In the 21st century with its hordes of people clamoring to get to beautiful tourist spots, mountainous Naxos is like a jealously-guarded secret. Tourism has been fairly slow to develop on this Greek island offering exquisite green valleys and wide, open sandy beaches.
The weather on Naxos is perfect from May until October, and you have to be quick as the best hotels are fully booked before you know it. Yes, you’re always going to find a hotel but you might have to compromise on the particular location you want.
Outside of the peak season, you can still arrive at a hotel without a reservation, but you’re likely to find better rates by booking online.
Your Guide to Where to Stay in Naxos
Naxos is a fruit and vegetable producing island so that it doesn’t have to support itself through tourism alone. The beautiful island of dreams certainly offers plenty to see – the highest mountains, the greenest valleys, the sandiest beaches, the bluest skies and the most comfortable and luxurious accommodation you can find.
The island is also renowned for its fine wines and cheese, and these you will often find on your dining room table or as a welcome treat when you stay at the guest houses and hotels of Naxos. Also check: Best Restaurants: Where to Eat on Naxos
The sheer variety of accommodation options there are makes it thoroughly entertaining looking for a place to stay. Choose between magnificent beachfront properties where you can indulge in some exhilarating watersports, cozy guesthouses close to the town center or glitzy hotels that can be as affordable or luxurious as you like.
Where to stay in Naxos will include you looking at wonderful 2, 3, 4, and 5-star hotels – each one a fascinating port of call.
2 ★★ Hotels on Naxos
Nastasia Village is a lovely boutique hotel in Chora, Naxos, magnificently situated and accessible to all the biggest attractions that tourists look for. The stylish pet- and family-friendly hotel has 18 minimalistic, but elegant rooms with private balconies within the attractive Aegean Architectural building.
Visitors love taking a deep breath in the herbal garden that provides delightful herbal fragrances of spearmint, lavender, and thyme. There are plenty of lovely restaurants and cafes on your doorstep and it’s just minutes away from the main square and beach of Saint George. Lots of fabulous features are available such as a bathrobe, slippers, free wifi, flat-screen TV, and much more.
3 ★★★ Hotels
If clean, modern, stylish, attractive, and comfortable grab you in terms of what kind of hotel accommodation you’re after, this excellent 3-star boutique hotel on Naxos offers all that. It’s also just a stone’s throw from your feet touching down on the soft beach sand of Agios Georgios Beach.
There is so much to keep you occupied at this air-conditioned hotel, between the LCD television, the free wifi, the tea and coffee making machines, private bathroom with hot tub and many other sought after features. Check rates and availability here.
The Saint Vlassis
Let’s be honest – even on a Greek island getaway, you want at least some peace and quiet to recharge yourself for the next exciting day. The charming 3.5-star Saint Vlassis boutique hotel is appealing with its blue wooden doors and window shutters complete with riotous color from flowering shrubs.
The hotel has a fabulous countryside setting and is pet friendly. It is about a 10-minute walk to the beach. Rooms are rigged up with everything to make your stay luxuriously comfy and you’ll enjoy a flat-screen TV, private balconies, buffet breakfast, free wifi, modern bathrooms, Molton Brown toiletries and much more.
4 ★★★★ Hotels
The 4-star Castle Mansions is attractively situated and close to all those hotspots that tourists want to see in Naxos. In fact, the hotel is found at the historical Venetian Castle and just 500m from the Saint George beach, a fabulous, popular beach on the island.
The apartments of Castle Mansions are super comfortable and can accommodate 2 – 6 people. The luxurious apartments provide a host of home comforts such as bathrobes and slippers, premium bedding, air conditioning, balconies, rainfall showers, free toiletries, flatscreen TV, free wifi, free bottled water and so much more.
Hotels With view of Portara
A common golden thread runs through most of the accommodation in Naxos and if it’s not splendid views, their other secret is excellent hospitality practices as well as a passion for pleasing guests. Looking after visitors to their hotels is something hotel owners take very seriously in Naxos.
