Activities in Naxos
What to do in Naxos - sports, activities and entertainment in Naxos
- SCUBA DIVING, WATER SKIING AND WIND or KITE SURFING COURSES IN NAXOS
BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED, ANY DATES
From beginner to advanced Scuba Diving and snorkelling at the excellent local Blue Fin Divers in Agios Prokopios www.bluefindivers.gr
Windsurfing, sailing and water sport activities on Naxos are available in the nearby Laguna of Agios Georgios beach and at Plaka beach.
Kitesurfing for every level at Mikri Vigla beach. Lessons are available or rent equipment and enjoy the wind!
HIKING AND WALKING
Naxos hiking is a pleasure at any time of year, but especially in the spring when the footpaths wind through green and flowering countryside, or the autumn when the rural cyle of life turns to grape harvesting and distilling the local liquor, raki.
Explore the Tragea area with its fertile valleys, ageless olive groves and countless Byzantine churches. Call into the large village of Chalki to enjoy one of the traditional cafes or tavernas, or to visit a local gallery or workshop showcasing pottery, weaving, wood-caving and organic produce. Traditional villages like Damarionas, Damalas, Kaloxyolos or Moni remind you that many Naxians still live in a way now lost to many of us in our fast-paced lives. Hikes around Apiranthos or Koronos are slightly more challenging, rewarded with panoramic views over the islands' landscape to the sea and islands beyond. We can offer you lots of first-hand advice and routes, as well as recommending guided walks:
- GREEK ISLAND HIKING IN NAXOS
SMALL GROUPS, GUIDED WALKS IN BEAUTIFUL NAXOS MOUNTAINS AND COUNTRYSIDE
Join us in September and October 2019 and April and May 2020 for one day hikes along the many traditional routes and footpaths in Naxos to beaches or villages, discovering local life and food
Horse riding can be booked at the hotel for morning or afternoon treks through Naxos lanes and on the beach.
- HORSERIDING HOLIDAYS IN NAXOS
RIDING AND TREKKING FOR BEGINNERS OR ADVANCED, any dates
Rent a top-quality mountain or road bike to follow some of the trails recommended by local experts. Or just enjoy getting around the island on two wheels! We can recommend the best cycle agencies to assist you
CAR OR MOTORBIKE HIRE
Explore the beautiful interior of the island or head for some of the less well-known beaches to find your own paradise. Car and motorbike hire are offered by reliable local agencies with no hidden charges, just let us know what you want and we will advise you.
For our guests from outside the European Union countries, you do need an international driving permit to rent a vehicle in Greece.
US citizens can apply here for an international licence http://www.aaa.com/vacation/idpc.html
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES ON NAXOS
ONE DAY GREEK COOKERY IN NAXOS AND GASTRONOMY TOUR September/October 2019 and May/June 2020
Available for individuals or small groups email us for details
- GREEK ISLAND PAINTING HOLIDAYS IN NAXOS
- LEARN GREEK ON A GREEK ISLAND
BEGINNER OR INTERMEDIATE GREEK LANGUAGE COURSE WITH EXPERIENCED TUTOR, SMALL GROUP
check out http://www.taalhuisamsterdam.nl/en/travel/ for details
LIVE MUSIC and THEATRE
There are plenty of live music and theatre events on Naxos Island during the spring and summer months. The town centre square is often a venue for traditional Greek dancing and music on summer nights, a programme is available at the hotel.
The historic Bazeos Tower has a summer festival of exceptional art installations and cultural performances http://www.bazeostower.gr/eng/
There are live classical and traditional music events, plus classic films, several times a week at a nearby open-air venue in Agios Prokopios. Having a glass of wine while listening to live music and watching the performers with the deep blue or the sunset is a memorable experience!
Local village festivals offer a chance to hear the traditional island music and join in the dancing. Jazz or other music can often be heard in various bars around the island.
The open-air cinema in Naxos town shows the latest release films, under the stars www.cinenaxos.com