Iria Beach Art Hotel on Agia Anna Beach, Naxos

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 15, 2021

Essentials
• Location: On Agia Anna Beach
• Hotel website: iriabeach-naxos.com
• Hotel phone: +30 2285 042600
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White, boxy exterior of Iria Beach Art Hotel

Iria Beach Art Hotel at Agia Anna Beach

Iria Beach Art Hotel is a 4-star luxury hotel located on Agia Anna Beach in Naxos, Greece.

All rooms at Iria Beach Art Hotel include a patio or balcony (many with sea views); a few feature private indoor jacuzzi tubs. There’s also a small gym, jacuzzi spa, and great beach club. Their shaded, open-air beachfront restaurant, Palatia, offers Mediterranean dishes, wine, and cocktails; the daily breakfast buffet is fantastic, and uses fresh ingredients grown on the owner’s farm nearby. Sitting right on Agia Anna Beach, Iria Beach Art Hotel is steps from the water and a handful of great restaurants. The beach and charming village of Agia Prokopios is only a 10-minute walk north. Plaka, the longest beach on Naxos, is only a 15-minute walk south.

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Iria Beach Art Hotel – Location

Great beachfront location right on lively Agia Anna Beach.

  • Address: Agia Anna beach, Naxos
  • How to Get There:
    It is approximately 6 km from the Naxos ferry port, and 3 km from the Naxos Airport to the hotel.

    There is a direct bus from Naxos Town to Agios Anna beach. Purchase your ticket and catch the #1 bus at the station located at the end of the long ferry pier – this is the Island’s main station and transportation hub; they will have weekly printed schedules to take with you. The trip takes approximately 20 min and costs about €2. Buses run every day, typically departing every half hour during summer peak hours; less frequently at night, in early morning, and in winter and shoulder season months. It is an easy 2-minute walk from the nearest bus stop to the hotel.

    Taxis are available from the port or airport, generally waiting after the arrival of every flight or ferry. A taxi from the ferry port to Iria Beach Art Hotel will cost roughly €10-20 and take around 10 minutes. A taxi from the airport will cost about €6 and take around 5 minutes. Taxis on Naxos are not metered, so be sure to agree on a price with the driver before setting out.

    For those who prefer to drive themselves, we recommend renting a car near the the port, where you’ll have greater choice among vehicles and rental companies than in the beach towns or villages. We strongly recommend reserving a vehicle in advance, especially if you require automatic transmission. We strongly recommend reserving a vehicle in advance, especially if you require automatic transmission.

Iria Beach Art Hotel – The Basics

  • Ages: All ages are welcome at Iria Beach Art Hotel. Family Suites are offered; cribs and professional babysitting services are available on request.
  • Pet Policy: Pets are not allowed.
  • View: A beachfront hotel, many rooms and suites at Iria Beach Art Hotel have unobstructed sea views.
  • Parking: Free parking is available at a nearby public lot.
  • Nice Perks: Beach towels; boat trips and water sports lessons can be arranged through the hotel.
  • Phone: +30 2285 042600
  • Email:
  • Website: iriabeach-naxos.com
  • When to Book: Athens’ best hotels book out far in advance, especially during high season travel. For best availability and rates, book two to three months ahead.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.

Hotelname – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool, but wonderful beachfront.
  • Spa: On-site hydrotherapy spa with massuese; beauty and wellness treatments can be arranged through the hotel.
  • Fitness Center: On-site fitness center includes a treadmill, elliptical trainer, free weights with bench, stationary bike, and weight machine.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Premium rooms and the Honeymoon Suite have indoor jacuzzi tubs.

Hotelname – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The open-air beachfront Palatia restaurant offers Mediterranean dishes, wine, cocktails, and beachside service. Private, romantic dinners on the beach can be arranged.
  • Lounge/Bar: None. Great cocktails are served at Palatia restaurant.
  • Breakfast: Complimentary homemade breakfast buffet is offered daily in the hotel’s breakfast room.
  • Room Service: Yes, available until midnight.

Hotelname – Rooms

  • Room Types: Economy Standard Double Room • Standard Twin/Double Room • Triple Room • Premium Room with Jacuzzi • Sublime Sea View Room • Superior Suite • Family Suite • Honeymoon Sea View Suite with Jacuzzi • Deluxe Sea View Suite • List of all rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Iria Beach Art Hotel is a non-smoking hotel. Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas only.
  • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms: Some ground floor rooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • Best Room: The Deluxe Sea View Suite sleeps four, and includes separate living and sleeping areas as well as a large furnished terrace with panoramic sea views.

