Naxos is a magnificent island that is characterised by its authenticity and traditions. Never-ending beaches, picturesque in-land villages, outstanding landscapes and superb local products are what make Naxos unique.
With a coastline of 148 km, Naxos is full of stunning, golden-sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters. Agios Prokopios and Agia Anna being the most ‘organised and cosmopolitan’, offering facilities such as sun-bed hiring, water-sports etc; while Plaka and Mikri Vigla being partly ‘organised’. Additionally, Alyko and Orkos, Xavai, Psili Ammos and Panermos are beaches with incredible beauty that are definitely worth a visit.
Naxos is an island that has an extremely long history which dates back to ancient times. Remnants of the ancient Mycenaean capital, Venetian towers, Byzantine churches and archaic statues, are what is left of the island’s history through the centuries.There are also many myths associated with the island. According to mythology, Zeus was said to have spent his childhood here and the highest mountain on the island takes his name. Naxos was also home to the god of wine, Dionysus, which may explain why the island produces such delicious wine.
Naxos is an island that is truly blessed! Its fertile land produces a variety of products such as citrus fruits, olives, fruit and vegetables, the famous Naxos potatoes, delicious wine and strong raki. It also offers excellent quality meats, milk, cheeses and thyme honey, all thanks to its inhabitants whose constant occupation with farming and beekeeping lead to the production of all the aforementioned exquisite products.
Naxos, an island that is able to maintain its culture and traditions. In order for you to get to know the ‘real’ Naxos, you must spend some time exploring its mountainous areas and hidden villages, as they are the secret treasure of the island.
Naxos, an island that wins you over with everything it has to offer: ancient culture and history, superb landscapes, unique beaches, local flavours, and impeccable hospitality.