The largest of the Cyclades islands, Naxos is known as a windy island which makes it perfect for wind surfing and kite surfing. However, if you decide to visit Naxos you will find it is much more than just a windsurfers’ paradise.
Naxos is very diverse with sandy beaches, ancient temples and picturesque green mountains.
You can visit Naxos by ferry or by plane. Flight time from Athens is around an hour and the ferry takes between 4 and 6 hours and starts from Pireaus or Rafina port.
Hiring a car when you visit Naxos is recommended so that you can see as much of the island as you want. There are also public buses running to the main villages and popular beaches.
The capital of Naxos is Chora Town which boasts some of the best but busiest beaches. There is a good choice of accommodation on the island ranging from small apartments to luxury hotels.
On the waterfront of the main town you can find cafes, shops and restaurants with great views of the port.
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