Family Hotels & Resorts in Naxos

GreeceNaxos › Kid-Friendly Hotels
Updated: July 6, 2023
By Santorini Dave

Best beach resort for families in Naxos.

The wonderful stretch of beach in front of the Iria Beach Art Hotel in Agia Anna.

Naxos Family Hotels – Where To Stay

Naxos ferry for families.

  • Naxos is the most family-friendly Greek Island. Great beaches, good food, fun vibe, and lots of small friendly hotels.
  • Best Hotels for Families in Naxos: Nissaki Beach Hotel (for town and beach) • Kavos Boutique Hotel (for spacious villas and large pool) • Iria Beach Art Hotel (for idyllic beach resort)
  • St George Beach (Agios Georgios) is an easy walk from all Naxos Town hotels and is the most kid-friendly beach on Naxos. It’s protected on 3 sides and very shallow for a long distance out.
  • The wonderful beaches of Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, and Plaka are all easily reached by bus from Naxos Town.
  • Renting a car makes seeing the wonderful inland villages much easier (especially when traveling with kids).

The 13 Best Family Hotels on Naxos

  • Click the hotel name to check prices on – my favorite website for booking hotels. Book 6 to 8 months in advance for the best rooms and rates.

    1. Nissaki Beach Hotel – St. George Beach/Naxos Town

    Kids pool and main pool at Nissaki Beach Hotel on Agios Georgios Beach in Naxos
    This beachfront, luxury hotel offers a wonderful pool with an attached jacuzzi and a fantastic seaside restaurant. The Two Unit Suites are the largest and best for families, with a queen or king-sized bed plus 2 single-sized sofa beds and a private terrace. Nissaki sits at the southwest edge of Naxos Town, right where family-friendly St. George Beach begins, walking distance to tons of restaurants and beach clubs.

    2. Iria Beach Art Hotel – Agia Anna Beach

    The beachfront restaurant and sunbeds at Iria Beach Art Hotel on Agia Anna Beach in Naxos
    The best family beach hotel on Naxos, offering spacious suites for up to four guests, a tranquil spa, and an outstanding restaurant serving local produce grown at the owner’s own farm less than 1 km away. As well as being right on Agia Anna Beach, an 8-minute walk in one direction leads to Agios Prokopios Beach, while Plaka Beach is just a 10-minute walk in the other direction. Many restaurants and bars nearby. Review of Iria Beach Art Hotel with Video.

    3. Kavos Boutique Hotel – Stelida

    The main pool with a view to the sea at Kavos Boutique Hotel in Stelida, Naxos
    Gorgeous 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, garden terraces. Their popular Stelida Restaurant and Bar is open all day, serving creative Greek cuisine that highlights fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. A kids’ menu is available, as are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. The hotel sits on a hill overlooking Agios Prokopios Beach, about 10 minutes’ walk away. Review of Kavos Boutique Hotel with Video.

    4. Medusa Beach Resort & Suites – Plaka Beach

    Restaurant with a sea view at Medusa Resort on Plaka Beach in Naxos
    Now closed for renovations. Slated to reopen in May 2024.
    Boho-chic, boutique resort with a private beach club, saltwater pool, and a fantastic restaurant using fresh ingredients grown onsite. The largest 2-bedroom Family Suites sleep up to 4 and have private terraces. Perks include pet-friendly rooms, in-room massage, a yoga deck, and gardens that add privacy. Medusa is located at the quiet south end of sandy Plaka Beach, about a 15-minute walk to the restaurants at the north end.

    5. Faros Villa – Alyko Beach

    The main pool at Faros Villa near Alyko Beach in Naxos
    A small hotel (only 8 rooms) with a huge lawn, sunny pool, and playground on Alyko Beach. Suites are spacious and include private balconies. The 2 Junior Suites, open-plan Elegant Suite, and the 1-bedroom Family Suite sleep up to 4; the Family Suite has 2 bathrooms and more privacy. Faros Villa serves a wonderful buffet breakfast daily, while its Greek restaurant and room service are available all day. The hotel sits on Alyko Beach near the Alyko Cedar Forest, which has 3 more beaches and the ruins of an old hotel, now an open-air street art gallery.

