This large island offers a plentiful choice of historical sites, traditional villages, and beaches - a place for road trips, sunsets, and nightlife.

A photo showing a part of the main settlement of Naxos (Chora) taken from the hill of the Portara monument.
photo: TimOve / CC BY 2.0

Naxos Beaches


Agios Prokopios Beach

A long and wide sandy beach that stands out for its turquoise waters. Depending on the place you choose, you find beach-goer crowds or quietness.


Agia Anna Beach

One of the most popular fine-sand beaches of Naxos. It has a few bars and good service. From Agia Anna, you enjoy Paros view and a majestic sunset.


Mikri Vigla Beach

Mikri Vigla is a sandy, windy beach ideal for wind surfing and kite surfing. Fun fact: centuries ago, the hills were lookout posts for pirate ships.


Agios Georgios Beach

Naxos Town

Agios Georgios is a fully-organized fine-sand beach close to Naxos capital. Shallow waters, beach bars, water sports equipment for rent, and crowds.


Moutsouna Beach

The shallow-water beach of Moutsouna is ideal for families. Fresh-fish tavernas have located themselves strategically close to the beach.

Naxos Island Hopping


A popular tourist destination with vibrant nightlife, here you will indulge yourself with blue-white streets, hiking paths, and golden beaches.


Cosmopolitan destination and the absolute magnet of the international jet-set, the island's name became synonymous with unlimited luxury and parties.


Two strokes away from Paros, this small and tranquil island has narrow streets, excellent restaurants and tavernas, and a famous shallow water beach.


Backpackers' favorites, out of these four islets, only Ano Koufonisi is permanently inhabited. Find lots of time for yourself with friends on the beach.

Naxos Things to Do


Local Food & Dishes of Naxos

Local cheeses, meat, vegetables, and, olive oil -described vigorously by chef Anthony Bourdain- have put Naxos on the global gastronomic map.


Schinoussa Island

The central island of the Lesser Cyclades bears a resemblance to what Greek islands looked like in the 60s. Ideal destination for relaxation and tranquility.


Iraklia Island

The definition of relaxed holidays on an island with an approximate population of 150 inhabitants and no cars or bank services.

An overview of the uninhabited island of Keros - a huge rock shining in a setting sun.
photo: Phso2 / CC BY 3.0

Keros Island

Mysterious and uninhabited island where the most ancient sanctuary of the Aegean is located. It is the subject of the documentary "The Enigma of Keros".

Naxos Why visit?

  • Hikers' heaven with many kilomenters of trails.
  • Zeus grew up in Naxos.
  • Naxos mountain is called Zeus, and it's 999m (3300ft) high.

Naxos Attractions

The Portara among other ruins and part of the settlement of Chora in the background.
photo: WeeFee_Photography
must visit

Apollo Temple «Portara»

The huge marble gate of Apollo's unfinished temple still stands offering great framing for pictures of the surrounding sea and town.


Early Christian Church «Panagia Drosiani»

Early Christian church built in a superb location overlooking the the Tregea plateau. It got its name for Virgin Mary once answered locals' prayers for rain.


Kouroi of Flerio


Two unfinished statues dating approximately to the 6th century BC. Most probably, they were abandoned due to damage incurred during transportation.