This is Naxos Greece!
Naxos Greece is a Cycladic island dating as far back as 4th millennium BC. It is widely believed to be where Zeus, the Greek god of thunder and father of the 12 renowned Greek gods was raised. The land is fertile, imposing and exudes primaeval majesty.
The Naxos Greece is located right in the centre of the Cyclades, in between Paros and Mykonos. It can also be said to be the most mountainous of the Cycladic islands. One of the best ways to get accustomed to the island is staying in one of Naxos luxury hotels; an example of one which will help you get accustomed to the island by providing you with all you need is the Iria Beach hotel.
Naxos Greece Architecture
Naxos architecture displays evidence of the various types of civilizations the island has passed through. These are Cycladic civilization, classical era and the Greco-Persian wars, Byzantine era, Naxos Duchy era and the Ottoman control respectively. The building of churches, houses and other monuments reflect the rich folk tradition of the island.
You will find towers, folk houses and mansions widely spread all through the island’s settlements. The most prominent architectural styles are the Venetian and Medieval styles. Other architectural elements of the island include well-planned layout and a narrow network of streets.
Characteristics of Naxos Greece Island
Each of the Cycladic islands is spectacular in their way. Some of the spectacular characteristics of Naxos Greece are:
- Endless beaches with crystal clear water
- Archaeological sites which keep the Island’s history through the ages
- The production of citron in the traditional way; using homegrown ingredients.
- Natural emery mines
Beaches in Naxos Greece
All the Cycladic islands possess beaches whose features are spectacular to them alone. However, among these islands, Naxos Greece beaches have the most spectacular features. Some of these beaches are:
- Mikra beach which is a sandy and well protected from strong winds, similar to Kalanthos beach;
- Moutsuna beach which is a combination of two beaches which are both ideals for family and children visits; and
- Agia Anna, Naxos which picks up from Prokopios beach and is regarded as one of the most coastal locations in Naxos.
Fun activities and recreation in Naxos Greece
Naxos Greece is a fun island with lots of recreation available to both locals and tourists. Some of the recreational and fun activities available are horse riding, sailing, diving, water sports, tours and excursions, bike riding, tennis, and hiking/trekking
Nightlife in Naxos Greece
From dancing to Greek tunes to sipping wines and cocktails, there are a lot of activities to spice up your nightlife in Naxos, both around the beach and away from the touristy areas. It all depends on what you desire most: more activities option or the tranquility of being away from the crowd.
Some other nightlife facilities and activities in Naxos include clubs and bars which provide traditional and exotic music; beachside bars for moon watching and restaurants/taverns which serve both local and international dishes while you enjoy the fresh air from the sea.
Naxos Island is widely renowned for its hospitality and friendly nature. Irrespective of your sex, age, nationality and religious affiliations, you are sure to find yourself at home among the locals and other tourists. Naxos accommodations are made easier by the wide variety of hotels in Naxos.