One of the top tourist destinations in Greece is Naxos. There is a very good reason for this. As agreed by the tourists who have already visited the island, Naxos has it all.
Whether you are travelling on your own, with your friends or with your family, whether you are young or old, whether you want to experience the buzz of the crowd or have a quiet holiday, whether you like the white sandy beaches or the rocky ones … Naxos is the place for you.
For more practical details on the island, we need to mention that it is the biggest of the Cyclades group, with a very small difference in size from Andros. Its land covers a total of 430 square kilometers (more or less) and it is inhabited by approximately 18500 people. It is about 104 nautical miles from Piraeus port of Athens and 85 nautical miles from Rafina port. Naxos has an airport on which only small planes can land (ATR42, DHC7 and DHC8). It is connected to Athens International airport and other European airports via pre-arranged charter flights.
There are many reasons to choose Naxos as your next holiday destination. Here are some of them:
Naxos for families
It is a fact that Naxos is one of the most ideal summer holiday destinations for families, especially those with young children. It offers shallow water beaches with all amenities necessary to keep your children relaxed and happy.
Naxos for quiet holidays
Being large enough, Naxos offers the necessary space so that no one feels cramped unless they want to. If the beach you have selected is too crowded for your taste, a short drive away there is another one with much less crowed, ever during the high season.
Naxos for fun
The island has many café, bars, clubs, beach bars, experienced captains offering sailing tours, it has horse riding schools, aqua parks, a brand new tennis club, gyms, hiking, snorkeling, wind surfing, kite surfing activities clubs, spa centres …
If you want to visit a place rich in history, with impressing evidence of its glorious past, then Naxos is the place to be. It has everything, from ancient temples dedicated to the Greek Gods, to enormous marble statues and innumerous archaeological finds. Wherever you go on Naxos, you will be able to see its historical roots to the ancient and pre-historic world.