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An island for all seasons and interests, Naxos

“Green” might not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking of a Greek island, but Naxos might very well be the exception to the rule. With its fruit trees and olive groves, fertile valleys and sky-high mountains, the greenest of the Cyclades also features beaches that are some of the most pristine in Greece, interesting traditional villages and historical and archeological sites that are definitely worth a visit. Naxos Town, steeped in history, is one of the liveliest port towns in the Cyclades and never really shuts down, also making it ideal for those who want to travel in the low season. The largest island in the Cyclades, Naxos offers lots of variety, making it a destination for different types of visitors, from those seeking relaxation to others who love nightlife. It is also extremely well-connected and a great starting point to explore the rest of the Cyclades.

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Naxos for...
  • Couple
  • Families
  • Solo Traveler
  • Group

Naxos may not be the most romantic of the Cyclades, but is a good option for those couples who are interested in sightseeing as well as beaches, water sports and relaxation. For those who enjoy adventurous activities, hiking to the summit of Mount Zeus can be a unique experience to share with their partner.

Thanks to Naxos’ large variety of family-friendly activities and beaches, families will surely find the perfect spot for them to have a great time while on the island. Older children will enjoy horse riding or spending some time at the water park in Stelida.

Because of its size, Naxos offers a large array of activities, so solo travelers won’t get bored easily. As the island is very well connected to its neighbors, it is also easy to fill one’s days with exciting excursions to nearby islands.

Groups of friends can definitely enjoy a large island like Naxos because of the variety of activities offered, which are sure to make everyone happy. Those looking for some fun nightlife will find plenty of it in the lively Hora.