Powdery white sand beaches, crystal clear water and an ice-cold lime daiquiri in your hand. Look back at the green hills and white walled buildings of the villages on this pastoral agrarian island, with hints of Byzantine and Venetian influence – it’s a Cycladic island, after all – and you’ll realize you’re vacationing in one of the world’s progenitors of Culture. But it doesn't get any better than this. You’re on Naxos, Greece, and you've just settled into your holiday villa..
Indeed, not only does a vacation in Greece combine that dreamy sense of carefree abandon, but the local people – who bubble over with Mediterranean warmth and friendliness – seem to echo the beauty of an ancient civilization that in many ways continues to steer the modern world. The intensity of ancient Greece has found its timeless pace, and you're sure to slow to that pace during your stay in your holiday villa Naxos.
Naxos is a perfect place to relax. Long lunches, perhaps in the form of a picnic alongside a pastoral olive orchard overlooking Naxos, followed by a restful siesta in your Naxos villa during the hot afternoon hours, then wake up leisurely just in time to watch the pink, orange and red sunset smolder over the horizon of the Aegean sea, does this sound like a perfect day for you? Well, it’s nothing on the local nightlife. Naxos features a bustling, lively entertainment scene that many overlook by other Greek island competitors such as Ios. Nevertheless, the bars, clubs and live music on Naxos are thoroughly enjoyable.
You’ll probably be able to wake up early the next day, having rested so well in your Naxos villa, and check out some of the fascinating attractions on the island. The humongous Portara, meaning “doorway”, is all that remains of a Temple in honor of Apollo dating back to 600 BCE. The ancient ruins at the Mitropolis are quite fascinating – don’t miss them. Another required item on your itinerary is the old city in Naxos, of course, as it is one of the best ways to imbibe the charm of this virtually still-undiscovered city and island. Lodging is easy to find, as luxury villas, self catering holiday homes and rental apartments are indeed starting to pop up on Naxos. Book your Naxos villa today and start dreaming of your Greek island holiday.