Naxos

Naxos

Located in the centre of Cyclades, this is a wonderful island with long sandy beaches and interesting sightseeing. Holidays in Naxos is particularly perfect for families or romantic couples. The western side of the island is the most tourist developed and has long sandy beaches lined up with seaside hotels, restaurants and water sports centers. The eastern side is more secluded and non-organized. A drive around the centre of the island brings visitors to traditional villages and interesting historical sites. Many hiking trails also cross the island and lead to secluded spots, like the peak of Mount Zas, the tallest mountain in Cyclades. Apart from hiking, Naxos is also a great island for windsurfing and kitesurfing as the wind conditions are perfect on the island.

The island of Naxos, in Greece, is one of the most popular Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. Naxos island is a mountainous island located in the center of Cyclades. In fact, it hosts the highest mountain of the group, Mount Zas. The capital of the island, Chora, distinguishes for the traditional architecture, the well-preserved Venetian castle and the Portara at the entrance of the port, a large marble gate that constitutes the only remaining from an ancient temple. All around the coastline, Naxos island offer fabulous beaches with golden sand and crystal water. Some of them are organized with hotels, restaurants and water sports centers, while others are totally secluded. The beaches on the western side, particularly Mikri Vigla, are ideal for windsurfing and kite surfing. A drive in the inland will bring visitors to lovely mountainous villages, interesting sightseeing and spots of natural beauty. During your Naxos holidays, do not miss the two giant statues of Kouros, the towers that the Venetians and Marco Sanudo constructed and the ancient sanctuaries.

A large number of hotels, family apartments, and rooms to let are found in or close to Chora, the capital of the island. Chora has accommodations for every taste, including traditional venues and also modern hotels and resorts. Additionally, all beaches from Agios Georgios down to Mikri Vigla have good accommodation options, including self-catering apartments and studios, beach hotels and upscale resorts with many facilities. The beaches of Agia Anna, Plaka and Agios Prokopios are convenient places to stay due to their proximity to the main town. Holidays in Naxos is particularly suitable for families and couples.

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