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The white sandy beach of Pyrgaki
The picturesque village of Halki
Hiking in Mount Zas, highest mountain of the Cyclades
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.
✔ DO NOT MISS: KITESURFING LESSONS
Do you love watersports? Are you an addict to adrenaline? Then do not miss a Kitesurfing lesson.