Naxos, Greece

Naxos is a Greek island, the largest island (428 km²) in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean. It was the centre of archaic Cycladic culture.

The largest city and capital of the island is Hora, sometimes called Naxos City, with about 12,000 inhabitants. The main villages are Filoti, Apiranthos, Tragea (Chalki), Koronos, Sangri, and Apollonas.

Naxos is a popular tourist destination, with several easily accessible ruins. It has many beautiful beaches, such as those at Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios, Alikos, Kastraki, Mikri Vigla, Plaka, and Agios Georgios, most of them near Hora.

Things to See & Do

* Portara, an iconic 6th century BC marble gate
* Prokopios, Agia Anna, Plaka and Mikri Vigla beaches
* Kouros of Melanes and Apollona
* Dimitra's Temple at Sangri
* Cheimarros Tower

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 428 km²
Population – 25,100
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location – The port is located at Hora, the capital of Naxos.

Travel Links – Naxos is about 5 1/2 hours by regular ferry from Piraeus, and about 1 1/2 hours by regular ferry from Santorini. Naxos is a central hub in the sea transport system, and enjoys multiple connections in all directions. Regular ferries also operate from Mykonos. NEL Lines also operates a highspeed link from Lavrio in Attica. Olympic Airways operates a daily service from Athens. AirSea Lines operates seaplanes from Lavrio Port (a few km west of Athens) to Naxos. On weekends there are direct flights from Austria (Innsbruck and Graz) with Lauda Air.
Within town, walking is the best method of transport. Bus services do operate between the towns, and car and motorbike rentals are readily available.

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