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…

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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

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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.

bluestarferries@bluestarferries.com

www.gtp.gr

www.greekislandhopping.com

www.dolphins.gr

www.olympicair.com/en

 

 

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 www.mountains.gr 

  • Terrain Editions map 311, 1:40,000, published 2018  http://terrainmaps.gr/#products

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

  • You can view all our routes on Google Earth https://earth.google.com/web/ using the KMZ files we include in the pack     

 

Some websites which include general tourist information for Naxos:

 

www.greekisland.co.uk/naxos/naxos.htm

www.the-greek-islands.co.uk/naxos.htm

www.naxos.net/