Vacations in Naxos (Cyclades - Greece)
Naxos: The island with the amazing white sand beaches
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Vacations in Naxos island - Naxos, The island with the amazing white sand beaches
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Information On Naxos
Naxos is the largest island of Cyclades and the tenth largest island of Greece. It is one of the Greek islands with the best sandy beaches.
Naxos is one of the islands that is often referred to in the Ancient Greek Mythology, as it was the birthplace of god Dionysos.
Compared to most of the other islands in Cyclades, Naxos is a green island, with running water and many trees. The tourism hot-spots are specific and the size of Naxos is big, as a result there are many places that have not preserved their original life-style and traditions.
There are also many impressive old churches on Naxos dated in the Byzantine and Medieval periods.
There are many gas stations and ATM machines on Naxos.
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Beaches Of Naxos
On Naxos there is distinct variety of white sand which makes its beaches unique. Most of the beaches are sandy and long, but the are also few with thin pebbles.
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Travel To Naxos
There is a fast ship (4 hours) and a conventional ship (about 6-7 hours) reaching Naxos from the port of Piraeus. There is also an airport on Naxos with the flight from Athens being less than half an hour.
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Transportation On Naxos (Car Rentals)
It is easy to rent a car or a bike. If you plan on exploring Naxos and visiting many different beaches you should get one, otherwise you will have to depend on the buses. The buses are frequent but they provide access only to the most popular beaches of Naxos.
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Accommodation On Naxos (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)
Staying at Chora is the best choice, as it offers you many things to do and the beach of Agios Georgios is right next to it. From there, with the help of the public transportation, you can organize your trips to the sea all over Naxos. If you are the type of person who wants absolute peace and quiet, then you would stay in someplace other than Chora.
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Food & Drink On Naxos
Naxos is a very fertile island, something very rare for an island of Cyclades, so everything that is grown out of the earth is superb. Naxos is especially known for its excellent potatoes, so make sure you try some, either fried, baked or boiled. There are also several fantastic types of local cheese, like graviera.
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What To Buy On Naxos
You can buy several traditional, as Naxos is a very fertile island and has thus great products. The potatoes of Naxos, which are famous, would not be easy to carry, but instead you can get lemon liqueur, olive oil, honey and wine, as the wine of Naxos is exquisite, Naxos being the island of god Dionysos. You have to get some cheese, as the types of cheese found on Naxos are of great quality and are famous in Greece.
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Attractions On Naxos
The Archaeological Museum of Naxos has the most complete collection on Cycladic artifacts.
The Venetian Museum lies at the center of Chora. Besides the impressive exhibits there is a panoramic view of the port.
One of the greatest museums of its kind in Greece with more than 2000 stones, minerals, alloys and fossils.
A large collection divided into three sections, the sea, the animal and the plant section. The bones of the dwarf elephants stand out.
The huge 6 meters high and 3,5 meters wide door is one of the most important attractions of Naxos.
The scenic castle that overlooks Chora hosts many little shops and taverns and it is a great place to stroll.
Apiranthos (or Aperathos) is the most picturesque and famous mountainous village of Naxos, built with stone and marble.
Close to Sagri village at Gyroula lie all that is left of the ancient Greek temple of goddess Demetra.
The 15 meter tall marble tower was built on Naxos during the Hellenistic ages as a fortified outpost.
A gigantic 6 meter statue of a man figure of the 7th century BC, a famous attraction on Naxos, was found half-finished close to Melanes village.
Another 10 meters tall Kouros of 6th century BC, found close to Apollonas village.
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Alternative Islands To Naxos
Naxos is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:
Koufonisia (5 klm from Naxos)
Paros (5 klm from Naxos)
Schinoussa (6 klm from Naxos)
Iraklia (6 klm from Naxos)
Donoussa (17 klm from Naxos)
Ios (19 klm from Naxos)
Antiparos (22 klm from Naxos)
Amorgos (25 klm from Naxos)
Mykonos (26 klm from Naxos)
Sikinos (32 klm from Naxos)
Tinos (45 klm from Naxos)
Syros (48 klm from Naxos)
Santorini (49 klm from Naxos)
Sifnos (52 klm from Naxos)
Folegandros (54 klm from Naxos)
Anafi (64 klm from Naxos)
Serifos (71 klm from Naxos)
Kimolos (71 klm from Naxos)
Andros (73 klm from Naxos)
Milos (79 klm from Naxos)
Kythnos (83 klm from Naxos)
Kea (Tzia) (104 klm from Naxos)
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Islands Connected To Naxos
There is a ferry from Naxos to the following islands:
Amorgos (direct connection to Naxos)
Andros (direct connection to Naxos)
Astypalaia (direct connection to Naxos)
Donoussa (direct connection to Naxos)
Folegandros (direct connection to Naxos)
Ios (direct connection to Naxos)
Iraklia (direct connection to Naxos)
Kalymnos (direct connection to Naxos)
Kastelorizo (direct connection to Naxos)
Kos (direct connection to Naxos)
Koufonisia (direct connection to Naxos)
Kythnos (direct connection to Naxos)
Milos (direct connection to Naxos)
Mykonos (direct connection to Naxos)
Nisyros (direct connection to Naxos)
Paros (direct connection to Naxos)
Rhodes (direct connection to Naxos)
Santorini (direct connection to Naxos)
Schinoussa (direct connection to Naxos)
Symi (direct connection to Naxos)
Syros (direct connection to Naxos)
Tilos (direct connection to Naxos)
Tinos (direct connection to Naxos)
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