Naxos Villages

Among the prettiest villages of the Cyclades, Chora (the main town) has maintained its Venetian architecture, with the elegant towers and paved streets. On the island of Naxos, small beautiful villages dot the mountainsides, including Apiranthos, Halki, Sangri, Koronos and more.
Many hotels and accommodation are located around these villages. Discover the best places for your stay.

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Guide to 25 villages

Discover our guide to 25 Naxos villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Naxos. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

Town (Chora)

Town (Chora)

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Location: On the northwestern side of the island
Description: Also called Chora, Naxos Town is the capital and main village and harbour of the island. With a lovely waterfront and elegant Venetian architecture, it considered as one of the most beautiful Cycladic villages.

Apiranthos

Apiranthos

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Location: 26 km east of Chora
Description: Apiranthos is a beautiful, mountainous village in the centre of Naxos. Surrounded by lush greenery and keeping its elegant architectural style, Apiranthos is still untouched by tourism.
Halki (or Chalki)

Halki (or Chalki)

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Location: 16 km south east of Chora
Description: Halki is a lovely, traditional village in the centre of Naxos. It used to be the old capital of the island and has maintained its Venetian style.
Filoti

Filoti

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Location: 18 km south east of Chora
Description: Filoti is situated on quite a steep hill and the main street is lined by picturesque cafes and restaurants. The surrounded nature is gorgeous with green and mountainside views.
Kaloxylos

Kaloxylos

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Location: 16 km south east of Chora
Description: Kaloxylos (or Kaloksilos) is a beautiful little village located next to the famous village of Halki.

Potamia

Potamia

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Location: 9 km south east of Chora
Description: Potamia is a village famous for the production of fruits. It is close to Medieval towers, old mills and running water.
Koronos

Koronos

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Location: 28 km north east of Chora
Description: Koronos is a traditional village built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill. It has houses of exceptional architecture, a picturesque square, paved streets and many arches that create a romantic atmosphere.

Apollonas

Apollonas

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Location: 36 km north west of Chora
Description: This is a charming fishing village with a couple of great fish taverns and a sandy beach. An ancient statue of Kouros is found close to Apollonas.

Sangri

Sangri

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Location: 12 km south east of Chora
Description: Sangri is a mountainous village famous for its Byzantine monasteries, the Venetian towers and the ancient temple of Demeter that is found closeby.
Melanes

Melanes

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Location: 8 km east of Chora
Description: Melanes is a small village surrounded by a green valley. A giant statue of Kouros has been found in the area and it stands there since the ancient times.
Agia Anna village

Agia Anna village

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Location: 7 km south east of Chora
Description: Agia Anna is a small fishing village in western Naxos with a lovely beach and many tourist facilities. The small port is lined up with delicious taverns and cafeterias.
Moutsouna

Moutsouna

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Location: 37 km east of Chora
Description: Moutsouna is a small fishing village on the eastern side of the island. The region is secluded and provides nice spots for total privacy.
Lionas

Lionas

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Location: 34 km east of Chora
Description: Lionas is a small seaside village with a central beach and some taverns. It is an ideal place to see something different and dramatic landscapes.

Agios Arsenios

Agios Arsenios

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Location: 6 km from Chora
Description: Agios Arsenios is a small village with beautiful churches around it. It is located very close to Chora, the capital of Naxos.

Egares

Egares

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Location: 8.5 km north east of Chora
Description: Egares is a small village surrounded by much greenery and many Venetian mansions. In one of these mansions, the famous novelist Nikos Kazantzakis was hosted for one year by a friend.

Galini

Galini

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Location: 8 km north east of Chora
Description: Galini is a small village close to Chora, in the middle of a fertile valley. The monastery tower of Ipsilotera can be visited close to the village.

Glinado

Glinado

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Location: 6 km south east of Chora
Description: Glinado is a small village in proximity to Chora Naxos. Close to Glinado, there is the ancient sanctuary of Dionysus.

Kinidaros

Kinidaros

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Location: 15 km east of Chora
Description: Kinidaros is a small mountainous village surrounded by much greenery. The ancient marble mines are found close to Kinidaros.

Damarionas

Damarionas

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Location: 16 km south east of Chora
Description: Damarionas is a beautiful and and a very authentic village of Naxos with beautiful houses

Kourounochori

Kourounochori

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Location: 8 km east of Chora
Description: Many trekking paths pass through Kourounochori, this small mountainous village close to Chora.
Sifones

Sifones

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Location: 22 km East of Chora
Description: Sifones is one of the ghost villages of Naxos as it was abandoned during the previous century. All houses are well preserved.

Atsipapi

Atsipapi

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Location: 29 km East of Chora
Description: This is a beautiful ghost village located near the strange Agrokoili church.

Moni

Moni

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Location: 18.6 km east of Chora
Description: Moni is a small village surrounded by lush greenery and high mountains. The church of Panagia Drossiani is closeby.

Skado

Skado

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Location: 29 km from Naxos Town
Description: Skado is one of the smallest village of Naxos, located on the north eastern side of the island and surrounded by wild natural beauty.

Tripodes

Tripodes

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Location: 7 km south east of Chora
Description: The small village of Tripodes, also known as Vivlos, distinguish for their old windmills and their natural beauty.

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