Traveling to Naxos Greece? There are lots of things to do in Naxos if you read our posts. This is breathtaking place of natural scenic views. All the things available to experience are not -yet- well known to travelers.
The island of Naxos has many beaches for you to enjoy (like Plaka, Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Mikri Vigla, Orkos, Aliko, Maragas, Pyrgaki, Kastraki, Agios Georgios, Psili Ammos and more).
You and your travel guests can enjoy exploring villages. This will provide you a learning experience about the culture, heritage, and history of the people. Naxos or Hora Town has a very impressive Venetian Castle.
Apiranthos is a mountain village built with many fine marble homes. The Moni Village has one of the oldest churches in Greece.
Huge castles that overlook the sea are open for touring visitors. Some old lighthouses that have made their homes here for centuries are also open for touring visitors.
You will be able to explore the history of Naxos through all these historical landmarks.
Things to do in Naxos: Visit The Museums
Things to do in Naxos span a wide range, whether your visit is a family vacation or a romantic honeymoon, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The Archaeological Museum of Naxos can be found in the main town and it is one of the most interesting places to visit. The building was built in the 17th Century and includes items that date back to the Late Neolithic period.
The Kouros Statue
An extraordinary and tall (over 10 meters) statue of Kouros can be seen outside the village of Apollonas.
There is a diversity in opinions regarding this statue. Some claim it depicts Apollo while others claim it depicts Dionysus. The statue is half finished due to faults in the marble. People flock from all over the world to admire it.
Discover Beautiful Cathedrals and Churches
The Orthodox Cathedral is decorated with fine wall paintings and the Catholic Cathedral with its huge colorful stained glass windows is inviting to people of all faiths.
There is a Monastery that sits on a mountain and a church that is known to be a trademark of the island. There is also an Orthodox Christian Church that is known to be one of the earliest churches.
Attend the Festivals of Naxos
Naxos is home of many festivals that take place all throughout the year.
During the summer season the weather can be warm, hot, and humid so you will want to dress in light clothing for summertime festivals. The winters here are cool and mild.
Experience Naxos Cuisine
You and your travel guests may enjoy dining at a wide number of Greek restaurants serving Greek cuisine.
There is a cafe and restaurant serving the Naxos Island cuisine and while dining here you will have a magnificent view of windsurfers.
You and your guests will see many dining places overlooking the sea that offer outdoor dining tables that provide breathtaking views and sounds of the sea while dining.
Dining places by the sea are perfect for those who are on romantic trips or honeymoon. These dining places are known for serving traditional Greek dinners like cheese pies, goat, and roast pork, with some of the finest Greek wines.
Things to do in Naxos: Nightlife
Things to do in Naxos Greece can be very entertaining for the nightlife crowd because there are many bars and clubs you can visit on the island.
Some bars, pubs, grills, and clubs are found just one block away from the waterfront. Some bars and clubs can be found at beach resorts or hotels and motels. Add these to your list of things to do in Naxos.
Nightlife is on the waterfront offers tons of exciting live entertainment like comedy shows, live bands, wide open and spacious dance areas, Greek food, Greek beer and wine.
These nightlife places are open into the wee hours of the early morning. Nightlife bars, clubs, pubs, sand grills cater to singles, couples, and groups.
Sailing in Naxos Island
There are large yacht companies that offer over 400 fine and elegant boats in their fleet.
These are a few of the finest chartered yachts sailing the awesome Greek seas. Go deep sea fishing or just ride the waves and view sunsets or sunrises that provide amazing views, watch the seagulls and more.
Go Windsurfing or Kite-surfing
There are quite a few sports clubs in Naxos Greece that offer both of these exciting sports. You can enjoy water sport activities as well.
Take a Shopping Trip
You will want to bring back home some memories of your trip and what better way to do it by taking a shopping trip along the port and backstreets.
There are clothes, jewelry, leather goods, and souvenirs. Purchase a few fine pieces of jewelry made from the sea like pearl rings or shell necklaces.
Don’t Forget Citron Tasting
Some of the best wines in the world come from Naxos Greece and you will not want to miss out sampling traditional citron liqueur.
Biking and Hiking
Take a biking or hiking tour on your own or a guided tour so you can explore the natural beauty that Naxos Greece has to offer. That is one of the must things to do in Naxos. There are many hiking options. Check here, and here.
However, by all means, and apart from all the sightseeing, do spend time doing nothing. You can do that in the village of Chalkio (Halkio).
After all you are in a Greek island. It is great to also enjoy the sea and the sun and some ouzo. Naxos is perfect for that too.
Naxos is ideal for hiking. We have hiked there. This gear will be handy.