    6. Galaxy Hotel – St. George Beach/Naxos Town

    View over the pool toward Agios Georgios Beach at Galaxy Hotel in Naxos
    Luxury hotel with family-friendly triple and quadruple rooms 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 (with an especially great complimentary breakfast buffet), but guests can also pick their own fruit right off the trees. Review of Galaxy Hotel with Video.

    7. Finikas Hotel – Pyrgaki Beach

    Facing the shallow end of the main pool at Finikas Hotel on Pyrgaki Beach in Naxos
    Remote beachfront resort with a pool and pool bar, playground, and an upscale taverna, featuring a menu planned around local ingredients. Generous suites as large as 70 sqm all come with private, sea view terraces. Located on the pristine beach of Agali Bay, next to Alyko Beach and Alyko Cedar Forest, and a short walk from Pyrgaki Beach, this is a great area to explore by hiking or cycling (the hotel offers free bikes). A car is strongly recommended here. Review of Finikas Beach Hotel with Video.

    8. Stella Naxos Island – Plaka Beach

    The main pool, kids pool, and snack bar at Stella Naxos Island on Plaka Beach
    Friendly, affordable hotel with a pool, kids’ pool, playground, gardens, and sunbeds on Plaka Beach. Apartments here sleep up to 5, most with kitchenettes. A complimentary breakfast buffet is offered every morning, and the Pool Bar serves light bites and drinks all day. Great location at the north end of Plaka Beach just 1-minute to the water, with several restaurants nearby, and just an 8-minute walk to Agia Anna Beach

    9. Iliada Villas – Agios Prokopios

    Main and kids pools at Iliada Villas in Agios Prokopios, Naxos
    Low-key luxury villas sharing a pool, kids’ pool, and gardens. Villas are quite large, ranging from 1 to 4-bedrooms and sleeping up to 10, all with full kitchens, washing machines, and private terraces, most with sea views. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served daily featuring organic fruits and veggies grown onsite, and a snack bar offers light bites in the afternoon. Iliada Villas sit about 13-minutes’ walk to the restaurants and beach clubs at Agios Prokopios Beach.

    10. Agios Prokopios Hotel – Agios Prokopios Beach

    The main and kids pools at Agios Prokopios Hotel in Naxos
    Affordable, family-friendly hotel with beautiful gardens and a large pool with an attached kids’ pool. Studios and apartments sleep up to 4 and include fully equipped kitchenettes. The Pool Bar serves food and drinks all day, including a complimentary breakfast buffet featuring fresh, local ingredients. The hotel is about a 3-minute walk from Agios Prokopios Beach, great restaurants, and beach clubs.

    11. Blue Harmony Apartments – Plaka Beach

    Exterior of Blue Harmony Apartments near Plaka Beach in Naxos
    Friendly, family-owned apartment collection just 100 meters (2-minute walk) from Plaka Beach. The 2-bedroom Family Apartments sleep up to 5 and include a kitchenette. Amenities include a small playground, a veggie garden for guests to pick from, and for longer stays, they offer free laundry service. Several restaurants are just north along the beach within a 5 to 15-minute walk away.

    12. Belogna Ikons – Vivlos

    The freeform pool at Belogna Ikons in Vivlos, Naxos
    Charming suites and villas with a pool and kids’ pool on a hilltop overlooking the Aegean Sea. 1 to 3-bedroom units range from 45 up to 100 sqm, all with private terraces, full kitchens, and designated parking spaces. Each suite and villa is surrounded by gardens, offering plenty of privacy. Located about 12 minutes’ drive to Agia Anna and Agios Prokopios Beaches, a rental car is necessary.

    13. Naxos Island Hotel – Agia Prokipios Beach

    Rooftop view from Naxos Island Hotel at Agios Prokopios.
    Super-friendly boutique hotel with a rooftop infinity pool, rooftop restaurant with sea views, and a small play area for kids. 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, surrounded by several great restaurants and beach clubs. Review of Naxos Island Hotel with Video.

