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Naxos Beach Hotels – Tips and Recommendations
- Booking.com – the best website for booking hotels in Naxos.
- Naxos is a wonderful island – one of my favorites – and has a bit of everything: Some of the best beaches in Greece, incredible food, lots of history, enchanting Greek villages, wonderful hikes, and even a little nightlife (but nothing crazy).
- I recommend staying on Agios Georgios (St. George) Beach, which has great sand and is very kid-friendly due to its gentle slope and calm water. Explore the beaches and inland villages throughout the day, but stay at Agios Georgios Beach to explore nearby Naxos Town (Chora) at night. There are lots of great restaurants, cafes, and a few low-key bars in Naxos Town.
- As you move south from Agios Georgios, the beaches get quieter and the sand gets nicer. A few of the best beaches in Naxos are Plaka, Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, and Mikri Vigla.
- Most “beachfront” hotels in Naxos are not right on the beach but are just across a small road from the beach. Still more sit inland a block or so away. The first 7 hotels in this article are listed as beachfront, meaning they are either on the beach or directly across from the beach. The following 7 hotels are less than a 5-minute walk from the beach and are listed as “near beach.”
- Best Beach Hotels in Naxos: Nissaki Beach Hotel (Agios Georgios Beach) • Iria Beach Art Hotel (Agia Anna Beach) • Medusa Resort (Plaka Beach)
- Best Cheap Beach Hotels in Naxos: Kalergis Sudios • Stella Naxos Island
- The best beachfront restaurants are Yazoo Summer Bliss (Plaka Beach), Santana Beach Club (Agia Anna Beach), and Patatosporos (Agia Anna Beach). Giannoulis Taverna is just 150 meters from Agios Prokopios Beach. The best ice cream is at Mitatos on Plaka Beach .
The 7 Best Beachfront Hotels in Naxos
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1. Nissaki Beach Hotel – Agios Georgios Beach – beachfront
Hotel phone: +30 22850 25710
Nissaki is the only 5-star hotel on Agios Georgios Beach and the closest 5-star to Naxos Town, this hotel boasts a pool with an attached jacuzzi, al fresco dining, and a serviced beach. Rooms and suites are generously sized, all with private balconies and king or queen-sized beds. Two Unit Suites add 2 single sofa beds and sleep up to 4. Located at the north end of Agios Georgios Beach where it meets Naxos Town, just steps from several excellent restaurants.
2. Iria Beach Art Hotel – Agia Anna Beach – beachfront
Hotel phone: +30 22850 42600
The best beach hotel for families in Naxos. Iria sits directly on the sand of Agia Anna Beach, just steps from the sea, fantastic restaurants, and lively beach clubs offering sunbed and umbrella rentals. The hotel features a hydrotherapy spa, a small gym, and a wonderful, open-air restaurant serving food grown on the owner’s nearby farm. Rooms and suites are spacious, all with private terraces with full or partial sea views; some sleep up to 4 guests; 2 are wheelchair accessible. Review of Iria Beach Art Hotel with Video.
3. Medusa Resort – Plaka Beach – beachfront
Hotel phone: +30 22850 75555
Eclectic beachfront resort with a blend of local and Thai design, a saltwater pool, and a yoga deck. Rooms and suites are spread throughout a garden and all feature private balconies or patios, while Executive Suites add private, outdoor jacuzzis. The gourmet Greek-Mediterranean restaurant makes use of produce grown onsite, and the beach bar serves light fare and refreshing cocktails all day. Located at the quiet south end of Plaka Beach; a 15-minute walk north leads to several casual restaurants and beach clubs.
4. Naxian on the Beach – Plaka Beach – beachfront
Hotel phone: +30 22850 24300
Adults-only, luxury hotel with just 10 boho-chic suites, all designed for couples. Each suite offers a sea view, an indoor or outdoor jacuzzi, and a private patio or balcony. The hotel’s open-air restaurant and beach bar offer casual, Greek-international fare, complimentary breakfast, and creative cocktails. The hotel offers a small, serviced beach with sunbeds and umbrellas. Located on a serene stretch of Plaka Beach, near a handful of low-key restaurants and a short 10 to 15-minute walk to a water sports center, beach clubs, and tavernas.
5. Kalergis Studios – Agios Georgios Beach – beachfront
Hotel phone: +30 22850 22425
Affordable boutique hotel with a beach club on Agios Georgios Beach. Studios sleep up to 4 guests, all with kitchenettes and a complimentary bottle of wine; most have private balconies or patios. The beach club offers casual fare, coffee, and cocktails all day available on a covered terrace or right on the beach. Perfectly located just a 2-minute walk to Naxos Town, near fantastic tavernas, nightlife, the port, and Apollo Temple. Review of Kalergis Studios with Video.
