The Top 5 Things to See and Do in Naxos
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If you are looking for a sun-soaked getaway with a laid-back vibe to it, booking a holiday in Naxos is a great option. This magical Greek island is the perfect alternative to staying in some of the busier regions of the Cyclades. It offers plenty of opportunities for you to spend time relaxing on the beach or enjoying fun-filled water sports. You will also be impressed with what the island offers in terms of dining and nightlife. Beyond this, it is an area of the Aegean Sea that is renowned for its ancient history and stunning natural landscapes. The travel team at Voyage Privé is ready to help you book your perfect trip. Browse some of our selected attractions and accommodation options below.
When arriving on the island of Naxos by ferry, one of the first things you will see is the Portara. This imposing door was built in 530 BCE as the entrance to a large temple that was built in honour of Apollo.
Located in the heart of the island, the Archaeological ?useum of Naxos is housed in a Venetian building that dates to the 17th century. It hosts an impressive collection of artefacts that date from the Neolithic period to the early Christian era.
A stroll through Naxos Old Town is a must-have experience while enjoying a holiday in Naxos. It is easy to lose yourself in its magical maze of stairways, alleys and passages and is home to a variety of unique shops and cafés.
As the highest point in the Cyclades, Mount Zas looms impressively over the surrounding landscape. It is one of the most popular spots on the island for hikers who are seeking panoramic views that are guaranteed to make a big impression.
Plaka Beach is a sun-soaked stretch of sand that features dunes and turquoise waters. It is one of the most recommended spots to spend a day if you want to enjoy watersports like paddleboarding, wakeboarding and windsurfing.
An idyllic holiday awaits you when you stay in one of the villas at the Naxian Collection. In-room amenities include a safe, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a terrace and a Nespresso machine. You can also look forward to on-site features such as laundry service, a pool, free Wi-Fi, parking and a 24-hour reception desk.
The Finikas Hotel 4* is an intimate, family-friendly property located on the seafront that is a great choice for a holiday in Naxos. You can choose between 6 different room and suite options and will love sampling fresh dishes prepared at the on-site Finikas Restaurant. Other key amenities include a games room, a playground, a private beach, free Wi-Fi, horse riding and a pool.
The Lagos Mare Boutique Hotel 4* is located next to one of the best beaches you can find anywhere in the Mediterranean. During your stay, you will be comfortably accommodated in a Double Room and have the option to upgrade to a Sea View booking. The property's services and amenities include the 1924 Restaurant, outdoor parking, a bar, 24-hour reception and a laundry service.
Cocopalm Villas is a family-friendly, boutique accommodation that is highly recommended for a holiday in Naxos spent exploring the island's top attractions. Leisure facilities include a sauna, a hammam, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. You will also enjoy on-site dining, Wi-Fi, a concierge and a babysitting service.
Booking the Athens & Naxos Tour is the perfect way to see two iconic sides of Greece. Your journey begins in the capital of Athens, where you will have ample opportunity to explore its renowned ancient sites. From there, you will take the ferry to the stunning island of Naxos. Along the way, you will be comfortably accommodated in a pair of hand-picked hotels. This deal can be scheduled for 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 nights.
Most travellers prefer booking a holiday to Naxos between April and October. During this window, you will find the region's highest average temperatures. Spring and autumn are popular with those who want to spend time hiking and exploring the island's natural wonders. Since Naxos enjoys a year-round pleasant climate, it is always a great time to plan your visit.
As there are no direct flights from the UK to the Greek island of Naxos, most travellers instead book a flight to Athens. From there, you can either board a domestic flight, or you can take the ferry. Your options for getting around upon landing include public buses and taxis. For a higher level of convenience, you may consider hiring a car for your holiday in Naxos.
As the largest island in the Cyclades, Naxos offers you an abundance of beaches, ancient sites, natural landscapes and charming villages to explore. Given this fact, we recommend a booking of at least 3 to 5 days, though longer getaways are highly rewarding for those who have the time.
Your getaway to Naxos allows you to explore one of the most iconic Greek islands and a region renowned for its ancient sites, vibrant culture, mouth-watering gastronomy and magical landscapes. There is something for every traveller in this part of the Cyclades, and Voyage Privé is ready to help you find the perfect place to stay. We offer an extensive list of deals for the best hotels and resorts the area offers, so you should find something that appeals.