Naxos Airport is 4km away from the town of Naxos. Explore ornate churches, monasteries and Venetian castles.
Explore Naxos Town
Naxos Town, also known as Hora, is a picturesque warren of cobbled streets and whitewashed Cycladic houses. Always bustling with the energy of a busy port town, you’ll soon get caught up in the island’s lively atmosphere.
Spend your evenings sharing a bottle of the delicious Naxian wine which is nothing short of a tribute to the island’s favourite Greek God, Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy.
Once you have had your fill of relaxing on the beautiful beaches take the time to explore the town’s most famous landmarks. Spend an afternoon wandering the grounds of Kastro Castle and the surrounding neighbourhood. Built in the 13th Century the Venetian Castle is a treasure-trove of medieval architecture.
Day Trips on Naxos
Drive 32km from the centre of Naxos and you will discover the delightful mountain village of Apiranthos. Balanced atop a mountain between two green valleys, the village is relatively untouched by tourism.
There is a lot on offer here and it is definitely worth a visit. Visit the impressive Church of Panagia Apeirathitissa which is one of the oldest churches on the island and houses some remarkable icons. The village is also home to a great collection of museums. Choose from archaeology, geology and folk museums.
Travel approximately 40km until you reach Apollonas, a pleasant fishing village home to a sandy beach and some nice tavernas.
For a dose of impressive history, visit the Temple of Demeter, believed to date back to the 6th Century. The site is located near the village of Sangri and is generally best reached by car. Built from the finest quality marble, the temple has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the centuries. Today The Temple of Demeter is considered one of the most precious in Europe. Don’t forget to take your camera, the picturesque setting is perfect for a few holiday snaps.