The Portara or the Great Door is an enormous marble doorway on the islet of Palatia. As a tourist attraction, wherever you are in Naxos, you are likely to see the Portara.
2 ★★ Hotels
Owned by the Lianos family and situated on a hillside with magical views, Grotta Hotel is a family-run establishment that ensures its visitors can enjoy a home-from-home experience and at reasonable rates. Guests who have stayed at the air-conditioned 2-star hotel say it may well be 2 stars, but it offers a 5-star experience.
You can enjoy breakfast in the sunny dining room or take in the views from your balcony. Other fabulous facilities include satellite TV, air conditioning, swimming pool, safe box, indoor pool spa, free wifi, airport shuttle services and much more. At the end of the day, you can flop down into your comfy bed and simply enjoy the tastefully decorated room which is always spotlessly clean, enhancing a good night’s rest.
3 ★★★ Hotels
Iliada Sunset Suites
If you’re looking for luxury self-catering accommodation in Naxos, the 3-star hotel, Iliada Sunset Suites have been beautifully decorated and also provide tourists with wonderful views.
Iliada Sunset Suites are well known for entertaining, and if it’s not the fantastic massage therapy, it’s the scrumptious delights from their breakfast buffet. While feasting, guests can still be using the Internet as there is free wifi.
There is also TV, free toiletries and coffee makers – the perfect home-from-home place to relax and unwind with a glass of chilled white wine and a bowl of delicious pasta, garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese.
Hotels on Agios Georgios (St George Beach)
2 ★★ Hotels
This jaunty 2-star family-run hotel is magnificently situated in its prime location – a short walk away from Saint George Beach. Holidaymakers with rejuvenation on their minds will love that the hotel has a full-service spa area with hot tub, sauna and fitness room.
In fact, what is notable with this trendy hotel is that it has a number of outside areas – the breakfast room garden as well as the pool and terraces. Other useful amenities include hairdryers, tea and coffee makers while showers include complimentary toiletries.
The family-run hotel is clean ad close to everything you want – shops, restaurants and markets. Check availability and rates here.
Set right on the sandy beach of Agios Georgios, the 2-star Kalergis Studios is surrounded by colorful gardens. It offers tasteful accommodation with a well-equipped kitchenette and dining area.
Free wifi is available throughout the spacious air-conditioned apartments with satellite TV and hairdryer. All units have private balconies and enjoy views of the Aegean Sea or the garden, There are some good restaurants, cafes and beach bars close by. Studios sleep up to 4 guests which include kitchenettes and a welcome bottle of wine.
Ippokampos is a 2.5-star beachfront property and offers rooms with superb sea views. Rooms open out to a private balcony and all the apartments are fully equipped with a kitchenette. Later, when you’re relaxing, you can surf the web, making use of the free wifi or watch TV.
For your comfort, there are tea and coffee makers as well. Aromatic toiletries, slippers and a hairdryer can be found in the bathroom. The on-site restaurant serves up finger-licking Mediterranean flavors and dishes and the bar will serve up icy drinks and cocktails. Book here.
3 ★★★ Hotels
When a cool, relieving summer breeze wafts through your windows at the lovely 3-star beachfront Ippokampos Apartments, you’ll know you’ve made the right choice in terms of stylish accommodation.
Small and intimate, the 9 apartments are pretty impressive and these apartments are the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life where you can experience Greek hospitality at its best. Just 250 m from Agios Georgios beach, these air-conditioned self-catering studios have a balcony, free wifi, satellite TV and beautifully simple furnishings.
This beautiful sun-touched hotel offers 3-star services in its 54 classy rooms complete with bath toiletries and slippers. The hotel is situated right beside the beach, promising a super relaxing stay.
The hotel is found in the south-west part of Naxos town and on top of the Saint George Beach. It offers a casual and laid-back beach resort experience. Built in the traditional Cycladic architectural style, you’re guaranteed to find all the modern comforts you want inside the stylish interiors.
You’ll find beautiful décor with most of the hotel’s buildings looking out onto the gleaming pool and swaying palm trees, You can order drinks from the pool bar or wait to enjoy a 3-course meal in the hotel’s restaurant. Check availability and rates here.
