Naxos Resort Location
The Naxos Resort Beach Hotel is one of the most central hotels in Naxos. Just 500m from the port, 20m from the highly touted golden beach of Saint George, 1.5km from the airport, 200m from the bus station that enables visitors to access almost all known beaches.
Therefore the position of the hotel is an excellent choice of stay in Naxos.
Coordinates: +37.098578, +25.25376603
In the heart of the Cyclades, in the heart of the Aegean, the largest island of the Cyclades is Naxos. It has unique beaches, traditional villages, historical sites and hospitable inhabitants which constitute the ideal place for those who do not want noisy resorts nor isolated ones.
Its destiny is interwoven with travel, exchanges, new techniques and pioneering ideas.
The landscape of the island has many rotations. Plains succeed barren areas, marble mountains lead to deep shadowed glens, green areas host white villages and sandy beaches meet the sea.
The wealthy water table of Naxos offers drinking water to wells and streams of the island. The fertile land produces citrus fruits, olives, fruit, vegetables, the famous potatoes of Naxos and amazing wine.
In addition, animal husbandry and beekeeping are particularly developed and offer exceptional quality meat, milk, cheese and thyme honey.
Geologically, the underground is particularly interesting because of the presence of emery, of marble and granite that are exploitable products. The rocks constitute solidly foundations of Naxos and make the island earthquake resistant.
As the capital of the island, Chora offers all contemporary comforts and a plenty of services whereas has a rich market, many entertainment options, restaurants, ouzo taverns and is ideal for walking both the narrow streets with whitewashed houses and the seaside street, full of life.
In Naxos town you could find traditional character and beautiful beaches. In the most impressive beach of Naxos Town, Saint George, you will find the Naxos Resort Beach Hotel.
Temple of Apollona – Portara
When the ship approaches the beautiful port of Naxos, the first impression you get will always remain in your mind. Your gaze will be captivated by the gigantic marble gate of Portara, a remnant of the temple of Apollona, which was never completed. The most famous “door” of the Cyclades, the Portara is one of the greater monuments of Naxos that register the rich historical past and impress with their magnificence.
Unique and impressive, imposing Portara standing for centuries on the small island “Palaces” is always open to visitors who flock to capture it in a photo, bathed by the light of sunset.
The Castle of Naxos
Going up to the Castle of Chora, built by Marco Sanudo in 1207, and wandering around the stone paved alleys of the mediaeval settlement you will feel like travelling in past times; a unique experience.
Walk in the steep alleys, marvel at the Venetian mansion houses, stare out over the monument of Portara and feel some of the magic of that time that is preserved “intact” within the Castle.
Trademark of the village are the Venetian towers, the Byzantine churches and picturesque windmills. Visit the ancient temple dedicated to the goddess Demeter, who is in Gyroulas location, made entirely with white marble.
Chalkeion or Chalki or Tragea
The number of monuments, churches and its geographical position which is in the center of the island, made Tragea the administrative and commercial center of mountainous Naxos.
In Chalki you can see beautiful neoclassical buildings, indicative of the boom that the village has seen. The distillery “Vallindras” offers to guests and passers-by its excellent drink, citron, which gives the opportunity to whoever drinks it to travel mentally and reminisce the place of production.
Filoti is located 18.3 km east of the town of Naxos. It is the largest village of the island. It has a rich history, many important monuments and the surrounding area is ideal for those who love hiking, as it is built at the foot of Mount Zas
In Filoti, visitors can see a variety of monuments and churches: Chimarros Tower, the Tower of Barozzi, the church of Panagia, the chapel of Agios Ioannis, Aries Spring and the foot of Mount Zas.
Apeiranthos, one of the island’s most traditional villages is built in the heart of the highlands of Naxos and is rich in history and tradition. It seems untouched by time as it preserves its unspoiled traditional character, and impresses with its medieval architecture. Stone and marble dominate the architecture of the village. Venetian towers, the Byzantine churches and the stone houses, all of which constitute characteristic samples of the fortification architecture dating to the years of Venetian rule.
Visit the impressive Zevgoli tower, sit under the shadow of the big plane tree, ascend toward the Bardani tower and meet the locals who have a characteristic temperament and a Cretan accent. Four museums operate in Apeiranthos: the Archaeological Museum, the Folk Art Museum, the Geological Museum and the Museum of Natural History.
Plunged in a verdant valley with abundant water and rich vegetations, this village fascinates every visitor with its beauty and tradition. The flowing waters of the village used to put in motion the water mills in the past; today, they magnetize the sight of visitors. An unfinished gigantic “Kouros” statue made of marble, lies within an olive groove with a unique landscape in the background. This is one of the two most famous “Kouros” statues of Naxos, and is dated to the 7th century.
Apollonas is a beautiful fishing village in the northeastern part of the island. It has a long beach which combines pebbles with sand. Close to village, at the entry of an old quarry, lies the gigantic “Kouros of Apollonas” an unfinished statue with a height of 11 meters, sculpted in the 6th century B.
The famous Saint George beach, awarded with “blue flag”, is a well organized beach with golden sand and you can indulge in water sports, from wind surfing to pedal boats and beach volley apart from enjoying a swim.
The shallow waters make it ideal for families with young children, while you can enjoy food and drink on the beach.
Well known beach has accepted all the international awards. Characteristic of it is the thin pebble which has the look of sand and the riot of colors that the waters take.
St. Anna is physical continuation of Saint Prokopios. The vast sandy beaches and crystal clear waters compose the scenery here.
Another endless beach 4 km. Enjoy the idyllic landscape that create the white sand, large sand hills and dark green waters; and treat yourself unforgettable moments of relaxation peacefulness.
Mikri Vigla is a “paradise” for windsurfer lovers, as the ideal weather conditions in the region have established it as a venue of surfing lovers from around the world.
Towards Moutsouna keep track of the air station of emery mines of the island. Enchanting landscape that combines sea and mountain views to the Small Cyclades which undoubtedly will fill you with unforgettable images.
This is the most remote beach on the island, but it is worth travelling 54km., that is the distance from Chora, to make your dives in dark green waters. A small sheltered cove and some palm trees on the beach compose the wonderful landscape.