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Things to do in Naxos

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Landmark
“The Temple of Apollo "Portara" is the first image visitors face when the ship enters the port of Naxos and is of course the trademark of Naxos island. "Portara" is a great huge marble gate, that was left of the "Temple of Apollo " who started to be built around the 6th -7th century BC and was never completed. According to mythology, Theseus abandoned his love Ariadne, after killing Minotaur in Crete. Popular place especially at sunset time. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cinema
“An open-air theater, Cine Naxos provides a rare opportunity to watch a movie under the stars. Popular with families, couples, groups of friends, and solo travelers, the venue brings the magic of Hollywood to the Aegean. Each evening you'll have a choice of two screenings, which means that you can enjoy a late dinner or drinks with friends before kicking back with the latest blockbuster”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Take the time to spend an hour or two at the Archaeological Museum of Naxos (tel. +30 22850 22725) and go back thousands of centuries by viewing items and artifacts left behind from civilizations that lived on Naxos and nearby islands from as far back as the late Neolithic period to Early Christian times. The Archaeological museum itself, declared an historical monument, is part of the Naxos’s interesting and varied history. Housed in a building that is part of the Venetian Castle, or, as is known on the island as “inside the walls” of the Kastro district, the Archaeological museum is testament to the continued utilization of the castle. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“The Castle (Kastro) of Naxos, Cyclades: The Castle of Naxos Town along with the Tower of Glezos serves as a protective shield to the impregnable fortress of Sanoudos in Chora of Naxos, and was originally built under the supervision of Markos II Sanoudos (the Venetian conqueror after whom it was named), who came along with the establishment of Frank sovereignty in the Aegean in 1207. Around the Castle area and streets you can find traditional taverns-restaurants with amazing food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Great view, perfect for a beer! There is an elevator that can take you there. For the bold or the athletic ones, there is a path that goes through the Castle. Beware though, the path is mainly made out of stairs :-)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
Transportation
“Immediately as you leave the ship expensive across the port is the etc. of Naxos with all buses to all directions of our island, the bus to Agia Anna, plate stop and outside the door of HAUSE PETRA every 20 minutes !!! Αμέσως όπως βγαίνετε από το πλοίο ακριβός απέναντι στο λιμάνι είναι το κ.τ.ε.λ. της Νάξου με όλα τα λεωφορεία προς όλες της κατευθύνεις του νησιού μας, το λεωφορείο με προορισμό αγία Άννα ,πλάκα σταματούν και έξω από την πόρτα του HAUSE PETRA κάθε 20 λεπτά!!! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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  • 3 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Very nice place to have a coffee or food on the beach. Perfect place to chill! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
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“A great (and delicious) variety of ice cream and waffles. You have to visit more than once! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Venir prendre un apéro le soir au moment du coucher de soleil. incontournable.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“The best place in Naxos for clubbing. It is the largest nightclub in whole Naxos island, having both outdoor and indoor space to sit and enjoy. It is open from early in the evening for cocktails and food till morning for partying, with very nice romantic outdoor setup and excellent service.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Transportation
“Bus stops to beaches or villages are 2 minutes walk from ELIXIR. Buy your tickets from KOUTELIERIS supermarket. Prices differ according to destination. Timetable provided. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“Μεγάλη παραλία, δίπλα στο διαμέρισμα με πολλά μπαρ και ομπρέλες κατάλληλη για παιδιά”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Magirio
“Traditional taverna with local traditional food, delicious Cheap at cheap rates - plenty of food and with its large portions serving you eat and go out filling up with just a little patience to find a table at peak times so good food and great shopping. Παραδοσιακή ταβέρνα και με ντόπια παραδοσιακά φαγητά , νοστιμότατα Οικονομικά με φθηνές τιμές - άφθονο φαγητό και με της μεγάλες μερίδες που σερβίρουν τρώτε και φεύγετε χορτασμένη ριάζεστε μόνο λίγο υπομονή γα να βρείτε τραπέζι στης ώρες αιχμής τα καλά μαγαζιά και το καλό φαγητό έτσι είναι, περιμένεις λίγο αλά αξίζει να την επισκεφτείτε!!! . ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Crêperie
Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Chora with elegance menu in a very nice spot”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious traditional Greek dishes in a lovely atmosphere with a friendly courteous and helpful service by everyone at the restaurant.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Greek cuisine, with a modern touch. Fresh ingredients are local, worked out finely and definitely tasty. All these just a few steps from the center. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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