Naxos has a less sophisticated veneer than some of the other Greek Islands, but it feels much more ‘real’ and is certainly worth the slightly laborious journey to get there. It is one of the largest islands and you do not have to go far to be right off the beaten track. Hire yourself a Fantasy Fiat (delivered to the ferry terminal), park it at the hotel and use it to explore. The traditional villages, glorious beaches and rural countryside are unspoilt and lovely. Our pick of the best places to stay in Naxos are all located either in or close to Naxos Town and make ideal choices, whether you're planning some local exploring or simply want to flop on the beach.
The ultimate Naxos retreat in the heart of a typically Greek whitewashed town. Charming courtyard garden, art and family antiques. Cosy simple bedrooms, a few with balconies, and locally woven curtains and tablecloths. Close to a lovely beach with great views from terrace.
Gorgeous villa resort. Interiors are Mediterranean chic, with pale stone bathrooms, cream furniture and bamboo details. Villas have full kitchens, living room and private pools. Spa treatments, outdoor pool and hot tub. Excellent Greek fare to be served in villas. Luxurious, laid back and calm.
Charming sea front hotel on outskirts of Naxos Town. Chic accommodation is contemporary and minimalist in style featuring neutral and earthy tones, and either a balony or verandah for sitting out. Great pool, excellent beachside restaurant - perfect for summer beach life!
Chic villas, studios and apartments in simple stylish whitewashed cottages. Typical Cycladic architecture, with lush grounds, outstanding views from terraces into the sea. Delicious local food served on the verandas. Villas have their own kitchenette making them ideal for families.