Read More

About Santorini Dave

Santorini Dave Author Bio. Santorini Dave was started in 2011 by a guy who loved Greece, travel, and great hotels. We're now a small team of writers and researchers on a mission to deliver the most helpful travel content on the internet. We specialize in Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, and Greece and recommend the best hotels, best neighborhoods, and best family hotels in top destinations around the world. We also make hotel maps and travel videos. I can be contacted at

  1. Galaxy Hotel or Kalergis in Naxos Town

    Galaxy Hotel or Studio Kalergis for a family of 4 (kids 6 and 9) and 2 grandparents? They are about the same price (although Galaxy includes breakfast). What’s better for beach access? Town access? Overall accommodations and pool area? Or would you stay further out at Kavos or Iria? We want to relax at the beach/pool and also explore the island.

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Beach Access: Kalergis is on the beach, Galaxy is a 2-minute walk from the beach.
      Pool Area: Galaxy has a very nice pool, Kalergis doesn’t have a pool.
      Town Access: Kalergis is a little closer to town.
      Overall Accommodations: Both very nice, Galaxy has a slightly more luxurious vibe.

  2. Hotel on Naxos with Child

    Hi Dave. Thanks so much for your tips. It’s been so very helpful to give us a guide, all the way over here in Australia. Quick question – we’re planning 8 nights in Naxos the first week of June next year, with our 3 year old. We’re looking just to hang by the beach, then by a pool and in-between, taste all the delicious food! perhaps wander around some shops. A relaxing holiday will be in order! On your recco, I’m looking at either the Iria Beach Art Hotel or the Galaxy Hotel. Which one do you prefer if we want a stroll to beach and shops/restaurants, a pool, good sleeping arrangements for a family and ambiance from the balcony, as we’ll be spending time there after our daughter is in bed early. Really, really appreciate your advice (or suggestion for a different hotel….). Thank you!!

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Iria is better for beach holiday. Galaxy is better to enjoy town, shops, and better collection of restaurants. Both great hotels.

  3. Where To Go With Baby in Greece

    Hi there, we are looking to visit Greece for the first time with my wife and 4 month old baby for 9 days. We are looking to stay in luxury accommodation (either a villa or a hotel) that is on or very close by a nice beach that we can swim at that has restaurants and shops close by. We are wanting limited time on planes, boats etc. Where do you suggest we go and how do you suggest we plan our visit to Greece? Many thanks.

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Naxos is a great island for families and the Nissaki Beach Hotel the best place to stay on St Georges Beach. From there it’s an easy walk to lots of shops and restaurants. Naxos is a short flight (about 45 minutes) from Athens or a 3 to 5 hour ferry depending on which one choose.

  4. Accommodation for Family of 6

    I am hoping you can help with our Greece plans this summer. We are a family of 6 and are backpacking through Europe for 6 weeks this summer. An itinerary has been hard to nail down. At the very least we want to see Athens and spend some time in the Islands. We probably wont have more than 4 or 5 days for Greece, unfortunately. One of our biggest struggles is finding less expensive lodging for a family of 6. I really want to see the Blue Caves in Zakynthos and thought about staying on this island for a few days, but this post has made me consider Naxos. Do you have any overall recommendations for seeing the Greek Islands in a short amount of time with lodging for a family of 6? Tiffany

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Mike’s Studios has good cheap family rooms that sleep a family of 6. Good central location in Naxos Town.

  5. Santorini and Naxos with 2 Year Old

    Thank you for your wonderful and helpful website! Travelling with children can be daunting and having all the information to hand is so useful (and reassuring!)

    After looking at all of your wonderful advice we have booked to do Santorini/Naxos end of May beginning of June with our 2 year old. 2 days in Santorini followed by 6 days at the Nissaki in Naxos then a further 2 days in Santorini before flying home!

    Thanks again,

    Mario O

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Awesome. Sounds like a great itinerary. You’ll love it.

  6. Kalergis Studios for Family

    Thanks for all your valuable information.

