Naxos is the biggest island of the Cyclades complex, located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, with imposing mountain massifs and fertile valleys. The town (Chora) is well known for its many monuments – the most characteristic one being Portara, the imposing propylon, or monumental gateway of the 6th century temple of Apollo on Palatia, the islet by the harbor. One glimpse of Chora’s past is given by the archaeological site of the Mycenean city of Grotta – large parts of which are submerged in the sea or lie under the built-up northern section of the town.
Equally rich is Chora’s medieval history, amply indicated by its monuments and neighborhoods from Kastro to Bourgos. But the town also has a modern side, full of life throughout the year, with dozens of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. It has all the services needed by the visitor and its shops supply all the local products, items of folk art (fabrics, baskets, ceramics) and jewelry, while its restaurants feature the broadly varied local cuisine. It is not surprising that Chora is one of the favorite towns for visitors in the Cyclades.
During our cruise you will have also the time to enjoy plenty of time at Agia Anna beach, one of Naxos’s most renowned coastal spots since the 70’s.
A juniper tree forest offering natural shade stands alongside the beach’s seemingly endless stretch of golden sand.
A picturesque little port with fishing boats lies at the end of the stretch.
Sun umbrellas and sun beds, set up in front of beach bars and taverns, are to be found along the beach’s greater part, while there are also plenty of water sport options for our adventurous guests.
Naxos has certainly the cosmopolitan air of a modern tourist resort while it has managed to preserve its local culture and traditional color.
Join us now and explore the beautiful neighboring island of Naxos in your own private cruise boat!
Cruise duration 10-12 hours (Depending guests preference)