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Naxos Hotels – Tips and Recommendations
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- Naxos is a wonderful island – one of my favorites – and has a bit of everything: Great beaches, incredible food, lots of history, enchanting Greek villages, wonderful hikes, and even a little nightlife (but nothing crazy).
- I recommend staying in Naxos Town/St. George Beach. Explore the beaches and inland villages through the day but stay in Naxos Town (Chora) at night. Lots of great restaurants, cafes, and a few low-key bars in Naxos Town.
- The beach closest to Naxos Town is St George Beach aka Agios Georgios Beach which has good sand and is very kid-friendly due to its gentle slope and calm waters. As you move south the beaches get quieter and the sand nicer. A few of the best beaches on Naxos are Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Plaka, and Mikri Vigla.
- Best Hotels in Naxos: Nissaki Beach Hotel • ELaiolithos Luxury Retreat.
- Best Cheap Hotels in Naxos: Xenia Hotel Naxos • Pension Sofi.
- The best restaurants in Naxos Town are Nostimon Hellas, To Elliniko, and Doukato. Naxos doesn’t have much nightlife but Naxos Town has a few fun bars that stay open a little past midnight (walk the lanes closest to the port in Naxos Town and they’re easy to spot).
The 19 Best Hotels in Naxos
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1. ELaiolithos Luxury Retreat – Moni
Remote, romantic hideaway in the mountains of central Naxos. Spacious suites boast full kitchens; the largest sleeps up to 5. What sets ELaiolithos apart is the focus on handcrafted details, with all textiles, furniture, and art handmade by local artisans using materials from Naxos and the Cyclades. The thoughtfully curated menu features produce grown onsite or at nearby farms along with cheeses and marmelades made with family recipes. The hotel overlooks Panagia Drosiani (the oldest Byzantine church in the Balkans, an 8-minute walk away) and is surrounded by olive trees, mountain peaks, and hiking trails. Hotel phone: +30 69860 83477
2. Nissaki Beach Hotel – St.George Beach/Naxos Town
The only 5-star hotel in Naxos Town. This beachfront hotel offers a wonderful pool with an attached jacuzzi and a fantastic seaside restaurant. Rooms are spacious and all include private terraces; the Two Unit Suites are the largest, with a queen or king bed plus 2 single sofa beds. Nissaki sits at the southwest edge of Naxos Town, right where St. George Beach begins, walking distance to a plethora of restaurants and beach clubs. Hotel phone: +30 22850 25710
3. Kavos Boutique Hotel – Stelida
Gorgeous, family-friendly hotel with an infinity pool, fantastic restaurant, and spacious suites and villas for up to 7 guests. All accommodations include fully equipped kitchenettes and private, sea view terraces surrounded by gardens. Their popular Stelida Restaurant and Bar is open all day, serving creative Greek cuisine and delightful signature cocktails, all highlighting fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available, as is a kids’ menu. The hotel sits on a hill overlooking Agios Prokopios Beach, about 10 minutes’ walk away. Hotel phone: +30 22850 23355
4. Hotel Grotta – Naxos Town
Wonderful, family-run hotel offering a fantastic spa with an indoor hydromassage pool and an incredible Greek restaurant with an over-the-top breakfast buffet and elegant dining at night. Double and Triple Rooms feature simple, clean furnishings most with private balconies and stunning sea views toward Apollo Temple. Hotel Grotta is located on the super rocky Grotta Beach, an easy walk to the ferry port, bus station, and the restaurants, bars, and shops of Chora but a good 20-minute walk to sandy St. George Beach. Free arrival and departure transfers. Hotel phone: +30 22850 22001
5. Iria Beach Art Hotel – Agia Anna Beach
Beachfront hotel with spacious rooms for up to 4, a tranquil spa, and an awesome restaurant. Rooms and suites all offer private terraces; 2 rooms are wheelchair accessible. Dining is outstanding with their restaurant serving local produce grown at the owner’s own farm less than 1 km away. As well as being on Agia Anna beach, Agios Prokopios Beach is an 8-minute walk in one direction, while Plaka Beach is 9 minutes in the other direction. Many restaurants and bars nearby. Hotel phone: +30 22850 42600
6. Naxos Island Escape – Plaka Beach
Romantic boutique getaway with stylish, sea view suites less than 100 m from Plaka Beach. Suites all feature bespoke furniture, private sea view terraces, and a welcome bottle of wine; Honeymoon Suites add indoor jacuzzis. The hotel has its own organic garden, which supplies the breakfast and room service menus; guests are also invited to pick their own fruits and veggies. Naxos Island Escape offers a curated wine and beer selection with organic, local, Cycladic, and Greek labels, as well as champagne, homemade liquors, and signature cocktails. Service from the mother and son owners is always warm and friendly, the epitome of Greek hospitality. Hotel phone: +30 69474 71627
7. Galaxy Hotel – St. George Beach/Naxos Town
