Naxos Things to do

Although this is a calm family island, things to do in Naxos are many. Naxos is an amazing island for windsurfing and kitesurfing, especially in the beaches of Mikri Vigla, Plaka, Laguna and generally, all the other beaches on the western side of the island. Many windsurfing centers are found there, renting the necessary equipment and offering courses for all ages.

Another popular activity in Naxos island is diving. The sea around Naxos is rich in reefs and wrecks. In fact, there is the wreck of a Beaufighter torpedo bomber, a German seaplane, and other more recent wrecks. Apart from courses, the diving centers in Naxos offer trips to interesting spots.

Over the last years, few horse riding centers have opened in Naxos and offer sunset riding trips and also trips to the countryside. The island of Naxos is crossed by many signposted footpaths, making hiking and mountain biking very popular. These footpaths lead to Venetian towers, old churches, ancient sights, mountainous villages, and secluded beaches.

We have selected below the best things to do in Naxos but you can find more in the following sections: Sightseeing, Tours & Activities, Beaches, Villages, Eat & Drink, Sports, Shopping, Wellness, Workshops & other.

Discover the best things to do in Naxos

  • +60 Things to See
    Discover the sightseeings, beaches and villages of the island.
  • +70 Restaurants & Bars
    Discover our selection with the best restaurants and cafe on the island.
  • Tours & Activities
    Discover the sightseeing and the neighbouring islands with more than 7 tours and excursions.
  • Shopping
    Discover some beautiful shops offering local products, ceramic, jewelry and more.
  • Open Air Cinema
    Enjoy a movie under the stars in the open-air cinema of the island.
  • Cooking Workshops
    Discover the best workshops in Naxos.
  • Watersports
    Some beaches in Naxos are organized and have few watersports centers.
  • Hiking in Naxos
    Discover the hiking paths of Naxos offering the possibility to discover beautiful landscapes.
  • Scuba diving
    Scuba diving is very popular in Naxos due to the many wrecks, sea caves and reefs.
  • Kitesurfing
    Kitesurfing became very popular in Naxos, mostly at Mikri Vigla beach.
  • Windsurfing
    Windsurfing is very popular in Naxos, one of the best islands for this sport.
  • Sailing around
    Discover some secret beaches only accessible by boat.
  • Horse riding
    Naxos is a nice island for horse riding across the countryside and along the coastline.
  • Festivals & Events
    Discover plenty of religious festivals as well as major cultural events.
  • Yoga
    Discover yoga retreats and seminars and revive your body and spirit during your holidays.
  • Massage centers
    Get a special treatments while on holiday for the development of the body and mind.
  • Mountain Biking
    Naxos offers unlimited opportunities to enjoy the endless mountainous surrounding.
  • Waterpark
    There is a waterpark available on the island and will offer a great moment to your children.
  • Get married!
    Organize your wedding in the most authentic island of the Cyclades.
  • Buy a House
    Have a look in our list with real estate agencies in Naxos that can help you find or construct your perfect home there.

Discover More About Naxos