Naxos is the largest and greenest island in the Cyclades, with impressively high mountains and fertile green valleys. It is an island of beautiful old churches, monasteries, Venetian buildings, golden beaches and the bluest of seas. In some of the villages they still wear traditional dress, weave on old looms and live off the fruit of the land
There are not many islands where their most famous archaeological site is the first thing you see when you arrive by ferry. This is the Portara, the doorway to the ancient Temple to Apollo which was built in 522 BC and never finished, it sits on a little island in the harbor and is connected by a small causeway. The harbour is a very lively area with many cafes and restaurants.
Naxos is big so renting a car, motorbike or bicycle is a good idea if you plan to explore the island, although it does boast of a good bus system.
During the summer there are normally two or three ferries daily from Piraeus to Naxos, there are daily connections to Paros, Santorini, Mykonos, Ios and Tinos during the summer by ferry or hydrofoil. There are also daily excursion boats to Santorini, Mykonos and Delos. The local airport in Naxos can be reached by local bus or taxi.
Naxos Island, the largest and most fertile island in Cyclades, is probably one of the most attractive and beautiful of the Greek Islands. It 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.