    I was leaning towards the Kalergis Studios as we need a kitchenette. How is this hotel location compared to the Nissaki Beach hotel. Are quality of the family rooms ok?


    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Family rooms at Kalergis are great. Basically 2 double rooms with a connecting door. Both rooms have small kitchens. It’s less than a 1 minute walk along the beach from Nissaki to Kalergis. The sand in front of Kalergis is nicer than in front of Nissaki. Both are an easy walk to town and restaurants.

  7. What Greek Island with 2 Kids

    Hi David. We have a week to spend in mid July and are looking for an un-touristy, authenic greek island experience with culture, history, good food, a laid back vibe and a good couple of beaches to explore. Children are 10 and 12 so old enough to not necessarily require children’s entertainment. We would prefer to stay in a villa as opposed to a hotel/resort. We were thinking of Crete, but wondering if Naxos (or other?) would be better. Any other islands worth researching? Terry

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Lots of good choices but Naxos would be my top recommendation.

  8. Two Weeks – Which Greek Islands for Family of 4?

    Hi David
    Thanks for the wonderful reviews of Naxos, I am currently researching a holiday to the Greek islands for my 10 year wedding anniversary probably for 2 weeks, and plan to go there with my husband and two kids who will be 7 and 5. My husband gets very bad motion sickness so he isn’t too keen to travel by boat for long periods of time. So this is a major factor in deciding which island to choose. I would like a family-friendly island but that also has some fun things to do, and great eating out as we love it! I would love to rent a villa so that we have room to move and options to cook at home some meals, not sure if I want to drive though (although my husband loves the challenge!) and we want to be able to fly in and out. I am still deciding whether I want to do two islands and spend a week in each or just choose one and experience a bit of life and rhythm. I would love to see Santorini because it looks beautiful but have read plenty that is not very family friendly, and think Mykonos could be another option? I would also like to have a small ceremony to revisit our vows and have some photos taken? Do you have any recommendations? I would really appreciate as it will really help me narrow down and make a decision.
    Thanks, Viv

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Naxos is exactly what you’re looking for so great choice. But for 2 weeks I would add a second (or third) island. Paros is the closest (if you’re worried about the ferry trip). Mykonos, Ios, and Santorini aren’t much farther. Be sure to travel on the Blue Star ferries (not the SeaJet or Hellenic Seaways) as they are large car ferries and make for the least amount of sea sickness. I think I would recommend flying to Mykonos (3 days), ferry to Naxos (8 days), ferry to Santorini (3 days). Both Mykonos and Santorini have international flights to Western Europe which can save a lot of time as you don’t have to fly via Athens. Most other islands have flights to and from Athens.

  9. Greek Islands with Family of 4

    Hi David! I did post a comment but it isn’t showing up on the page, for some reason.

    Just wanted to say you’re articles and answers have been a huge help in helping me plan our trip to Greece this summer.

    Just a few questions regarding our itinerary: Does the order of destinations make sense geographically, and, please advise on whether flight or ferry makes more sense between the islands. (I’ve slightly altered our dates since my last comment!)

    Aug 6: Arrive in Athens
    Aug 7: Athens
    Aug 8: Leave for Santorini (flight or ferry?)
    Aug 9: Santorini
    Aug 10: Santorini
    Aug 11: Leave for Naxos
    Aug 12: Naxos
    Aug 13: Naxos
    Aug 14: Naxos
    Aug 15: Naxos
    Aug 16: Leave for Crete
    Aug 17: Crete
    Aug 18: Crete
    Aug 19: Leave for Athens
    Aug 20: Athens
    Aug 21: Fly back to Dubai

    Thanks so much for your help! We have a 5 year old and 19 month old so are looking for a fun but family-oriented trip. We are considering air bnb for Santorini and Naxos, and will probably do hotels for both Athens and Crete.

    Please advise!!

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      That looks great but do go to Naxos first, then Santorini, then Crete. Ferry is probably best for all routes. That is a very busy (holiday) week for Greece so book ferries in advance.

