Exploring Naxos in four days allows you to visit the island’s main attractions. Chora, Agios Prokopios, and Plaka are excellent options for accommodation. It is highly recommended to rent a car to have access to the sites at your own pace.
Day 1: Visit Chora and nearby beaches. Spend a relaxing morning on one of the most popular and beautiful beaches, such as Agios Prokopios or Plaka. Enjoy the evening in Naxos Castle and watch the sunset at Portara – Apollo’s Temple.
Day 2: Spend the morning exploring the picturesque Naxos countryside. Start by visiting Dimitra’s Temple in Sagri. In a 15-minute drive, you can reach Damalas village to visit the ceramic workshop and the traditional olive press museum. Continue further up the mountain to Chalki village.
Day 3: As you start getting oriented in the mountainous region, take the next step and go for a hike. Mount Zas offers a moderate trail that is well-marked. You can hike to the top and enjoy the stunning 360-degree view of all Cyclades. On the way down, stop at Filoti, wander through the white-washed houses, and visit the small churches. There are many taverns in the main square to taste local recipes.
Day 4: Take a daily cruise to the Small Cyclades. There are many sailing boat trips that offer excellent opportunities to get to know a nearby small island. You can spend the day on the boat, enjoying the sun and the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea.