Introduction to Naxos Island

An introduction to the island of Naxos would not be complete if we did not go back to the island's interesting mythical history.

If you were asked how you imagined the place where Zeus, the father of the 12 ancient Greek gods, was raised, chances are your reply would include the following: fertile, imposing, exuding primeval majesty.

If you were asked what you imagined to be the dominant features on the island where
Dionysus, the god of merriment, was born and raised, you would probably include fun, song and dance.

If, finally, you were asked how you imagined the scene of the wedding of Dionysus and princess Ariadne, you would probably respond, “Enchanting, almost magical…”.

This is Naxos.

A big island in the heart of the Aegean Sea and its sea routes, with imposing mountain massifs and fertile valleys, inhabited by cheerful people with a tradition in music and dance, and full of beauty that enchants visitors.

With its long history, important monuments and intense tourist life, it occupies a distinct place among the Cycladic islands. No matter how many days you stay on Naxos, there will always surely be more hidden niches to discover, beaches you haven’t seen, towers and forts you did not have time to visit, ancient temples whose secrets remain a mystery.

Visit the island of Naxos and introduce yourself to centuries of history.

Naxos and the Isles of the Small Cyclades: A Destination for You

18 Jan 2014Naxos and the isles of the Small Cyclades are five island destinations that cater to all ages and tastes! The diverse landscape of Naxos of mountain and sea plus the additional access to its four surrounding smaller islands offers visitors a great choice for their holidays.

Naxos, the largest of the Cycladic islands, offers access to additional islands, including the four "gems" known as The Small Cyclades.

Naxos and the Small Cyclades: Five Islands. One Destination.

16 Nov 2013Naxos, the largest of the Cycladic islands, is a unique travel destination because it incorporates the communities of four additional smaller isles – Iraklia, Schinoussa, Koufonissia and Donoussa.

Naxos: A World to Experience

Experience Naxos, the Cyclades' largest island! This little city island with endless stretches of sandy beaches, fertile valleys and mountain villages offers so much to see and do.

Naxos: Always In ... Season

03 Dec 2013Explore this little city in the Cyclades year-round. It offers an island escape any time of year.

The Food: Part Culinary, Part Culture and Spoonfuls of Tradition!

27 Oct 2014Ahhh the food of Naxos and the Small Cyclades: part culinary, part culture, and spoonfuls of tradition! Visit Naxos and the Small Cyclades (Iraklia, Schinoussa, Koufonissia and Donoussa) and whet your palate with the islands’ variety of tastes and dining venues, traditional or contemporary, organic and gourmet.

The People of Naxos and the Small Cyclades: Open Hearted and Love of Life

13 Oct 2014It has been said that people from the islands tend to see the world with an open mind, due to the vast seas that surround their land enabling them to see far beyond. Such are the natives of Naxos and the isles of the Small Cyclades: Iraklia, Schinoussa, Koufonissia and Donoussa.