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Naxos Island

A spot of white in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the island of Naxos is a unique blend of ancient ruins and beach culture. The largest of the Cycladic Islands, Naxos is the childhood home of none other than Zeus, king of the gods. Upon arrival in Naxos, hike over a causeway to Palatia, where the Portara, a stone gateway to an ancient temple that no longer exists, stands alone, the symbol of the island. At sunset, the views of the island, and the sea beyond, are breathtaking.

NAXOS USEFUL PHONES

Local Area Code : 2285 (0)
Code for Greece: 003(0)

Municipality of Naxos - Chora: 22717, 22712

Police Station of Chora: 22100, 23280

National Bank: 22187, 23053, 22188
Commercial Bank: 22209, 26145, 22381
Eurobank: 26025, 26030, 23406
Alpha Bank: 22992, 22994, 26101
Piraeus Bank: 26771, 26770, 26775
Laiki Bank: 26871, 29290, 29103

Post Office (hours of operation 07.20 – 14.00): 22211
Fire Department: 32199
Greek Electrical Company (D.E.I): 22214, 22267, 24544

Athens Olympic Airways: 801 1144444
Naxos airport: 23292
Athens International airport “El. Venizelos”: (210) 3530000
Olympic Airways (local office): 23043

Public Bus Station (KTEL): 22291
Taxi: 22444, 24331

Weather Station: 22465
Weather Report: 1448

Naxos Entertainment

Trekking
People who love to explore will find Naxos a paradise! There are dozens of paths spread all over the island which lead to undiscovered areas, orchards, abandoned areas and historical monuments. We would like to suggest some routes but also believe you will discover some more by yourselves.

Cycling
Naxos is full of dozens of dirt roads and trades and small, asphalted roads that offer unique routes for cycling enthuasiasts. The coastal area on the southwestern coast stretching from Agia Anna to Kastraki is an excellent choice. The more adventurous cyclist can try the route from Sagri to the bay of Agiassos. The mountainous part of Naxos offers beautiful routes forthose who wish to test their cycling abilities.

Diving
Make it real, in the crystal clear waters of Agia Anna Agios Prokopios and Plaka beach! Grab the opportunity to become a scuba diver and dive into a great adventure. The diving center in Agios Prokopios provides an underwater tour to special spots for unforgettable plunges such as:

  1. The “Broken Ship”, the wreck of cargo ship “Marianna” which sunk in 1982 at the duration of a severe storm.
  2. The “Wooden Seaplane”, the remains of a World War I aircraft Arado.
  3. The “Lost Beaufighter”, a British bomber aircraft which sunk during World Word II.
  4. The “Mermaids Cave”, an ancient concealed and underground cavern at Padieronissi islet.


A variety of magical reef dives. For more information on Blue Fin Divers Center click here.

Windsurf in Plaka beach
In Plaka beach you will find the magical mix of waist-deep lagoon and waves, as well as an equipped windsurf center.

Horse Riding
Holiday on horseback offers the opportunity for an exciting adventure and the chance to get to parts of Naxos Island tha you normally wouldn't see. Horseback riding holidays bring you closer to nature. Click here for more information about Horse Riding throughout Naxos.

Water fun park in Agios Prokopios
Starting at 9 in the morning up to 19:00 in the evening. A great place to have fun with your children.

 

 

 


Naxos Attractions

The Gate, Naxos Town
When arriving to Naxos Port the first impression you get will remain always in your mind. Portara, the huge marble Gate of the Temple of Apollo which was never finished. This is the trademark attraction of the island, built in the 6th century BC. It is believed that the temple was never completed and most of its parts were taken to build other structures on the island. Don’t miss the stunning sunset.

Agias Tower - Abraam beach
On the way to Apollonas you will reach Agias Tower. The spot offers a great view and offers you a journey to the way people used to live many many years ago.

Tower of Barozzi - Gratsia

Here we are taken back to the previous rule of the dukes as soon as we visit the Tower of Barozzi – Gratsia which predates the 17th century.

Chimmaros Tower, near Filoti village

The Tower of Chimarros is located in Filoti, a very scenic village in the center of Naxos Island. It was built in the 4th – 3rd centuries BC, during the Hellenistic Period and is a circular, marble structure standing at a height of approximately 15 meters.

Kalamitsia – Melanes Village

In Melanes lies you may visit Kalamitsia, where, in 1673, a Jesuit monk built a wonderful building, a proper palace, as a country residence for the Jesuit monks, in the luxuriant green valley.

Kouros Statue – Apollonas
The main reason why day trippers come to Apollonas is the so called Kouros of Apollonas. It is a massive, about 10 metres long statue from the 6th or 7th century BC.

Kouros Statue – Flerio
The popular name for "Kouros" was Ellinas (the Greek) and has its origin in 7th century B.C. The statue is around 6,4m long and is missing his left foot and a part of his right leg. Click here to attend an interesting presentation of the archeological site Flerio.

Zas Cave – Filoti
The spring is the starting point of the old footpath leading to the cave of Zas, at an altitude of some 600 meters. The cave is of high archaeological importance and a small church, dedicated to Zoodochos Peghe (Virgin, Spring of Life) is established in the interior of it.

Apalirou Castle
It was the strongest fortress in Naxos and the administrative centre of the island during the Byzantine empire, situated on the top of an unapproachable mountain in the area of Sagri.


 

In case you wish to book a bike tour or rent a bike on naxos or need any further information you may contact us by phone at +30 22850 25887 Mob: +30 6932795125.

You may also send us an email at info@naxosbikes.com.
Naxos Bikes is located next to Metropolis Cathedral in Naxos Town, 100 meters from the port. Εxperience Naxos with your local expert : Giannis 22850 25587 or 6932795125.