Family-friendly hotel just steps from St. George Beach. Galaxy offers a great pool, playground, all-day Mediterranean restaurant, and lush gardens with flowers and fruit trees. The produce grown onsite is served in the restaurant, especially at the complimentary breakfast buffet, but you can also pick your own fruit right off the trees. Rooms all feature private terraces with garden, pool, or sea views. Hotel phone: +30 22850 22422
8. Villa Marandi Luxury Suites – Stelida
Elegant, family-friendly hotel offering a pool, a kids’ pool, and a playground just a 2-minute walk from secluded Stelida Beach (the hotel has a private area with beach beds and umbrellas there). Suites are all spacious and include jetted showers and private terraces; the largest 2-bedroom suite sleeps up to 6. Their Naxian Terra Restaurant features an all-day Greek-Mediterranean menu made with super fresh, super local ingredients and authentic flavors. The hotel is in a quiet area 11 minutes’ walk to the windsurfing at Laguna Beach and 20 minutes’ walk to the beach clubs and restaurants at Agios Prokopios. Hotel phone: +30 22850 24652
9. Medusa Resort – Plaka Beach
Boho-chic, boutique resort with a beach club, saltwater pool, and a fantastic restaurant and beach bar, using fresh ingredients grown onsite. Rooms and suites are spacious with the largest 2-bedroom Family Suites sleeping up to 4. All suites include private terraces, and Executive Suites add private jacuzzis. Perks include an open-air yoga deck, pet-friendly rooms, in-room massage, and gardens that add privacy. Medusa is located at the south end of sandy Plaka Beach, about a 15-minute walk to the restaurants at the north end. Hotel phone: +30 22850 75555
10. Naxian Collection Luxury Villas and Suites – Stelida
Spacious, family-friendly suite and villa collection with a secluded hilltop location and views toward the sea and Naxos Town. The 8 suites share 4 semi-private pools, while each of the 8 villas boast their own private pools (the Elegant Villa has 2 pools). All suites and villas offer private balconies, most include full kitchens, and Luxury Villas add jacuzzis. Amenities include a wonderful restaurant serving organic fare grown in their own gardens, a 24-hour bar with a huge whiskey selection, a wine cellar with local reds and whites, and cooking lessons. Laguna Beach, a popular windsurfing beach, is about a 12-minute walk away, while sandy, lively Agios Prokopios Beach is about a 15-minute walk away. Hotel phone: +30 22850 24300
11. Belogna Ikons Villas – Vivlos
Charming suites and villas on a hilltop overlooking the Aegean Sea with views to Mykonos, Paros, and Siros Islands. 1 to 3-bedroom units range from 45 up to 100 sqm, all with private terraces, full kitchens, and designated parking spaces; most have sea views and a fireplace. Each suite and villa is surrounded by gardens, offering plenty of privacy. There is 1 large shared pool with an attached kids’ pool. Located about 12 minutes’ drive to Agia Anna and Agios Prokopios Beaches, a rental car is necessary here. Hotel phone: +30 69326 69773
12. The Saint Vlassis Hotel – Naxos Town
Affordable, boutique hotel with lots of luxury touches, including a Les Clefs d’Or concierge, 24-hour reception, pillow menus, and Molton Brown amenities in the rooms. The Executive Double and the Penthouse Suite offer private, outdoor jacuzzis, while the large Suite features an indoor jacuzzi and sleeps up to 4 with a king bed and a sofa bed. The breakfast and room service menu are excellent, featuring locally sourced ingredients from Naxian farms. The hotel is located inland a bit, surrounded by farms and gardens, but within walking distance of the heart of Naxos Town and St. George Beach (about a 10-minute walk to either). Hotel phone: +30 22850 23536
13. Kalergis Studios – St. George Beach/Naxos Town
Cozy hotel at the north end of St. George Beach just 2 minutes’ walk from Naxos Town. Studios sleep up to 4 guests. All include kitchenettes and a welcome bottle of wine, and most have balconies or patios. Their beach club Vammos offers coffee, cocktails, and light bites all day; the beach bar is open to the public, but Kalergis’ guests get discounted rates. Staff is friendly and personal. Hotel phone: +30 22850 22425
14. Naxos Island Hotel – Agios Prokopios
Super-friendly boutique hotel with a rooftop infinity pool, rooftop bar and restaurant with sea views, a play area for kids, and a small spa and salon. Double rooms all feature adjustable beds and many can connect to become family rooms for up to 5 guests; some rooms include private jacuzzis and sea views. The hotel is located less than 80 meters from Agios Prokopios Beach, walking distance to several great restaurants and beach clubs and just 1 km from Agia Anna Beach to the south. Hotel phone: +30 22850 44100
15. Antony Suites and Residences – St. George Beach/Naxos Town
Affordable luxury suites just steps from St. George Beach and near the heart of Naxos Town. The suites and rooms are spread over two building, one for adults only (ages 12+) and one for all ages. Most suites are junior or 1-bedroom units, all with fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes; Master Suites and Family Suites add washing machines and dishwashers. Facilities include a small day spa, free beach umbrellas, and complimentary breakfasts served at a partner café on the beach. Hotel phone: +30 22850 22436
