Any attempt to plan your Naxos holidays without including any vehicle rental is futile, if you really want to get to know the island. With Naxos being such a big and mountainous island, it is highly recommended, if not essential, to hire a car, for at least some of your stay. Local transportation is quite good on Naxos, however, it will take you ages to get around the entire island this way and, still, you won't be able to see it all.
On Naxos, there are several agencies dealing with car rentals, some of which are well known international companies. During low and middle season, they all offer great deals, especially for long period rentals, in which case, hiring a car is cheap enough for almost everybody. It is easy to find a car long before reaching the island. The best option is to book it online early enough and get the best prices available on the market. Online reservation will not only ensure availability, which is especially hard to find during high season, but it will also enable you to arrange for the most appropriate delivery location, that being your accommodation, the port or airport of Naxos, or any other point for that matter. The agency will be more than happy to arrange for such a service, free of charge. Such offers are common throughout the car rental companies of Naxos, due to the competitive market which keeps the rates low enough to suit everyone's budget. The most common delivery locations on Naxos are the port and airport, as most travelers prefer to use the car immediately upon arrival and save money on taxi fares.
You can find the best discount for both car and motorbike in places like Naxos Town and Agios Prokopios, where there are several companies involved in this business. When it comes to bicycle rentals, things are much easier as only a handful of tourists choose it as their main transportation means. It mainly has to do with the fact that the island is mountainous enough to make it hard for the average person to ride a bike on such steep roads.
Whether you plan to rent a car on Naxos for your whole stay or for just a few days, it is important to realize that unless you do so, you will not be able to enjoy what the island has to offer in terms of sightseeing, beaches and villages exploration.
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