  10. Itinerary for Athens, Naxos, and Paros

    We love your website and have constructed the following itinerary based on it (traveling with our 2.5 yr old son). Can you advise if it seems like too much/little time in any place.

    May 21 Istanbul – Athens 7:15pm-8:45pm
    May 25 Athens – Paros
    May 31 Paros – Naxos
    June 4 Naxos – Athens 7:15am-8am
    June 4 Athens – Istanbul 10am-11:30am

    Also we are having hard time locating a hotel, on, that has two connected rooms in Chora or St George’s beach with a view and kitchenette. Happy to spend up to 400 euro/night to find the right place. Most places have just one bedroom. Is there a travel agent you can recommend that knows the lodging?

    Thank you!!!!

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      That looks great. You could drop a day from Athens and add it to Paros or Naxos – but otherwise looks good. For a connected family room on Naxos try Kalergis Studios.

      1. Naxos and Paros

        Thanks! We’re booked at Kalergis. Was hoping for a bit more space but it seems like that’s the tradeoff for being on the beach!

        Now to hunt for a place in Paros. Is there an equivalent/better place you would suggest there? Also, we are planning on getting a car to tour around Naxos. Do you recommend this as well for Paros?

        1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

          On Paros I recommend staying in Naoussa or Parikia – both great towns. The best beaches are not close to either town though, so a rental car is nice to have. Also good for getting to the enchanting inland villages.

  11. Guides to Naxos and Paros

    Hi David
    What happened to the Naxos & Paros pages, now I can only see hotel recommendations and not the Guides with all kinds of info.. What did I miss?
    We are a family of 4 and are going to Naxos/Paros/Athens for 2 weeks this summer and your info was good to have for planning. Cheers, Frode Velde

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      I have come to the slow/reluctant realization that people are more interested/concerned with booking good hotels in good locations (when they are planning their trip) than they are with Things To Do (which they feel they can figure out after they arrive). Also, some of the Naxos and Paros info was out of date. I will be adding back bits and pieces of current things to do with kids as I have time.

  12. Booking Naxos Ferry Tickets for a Family of 7

    Hi Dave

    1. Am I best booking ferries for 27 June from Santorini to Naxos now and who through? (4 adults and 3 teenagers)
    2. Similarly am I best booking the ferry from Naxos to Paros 5th July? (same numbers)
    3. After Paros I think you recommend Crete for my family of 3. I see the ferry is only an hour longer? Am I best ferry to Crete or fly?

    Thanks again


    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      You can book the Santorini to Naxos tickets and the Naxos to Paros tickets after you arrive in Greece. It’s the large Blue Star ferry and won’t sell out. But I would book the Santorini–Crete tickets in advance as that ferry can sell out – unlikely but still possible.

  13. Luxury Hotel with Kids in Naxos

    Hi David,

    We were planning our trip to Greece for September and our itinerary was 3 nights in Santorini, 3 nights in Naxos and 2 nights in Athens. We had our heart set on staying at Nissaki Hotel in Naxos, but just learned that they only allow children over the age of 12. Do you have any recommendations for another luxury beach front hotel close in to Chora that allow 3 year old child? Or is there another island instead of Naxos that you would recommend?

    Thanks so much for your help!
    Lani Schuman

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Take another look at the Nissaki as it seems like they’re allowing all kids for summer.

      Another very nice hotel is Hotel Grotta. Very warm and friendly. Not as luxurious as the Nissaki but people love this place. Good location close to Chora’s shops and restaurants and a short walk to the bus station for other beaches. Unfortunately it’s on the opposite side of Naxos Town than St George’s Beach – so if you want to go to the town beach you need to walk 10 to 15 minutes (not a big deal but certainly not as handy as the Nissaki).

