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Jul 21
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Jul 21
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Jul 21
Terms of Use

Welcome to nxs.guide (hereinafter referred to as “Naxos Guide”). By accessing and using this website, you agree to comply with the following Terms of Use. Please read these terms carefully before using the website. If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from using Naxos Guide. 1. Acceptance of Terms By accessing Naxos […]

Jul 17
Naxos Introduction

Naxos is an island steeped in history and culture, with a rich heritage dating back to prehistoric times. Situated in the heart of the Aegean Sea, it has become a popular tourist destination, while retaining a strong primary sector production. Many of the island’s inhabitants are engaged in agriculture, animal farming, and marble quarries, maintaining […]

Jul 16
Naxos History

The beginning of the history of Naxos is lost somewhere in the mythical field.  Palaeolithic era Stone tools from the Palaeolithic era, dating between 70,000 and 250,000 B.C., have been unearthed in recent excavations. Additionally, the extinct dwarf elephant Palaeoloxodon lomolinoi inhabited Naxos until the arrival of hominids on the island. Stone Age Archaeological finds […]

Jul 15
Mythology

Naxos has a strong association with Greek Mythology, with many of the famous Olympus Gods such as Zeus, Dimitra, Dionysus, Apollon, Artemis, and Poseidon being worshipped in various ways and locations on the island. Zeus According to Greek mythology, Zeus was born in Crete as the son of Kronos and Rhea. In order to protect Zeus […]

Jul 14
The Pirates Era

The Aegean Islands and Coasts: Battlegrounds of Pirates and Invaders From the 7th century AD until the fall of Constantinople, the islands and coastal regions of the Aegean Sea endured numerous hardships at the hands of Arab invaders, known as Saracens. These raiders, originating from Africa, Asia, and Crete, ravaged and plundered everything and everyone […]

Jul 13
Small Cyclades

The Small Cyclades comprise a group of islands located in the eastern part of the Cyclades, to the southeast of Naxos and to the northwest of Amorgos. The islands consist of Iraklia, Donoussa, Koufonissi (Upper Koufonissi and Kato Koufonissi), Schinoussa, and the uninhabited Keros, as well as several smaller rocky islets. Vacations on the islands […]

Jul 12
Nature 

Geography Naxos is part of the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea. The closest island to Naxos is Paros to the west, while to the south and southwest lie Irakleia, Schinoussa, Ano & Kato Koufonisi, Keros, Ano & Kato Antikeri, and Amorgos. On the east side of Naxos lies Donousa, and on days with […]

Jul 11
Architecture

What the visitor to Naxos witnesses firsthand is that, besides the stunning beaches and the rich local gastronomy, the island is also renowned for its distinctive architecture. The period that significantly influenced its architectural character was, undoubtedly, the Frankish rule, and its “marks” can still be seen on the island to this day. The most […]

Jul 10
Culture – Music

Habits and customs, folk art and architecture, dances and songs, are all reflections of the soul of the people and have their roots deeply embedded in the past. Folk singing in Naxos holds significant value as a national treasure. It forms an essential part of the island’s musical tradition and is deeply intertwined with dance. […]

Jul 09
Things to Do – Activities 

The diverse terrain of the mainland and coastal regions offers visitors a plethora of exciting outdoor activities to partake in. From scaling mountains to exploring underwater depths through diving, there is something for everyone. Those seeking adventure can indulge in thrilling experiences, while those looking to unwind can relax on the beach and engage in […]

Jul 08
Naxos for Families

Naxos has a reputation as a family friendly destination and we couldn’t doubt it. Parents and children alike can have an unforgettable experience, thanks to the endless sandy beaches, clear blue waters, excellent mediterranean cuisine, a rich ancient heritage, and picturesque villages. Naxos coastline creates an endless playground for children. Agios Georgios, Agia Anna, Agios […]

Jul 07
Bike tours

During summer, avoid cycling during the middle of the day. Begin your journey early, as the morning time is perfect for experiencing the first light of day that paints the sky with a multitude of colours. Carry a small bag with the necessary items. It is important not to carry unnecessary weight. Combine your bike […]

Jul 07
Paths and Hikes

Naxos is a popular destination for those seeking adventure and nature tourism, thanks to its diverse natural landscape, numerous historical monuments spanning different eras, and well-preserved local culture. The topography of the island has valleys and high peaks. Streams run through the valleys and villages for most months, creating a beautiful landscape to explore. Walking […]

Jul 06
Where the sun sets

Naxos Island, located in the heart of the Cyclades in Greece, provides an enchanting sunset experience that is truly breathtaking. As the sun gradually descends below the horizon, the sky transforms into a beautiful display of orange, pink, and purple hues, casting a warm glow over the island. The sensation of watching the sunset in […]

Jul 05
Festivals – Throughout the year

Naxos is an island with a rich cultural calendar that pulsates with a primal rhythm, blending sounds and art from all around Greece and the world. Distilling the fruits of its deeply rooted culture, you can taste the purest expressions of art here, year-round. Cultural events Axia Music Festival: August, Halki The Axia International Festival […]

Jul 05
Feasts and Local Celebrations

The calendar year in Naxos is filled with numerous folk customs that are celebrated through various feasts and events, some of which are simply symbolic in nature. These feasts and events keep alive the ancient ways and customs that have been passed down through generations via folk rituals that have been adapted to the religious, […]

Jul 05
Nightlife in Naxos

As the sun sets over the horizon, Naxos transforms into a different world. The island’s nightlife comes alive, igniting a mesmerising energy that pulsates through the streets and fills the air with excitement. The town of Naxos is a hub of activity, with a plethora of bars and clubs offering a diverse range of music […]

Jul 05
Manolis Limpertas: Ceramist in Damalas

Manolis Limpertas is a fourth-generation ceramist who has carried on the family tradition of pottery-making. This art form originated with his father’s grandfather, and Manolis continues to uphold the family legacy. At his workshop in Damalas, he creates ceramic objects that can be found in households across the island, offering visitors a wonderful opportunity to […]

Jul 05
Shashi Chopra: The colours of Naxos

When did you start painting, and why choose Naxos and the smaller Greek islands as your subject? I’ve painted all my life, it’s almost like “I have to paint.” I went to art college and university, studying fashion design. I worked as a designer for many years, designing ranges for various companies such as Jerry […]

Jul 05
Konstantinos Votanos: Executive Chef at Barozzi Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

What prompted your interest in the culinary arts?My passion for cooking was ignited at a young age while assisting my grandmother, who hailed from a village near Kalamata. She created recipes based on the ingredients from her own garden, always using pure and top-quality produce. Please share the trajectory of your culinary career.At the age […]

Jul 05
Fasolas in Naxos: Reviving a 19th Century Neighborhood by a Former Accountant

Fasola district stands as the historic commercial hub within the village of Filoti in Naxos. With its charming whitewashed cobblestone streets and quaint shops, this picturesque neighborhood transports visitors back to the traditional way of life experienced by the island’s inhabitants in the 19th century. Over the past 12 years, this small, traditional community has […]

Jul 03
Gastronomy

Naxian cuisine is renowned for its use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes passed down through generations. The island’s fertile soil and mild climate make it ideal for cultivating a variety of crops, including potatoes, olives, grapes, and fruits. Animal husbandry is also an integral part of the island’s gastronomic scene, with Naxos’ […]