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Region: Greece

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Naxian Collection

Naxian Collection

Our 4.5-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.
Naxos Town

Surrounded by spectacular sea views and just steps from the beach, this Naxos hotel offers easy access to museums, archeological treasures and much more.

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Weather

The Cyclades islands (of which Naxos is one) have a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool winters. In July and August the mercury can soar to over 100°F in the shade just about anywhere in Greece, although the average high on Naxos in these months is a balmy 81°F. July and August are also the months of the meltemi, a strong northerly wind that sweeps the eastern coast of mainland Greece and the Aegean Islands, especially the Cyclades. The wind is a mixed blessing: it reduces humidity, but can play havoc with ferry schedules and sends everything flying - from beach umbrellas to washing hanging out to dry. It also makes Naxos a popular windsurfing destination.

From May to October the average temperature is in the 70s. November is when the rains start, and the weather stays cool and wet until February - although there are also occasional days with clear blue skies and sunshine. December and January averages hover around 59°F.

Getting Around

Naxos airport has daily flight connections with Athens (45min) with Olympic Airlines.

Boats arrive at and depart from the port of Naxos Town. There are daily ferries to/from Piraeus and faster, more expensive catamarans ; there are also good ferry and catamaran connections to most of the Cyclades.

The island is a wonderful place to explore on foot, as many old paths between villages, churches and other sights still survive.

You can hire cars and motorcycles, as well as 21-speed all-terrain bicycles, from the waterfront outlets in Naxos Town. You'll need all the bike gears - the roads are steep and winding.

Entry Requirements

Consult the Greek consulate for the most up-to-date entry requirements.

Money

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