Naxos Travel Blog

naxos port and ferries portara
I’ve been to Naxos many times and the island never stops surprising me; this is the famous Portara entrance (part of an ancient greek temple) which is the first thing you will see when the ferry enters Naxos port

This is my Naxos Travel Blog!

Naxos is one of those greek islands that doesn’t get talked about a lot, but it can really surprise you. It is the largest island in the Cyclades group of islands and it’s almost 6 times the size of Santorini. The island has some of the widest and longest beaches in Greece on its southwestern side and a few really picturesque villages up on the mountains in its centre. There are some really nice hotels that have been built on the island the last decade but overall the island is still underdeveloped in my opinion, which is a very good thing if you are looking for unspoilt beauty. Naxos probably has the best local cuisine than any of the other Cyclades islands and a great tradition on excellent local produce of meat (mostly lamb) and cheese (the local yellow cheese called “graviera” is one of the best in Greece). Naxos is also one of the best greek islands for family holidays in my opinion.

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Make sure you also visit my other travel blogs and guides: Santorini Travel Guide , Mykonos Travel Guide , Crete Travel Guide, Athens Travel Guide, Amorgos Travel Guide and Paros Travel Guide.

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πŸ›οΈ Naxos Hotels

  • Where To Stay in Naxos
    Naxos is a pretty big island so where you are staying can really make or break your holidays.
  • Best Hotels in Naxos
    Naxos has some very impressive newly built hotels but no large all-inclusive resorts (which is a good thing).
  • Best Family Hotels in Naxos
    Naxos with kids is an excellent destination as the island has some of the most family-friendly beaches in Greece

πŸ—ΊοΈ Naxos How To’s

  • How To Get From Athens to Naxos
    Naxos has a domestic flights airport only, but it’s also very easy to reach the island with a 3 hour ferry from Athens Piraeus Port
  • Santorini to Naxos Ferries
    If you are looking to visit Naxos after flying to Santorini then this post explains all ferry options

πŸ–οΈ Things to Do in Naxos

  • Best Beaches in Naxos
    Naxos has some of the widest sandy beaches in Greece, mostly located on the south-western side of the island

But…there is more to Greece than just Amorgos, so make sure you check my other travel blogs:

  • Mykonos Travel Blog: all you need to know about the greek island with the best beaches and the most amazing nightlife
  • Crete Travel Blog: the biggest greek island is ideal for family holidays with some of the best beaches in Europe
  • Athens Travel Blog: the capital of Greece is a foodie’s and culture lovers’ paradise
  • Amorgos Travel Blog: this is one of the most underrated greek islands with b beautiful beaches but difficult to reach