Destination guide

Naxos – the heart of the Aegean

Let the titanic slopes of Mount Zeus and the whitewashed town of Hora – the capital of Naxos – welcome you to the very heart of the Aegean. This is the largest island of the whole Cycladic group, offering an all-in-one package of Greek enjoyments. Smooth olive oil? Make for Tragea and its verdant valleys of olive farms. Sunning on the sands and swimming in turquoise waters? Hit Agia Anna and its patchwork of lagoons. Harbour towns? There's handsome Naxos marina and a castle that's positively Game of Thrones. Naxos holiday rentals dot the whole island, from the vineyards of the north to the beaches of the south.

Things to do

Naxos has a rich history

Hora, or Naxos town, is likely to be the first place you see on this sprawling isle of the Cyclades. It's the main ferry port and home to countless Naxos holiday rentals, to boot. That said, it's no simple transport hub. Glance upwards and you'll spy a beige-stone citadel with soaring towers and keeps and gatehouses. It's just one relic of the Venetian and Frankish rulers that once dominated the port. There are more, many in the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum, home to mosaics and centuries-old furniture, ceramics and more.


Go adventuring in Naxos

Never forget that Naxos is the largest of all its near neighbours. That means it's got plenty hiding behind its handsome whitewashed marina. Head inland and over the hills to discover rugged valleys packed with olive farms and peppered with rustic villages. Places like Halki are home to half-crumbled Orthodox churches and olive tasting farms, all in the shadow of the 1,000-metre-high Mount Zeus. Going northwards can reveal vineyards and wineries, while heading south means taverna-backed beaches in lonely towns like Pirgaki and Kalantos.


Naxos has rain and sun

While the inland hills of Naxos get more rain than the other Cyclades, on account of the cloud-piercing summit of Mount Zeus, this island is still the sun-scorched Greek haven you want for those summer holidays. Things can get seriously hot – think 30 degrees plus – in the months of June, July and August, so it's hardly a wonder that loads of people seek out Naxos holiday rentals with a pool then. September is a fine alternative, with the autumn weather a tad cooler and far fewer people in Hora's narrow streets.

Natural features

A big Cycladic landscape on Naxos

As the biggest of the Cyclades islands, Naxos is home to some of the superlative natural wonders of the Aegean. It's got the highest peak of all its neighbours, rising to over 1,000 metres around the olive groves of the central Tragea region – a land of green valleys and babbling creeks that's primed for real adventurers. Down on the south coast are bald hills that drop to beaches of honey-coloured sand, while the north has vineyards and ridges of grass peppered with bell-jingling mountain goats.

How to get there

Transport to and around Naxos

Fly into Naxos (JNX-Naxos Island National), the closest airport, located 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Parikia (PAS-Paros National), which is 15.1 mi (24.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Naxos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,144 holiday lettings around Naxos. From 536 villas to 291 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Naxos? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Naxos. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Agios Prokopios Beach: 1,532 holiday lettings
  • Agia Anna Beach: 1,530 holiday lettings
  • Plaka Beach: 1,509 holiday lettings
  • Temple of Dimitra: 1,475 holiday lettings
  • Mikri Vigla Beach: 1,525 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Naxos listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Naxos?

Yes, of course. offers 536 Villas in Naxos. Our other popular types of Naxos holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 291 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 204 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Naxos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 431 holiday homes with pool available in Naxos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.