Things to do in Naxos

Explore traditional villages

Naxos has some of the most amazing unspoiled villages, some of which are almost unknown to tourism. Start with the restored villages of Halki and Apiranthos, both gorgeous in their stone-built homes, greenery and small public squares. Continue exploring by car and head to more mountainous villages, often with one or two local restaurants or

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Go on cultural hikes

Hiking on Naxos is exhilarating in itself, but what if you combine that with professional guides that can unveil the history, mythology, quaint waterfalls, intriguing fauna and colorful flora along the way. These hikes can take you through fields, olive trees, citrus groves, old windmills, archeological treasures and small villages, against a backdrop of clear

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Sail with friends

Naxos is close to many other Cyclades Islands and is also the “mother” of the Lesser Cyclades, a group of four relatively unknown islands that will charm you with their authenticity and beauty. You can hope on a sailing tour or charter your own boat, with or without a skipper, and plan a day trip

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Take a culinary tour

Weather you like to stay in town or go out to the villages, you’re going to find a culinary or food tour that works for you. There are eating tours and cooking tours with all sorts of flavors, including visits to an olive mill or a winery. Naxos also has a very special liqueur called

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Visit wondrous beaches

A dozen gorgeous beaches scattered around the island are all yours to experience. Just 15 minutes away from Naxos town by car, one of the most stunning beaches on the island is Agios Prokopios, complete with sunbeds to rent, a party atmosphere and water sports offerings. The long, popular Plaka beach which is relatively close

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