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Naxos Island

One of the most beautiful islands in Greece

Naxos Island, the largest and most fertile island in Cyclades, is certainly one of the most attractive and most beautiful of the Greek Islands. Superior beaches, picturesque villages, museums, archaeological places, castles, churches & chapels attract visitors who return every year. The island combines golden sands with the mountain beauty. Large enough to be explored, Naxos promises you unforgettable holidays.

Over 40 kilometres of beaches, over 40 traditional villages, 500 churches, monuments, archaeological sites, beautiful drive on the mountains, fertile valleys make Naxos Island one of the best holiday destinations in Greece.

Naxos is a popular destination for all kind of interests. It is a holiday resort for families, young and olds, people who really enjoy the sea and the sun, people with special interests such as civilization and history, people who enjoy activities such as cycling, mountain bikes, walking tours 4x4 drive.

Naxos Town is the most popular restort in Naxos
The Venetian Castle in Naxos Town

Long history

Naxos Island has long history which includes the Venetian occupation, Byzantine period, Hellenistic period, Archaic period and goes back to Neolithic period. Naxos has history and culture.

Churches with byzantine frescoes, ruins of neolithic settlements, ancient temples, Frank castles, Venetian castles, palaces, archaeological museums, folklore museums marked with the stamp of past glories.

Kouros statue in Apollon Village

Getting here

Naxos is located in the centre of Cyclades and it is connected to all neighbour islands and Athens (Piraeus port). It is frequently connected by ferry to Athens, Paros, Ios, Santorini, Mykonos, Syros, Koufonissia, Amorgos, Schinoussa, Iraklia, Donoussa, Folegandros, Sikinos, Astypalaia. Journey time from Piraeus is 4 hours with catamaran and 5.5 hours with ferry. There are also flights from Athens International Airport.

Useful links

Touring Naxos Island
Bus Schedules, bus timetable in Naxos Island.

Ferry Schedules
All ferry schedules and tickets online. Some of the summer schedules are announced in February - March and afterwards, so you are advised to revisit openseas.gr for the most updated information.

Olympic Air
The official site for Olympic Air for flights to / from Naxos Island.

Athens International Airport
The official site of Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos). Useful information for getting to and off the airport, bus schedules to Piraeus (Athens) Port, etc.