Most Cycladic islands’ capitals are small and populated during summer mostly. But this is not the case for Naxos Town, the capital of Naxos island. There are crowds and fun all year round. There are nearly 2000 permanent inhabitants in the town’s centre and the nearest suburbs. Not to mention that most of them are young. This is what keeps the island’s capital always so vibrant, even when the tourists have gone home.
Sailing is undoubtedly the ultimate holiday experience, as those who have tried it will confirm. It is something out of the ordinary. You get to see shores that you normally wouldn’t, dive into the deep blue sea from the deck and if the captain is nice enough, he will let you navigate the boat (hopefully after some basic instructions). Keep in mind that all captains around the planet are very sensitive with their vessels, as they should be, so show the proper respect. Continue reading Sailing the Aegean Sea
The Greek islands are known for their moderate climate but during the last 3 years they have been experiencing some really cold winters. Snow has been falling on Naxos like never before, reaching its shores and taking the locals completely by surprise.
Luckily, it doesn’t last for too long. In only a few days, the sun is up, shinning in all it glory, restoring the climate to its usual state. Still, the northern winds are blowing, smashing the waves onto the sharp rocks of Grotta of Naxos Town, a sight much appreciated by all nature lovers.
This photo was taken yesterday (January 20th) and our photographer enjoyed not just the view but also the thunderous sound of the crashing waves.
Cyclades islands holidays is not all about the frenzy Mykonian parties, the idyllic sunsets of Santorini, the appealing nightlife of Paros and the secluded beaches of Naxos.
For those who wish to explore the “other way” of holidaying, the Small Cyclades are an ideal destination. It is only recently that they have been discovered by the majority of tourists while they had always been an attraction point for nature lovers and for those who appreciate the most traditional of the Greek islands. Continue reading Exploring the Small Cyclades
Oh yes, I do need a holiday. Summer is getting closer day by day and I am getting impatient. All these cold winter months with very little sun have taken their toll on my usually happy disposition. I really feel like this guy in the photo that can’t manage to concentrate to work. Continue reading I need a holiday!
Spira, a symbol of invigorating power for Greeks ever since the Palaiolithic Era will continue to appear throughout the Greek prehistory and history. Spiral shaped shapes and engravings have been found in many areas in Greece and the Cyclades where archaeologists believe they had been inhabited. Continue reading The spiral rock engravings of Iraklia
Naxos holidays is all about having fun and exploring a new world of beauty, tranquility and activities. Choose your thing and join all of us who have fallen in love with this paradise island.
A trip to Kythnos is ideal for those who desire a quiet holiday in a traditional Cycladic environment and an unlimited number of sandy beaches. This barren island forms a very large number of coves, some small, some larger, that can be accessed either by car or by sailing boat. Continue reading Tranquil Kythnos
Each time we visit Naxos, there is plenty to do. Being such a big island, we (my husband and I) always choose to stay for at least 10 days. Naxos is the best destination for both relaxing and adventurous holidays, so take your pick. This time (2015), we decided to spend 2 weeks there. Continue reading Our Naxos holidays
Although I have been visiting the Cyclades islands for years, my first visit to Milos took me completely by surprise. Why? Because everybody talked about Mykonos, Santorini, Paros and Koufonissia but no one discussed about Milos.
It was a friend who convinced me to go there, claiming that I would find the best beaches in Greece. And he was so right! Continue reading Visiting breathtaking Milos