The island of Naxos is different from the other Cycladic islands, as it has plenty of vegetation. The Archaeological Museum of Naxos is located in Naxos Chora and housed in a Venetian building, originally built to serve as a Jesuit school. The visitor should visit Filoti with its cobbled streets, the picturesque village of Apeiranthos with its beautiful stone houses, Arches and other villages. Do not miss to visit the northern part of the island to see the unfinished “Kouros” statue. Of course, in order to get to know Naxos, its values, tradition and feel close to its nature and the unique Cycladic style of the island, the visitor should devote time to visits on the mainland, the mountainous Naxos, which hides the splendor of such a unique island. A visit to Naxos is an experience that no one should miss. Naxos is a paradise that waits to be discovered.
Busy as well as isolated, inaccessible beaches with golden sand and clear blue water compose the unique coastline of Naxos. Discover the most beautiful beaches of Naxos with a sea excursion particularly on the south part of the island.
Some of the best beaches of Naxos are: Agios Georgios, the most popular beach of Naxos, due to its proximity to Chora; Agios Prokopis, a wide beach with shallow waters that is one of the most famous and popular beaches of the island. Agios Prokopis beach has very thin sand-like pebbles that do not stuck to the skin and crystal clear sea, which makes it resembling a huge pool. The vast, golden beach of Agia Anna is the natural continuation of Agios Prokopios beach. Its highlights are the forest of cedars offering shade to the bathers, and the picturesque small port full with fishing boats. Beach bars and taverns offering various tastes from the Aegean can be found there. Away from the hustle of the popular and busy beaches, shortly after Plaka to the south, Orkos will fascinate you with its beauty. Continuous, small and shady coves make the area ideal for private diving by renting a rib boat.
When in Naxos, it is ideal to take a day cruise with a rib boat to Schoinoussa and Donoussa islands. You will be amazed by the beauties hidden in these islands and live unique experiences.
You should not leave the island without trying some of the famous local products like Graviera cheese, the Naxos potatoes, thyme honey, local meat of superior quality meats and finish your meals with local citrus liqueur.