16. Lagos Mare – Agios Prokopios
Family-friendly hotel with a sunny pool, a playground, and a fantastic Mediterranean restaurant just a 7-minute walk from Agios Prokopios Beach and its restaurants. Rooms and suites all include private terraces, while suites add indoor jacuzzis; family connecting rooms sleep up to 6 with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Their 1924 Restaurant and Bar offers a casual Greek menu all day, then transforms into a fine dining restaurant at night; reservations recommended for dinner. Hotel phone: +30 22850 42844
17. Finikas Beach Hotel –Pyrgaki Beach
Remote, family-friendly, beachfront resort with a pool and pool bar, playground, spa, and restaurant. Generous suites range from 20 to 70 sqm, all with private balconies or patios with sea views. The hotel offers a pool bar and an upscale taverna featuring ingredients grown onsite, along with their homemade cheeses and pastries, and fresh-caught seafood. Located on the pristine beach of Agali Bay, between Alyko Cedar Forest Beach and Pyrgaki Beach. A car is strongly recommended here. Hotel phone: +30 22850 75230
18. Naxian Utopia –Stelida
Elegant suites and villas, all with private pools and kitchenettes, in Stelida, halfway between Laguna Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach (about a 12 to 15-minute walk to either one). Suites are studio or 1-bedroom and range from 55 to 65 sqm, while villas offer 2 or 3-bedrooms from 70 to 120 sqm, with the largest sleeping up to 6. Many include a hammam or jacuzzi. Shared facilities and amenities include a pool, spa, complimentary breakfast, and a snack bar serving delicious meals and room service throughout the day. Hotel phone: +30 22850 25044
19. Naxos Cave Suites –Stelida
Sweet, cozy inn with 7 individually decorated studios with kitchenettes and private balconies or patios; the Elegant and Classic Cave Suites add indoor jacuzzis. The hotel offers a delicious, complimentary breakfast, a BBQ deck, and shares the pool at the neighboring hotel. Naxos Cave Suites is located just a 2-minute walk from Stelida Beach (unorganized, no restaurants or beach clubs), a 9-minute walk to Laguna Beach (popular for windsurfing), and an 18-minute walk from Agios Prokopios Beach (a popular beach lined with restaurants, beach clubs, and sundry shops). Hotel phone: +30 69451 59993
Family Villas and Apartments in Naxos
Apartment rentals for families in Naxos. All units have kitchens or kitchenettes. Most have washer/dryer.
- Santa Katerina Apartments & Studios – Naxos Town
The Two-bedroom Grand Suite sleeps family of 5, most of the other units sleep 4. (Pictured above.)Not on the beach but a short walk gets you there or into Naxos Town.
- Iliada Villas – Agios Prokopios
Beautiful 1, 2, and 4-bedroom apartments sleep four to ten people, all with full kitchens and washing machines. Nice pool and a 10 minute walk to the beach.
- Sunday Studios – Agia Anna Beach
1 and 2-bedroom apartments sleep 4. Close to beach, restaurants, and supermarket.
- Blue Harmony Apartments – Plaka Beach
Quiet and secluded 2-bedroom apartment (the “family apartment”) has 1 queen bed, 2 sofa beds, and sleeps 5. Short distance to bust stop (for Naxos Town) and peaceful and beautiful Plaka beach – but perhaps too isolated for some.
Where should I stay on Naxos?
Naxos Town is one of the most charming towns on the Greek islands and makes an excellent base for exploring the island. The bus service on Naxos is excellent so you don’t need to rent a car if you don’t want to. Naxos Town is the hub of the island’s bus network so staying here allows you to get anywhere on the island without changing buses. Naxos Town is also where the ferries arrive and depart. Many hotels are walking distance from the port though taxis are available if you have a lot of luggage.
When is the best time to visit Naxos?
The weather on Naxos is perfect from late May until early October (the water is at its warmest in July, August, and early September). The busiest time on Naxos is from early July until late August but Naxos never feels overwhelmed by tourists like some other islands. It’s large enough to absorb the crowds without feeling crazy busy.
When should I book hotels in Naxos?
The best hotels are fully booked for the July and August by March or April. You should always be able to find a hotel but you might have to compromise on location and amenities. Outside of the peak season showing up without a reservation is not a problem – though you’ll still probably find better rates by booking online.
What are the best beaches on Naxos?
The best beaches on Naxos are St George Beach, Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Plaka, and Mikri Vigla. All these beaches are easy to reach from Naxos Town. It’s a 5-minute walk from Naxos Town to St George Beach and a 15 to 30-minute bus ride from Naxos Town to the rest. When it’s windy on Naxos the winds tend to come from the north making these beaches on the southwest side of the island protected from the worst of the wind.
#1 on Map: St George Beach
#2 on Map: Agios Prokopios Beach
#3 on Map: Agia Anna Beach
#4 on Map: Plaka Beach
#5 on Map: Mikri Vigla Beach