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Naxos is perfect for a traveller's next adventure.

Located in the Cyclades islands, Naxos is home to more than 6,000 residents. This island is incredibly important historically (several ruins are available for viewing, particularly those on the nearby islet of Portara), and also the most fertile of the Greek islands, resulting in increased agriculture and local food; fruit and vegetable crops, as well as cattle breeding, make Naxos the most self sufficient island in the entire Cyclades island chain. HomeAway offers a wide variety of villas on Naxos to serve as a home base during any stay on the island.

Aside from Naxos accommodations, HomeAway offers relaxing apartments of Naxos. These properties sleep 10+ people, making them ideal choices for groups with large numbers of friends and family. What's more, these accommodations come with all the amenities needed to turn a holiday rental into a real home while on holiday. For those searching for more active pursuits, villas on Mykonos are nearby and on an island sure to thrill. The island of Santorini, also close to Naxos, is the perfect getaway spot for those seeking secluded holiday villas.

Things to do

Captain Panos Sailing Day Tours:

Captain Panos Sailing Day Tours is one of the most popular activities on the island of Naxos. Visitors will enjoy the waters around Naxos, watch dolphins in the bay, and visit various caves along the shoreline. Refreshments are provided, as well as a photo CD at the end of the day.

Portara:

The archaeological site of Portara is located on an island now only connected to Naxos by a causeway. This unfinished temple faces Delos, said to be Apollo's birthplace. Built around 530 BC, this temple was never completed due to political unrest. In the 5th and 6th centuries AD, it was converted into a church (as were many Greek temples).

Plaka Beach:

Located on the Western side of the island, Plaka Beach faces the island of Paros. Plaka is comprised of fine white sand and white marble. Sunsets at the beach are particularly popular, given its location. Restaurants and beach facilities are nearby. A portion of the beach is meant for nude sunbathing.

Chora, Naxos City:

The city of Naxos, also called 'Chora' (as are all towns on the Greek islands with the same name as the island on which they stand), is located on the west side of the island. This town is the oldest centre of archaic Cycladic culture in all of Greece.

Kastro:

This former seat of power houses a 13th-century castle and a 16th-century Cathedral. Along with a number of Venetian residences from this time, the building also houses two very important Greek museums, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum.

Eggares Olive Press Museum:

Visit the Eggares Olive Press Museum. The press itself dates back to 1884, and the large olive press serves as an example for the 90 olive presses across Greece. The press is unfortunately no longer in use.

Weather on Naxos

The weather on Naxos embodies a Mediterranean climate. Summer temperatures peak in July and August and reach to around 35°C, and dip to around 10°C in colder months. Rains occur only in January and February. A group of annual winds called the Etesians (or Meltemi in Turkish) blow from mid-May to mid-September. These winds are most active in the late afternoon and die down in the evening.

Travel to Naxos

Arriving on Naxos is simplest by plane. Naxos Island National Airport (JNX) has departing and arriving flights from Athens Airport (ATH) and other European cities daily. Taxis and boats are available for hire on the island itself. Car-carrying ferries and passenger ferries travel to all the major islands in the Aegean. Ferries arrive into the town of Naxos (of the same name). The major road leading into the central island is called the Leof Naxou Glinadou Apollona.

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                                                              Tranquil Greek Paradise

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                                                              The villa in Kastraki on the Greek island of Naxos provided the perfect balance of a Mediterranean getaway with the comfort of one's own home. The spacious villa was more than enough room for two couples and a child, and the beach and restaurants were a short walk away. Swimming, sunbathing, sampling the delicious food prepared at the nearby restaurant and sipping the locally made wine all added up to an unforgettable holiday. The property manager was able to pick us up from the port and even arranged for a bicycle to be hired to give us a little extra mobility. She not only explained everything clearly but made us feel incredibly welcome. This is a place my family and I can't wait to return to.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 15-May-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2015

                                                              Maison située dans un quartier calme de Chora, très bien située, très bien équipée

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                                                              Nous avons passé 4 jours au mois d'avril dernier à House Fontana et je dois dire que nous avons été entièrement satisfaits de cette location. La maison est très bien située dans un quartier calme de Chora. Elle est à 10 mn à pied de la vielle ville - le Kastro - et très proche du centre ville tout en étant , comme je l'ai dit, dans un environnement tranquille. La maison est très bien équipée (comme indiqué sur le site). La cuisine est fonctionnelle (lave-vaisselle, four, lave-linge, etc). Le séjour est décoré avec goût et le propriétaire a pensé à tout pour le bien-être des ses hôtes (riche bibliothèque, DVD, jeux de société, etc). Nous avons pu profiter de la terrasse ombragée pour nos repas de midi car le soir était encore un peu frais. Ayant loué une voiture, j'ai pu visiter tous les sites intéressants de l'île. Janine est venue nous accueillir au ferry et nous a aidé à aller chercher notre voiture de location qui se trouvait un peu loin de House Fontana. Nous avons donc passé un agréable séjour et je recommande vivement cette location pour un séjour à Naxos. Catherine
                                                              • Review Submitted: 05-May-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Apr 2016

                                                              Perfect for a family holiday

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                                                              We were two adults and two small children, and found the house to be ideal for a summer holiday. Naxos is a beautiful island, and the house is just a couple of minutes walk from the beach. With a car we were able to eat at restaurants nearby, and visit other towns and villages on the island. The village of Tripodes (Vivlos) is only a few miles away, and has what must be one of the best bakeries in Greece. A little further inland is Filoti, which is perfect for lunch and a view of the mountains.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2015