Small Coves, Uncrowded Beaches and Stunning Cobalt Blue Water
Along the coastline, the island is fringed with small coves where you can stop on your luxury yacht charter of Naxos to find sandy, uncrowded beaches with stunning cobalt blue waters.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
During these peak months, the sun is warm and bronzed bodies line the beaches. The whitewashed houses bounce light back from every angle, so tans on these islands glow more golden than in other island clusters. On Naxos, these peak months are spent lounging on sunbeds during the day and filling the towns in the evening for traditional and contemporary cuisine of first-class standards.
Even the shoulder months of May and September are perfect for a private yacht charter of Naxos. Being open to the Aegean, it does get windy on the island, cooling the air in the evening, but the days are warm and welcoming. The water remains inviting. Charter prices are reduced, but the quality of the experience is not.
Activities & Experiences
The primary goals all travellers of Naxos should have are to explore, lounge and feast. Whatever your interests, this diverse island can accommodate.
Explore Naxos’ Ancient Past
Strongly influenced by the Venetians and the Franks, there are many remnants of Naxos’ ancient past that can be found on the island. To witness Portara up close is an experience that fills one with wonder.
Naxos Castle (Kastro) is the old Venetian town of Naxos which once served as a fortress of Sanoudos in Chora. The ancient temple of Demeter dates back to the 6th century BC.
Further inland on the island is Kalamitsia, a deserted Jesuit Monastery and the Statues of Kouros, which can be seen in the villages of Melanes and Apollonas.
Dip At One Or Many Of Naxos’ Beautiful Beaches
Naxos’ natural beauty extends to its beaches, some of the best in the Cyclades. Our personal favourites are Aliko, Plaka and Agios Prokopios beaches. As you tender to these shores, drop anchor at the many small coves where the crowds are thinner, and tranquillity awaits.
Naxos is the perfect island for water sports if lounging is not your speed. Pull out the jetski on board and fly across the crystal clear sea. Or try your hand at windsurfing or kitesurfing. The openness to the Aegean makes the conditions for these sports perfect almost 100% of the time. Mikri Vigla is a particularly hot spot for these activities.
Insider tip: Even if you don’t care to kitesurf yourself, spend some time near one of the main beaches for this sport and marvel at the way these athletes navigate the winds and fly through the air.
Explore Naxos’ Natural Beauty
As the greenest island in the Cyclades, Naxos is home to imposing mountains, green valleys and gorgeous rural villages where donkeys roam, and open fields abound.
Hikers may wish to walk Mount Zas, the tallest mountain of Naxos and the Cyclades. If you prefer a quaint village with great views, Potamia Naxos, just 9 kilometres from Naxos Town, is perched on a hillside and surrounded by glorious green nature.
Feast On Local, Traditional Cuisine
At Chora, Naxos’ main centre, a wide range of tantalising waterfront restaurants serve up high-quality meals. At 520 Cocktail Bar, you can sit on the terrace and watch the bustle of the restaurants beneath, take in the sunset and then make your way to a table downstairs.
As we’ve said, be sure to try the potatoes.
What To Expect When Booking A Yacht Charter In Naxos With Ahoy Club
When booking a boat charter in Naxos or anywhere else in the world, Ahoy Club simplifies the steps from search to setting sail. We’ve introduced innovative technology to help you uncover your desires in just a few clicks so that we can present you with only the most relevant vessels that match your needs. Your charter in Naxos is just a few clicks away. Bookings are made online, and the finer details are finessed with experienced hands-on service.
All Ahoy Club bookings include a personal Customer Experience Manager who liaises between you and your captain to ensure every necessary detail of your itinerary is confirmed. They can recommend routes, restaurants and activities. And can even get you exclusive access to places you may not be able to book yourself. Our CEMs create experiences unattainable anywhere else.