This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Naxos.
Naxos (Naxos Island), Greece, is the largest island of the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey. Naxos belongs to Greece and has a population of roughly eighteen thousand. In the capital Naxos City, also known as Chora, around seven thousand four hundred people live permanently. The biggest economic sectors are tourism and agriculture. Traveling around the island, you notice the flocks of goats and sheeps everywhere. In addition to that, the growing of various vegetables and fruits plays an important role. It is the greenest island in the Cyclades and also boasts surprisingly high mountains, up to an elevation of more than a thousand metres. Mount Zeus has the highest peak in the Cyclades and it is a spot of historical importance, as well. In ancient times, the locals believed that the god Zeus was born in a cave on the northwest flanks of this mountain.
One of the most significant points of interest on the island is the Temple of Apollo. This huge marble gate is impossible to miss when you arrive at the harbour of Naxos. A causeway connects the town harbour with the Palatia islet, where this unfinished temple can be found. It is also a very interesting photo scene during sunset. The Church of Panagia Drossiani is located north of Halki near Moni. The building belongs to the oldest churches in Greece and it is considered one of the most important Byzantine churches. The construction was finished in the sixth century. Inside, you can find beautiful old frescoes and a very impressive depiction of Mary. If you look for beaches and water sports, then you should check out Agios Prokopios and Agia Anna.
Due to the Mediterranean climate, Naxos has mild winters and very warm summers. In summer, from June to September, you can expect average maximum temperatures hovering around twenty-six degrees Celsius. Spring and autumn have a pleasant temperature level for hiking, relaxing, and exploring the culture of the island. Mostly you can expect maximum temperatures between fifteen and twenty-two degrees Celsius. Throughout the year, the weather is really dry, only in winter significant rainfall is common.
If you want to sleep on Naxos, most accommodations can be found on the western shores of the island and in the centre of Naxos city. The offer ranges from top-notch hotels to inexpensive places such as guesthouses hostels in Naxos (Naxos Island), Greece. Your Naxos (Naxos Island), Greece hostels are located near the centre of Naxos city, so getting there is really easy. The facilities at hostels in Naxos (Naxos Island), Greece are modern and clean.
Written by local enthusiast for Naxos hostelsFlo