChora Naxos St. George beachHotel94
Korali PalaceChoraHostel86
Mikes StudiosSaint George Beach, Naxos Town, Naxos P.C. 84300Apartment-
Naxos Kalimera ApartmentsAgia Anna Naxos Agia Anna NaxosApartment-
Naxos StudiosNaxos Saint George, Cyclades Chora NaxosApartment82
Ocean View HotelGrotta Hill Naxos TownHotel92
Pension SofiChoraGuesthouse95
Rea SunSt Georges Beach Naxos TownHotel85
Scala ApartmentsKastraki 1Apartment-
Soula HotelNaxos St. Georgios beach Naxos TownHotel83
Studios MargoNaxos HoraGuesthouse92
Takis PlaceChora, NaxosHOTEL-
Three Lakes HotelAgios Prokopios NaxosHotel-
Villa Kelly ApartmentsChora Naxos IslandApartment76
Windmill NaxosIfimthias ChoraApartment96
Ikaros StudiosChoraApartment87
Irini StudiosAgia AnnaAPARTMENT-
Hotel DimitraAgios ProkopiosHotel-
Hotel AnixisAmfitritis Str Old Town of Naxos CycladesHotel85
Lianos StudiosMikri ViglaApartment-
Pension Irene INaxos town,Christos area Mesis StreetGuesthouse95
PalatakiNaxos town, Saint George beachHotel-
Pension Irene 2Naxos - ChoraGuesthouse91
ColosseoSaint ProkopiosHostel-
Hotel CoronisChora Naxos, Naxos Island Cyclades IslandsHotel-
Manolis StudiosKastraki NaxosAPARTMENT-
Dinanaxos StudiosAgios Prokopios NaxosAPARTMENT88
Jason StudiosSaint George BeachApartment83
Hotel MargaritariAgia Anna NaxosHOTEL-
Hippocampus ClubMikri Vigla roadAPARTMENT-
Golden SilenceAgios Prokopios NaxosAPARTMENT-
Angeliki ApartmentsPlaka NaxosAPARTMENT-
Iades StudiosAgia Anna NaxosAPARTMENT-
Panoramic ViewAgios Prokopios NaxosAPARTMENT-
Mavromatis StudiosNaxos City Saint George BeachAPARTMENT88
Sun RockAgios Prokopios NaxosApartment-
Kalamuria StudiosPlakaAPARTMENT-
Karabatsis StudiosAgios Prokopios NaxosAPARTMENT-
Aygerinos VillageAgiassos NaxosAPARTMENT-
Hotel AsteriaSaint George Naxos TownHotel-
Camara HotelAgios Prokopios NaxosHOTEL89
Oniro RoomsChora Naxos Saint George Beach CycladesApartment90
Klimataria StudiosAgios Prokopios Naxos IslandAPARTMENT87
AlmareSaint George Beach RoadHOTEL-
Villa Porto RondoAgios Prokopios Naxos IslandHOTEL-
Colosseo StarAg ProkopiosApartment-
Birikos HotelAgios Prokopios Naxos IslandHOTEL88
Hotel Cycladic ViewAgia Anna BeachHotel-
Nastazia VillageChora Naxou cycladesHotel-
Hotel KaterinaAgios ProkopiosHotel-
Princess Of NaxosCyclades IslandsHotel-
Korali HotelAgios GewrgiosHOTEL89
Anna StudiosAgios Prokopios Naxos IslandHOTEL-
Katerina Roza StudiosNaxos TownAPARTMENT-
Naxos Edem StudiosNaxos TownHOTEL-
Barbouni HotelNaxos Town, St George BeachHOTEL-
Kalia StudiosAgia AnnaHOTEL-
Mathiassos Village HotelNaxos TownHOTEL-
Zefyros StudiosPlaka Naxos IslandHOTEL87
Katerina Babis StudiosAgios Prokopios Naxos IslandAPARTMENT-
Golden Beach StudiosNaxos Town Naxos IslandHOTEL-
Pigasos StudiosAgios Prokopios NaxosAPARTMENT-
Depis PlaceAgios Georgios Chora NaxosGUESTHOUSE-
Ambelaki StudiosPlaka beachAPARTMENT-
Kallisti StudiosSaint George Naxos TownHOTEL-
Kapares StudiosAgia Anna NaxosHOTEL-
Marias ResidenceAgia AnnaAPARTMENT-
Chrysalis StudiosAgios Prokopios NaxosHOTEL-
Marine DreamPlaka NaxosHOTEL-
Hotel Blue Sky - NaxosAgios Georgios Naxos TownHOTEL-
Old Town StudiosOld Town Square Naxos TownHOTEL-
Minas Studios NaxosAgios Prokopios NaxosAPARTMENT-
Panormos HotelSaint George Beach Naxos TownHOTEL-
Vasilikos StudiosSaint George Beach Naxos TownAPARTMENT-
Nikos GuesthouseGlinado Naxos IslandGUESTHOUSE-
Sunday StudiosAgia AnnaAPARTMENT-
Studios TasiaAgios ProkopiosAPARTMENT-
Sahara Apartments StudiosKastrakiAPARTMENT-
Villa ChristineAgia Anna NaxosHOTEL-
Litsa StudiosAgia AnnaHostel-
Adriani HotelKontoleontosHotel-
Hotel KymataSaint George Beach - Chora NaxosHOTEL-
Palatiana AgriturismoGalini VillageGUESTHOUSE-
Zeus HotelNaxos town Saint George BeachHOTEL88
Colona StudiosMikri Vigla Parthena BeachAPARTMENT-
Golden Sun HotelStelida Agios ProkopiosHotel-
Golden Sun Hotel NaxosStelida NaxosHOTEL-

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 37.106821
  • Longitude: 25.375576

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