A Greek Island nestled in South Aegean, Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades Islands and also the most fertile. Initially, the hub of archaic Cycladic culture, the island’s fertile landscape stretches through beaches, ancient ruins, and mountain villages. The lush green valleys and villages on the island make it a beautiful place for an outdoor vacation. The island is primarily known for being the source of a dark granular rock called emery. Potatoes, wine, marble and white granite sand found at the stunning Mediterranean beaches of the island are another specialties of the island.
Apart from being a tourism hub, the island earns much of its income by the means of agriculture. The capital and the largest town here is named Chora, which is most frequented by the visitors as major shops and restaurants are located in that area. This port town houses many whitewashed cube-shaped houses along with Venetian mansions making the city a significant attraction among tourists.
Naxos is a windy island providing opportunities for exciting outdoor activities on its many beaches. Seven sports clubs at the island offer sports and other water activities to the visitors. Whether you decide to explore the charming spots of Hora, pay a visit to the archeological site of Portara, take in the magnificence of Agios Prokopios, treat your eyes with the green landscapes of Tragarea, or take a dip inside the stellar Rina Cave, the island will leave you awe-inspired. Loaded with temples, castles, museums, and beaches, the island never fails to amaze and entertain the visitors. Located about halfway between Mykonos and Santorini, the island has traditional and small villages, artistic streets and intricate handicrafts which make this city worth visiting.
Essential travel information and Naxos tips for your visit
- Time Zone: Eastern European Time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)
- Currency: Euro
- Electricity and Internet: Naxos uses 230 V/50 Hz as the power source. Plugs and sockets are of C or F type. Internet in the form of WiFi is available in most hotels of Naxos. Local network providers also give internet facilities.
- Languages: Greek and English are primary languages in Naxos.
- Security: Police (100), Fire (199), Medical Aid (14944), Other Emergency (112)
- Tipping in Naxos is not compulsory but appreciated.
- Be aware of rental scams especially while renting motorbikes and ATVs.
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