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A walk among a network of alleyways that will bring you back to the history of this city. Try to walk for 3-4 mins, instead of taking the elevator. You will then discover old houses, some of them have been renovated and nicely restore their...More
The old town of naxos is a great place to wander around and get lost lovely wee shops bars and restaurants in the last 4 years I have been going there I can’t remember having bad meal or a restaurant that I would not go...More
I simply love the Chora of Naxos. Atmospheric town core on the hill, labyrinth of narrow lanes, picturesque corners; main boutiques-and-restaurants chain of pathways runs roughly parallel to the coast a block or two away from the waterfront - it is awfully pretty and full...More
We loved wandering through the little streets & alleys of old town. Lots of lovely restaurants and shops and it was not busy at all when we went - we had the streets to ourselves - it was around 7pm. Definitely bring a camera as...More
This is stunning and has many things going for it. Lots of people but not overcrowded with many options in terms of eateries and shopping.
The architecture is stunning. Overall it has a great feel to it and very family friendly.
Just a half hour walk to the port from Princess Naxos Hotel, plenty of shops and restaurants along the way - helped the local economy as we walked. Climbed through the port heights to the Cathedral, winding our way (unknown) with help from locals, and...More
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Hi, The Old Town is behind the waterfront (the alleys from the waterfront lead to the Old Town). We also found an entrance to the old market (it is a part of the Old Town). This entrance is a couple of minutes on foot from... More
Hi, The Old Town is behind the waterfront (the alleys from the waterfront lead to the Old Town). We also found an entrance to the old market (it is a part of the Old Town). This entrance is a couple of minutes on foot from the port at a very big square.
HI Gemma, we have been spending time on Naxos yearly for the past ten years; this year we were on the island mid May to first week June and again last week August to first week October, the previous time we returned end of... More
HI Gemma, we have been spending time on Naxos yearly for the past ten years; this year we were on the island mid May to first week June and again last week August to first week October, the previous time we returned end of October. The island can be windy at times, mid October is probably the latest you could stay, end of October we experienced a week of bad weather, all ferries were cancelled for a day and smaller ferries for a few days, flights are always fully booked, so it can be a problem.
If you are going for a beach holiday, don't stay longer than mid October, if you enjoy hiking and cycling and are happy in very changeable weather then stay longer.
Naxos is the biggest island in the Cyclades and has a reasonably large permanent population and some coffee shops, restaurants and stores do remain open past the end of October. Agai Anna, a great spot during season is practically a ghost town out of season. You will need to be prepared for cooler weather from about the first week of October, depending were you are it might get cold, pack a wind breaker with some thermal protection. The vibe from mid October is not so great as many places have already closed. If you are staying for such a long period, try and get a place that has a seating, dining area as you may find that you will need to spend a few days indoors. Naxos is a fantastic island with generally great, friendly and generous people.
We have been to most of the other islands in the Cyclades, Santorini is beautiful and worth seeing, go later in the season to avoid the madness, Mykonos was not a great experience, over hyped and not really what a Greek island is all about. You can easily do day trips or longer to most of the other islands in the Cyclades.
Hope that helps.
Enjoy your trip, this will be the first of many to this island!