  14. Greece with a 10 Year Old

    Hello David and family, I would like to send you a big HUG from Melbourne Australia. My Daughter age 10 and I have just returned from Greece and to be honest it was on YOUR ADVICE…When I was researching where to go, YOU just kept on popping up in my searches when I searched Child friendly Greek Islands….. with your little Nomads, POP POP POP. you kept coming up…. We were accompanying my older Parents to Malta, my Father’s birthplace for 7 weeks, I had not travelled there since I was 12, I started dreaming at 40 something……..while I’m on this side of the world.. I have to TRY and see Greece… it seemed undoable at first when I went to a travel Agent.. (I came out with a sad face $6000 for 3 weeks)…. I read all your notes (and Matt Barratts) …thank you so much! .I did my homework, I used and Aegean Airlines and WE DID IT for half the price at least. Santorini 3 days, (Golden Star Hotel – not luxury, clean, small room, but opened onto a good pool for a dip after sightseeing in the late afternoon and 2 min walk to town) Hired a car for a day 55 Euro and went up to the SPECTACULAR, (the driving was a little scary, left hand for me and wrong side of the road for me), We took the old road back and stumbled upon the BLACK BEACH….No Swimming gear with us….We JUMPED in in our dresses, it was amazing and a highlight, truly amazing place, we laid in the water on the amazing smooth black stones. The Corner Restaurant in FIRA we went to each day for breakfast, lovely Male owner who loved kids, what he does with kids crepes is out of this world, made child feel special with squeezed Oranges. the regular breakfasts were also amazing., .. NAXOS NAXOS NAXOS, thank YOU! 10 days – WE LOVED IT! (I think I was Naxian in another life)…It is so perfect for Families or for a Female/Male Sole Parent. We stayed at Alkyoni Beach Hotel at the end of St Georges Beach, (good 10 min walk to town) but plenty to see on the way, they were amazing, and the property is beautiful, better than I expected when I arrived, pretty gardens, flowers and someone tending them all the time I noticed.(the reviews when I booked were on the downside, I’m not sure why, it was lovely…I think it was $650 Euro which included breakfast (superb breakfasts) fantastic pool and staff, and then contacted me and REFUNDED ME $150 as there was a discount!…We felt safe and free every day, we loved wandering through the Ancient city, up, up, up. we spent hours there. St Georges beach is perfect, grab a deck chair, book, shallowish waters, kids everywhere to join in with and they bring you a nice Gin and tonic (if you like lol) to you at your little chair, lovely…….We discovered MOUSTACHE a little tiny restaurant nearby and could not believe we were eating the BEST chicken and pork Heros with a glass of wine and a Lemonade for 6 Euro, we kept going back for the yumminess, then the bakery across the road with the most amazing strawberry glazed tarts and triple chocolate Tiirimisu for .80, and I’m not a sweet eater! …We loved Sircocco in the Square also, the food was amazing and we were paying $25 Australian Dollars for amazing Seafood, Lamb, Moussaka for 2 (I felt Guilty) – I found Naxos Very Cheap compared to Australia… Before we went to bed which was always late….yes we fed the pussy cats, nearby….we even bought pussy cat food…. shhhh…..We went to Paros on the Ferry for the day, the receptionist at Naxos said you may like to stay there, and we did, so wandered into a hotel in the Village, Atlantic I think it was, with a pool 30 Euro per night and stayed 2 nights, beautiful for a short stay, very boutique Island, more expensive than NAXOS. We had Dinner with 2 lovely girls from Finland on the water and it was 75 Euro for myself and child who had a bowl of chips, but it was a Special night, shall we say, great little cove beach in the town (have to look for it though) quaint and quiet. We flew from Naxos (teeny weeny airport and plane..aggggh) to Athens for 24 hours to connect to Malta, I was a true traveler by then and jumped on a train at the airport and made my own way – easy! We stayed at Adrian Hotel in the PLAKA – yep fine, right in the heart of it, not amazing or spectacular but fine, good aircon, (IT WAS HOT!) and good WIFI if anyone needs to know that, we used the hop on hop off bus for an hour or so and then nearly died from the heat so went out at 9pm and roamed around the city….Thank you so much David and Family for making my dreams come true and my little girl to yell OOOPA every 5 minutes, still 3 weeks after our retuen to Melbourne (4 degrees overnight- tonight) xx


    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Great comment and sounds like a great trip. Awesome!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *