How to get to the island of Naxos?
By ferry and high-speed ferry, several connections per day go to the island of Naxos, depending on the season:
- rom the Athenian ports of Piraeus and Rafina,
- as well as from the islands of Paros, Santorini or Ios.
Fly to Naxos from Paris
To go to Naxos by plane from the French capital :
Aegean Airlines and Air France offer direct flights to Athens, from Paris Orly or Paris CDG. The average flight time is 3 hours 25 minutes.
How to get to Naxos from Athens?
You can take a ferry to Naxos in Athens at the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. The port of Piraeus is about 15 km south of the center of Athens and 45 km from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport.
From Athens, Olympic Air also offers flights to Naxos in about 45 minutes.
Where is Naxos?
Naxos (Ancient Greek and Modern Greek Νάξος / Náxos) is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea that belongs to the Cyclades. It is the largest and highest island of the archipelago. It is quite easy to locate it on a European or Greek map, since Naxos is almost equidistant from Greece (mainland) and Turkey.
Where to stay on the island of Naxos?
Where to stay in Naxos? Crete Autrement proposes you below 2 hotels with an excellent quality-price-location ratio!
Hotel Naxos : our 2 favorites ♥
1. Anatoli Hotel
Located 10 minutes walk from the center of the island and the beach, in Chora Naxos where you will find many ferry connections to Santorini for example,
book your room in the typical Greek Hotel Anatoli in Naxos
2. The Saint Vlassis
Massage and bath under the stars ?
Located 700 meters from the city center and 500 meters from the beach of Agios Georgios,
treat yourself to one of the dream rooms with a view, huge terrace and outdoor bath at Saint Vlassis in Chora
Where to stay in Milos?
To have more choices about hotels in Naxos, we suggest you to explore the map below and book your stay there
What to do in Naxos in 2022? Our Top 4
1. Take a dream cruise
In Naxos, many excursions are waiting for you to enjoy the wonders of the Cyclades and the Greek Nature, but also the local gastronomic culture!
2. Discover the beaches of your dreams
Here is our selection of the 5 most beautiful beaches of Naxos not to be missed during your trip:
- Alyko Beach.
- The beach of Lionas.
- Beach of Panormos.
- Beach of Kalantos.
- Beach of Georgios.
3. Visit Chora
To discover where the heart of Naxos beats most vigorously, we recommend you visit beautiful Chora:
- ferry departures and arrivals,
- restaurants, cafes, bars,
- seafront and beaches,
- and Greek culture(La Portara)
4. The Mount Zeus hike
It’s quite something to leave in the morning and think you’re going to tackle Mount Zeus, isn’t it? And why not you?
Culminating at more than 1400m of height, Mount Zeus is the highest peak of the island. To get there, it is possible to go on foot from Filoti, a famous and beautiful Greek village, with a 40-minute walk to the Aria springs. To reach the top of Mount Zeus, you will have to walk for almost 2 hours, but what an incredible panorama at the top!
Which island of the Cyclades to visit except Naxos?
Cyclades: which island to choose?
- Paros for a family vacation.
- Ios and Mykonos for a festive vacation.
- Koufonissi and Miloš, for a relaxing vacation.
- Anafi, Andros and Kimolos for a peaceful vacation.
- Syros and Sifnos, for a gourmet vacation.
- Amorgos and Folegandros, for mountaineering vacations.
Which island to choose between Paros and Naxos?
Paros and Naxos are two neighboring islands of the Cyclades, but which one to choose?
Paros has less relief than Naxos. Therefore, you will be able to browse it more easily. You will stop for example in the north of the island in the town of Naoussa, where you will enjoy a walk in the harbor while admiring the boats with local colors.
But if you are on either of the Greek islands, do not hesitate to explore the archipelago as much as possible by visiting the 2 islands that have the advantage of having beautiful beaches.