Naxos can be reached daily from Piraeus (3:15 hours duration).
There are daily services that connect
Naxos to Paros (30 minutes), Ios (50 minutes), Mykonos (1:30 hours), Santorini (1:30 hours) and Iraklio, Crete (3:15 hours).
There are 4 weekly fast boats to
Syros (1:30 hours).
There are several daily ferry services from Piraeus (6 hours duration).
There are also daily services that connect
Naxos to Paros (1 hour), Ios (1:15 hours), Mykonos (3 hours), Santorini (3 hours), Syros (3 hours), Samos (3:30 hours) and Tinos (4:15 hours).
One ferry service goes weekly to
Andros (5 hours), Iraklio, Crete (7 hours), Kos (8:15 hours) and Thessaloniki (15 hours).
There are 2 weekly ferries to
Sikinos (3 hours), Folegandros (3 hours), Astypalea (5:30 hours) and Rhodes (14 hours).
There are 5 weekly ferries to
Anafi (7 hours).
There are bus routes to most of the main locations of the island, depending on the touristic season.
Buses leave from
Hora and there are frequent daily connections to Agia Anna, Filoti via Halki, Apiranthos via Filoti and Halki, Apollonas, Pyrgaki and Melanes.
There are many rental companies in Hora.
Taxi services operate all around the island.


The Tower of Himarros, near Filoti, the oldest still standing, is situated on the southeast side of the island, between mountain Zas and the sea. Built in the 4th century BC, it is 15 m high, has three stories and lies within a square stonewall.

Paleopyrgos of Plaka, between village Tripodes and Plaka Beach, is another ancient tower. Its only remains are the foundations and a part of the northern wall. The legend says that two Thracians fought for the love of Naxos' queen, they killed each other and the beautiful woman became a prophetess who then lived in the tower.

Bazeos Castle, 2 km east of the village of Sangri, once the 17th century Monastery of Timios Stavros, now functions as a cultural center and houses art exhibitions and the annual Naxos Festival, held between July and August.

The Byzantine Castle of Apalirou is built on the top of the mountain, in the center of Naxos, near the Agiassos Bay. The castle was destroyed by Marco Sanudo, after he moved the capital in today's area of Hora, 13th century AD.

Panagia Drosiani Church, situated 2.5 km north of village Halki, in the middle of Naxos, is one of the oldest and most important churches in the Balkans, with beautiful frescoes dating from 7th century AD.

The fortified Byzantine Monastery of Fotodotis Christ, built in the 9-10th century, situated outside the village of Danakos, has very interesting architectural features.

Tourists may see 6th century BC ruins and a museum at the restored Demeter's Temple, 1.5 km south of Sangri village.
Tel. 22850 22725

Near Apollonas village, on the northern coast, on the hillside, there stands a gigantic stone male statue, or kouros, 10 m long, dating from the 6th century BC.

Another kouros can be seen near the village of Melanes, dating from 7th century BC. It is called The Greek, it is unfinished and is 7 m long.

Yria-Dionysus Sanctuary is an archaeological site dating from 6h century BC. It is situated 10 km south of Hora, in the Livadi village.

At Apiranthos, a village east of Hora, with stone houses and marble-paved streets, there are 3 museums along the main street: The Museum of Natural History, The Geology Museum and The Archaeology Museum.


Naxos is famous for its vast, sandy beaches, with the clean water.
Agios Georgios is Naxos' town beach, on the southern edge of the waterfront.
Agios Prokopios, in south, is situated in a sheltered bay, Agia Anna is narrow, but has a white sand. Other sandy beaches follow, such as Pyrgaki, Plaka, Aliko, Mikri Vigla and Kastraki.
Other beautiful seaside resorts to be visited:
Panormos, Psili Ammos, Pachia Ammos, Moutsouna, Lionas and Apollon.

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