With its prime position, the 3.5-star Antony Suites are surrounded by restaurants, cafes and bars as well as shops that allow for all your shopping needs.
These 2-roomed holiday apartments with beautiful marble floors, are one of the most comfortable in Naxos town where you can wine and dine from your own kitchenette and then be spoiled in the most magnificent spa complete with thermal mud cabin and hydro massage.
The luxury suites are decorated with a minimalistic Cycladic style and include all modern facilities such as ecological mattresses and free wifi.
4 ★★★★ Hotels
This small air-conditioned family-run hotel has got what it takes in terms of offering visitors a splendid seaside getaway. The stylish 4-star hotel is just 100m from the beach and is also quietly situated, offering guests a choice of 32 rooms.
With a shimmering pool and poolside bar for snacks and drinks. you can keep your cool throughout the day. The hotel comes with loads of other amenities such as the free Internet corner, satellite TV, mod bathroom with some coming with spa bath and hydro-massage shower cabin.
It just seems right that you will get a bathrobe and slippers as well. At bedtime the comfortable Cocomat mattresses guarantee a comfortable night’s rest. Check availability and rates here.
Some hotels you just want to explore more because of the way they look, and the Alkyoni Beach Hotel with traditional Cycladic architecture and situated on St. George’s Beach is alluringly appealing to look at.
Kicking your day off with a buffet breakfast, with the bright, airy, air-conditioned rooms with splendid sea views, you’ll be ready for whatever the day provides. You’ll be drawn to the beautiful lush gardens, the balconies, free wifi, restaurant, swimming pool, pool bar and everything else. The quality resort hotel blended with the amazing hospitality will guarantee you an unforgettable Greek holiday.
5 ★★★★★ Hotels
Located right on the beach of Agios Georgios, the 5-star Nissaki Beach Hotel is well situated and is just a stone’s throw from the town which can provide an entertaining night-life.
The wonderful beach hotel isn’t only about limitless amenities such as outdoor pool, terraces, full breakfast, childcare, plasma TVs, espresso coffee makers, Internet access, restaurants and bars and daily housekeeping among others, the hotel is well known for its super warm hospitality and impeccable services.
Hotels in Agia Anna
If you fancy a busy beach where you can hide behind your dark sunglasses and survey all the goings-on taking place on Agia Anna Beach, then this is the place for you. Agia Anna is in fact one of the busiest beaches of Naxos and has a picturesque port that is an attraction in itself.
The beach offers sunbeds and umbrellas and is well organized with plenty of cool accommodation options.
2 ★★ Hotels
Cycladic Islands Hotel and Spa
The airconditioned Cycladic Islands Hotel & Spa takes full advantage of its awesome setting. Its sea view studios are just 350 m from the beach of Agia Anna. The self-catering studios come equipped with balconies to catch the tangy sea breeze.
Among the many fabulous amenities are a restaurant, full-service spa and sparkllng swimming pool. There is also a poolside bar and coffee shop on site. The rooms are fully equipped and come with welcoming amenities such as satellite TV, hairdryer and fridge.The family-friendly hotel offers free Internet too and housekeeping is provided each day.
3 ★★★ Hotels
This stylish 3-star B&B is situated at Agios Prokopios Beach and with its excellent amenities and trendy décor you’ll feel right at home. Of the many amenities in the 22 air-conditioned guestrooms, is the very welcome free wifi. Concierge services are offered and the cool, comfortable rooms come with private bathroom, laundry services, hairdryer, free toiletries, TV, refrigerator and more. This is a fantastic, affordable, clean place to stay while you explore this fantastic greek island.
Situated on Agia Anna Beach, this 3.5-star beach hotel in Naxos is small and intimate, offering just a few rooms which can include accommodation for your pets too. The hotel is stylishly decorated with the suites being new and fresh. There are different kinds of suites such as Queen, Junior and Deluxe Suites with balconies to suit different guests.