Iria Beach Art Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Nearby Restaurants

  • Oregano Souvlaki Meze: Excellent grilled meats, pita, and salads – eat in or take-away. 2-minute walk
  • Patatosporos: Idyllic Agia Anna restaurant for toes-in-the-sand dining, sunset sea views, and local seafood dishes. 3-minute walk
  • Del Mar Café: Family-run beachfront Italian restaurant with fantastic pasta, pizza, and cocktails. 11-minute walk
  • Giannoulis Taverna: Charming family taverna serving Naxian comfort food and hearty Greek staples. No reservations, so arrive early or be prepared to wait. 13-minute walk

Nearby Bars and Breweries

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • Verykokkos: Small supermarket selling snacks, produce, beach toys, and other staples; also has a bakery, ATM, and self-laundry service. 3-minute walk
  • Maragas: Slightly larger supermarket, located at nearby Plaka Beach. 12-minute walk

Nearby Attractions

  • Agia Anna Beach: Lively beach with a string of beach clubs and tavernas. At its far southern end, past tiny St. Nicolas Church and a rocky outcropping, there is a nude section. 1-minute walk
  • Agios Prokopios Beach: Family-friendly beach that is naturally protected from the wind, with clear and tranquil water. Find restaurants, beach clubs, hotels, and markets at its southern end, the northern point is quiet. 10-minute walk
  • Plaka Beach: One of the best beaches in all of Greece, with a 4km stretch of golden sand. The north end (also called Maragas Beach) has most of its restaurants, beach clubs, and hotels; the southern end is more remote in feel. 13-minute walk
  • Laguna Beach Park: Family-friendly windsurfing center offering lessons and rentals. 6-minute drive
  • Aqua Fun: Small but fun water park with pools, waterslides, and a cafe/bar on site. 4-minute drive

Iria Beach Art Hotel – The Hotel

White, boxy, Cycladic hotel exterior with blue doorways

Iria Beach Art Hotel is a four-star hotel located right on Agia Anna beach.

Smiling woman standing next to a hotel reception desk

This is the reception desk. The staff at Iria Beach is incredibly helpful, friendly, and accommodating.

Tray with small glasses and a variety of spirits

A welcome drink is offered to guests upon arrival.

Cafe tables and chairs set up on a stone patio

Patio seating outside the hotel’s reception area.

Hotel suite sitting area with white and red sofa, white coffee table, and red ottoman.

Rooms and suites at Iria Beach are spacious and bright. This is the Deluxe Sea View Suite that sleeps four. In addition to the sofa bed that can be seen here, a rollaway bed can be added.

Wooden bed with white quilt and red patterned coverlet

The separate bedroom features a double bed and en-suite bathroom. All rooms and suites at Iria Beach have comfortable and eco-friendly Coco-Mat beds and pillows.

Hotel bathroom with bowl basin sink and walk-in shower

The en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower.

Balcony with lounge and dining chairs.

The Deluxe Sea View Suite has a large furnished balcony that faces the sea and sunset.

Table and chairs on a hotel balcony, with blue doors to the room.

Another view of the balcony, looking toward the hotel.

View of the Aegean Sea

This is the gorgeous view from the balcony, looking toward the island of Paros.

Hotel bed next to a wooden-slatted closet

This Premium Room is located on the hotel’s ground floor, next to the restaurant.

Table and chairs set up below a colorful painting

Another view of the Premium Room.

Hotel room with double bed.

A third Premium Room view. Outside of the room, there is a semi-private patio space with table and chairs.

Bathroom vanity with two bowl-basin sinks

The room’s en-suite bathroom contains a double-basin vanity…

walk-in shower, and a jacuzzi tub

…a walk-in shower, and a jacuzzi tub.

White Jacuzzi bathtub in a hotel bathroom.

The Premium Room’s jacuzzi tub.

spacious hotel room with double bed

This is Iria Beach Art Hotel’s spacious Honeymoon Suite.

Hotel room with two sets of French doors

Soundproofed windows ensure peace and quiet, and two sets of French doors lead to the suite’s wraparound sea-view balcony.

Sun lounge chairs on a sea-facing balcony

One section of the suite’s balcony has comfortable sun loungers.

Outdoor dining table and chairs set for two

The other side features a dining table for two.

Sea view with a small marina, looking toward the island of Paros.

View from the Honeymoon Suite’s balcony.

Hotel bathroom with bowl-basin sink

The Honeymoon Suite’s en-suite bathroom is well-appointed, featuring both a walk-in shower and separate jacuzzi tub.

Jacuzzi tub next to a window opening to sea views.

Jacuzzi tub with a view.

Covered hot tub with tiled walls

All guests have access to the hydrotherapy tub in the Iria Beach in-house spa.

Waiting area of a hotel spa, with built-in sofas.

The spa also offers massage treatments; wellness and beauty treatments can be arranged by request.

Hotel breakfast room with tables and chairs

A wonderful homemade breakfast buffet is served daily in the hotel’s breakfast room.

Entrance to a Greek restaurant with stone patio and many plants.

The hotel’s excellent on-site restaurant, Palatia, seen from a guest room above.

Open-air indoor restaurant seating

Palatia serves Mediterranean dishes, wine, cocktails, and offers covered, open-air indoor seating….

Tables set up on a boardwalk beside a sandy beach

…as well as outdoor, beachfront seating…

Sun loungers with tables and unbrellas, set on the beach.

…and service to the restaurant’s sun beds in the sand. Private, romantic dinners on the beach can be arranged in advance through the hotel.

Stone walkway covered in flowering plants

From the hotel, the beach is easily accessed via this charming stone walkway.

Sun loungers set in the sand on a beach

Agia Anna is a lively beach, with golden sand, clear, calm water, and a string of good beach clubs and tavernas.

Small pier on a sandy beach

Iria Beach Art Hotel is located near the beach’s small pier, used mainly for boat rental and chartered tours.

Golden, sandy beach with clear blue water.

The view looking north up Agia Anna beach from Iria Beach Art Hotel. The beach and village of Agia Prokopios is only a 10-minute walk north; Plaka beach is only a 15-minute walk south.

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