Best Places to Stay in Naxos
The most popular and convenient choice is Chora (Naxos Town). It has plenty of sites to see, good transport links and offers a wide range of accommodation from 5-star hotels to cheap studio rooms.
Enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the azure Aegean Sea from your room at the Iliada Suites complex. This brand new property is located on the southern edge of Naxos Town.
Chora Naxos, also known as the old town is one of the most fascinating and intriguing towns in the whole of Greece. The combination of the impressive Cycladic and Venetian architecture, the topography that’s appealing in its own way, and the authentic traditional character, makes this a must-see place.
The town’s greatest trademark is the Portara gate that stands like a sleepless guard at the entrance of the port. The imposing building is actually part of a Temple built to honor the Olympian God Apollo. The paved alleys of the town are lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants that have preserved its medieval charm, and are a delight to explore on foot.
Most hotels are located in either Skala Patmos or Chora. Fortunately, both are an easy ride from the port and a short walk away. The best places to stay in Naxos, however, are in the old town, which is a delightful maze of narrow streets that lead to various inhabitant houses in clusters huddled together, monasteries and churches.
There are plenty of hotels in the area, including some family-friendly options. Some of them are within walking distance of Mylopotas beach, while others offer views of the mountains and sea. Blue Sky apartment, for example, offers a terrace and free parking and is within 1.3 km of Mylopotas Beach. The accommodation is equipped with air conditioning, a refrigerator and household amenities. It is a popular choice among tourists and locals alike. The staff is friendly and helpful. They will help you to arrange excursions and tours around the island. They will also be happy to recommend their favorite restaurants, beaches, and attractions on the island.
Agios Prokopios is a popular beach resort located just five kilometres southwest of Naxos town (Chora). The golden beach that extends to Agia Anna is perfectly organized and lined with trendy cafe-bars, taverns, and cafeterias. Its crystal clear waters have earned it a top rating both on Greek and international levels, making it a must-visit for all travelers who come to the island.
The southern part of the beach is super quiet with only a few sun-chairs that you can rent and one or two beach shacks where you can get drinks. It’s a perfect spot for anyone looking for a more relaxed day on the beach where you can stretch out your towel and read a book.
If you are feeling more energetic, you can play some volleyball or try your luck windsurfing. During the summer, the beach is also popular for summer sports lovers. However, the northern winds can make the most popular parts of the beach quite windy, especially in June and early July.
There are a few hotels in Agios Prokopios that offer accommodation in both hotel rooms and self-contained apartments. For example, the Nine Graces – Agios Prokopios Beach Villas With Private Swimming Pools is an excellent option. It offers good access to the beach and Kavourakia Restaurant. Popular natural sights like Plaka Beach and Castle of Naxos are within a 10-minute drive away. Rooms at the property are modern, luxurious, and bright with a marvellous sea view. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as a coffee maker and a refrigerator. Some of the units also include a dining area. The bathroom features a shower and a hairdryer, and all units are air-conditioned.
Grotta is the perfect place for nature lovers. Its crystalline blue waters reflect silvery reflections and the atmosphere is breathtaking. Getting there is easy, with bus or boat from Anacapri. Once inside the grotto, visitors feel less like floating on water than suspended in the heavens. The experience is worth a visit at least once in a lifetime.
The secluded and luxurious Grotta is the only hotel in Italy located in a natural sea grotto. The small hotel is designed to be comfortable and cozy, with an intimate feeling for guests. The rooms are equipped with everything a guest needs to have a memorable stay. The hotel’s restaurant is also located in the grotto and offers amazing views of Capri.
This Monsummano Terme hotel has 64 accommodations with minibars and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Each of the bathrooms is fitted with a shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and slippers. The property provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a flat-screen LCD television and DVD players. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
There is an excellent choice of things to do in the area around Grotta, including birdwatching in summer and northern-lights hunting in winter. The nearby Seltjarnarnes national park is a haven of natural biodiversity, with multiple hiking paths such as Kvika footpath and Nordurstrond walking path leading to the most scenic points in the area. Those interested in history will enjoy visiting Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci, which is about 17 km away from Grotta. The area is also famous for its wine. Many of the local wineries offer tastings and tours.
The enchanting Mikri Vigla beach is the perfect place to enjoy your Greek vacation. It’s a family-friendly beach with clean waters, ideal for swimming and windsurfing. It also has an excellent restaurant with traditional cuisine and a relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant is surrounded by lush gardens, so you can enjoy your meal under lattice roofing and wildflowers.
The beach is separated by an impressive hill into two wonderful sandy beaches. The northern part is blessed by Meltemi, the north wind specific to Naxos, and it’s perfect for windsurfing and kitesurfing. It’s also home to clubs where you can rent high-quality equipment and take courses.
On the other hand, the southern part of the beach is an endless sandy shore bathed in stunning azure waters. It’s also shielded from the Meltemi wind, making it suitable for family holidays. It’s also home to a few good hotels and taverns, so you can enjoy a tasty meal while admiring the view.
The best way to get to the beach is by car, which will allow you to create a personalized vacation according to your preferences. You can rent a car at the airport or at your hotel in Naxos. You can also use the bus to reach the beach, but it’s better to have your own car so that you can explore the island at your own pace. A rental car will give you the freedom to come and go as you please, without anyone telling you when to leave. You can also stop whenever you want to and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. The views will take your breath away. And if you need help, the locals will be more than happy to show you around.
The beautiful resort of Stelida is south of Naxos Town and has a variety of hotels, villas, and apartments. The area is popular with families and couples who want to relax on the sandy beaches and enjoy the crystal clear water of the Aegean Sea. The resort is also home to a variety of bars, restaurants, and shops.
The accommodation options in Stelida range from budget friendly to luxurious and all offer great views of the sea, mountains, and town center. Many of the hotels have pools and other amenities for guests to enjoy. Guests love the location of the hotels as they are close to the beach, but still offer privacy and tranquility away from the crowds.
Guests have rated the hotels based on cleanliness, comfort, and service. The staff has received high praise for their kindness and helpfulness. The breakfast has also received positive reviews with guests raving about the variety and quality of the food. The rooms are clean and spacious with comfortable beds and modern amenities.
Another hotel in Stelida is the Delight Apartments which has studio suites with a balcony and stunning Aegean Sea and garden views. The hotel also has a pool and is within walking distance of the beach and local restaurants. The hotel has a number of amenities for its guests to enjoy including free Wi-Fi, breakfast, and a pool bar.
The deluxe villas at Naxian Utopia are the epitome of luxury. Guests have raved about the villas’ amenities, including an outdoor Jacuzzi and private pool. The staff is also praised for their kindness and attentiveness. Guests have also enjoyed the gourmet cuisine and wine served at the on-site restaurant.