Naxos Activities

Things to do on Naxos Island

The island offers holidaymakers everything. Great beaches, family friendly activities, engaging historical sites, fantastic sightseeing destinations, cultural events, live music. In Naxos you won’t get bored for a second!

Windsurfing

Naxos Island is the surfing paradise for beginners or advanced. 4-5 Bft wind speed at Saint George Bay in Naxos Town are is ideal for Slalom Boards and 6 Bft it is ideal for wave freaks where there are waves that are between 1 and 2.5 m high, that break at offshore riffs. The place is ideal for beginners and the advanced to get first contact with surfing or to perfect your abilities. It is also ideal for speed or manoeuvre freaks. Kite surfing is forbidden at Saint George bay because of the nearby airport.

There is a water sports centre in Plaka Beach where equipment hiring and training is available. Kalstraki (Glyfada) and Alyko (the north section of Alyko) are two more excellent places for wind surfing individuals.

Watersports & fun

Naxos is a place for watersports and action. The beaches of Naxos are well-known for the ideal conditions they offer to the enthusiasts of all sorts of watersports.

At Saint George Bay and in Plaka beach there are watersport centres that offer jet ski, water skiing, singles ski, wakeboard, wakeskate, knee board, tubes-ringos, banana-boat, fly manta ray, pedalo, canoe-kayak, SUP (stand up paddleboard), body board, skimboard. Enjoy a ride and get a full shot of adrenaline.

Yacht Sailing

The unique sailing area of the Aegean Sea experience an unforgettable day on a yacht. Plenty of yachts and catamarans are offering daily sailing adventures to hidden Naxos beaches and to the surrounding islands.

A gift of great memories from him to you to share with your family and friends. Naxos Island is the ideal place for sailing holidays. The greek islands, closely located one to another in the Aegean sea, are easy to cruise and travel.

Cookery Classes and Gastronomy

Learn how to prepare and cook real Greek country food according to the seasons in a little taverna up in the mountains of Naxos. Authentic hospitality, lots of fun in the kitchen plus time to wander round the charming village where they live with wonderful views. Come along and have a real foodie day!

Visit farms with the orange trees, lemon trees, tomato plants, eggplant, zucchini, basil, fig trees and many more and pick up fresh ingredients for your meal.

Hiking - Trekking

The island has a magical landscape, with beautiful valleys, fertile fields, and even the highest mountain in the Cyclades. Naxos' footpaths, which constituted the main means of access and transportation from one village to another, and from the settlements to the fields and other farming areas from antiquity to the late 1960's, measure hundreds of kilometers in total length.

The walks take you to magical parts of the island that you would never discover on your own, along marble-paved mule-tracks and hidden valley paths, past the crumbling ruins of a vaulted monastery or a remote Byzantine chapel with rare frescoes. There are old marble walkways, fertile plains, rivers, waterfalls, vineyards and olive groves! Exclusive, beautiful nature, just everything you would expect as a walker!

Horse riding

Naxos Island offers marvellous possibilities to witness a dreamlike and unforgettable experience on the back of a horse.

Let your soul calm down, enjoy the views from the hills over the endless white beaches, ride on sandy paths along olive-plantations and seize the opportunity to go for a swim towards the sunset on horseback.

Fully qualified staff will guide you on the golden sands of Naxos and through the sea for a truly wonderful experience. From beginner to experienced riders.

Scuba diving

Naxos is a great place for scuba diving, fishing or just snorkeling. Apart from the sandy beaches there are places in Naxos with rocky sea bed which are the favorite spots of big beautiful fishes and of course divers.

Grab the opportunity to become a scuba diver and dive into a great adventure. Highly experienced instructors combined with premier scuba diving facilities on Naxos Island offer a full range of training courses and dive packages for qualified divers and beginners.