• Amorgos

    Amorgos

    swimming in "the big blue"

  • Antiparos

    Antiparos

    tiny but secluded

  • Koufonissi

    Koufonissi

    the jewel of the small cyclades

  • Kythnos

    Kythnos

    with innumerous sandy beaches and coves

  • Sifnos

    Sifnos

    a dreamlike destination

Ios island

The flower of the Cyclades Íos (means flower) or Niós , as the locals call it, is a beautiful island of the Cycladic island complex. The island was apparently the homeland of Homer’s mother and also the final resting place of the great epic poet of the Iliad and Odyssey.

The view before you upon approaching the island is postcard pretty as Hóra (the capital) lies just behind the harbour at Ormos smeared on the slope of the hill in amphitheatrical manner, at the top of the hill lie the ruins of a medieval castle. Hora is a listed (protected) traditional village and one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture throughout the island group. little snow-white houses line the picturesque arcade-covered alleys (“stiyádia”), where the the churches with arched belfries and light blue domes dotted with the the windmills, twelve in number, create a unique residential area.

Ios island in Cyclades, Greece

Sites worth seeing are Panayia Gremiótissa, standing on Hóra’s highest spot built literally on the edge of a cliff, the view of the open sea offered here is stunning! An early Cycladic period settlement called Skárkos (2,800 BC), indicates the presence of man as far back as early antiquity whose exemplary restoration has been awarded. Hóra’s excellent Archaeological Museum displays a rich collection of finds from the settlement as well as antiquities recording the island’s history. Palaiókastro is fort erected during the Byzantine period which still stands on the northeast side of the island. the forts purpose was to control the seaways from Constantinople down to Crete via visual signals (perhaps mirrors) and fires with castles and towers on Amorgos, Naxos and Santorini.

How to get to Naxos

Travel to Naxos by ferry or plane
Travel to Naxos
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The highlights of Naxos

The beaches of Naxos

The secluding beaches of Naxos

More than 30 beaches !!!

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The villages of Naxos

The traditional villages of Naxos

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The various activities

Naxos activities

A wide variety of activities during your holiday

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Family holidays on Naxos

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CYCLADES ISLANDS
Amorgos island

Amorgos island

It lays to the east of Naxos island and it covers an area of approximately ...

Anafi island

Anafi island

Located at the southernmost area of the Cyclades Group, Anafi covers an area of ...

Andros island

Andros island

Located at the northernmost part of the Cyclades, Andros is the second island in ...

Antiparos island

Antiparos island

This tiny island who approximately 1200 people call home, is located west of ...

Delos island

Delos island

One of the most famous travel destinations in Cyclades is Delos, this tiny uninhabited ...

Donoussa island

Donoussa island

Located east of Naxos, Donoussa is a small and hard to reach island with ...

Folegandros island

Folegandros island

Steep rocky cliffs plunge into the Aegean to form small sandy beaches in between ...

Iraklia island

Iraklia island

The ideal destination for quaint holidays in the Cyclades is Iraklia. Just a dot ...

Ios island

Ios island

The flower of the Cyclades Íos (means flower) or Niós , as the locals call it ...

Kea island

Kea island

Kea (locally also known as Tzia) is the westernmost inhabited island of the ...

Keros island

Keros island

The islet of Keros called Keria in ancient times, is located just 2 nautical ...

Kimolos island

Kimolos island

Kimolos is located on the southwestern edge of Cyclades only 900 meters from ...

Koufonissia island

Koufonissia islands

Two islands are separated by a narrow strait, just 200 meters. At Kato Koufonissi ...

Kythnos island

Kythnos island

The unspoiled beautiful mountainous island located in the western part of the Cyclades ...

Milos island

Milos island

The island’s clear waters and its beaches of incomparable beauty will offer you an ...

Mykonos island

Mykonos island

Where the epitome of glamour meets simplicity, in a cosmopolitan atmosphere ...

Naxos island

Naxos island

Amazing shores, impressive towers, traditional villages, Naxos has it all ...

Paros island

Paros island

Among the most popular in Cyclades, mostly known for its nightlife ...

Santorini island

Santorini island

A world class travel destination with breathtaking caldera views ...

Schinoussa island

Schinoussa island

A small and quaint gem with sandy beaches, for quiet holidays ...

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