Naxos is perfect for island walkers,

with its

  • Network of well establishes walking trails including the old cobbled roads

  • Long sandy beaches and secluded rocky coves

  • Green uplands, ancient trees, orchards, olive groves, vineyards and fruit gardens

  • Craggy mountain summits, including Mt. Zas the highest point in the Cyclades

  • Commanding views from the hills over the entire archipelago

  • Traditional villages, with crafts and eateries

  • Rich archaeology; from Iron Age to post-Venetian, ruined temples, tombs, Kouroi (unfinished marble statues in their quarry), castles, chapels…


Staying on Naxos

  • Plenty of rooms, studios apartments, and hotels in the main town and scattered around the beach resorts and hill villages

  • Three campsites


Getting to Naxos

Naxos is well connected; there’s usually plenty of choice:

  • Several sailings a day from Piraeus

  • Good ferry connections with Crete, the Dodecanese and other Cyclades islands

  • Flights from Athens take an hour and leave most days.



Getting around Naxos
  • An extensive and reliable bus network plus tourist buses to beaches

  • Plenty of taxis

  • Vehicle hire options; bikes, scooters, quad bikes, cars and 4x4

  • Surfaced roads terminating in dirt roads way out in the wilds.

  • Day boats and excursions.


Maps and other information

  • Anavasi Topos map 10.28 “Naxos and the Small Cyclades”, at 1:40,000 ISBN 978-960-8195-547, published 2018. Also available digitally ISBN D_978-960-8195-547, also 2018 

  • Terrain Editions map 311, 1:40,000, published 2018

  • Orama Editions Naxos 'Step by Step' Hiking Map No. 2, ISBN: 9789604486779

  • You can view all our routes on Google Earth using the KMZ files we include in the pack     


Some websites which include general tourist information for Naxos:

Walking the Islands is a source of walking routes on Greek islands, from short strolls to longer walks and hikes. We describe footpaths, tracks, trails and the old monopatia or kalderimia, the stone roads which formed the islands' transport network for centuries.

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