Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades complex and by far the most fertile of all. Situated next to Paros, it has a total area of 438 square kilometers and a coastline of 148km. In order to get to Naxos, you can take the ferry-boat from Piraeus and many other Greek islands.
The island is characterized by its Venetian town, the fertile valleys and the long sandy beaches. More precisely, the influence of Venetian architecture is obvious not only in the kastro of the Chora, but also in the fortified towers scattered on the hillsides. More than 98km. of beautiful beaches surround the island of Naxos, all having superb crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming. Most of the villages, more than 64 total, are mountainous with traditional white houses and small narrow streets. Naxos has the highest mountain in all of the Cyclades complex, namely Mount Zas, (999m. high). Due to a generous supply of water, all mountain terraces are cultivated, producing a great variety of fruit, nuts and vegetables. The island is also known within Greece for its delicious potatoes. It is a popular destination for all kind of interests, having at the same time the reputation of being the paradise for all windsurfers. The visitor can find here a great number of hotels, tavernas, cafeterias, commercial shops etc. Nevertheless, the interior of Naxos is virtually unchanged by tourisms.