The Best Things to Do in Naxos, Greece

By: Leah Shoup

Watch the sunset at Portara

These temple ruins date back to the 6th century and are one of the best places to watch the sunset, just a short walk from Naxos Town.

Go for a swim at Agios Georgios Beach

It's one of the most popular sandy beaches on the island due to its location in Naxos Town. If you’re staying in Chora, you can most likely walk here!

Sunbathe at Plaka Beach

Plaka Beach, located along the west coast, is frequently ranked among the best Naxos beaches. Don't miss our favorite beach bar: Yazoo Summer Bliss.

Hike Mount Zas

Thanks to the amazing 360-degree views from the summit, hiking Mount Zas is one of the best things to do in Naxos.

Spend an afternoon at Agios Prokopios Beach

It's the second-most famous beach in Naxos, mainly due to its crystal clear waters, size, and proximity to Naxos Town. Arriving in the morning is best!

Book a wine tasting at Saint Anna Winery

It’s currently the only winery on the island, producing Greek wine varieties with grapes from the Cyclades islands.

Cooking class at Basiliko Family Tavern

Spend time learning to create Naxian cuisine from a local instructor in Potamia Village in this half day cooking class.

Relax at Agia Anna Beach

This beach is well organized, with restaurants, cafés, taverns, and even a few hotels. Plus, most boat day trips from Naxos island leave from here.

Stop by Panagia Drosiani Church

Although you can find over 100 Christian churches in Naxos, the oldest of them all is Panagia Drossiani, dating back to the 6th century AD.

Windsurfing at Mikri Vigla Beach

Located on the west coast, this beach features wind conditions that make it a hit among both windsurfers and kitesurfers in the Greek islands.