The beautiful rooms are air-conditioned and you can choose rainfall and walk-in showers with free toiletries in the private bathrooms. There is also a continental breakfast waiting for you at Manios Suites with other amenities such as free wifi and flat-panel TV.
Hotels in Agios Prokopios
Once you get past the Saint George’s beach, you get Agios Prokopios beach which has been awarded for its quality waters. So beautifully turquoise and clear are the waters people sometimes forget they’re swimming in the sea. They think they’re swimming in a giant swimming pool.
You’ll find everything you need for a glorious day in the sun – umbrellas, sun-beds and café-bars. Sit back and take in all the action going on before you – the beach volleyball, the windsurfing and banana tubing. There is also a generous variety of hotels and apartments for you to stay in while in this seaside area.
4 ★★★★ Hotels
Romantic and magical, the Lagos Mare Boutique Hotel is a place you’ll never want to leave. The hotel is found in Agios Prokopios, a seaside village in Naxos with an awesome sandy beach. This family-friendly hotel provides a complimentary stay for the 1st child sharing a room with the parents, and up to 12 years of age.
The hotel is known for its great hospitality and you’ll relish the cup of espresso from the coffee machines, the bathrobes and slippers, the free wifi, the LCD TV, the romantic-smelling Korres bathroom toiletries and so much more.
All rooms have their own balcony and you’ll love the 1924 restaurant, the sparkling pool and the energizing and rejuvenating wellness spa.
Naxos Euphoria Suites
The magnificent 4-star Euphoria Hotel & Suites are beautifully located in the bay of Agios Prokopios on Naxos Island, providing spectacular Aegean ocean views.
The lavish suites promise superb Greek hospitality, Euphoria provides modern amenities and an endless number of facilities to ensure a most amazing stay. Get used to Cocomat beds, air-conditioned units, balconies kitchenettes, LED TV and hairdryer as well as lots of additional services to enhance your stay.
The 4-star Naxian Collection offers those looking for stylish accommodation a wonderful place to stay. The complex of luxurious villas and suites comes with a panoramic view of the Aegean and the beach of Agios Prokopios is just 700m away.
You can start the day with an organic breakfast buffet or choose an a la carte breakfast beside the pool. This is one place that caters to guests’ gastronomic requirements in terms of food and also where you choose to enjoy it.
The hotel is beautifully nestled in wonderful greenery with stone walkways. With free wifi, satellite TV, swimming pool ane even beauty treatments on site, your getaway to Naxos promises to be the most enriching travel experience you can imagine.
Hotels in Plaka Beach
Suitable for everyone, even young children, the beach of Plaka Beach stretches far before you and offers umbrellas and loafing chairs to rent but no lifeguards. There’re taverns and other food and drink outlets on the long beach so you can snack and drink right on the beach.
There’s so much going on, you can spend the entire day on the beach. It’s known for its white sands and turquoise water. Of course, for such a beautiful beach, you can expect many accommodation types of all kinds and most offering splendid sea views.
4 ★★★★ Hotels
Medusa Beach Resort
The 4-star Medusa Beach Resort & Suites promises you relaxation and serenity and a host of fantastic services. You can take your pick from the different rooms which are all surrounded by a tropical garden, There is a beautiful seawater swimming pool that invites you to take the plunge. Meanwhile, the beach is just a few steps away.
The stylish air-conditioned units come fitted with amenities that make life gloriously relaxed. You’ll find satellite TV, balcony, fridge, hairdryer as well as the convenience of restaurants that serve local and international dishes. What is more, if you want to get active and participate in outdoor activities, the hotel makes arrangements and even keeps some gear for these activities.
People who travel a lot have every reason to talk about the many wonderful places our beautiful world has to offer. As you travel the Greek Isles, why not make the journey that much more pleasurable by making sure you choose awesome accommodation?
These guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, apartments and hotels each offer so much that you’ll wish your wonder-filled week or two could be 2 months or more.
Where to stay in Naxos need never be a headache as these places are where you can enjoy every moment and they are guaranteed to enhance your holiday and travel experience.