Naxos

Greece

General info

The spot at St. George Beach on Naxos Island is a perfect combination of shallow water lagoon and wave. Naxos town is within walking distance from the spot.

Possible sports

Location

The island of Naxos is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is the largest island of the Cyclades and only a small strait away from the island of Paros.

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Latitude: 25.374936327518498
Longitude: 37.09587747814517

Spot Check

The two best surf spots are Naxos Town and Mikri Vigla. The two spots offer very reliable wind in high summer.

Weather

Weather during the travel period

Windsurfing is possible on Naxos from May to October. The best and windiest time to travel are the summer months.

The best time to travel is from May to October. Here you can usually expect at least 9 hours of sunshine a day. In the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 35 degrees.

Climate

As in all of Greece, the climate in the Cyclades is very mild. However, it is not so dry and hot on Naxos, because winds can reach the detached island relatively well.

Culture & Leisure

Naxos is the largest Cycladic island and yet it is still a small insider tip. Here you can still find the original and cozy Greece. From quaint family tavernas, small guesthouses, hotels, and beautiful secluded sandy bays, you can find a lot on Naxos and the island invites you to explore. Naxos town is dominated by the Venetian castle district. The landmark at the harbor is the "Portara", the huge marble gate of a never finished temple. The island is particularly impressive for the diversity of its landscape: fertile plains, imposing mountain massifs, silvery shimmering olive groves and fragrant lemon gardens, miles of white beaches and secret rocky coves.

Leisure offer

In Naxos town there are plenty of restaurants and bars/clubs, pharmacies and supermarkets. Just stroll around the town and be amazed.

Sightseeing attractions

We recommend you to visit the following sights:

  • Halki
  • Filoti
  • The Zeusberg
  • Apiranthos
  • The Kouros

Culinary

As everywhere in Greece, there are also on Naxos the typical Greek dishes such as tzatziki, moussaka, gyros or bifteki. Typical for Naxos are also the roast pork (garlic pork in the pot) or the "pigtail monk" (beef with eggplant and cheese).

Lifestyle & Tips

The Greeks are very nice and accommodating. You do not have to expect any restrictions. Nevertheless: Respect the locals here as well and respond to them as you would expect.

Country info

Enjoy the Greek flair paired with some adventurous surf sessions. Take the opportunity to visit Naxos town and our sightseeing tips to get culturally involved as well.

Currency

Euro

Language

Greek

Customs and rules

The Greek Orthodox Church exerts a strong influence, especially in rural areas.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in all public transport, public buildings, bars and restaurants.

It is customary in restaurants to tip 5% if the tip is not already included in the bill.

Security

Naxos is considered a relatively safe vacation destination. Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we recommend that you check the current situation shortly before traveling.

Population

approx. 18.000 inhabitants

Religions

The largest religious community on the island of Naxos is the Greek Orthodox Church.

Politics

The regional district of Naxos is one of 13 regional districts of the Greek region "South Aegean".

Our trips to this destination

Whether windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing or wakeboarding: Together with you we plan and design your individual surf course to learn to surf, your surf camp to improve your skills or your personal surf trip to experience your passion for the water with all your senses.