In essence, Grotta in Naxos is a neighborhood of the Town (Chora). It is located on the northern side of the town, within walking distance from Kastro and the port.
Also, the location of Grotta allows enchanting views of the Portara and the Aegean.
All buildings in Grotta are hotels and rooms to let, providing comfortable and close accommodation to Chora, the capital of Naxos.
Grotta beach is not considered the ideal place to swim. As it is very rocky and frequently affected by strong summer north winds, it is a place to go for snorkeling rather than swimming.
Also, in summer, some urchins find shelter among the rocks, so diving there is a bit risky.
There are many different ways to get to Grotta from any location on the island. Airport to Grotta: 4 km / 2.4 miles | Port to Grotta: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles | Chora to Grotta: 0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829, or booking your taxi online.
Car rental: There's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Grotta and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. You can arrive at the port by bus from almost any area of the island and walk to Grotta beach since it is a 5-minute walk away. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.