Naxos island

Naxos is the biggest, the greenest and one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Belonging to the Cyclades islands group, it’s close to other popular islands, such as Paros, Mykonos and Koufonisia. Its ideal location in the heart of the Aegean sea makes it the perfect base for island hopping to the nearby Greek islands.

Famous for the exotic Naxos beaches, wild natural setting and impressive archaeological monuments, Naxos has been developed as one of the most popular destinations for holidays in Greece. Yet, without losing its traditional charm!

The capital of the island, Naxos Chora, is one of the most picturesque capitals of the Cyclades islands group! The island’s history is reflected in every corner of Chora. Boasting a traditional Cycladic architecture with Venetian influences, Naxos Chora is perfect for strolls and exploration! On the northern part of Chora Naxos, you’ll find the trademark of the island, Portara Naxos. Portara, which means “big door”, is basically the imposing gate of an ancient temple dedicated to the Greek god Apollo, which was located there. Your best bet is to visit Portara in the afternoon, to marvel at the mind-blowing sunset!

Apart from Portara, in Naxos Chora you’ll also find the Venetian castle of Naxos, which is located on a hill above Chora. Being a mixture of ancient and modern, Naxos Chora oozes a unique charm you won’t find anywhere else!

As for Naxos beaches, they will seduce you with their exotic beauty! Plaka beach Naxos, Saint George beach Naxos, Mikri Vigla and Agios Prokopios are some of the best Naxos beaches worth visiting! If you are a water sports enthusiast, head to the western coastline of Naxos island, which is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Naxos island will steal your heart with its mesmerizing beauty!

Saint George beach Naxos

Kalergis Studios Naxos is ideally located on Saint George beach Naxos, in Naxos Chora. Saint George beach is the closest to the capital beach, which makes it the perfect location to spend your holidays in Naxos!

Boasting a beautiful natural setting, crystal clear waters, many kilometers of golden sand and a Blue Flag status, Saint George beach is, hands down, one of the most postcard-perfect Naxos beaches. It is fully organized with umbrellas and sunbeds, while it also has water sports facilities! Indeed, the southern part of Saint George beach is a perfect spot for windsurfing, while you can also do windsurfing lessons there.

Apart from watersports, in Saint George beach Naxos you’ll find a selection of Naxos hotels, cafes and restaurants, where you can have romantic sunset dinners!

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Naxos island

“Portara”: It is Naxos’ trademark. Standing on the northern side of the port, Portara can be seen from afar as ships approach the island of Naxos. This monument is a gigantic gate, which remains from a temple that was dedicated to the Greek god Apollo. It was built during the 6th century B.C, when Naxos used to be a commercial and cultural center.

The castle: It’s an impressive monument, which was built during the long Venetian rule (1204-1537). It is located on a hill, which is the natural acropolis of Chora. It’s a medieval town in the heart of the Aegean still in its original form, inhabited continuously since 1207. The external walls of the peripheral houses shape the wall of the Castle, which has three gates.

Kouros (Flerio): At Flerio, near the village of Melanes, there is a 6.4 meters tall, half-finished male statue, belonging to the 7th century B.C., which was found in an olive grove.

Kouros (Apollonas): Near the village Apollonas and the entrance of an ancient mine, there is a half finished “Kouros” (male statue) lying on the ground, which has never been moved from this spot. The statue is 10.45 meters high and is dated at the beginning of the 6th century B.C.