“Enchanting, almost magical…”.
Naxos Island best things to do and see!
Being the biggest island of Cyclades, Naxos offers many options to the traveler who wishes to explore a variety of activities during his holidays.
You can start with hiking; keep in mind that mount Zas is 1000m high. If that is not enough, then how about some mountain biking? Plenty of countryside to enjoy on your bike and a great variety of roads to choose from, coastal or mountainous. Kitesurfing, Scuba diving or just SUP, snorkeling explore a big variety of beaches.
No matter how many days you stay on Naxos, there will always surely be more hidden niches to discover.
Food and Drink:
Due to its size, central position in the Aegean Sea and natural wealth Naxos has been self-sufficient since antiquity.
Naxos is well known not only for its traditional cuisine, but for the local products that is made of. Its olive oil and fruit was renowned throughout the archipelago, while its wine was likened to the nectar consumed by the Gods.
The island also produces excellent thyme honey and good wine, while the potatoes of Naxos have a history, taste and fine quality that has made it famous.
There is a big variety of restaurants and taverns with quality food to choose from.
Getting to Naxos Island:
There are two basic way to get to Naxos, by sea and by air. Being centrally located in Cyclades, Naxos provides easy access to most of the other Cycladic islands. By sea the most readily available means are those by ferry boat, of which there are two main types:
The ones that move with a speed of approximately 20 to 25 knots and in most cases carry from 1500 to 2500 passengers and a large number of vehicles. They take approximately 5.5 to 6.5 hours to get to Naxos, depending on weather, the season and the ports of call on the way.
The faster ferries (including High Speed and smaller Catamarans) that may reach up to 40 knots and usually carry up to 1000 passengers. Not all of them can carry vehicles. They take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours to get to Naxos, again depending on weather, the season and the ports of call on the way.
By far the most popular for tourists is the charter flight from their country directly to Naxos, usually by smaller propeller driven aircraft or, a jet flight to Greece’s national airport and take a connecting prop type aircraft to Naxos. It is a good idea to have your local connection flight booked early in advance since things can get very busy during the peak season and seats can be very difficult to book on the connecting flights. There is also the possibility fly to Mykonos or Santorini direct and then take a connecting boat to Naxos that makes approximately ½ to 2 ½ hours depending on the type of ship.
Do not wait longer!
Naxos Island a world to experience.