6. Finikas Beach Hotel – Pyrgaki Beach – beachfront
Hotel phone: +30 22850 75230
Family-friendly, beachfront resort with a pool, playground, a spa, and free bikes. located in pristine Agali Bay. Suites range from 20 to 70 sqm and include private, sea view terraces. The onsite restaurant serves Greek-international dishes made with produce grown onsite, locally caught seafood, and homemade cheeses. Located on Pyrgaki Beach in pristine Agali Bay, next to Aliko Beach and the Aliko Cedar Forest. Review of Finikas Beach Hotel with Video
7. Stella Naxos Island – Plaka Beach – beachfront
Hotel phone: +30 22850 42526
Family-friendly, affordable hotel with a pool, kids pool, gardens, and a playground. Most apartments here have kitchenettes and the largest sleep up to 5. Complimentary breakfast is available every morning, and the pool bar serves light bites and drinks all day long. Wonderful location at Maragas, the north end of Plaka Beach, just steps from excellent restaurants, beach clubs, and a small grocery store and walking distance to nearby Agia Anna and Agios Prokopios Beaches.
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8. 18 Grapes Boutique Hotel – Agios Prokopios – near beach
Hotel phone: +30 22850 44194
Luxury, boutique hotel with a swimming pool, jetted rooftop pool, and a full-service spa. Its Greek-Mediterranean restaurant boasts romantic sunset views, wine tastings, and food pairings with their own label of wines (red, white, and rosé) made at their nearby vineyard (exclusive tours available; guests receive a free bottle at checkout). All rooms and suites have private verandas, most with sea views, and 5 with outdoor jacuzzis or pools. Perfectly situated just a 5-minute walk to Agios Prokopios Beach, packed with restaurants, beach clubs, a dive center, and a grocery store.
9. Naxos Island Escape – Plaka Beach – near beach
Hotel phone: +30 69474 71627
Small, family-owned hotel with stylish suites, an organic garden, and serene location near the quiet south end of Plaka Beach. Suites all boast sea-view terraces and bespoke furniture; Honeymoon Suites add indoor jacuzzis. Guests are invited to pick their own fruits and veggies from the garden, which also supplies the ingredients for the breakfast and room service menu. The hotel offers a carefully curated selection of Greek wines, as well as homemade liquors, signature cocktails, and a complimentary bottle of wine for arriving guests.
10. Faros Villa – Aliko Beach – near beach
Hotel phone: +30 69864 85733
Family-friendly, eco-conscious hotel with a pool, playground, Greek restaurant, and spacious lawn near Aliko Cedar Forest, just a short 3 to 15-minute walk to 6 beaches: Hawaii, Mikrolímano, Aliko, Aliko Naturist (nude), Glyfada, and Pyrgaki Beaches. Rooms and suites range from their Double Cosy room up to their 1-bedroom/2 bathroom Family Suites for 4 guests. Excellent location near a handful of traditional Greek tavernas, the aforementioned beaches and protected cedar forest, plus the ruins of an abandoned hotel, now an open-air street art gallery.
11. Korali Boutique Hotel – Agios Georgios Beach – near beach
Hotel phone: +30 22850 23227
Casually elegant hotel with 9 spacious studios and apartments, most with private terraces, some with kitchenettes. The Top-Floor Apartment is the best, offering a sea view, roof terrace, jetted bath, and space for up to 4 guests. Korali sits less than 100 meters from the sands of Agios Georgios Beach with great beach clubs and a water sports center, less than 5 minutes’ walk to excellent restaurants in Naxos Town, and less than 10 minutes’ walk to nightlife and the port.
12. Galaxy Hotel – Agios Georgios Beach – near beach
Hotel phone: +30 22850 22422
Upscale, family-friendly hotel with a swimming pool, playground, Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, and lush gardens that grow many of the ingredients used in the restaurant (guests may also pick their own fruits). Rooms are recently renovated and include private terraces; ranging from 16 to 29 sqm, the largest sleeps up to 4 guests. Situated just 200 meters from lively Agios Georgios Beach and just a short walk from Cine Naxos open-air cinema, amazing restaurants, and the port. Review of Galaxy Hotel with Video.
13. Antony Apartments – Agios Georgios Beach – near beach
Hotel phone: +30 22850 22436
Refined yet casual hotel with a day spa, complimentary beach umbrellas, and daily breakfast at their partner beach café. Well-appointed rooms and suites are divided into 2 buildings, one for all ages and one for adults only (ages 12 and up). All suites boast fully equipped kitchenettes; Master and Family Suites add washing machines and dishwashers. Antony Apartments has a fantastic location at the border of Agios Georgios Beach and Naxos Town, less than 100 m to the golden sand beach, surrounded by outstanding restaurants, a 5-minute walk to nightlife, and a 10-minute walk to the castle ruins and ferry port.
14. Agios Prokopios Hotel – Agios Prokopios Beach – near beach
Hotel phone: +30 22850 42560
Great value, family-friendly hotel with a large pool, attached kids pool, and sunny gardens. All rooms have private patios or balconies; spacious studios and apartments add kitchenettes and sleep up to 4. A complimentary breakfast is served daily and features fresh, local ingredients, while the Pool Bar serves cocktails and casual, international fare all day. Great location just a 3-minute walk to Agios Prokopios Beach, delicious tavernas, a market, and a dive center and just a 10-minute walk to more restaurants and beach clubs at Agia Anna Beach.
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.
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