Things to do in Naxos

Naxos or otherwise Axia is the largest island of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. The journey is 91 nautical miles and the area is 428 km2. It is located right in the centre of the Aegean Sea while it belongs to the eastern Cyclades. In the north of Naxos is Mykonos, in the east Donoussa, southeast is Amorgos, in the south is Ios and in the west Paros.

The male resident of Naxos is called Naxios or Naxiotis, Axiotis or Axotis (while the female one is respectively called Naxiotissa, Axiotissa or Axotissa). Boys are generally called “kopelia”, girls “kopeloudia” while little children are called “kopeloudakia”. The inhabitants of the mountainous Naxos (in the east) call each other “Anomerites” (Highlanders) while those in lowland (in the west) are called “Katomerites” (Lowlanders). There are also those living in Naxos town, Chora, that’s why they are called “Choraites”.


Naxos with its strong winds, especially in the summertime, is the ideal destination for water sports fans.

Horse Riding

horse riding

Horse riding is a unique experience during your holidays. You can go riding along the beach enjoying some unforgettable moments as well as through paths that will bring you into contact with the island’s beauty.

For the kids

for kids

Naxos is the ideal place for family vacations since it gives parents the chance to do many interesting things with their children.



Walking on the island of Naxos anybody has the chance to be in contact with the wonderful nature of this place, the diversity of which will definitely impress them.

For Crafts


For those who have crafts, the port of Naxos is a guaranteed solution. However, in the summer it is quite full so, you’d better ask the port authority first for availability.



The rich coastline of the island will definitely attract the divers. For the advanced fans of this sport, there are fascinating places for them to explore, such as shipwrecks, caves and sunk