7 Best Day Trips From Naxos

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This article read about day trips from Naxos with things to do, distance, and best beaches.

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Is Naxos worth visiting? Naxos is located centrally in the Cyclades group of Greek islands and is the largest Cycladic island. Naxos has the longest coast among Cycladic islands, fertile valleys, ancient villages, and beautiful hiking trails. Not only is Naxos famous for its beautiful attractions, but there are many beautiful day trips too.  

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Day Trips From Naxos (Best islands near Naxos)

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Mykonos: 

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  • Distance – 21 nautical miles (around 39km)
  • Where To Stay – Mykonos Town, Psarou, and Ornos are famous neighborhoods to book your stay in Mykonos.
  • Best Beaches – Psarou, Paradise, Super Paradise, and Elia.

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Mykonos is a vibrant party island located a short ferry ride from Naxos. It’s world-famous for its nightlife, luxury boutiques, beach parties, and picturesque windmills. Mykonos is one of the famous day trips from Naxos. 

Things To Do:

  • Explore the charming town of Mykonos and get lost in the maze of streets surrounded by white houses and blue doors.
  • Admire the beauty of Little Venice and its Old windmills
  • Visit the famous nightclubs and bars in town. Relax on the famous beaches of Psarou and Paradise.

Delos

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  • Distance – 2 hr 13 min (53.4 km) via Mikonos – Naxos
  • Where To Stay – There are no overnight accommodations on Delos.
  • Best Beaches – Delos has no beaches, as the island is a protected archaeological site.

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Tip – Delos has no restaurants, as the island is a protected archaeological site. You have to carry your snacks for this visit.

Delos is a small island just 2 km from Mykonos and a short ferry ride from Naxos. Delos was an important religious and mythological center in ancient Greece and is now an archaeological site. 

Things To Do: Explore the well-preserved ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Terrace of the Lions, and the Theater Quarter.

Paros

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  • Distance – 11 nautical miles (about 20 km)
  • Where To Stay – Naoussa, Parikia, and Santa Maria are famous neighborhoods to book your stay in Paros.
  • Best Beaches – Kolymbithres, Santa Maria, New Golden Beach, and Monastiri.

Paros is a charming island located a short ferry ride from Naxos. It’s known for its traditional villages, stunning beaches, and vibrant nightlife. 

Things To Do:

  • Explore the picturesque town of Naoussa.
  • Visit the Venetian castle in Parikia.
  • Relax on the famous beaches of Kolymbithres and Santa Maria.

Santorini

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Romantic Santorini – Day Trips From Naxos
  • Distance – 64 miles (104 km) and can take 90 minutes to reach
  • Where To Stay – Oia, Fira, Imerovigli, and Perissa are famous neighborhoods to book your stay in Santorini.
  • Best Beaches – Perissa, Kamari, Red Beach, and Vlichada.

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Santorini is a stunning volcanic island and a world-famous tourist destination that can be done as a ferry day trip from Naxos. It’s known for its breathtaking views of the caldera, world-famous Sunset, and the Aegean Sea. Santorini is one of the famous boat trips from Naxos. 

Things To Do:

  • Explore the villages of Oia and Fira.
  • Visit the famous red beach. Relax on the black sand beaches of Perissa and Kamari.

Ios

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  • Distance – 35 miles (56 km).
  • Where To Stay – Chora, Mylopotas, and Kalamos are famous neighborhoods to book your stay in Ios.
  • Best Beaches – Mylopotas, Kalamos, Magganari, and Manganari.

Ios is a lively party island located a few miles from Naxos. It’s known for its vibrant atmosphere and gorgeous beaches. 

Things To Do: You can relax on the famous beaches of Mylopotas and Kalamos, explore the charming village of Chora, or visit your favorite bars and nightclubs in town.

Amorgos: 

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  • Distance – 35 nautical miles (i.e., 55km)
  • Where To Stay – Chora, Egiali, and Katapola are famous neighborhoods to book your stay in Amorgos.
  • Best Beaches – Egiali, Moutsouna, Katapola, and Agios Pavlos.

Amorgos is a tranquil and picturesque island located a ferry ride from Naxos. It’s known for its secluded beaches, traditional villages, and stunning views. 

Things To Do:

  • Explore the charming village of Chora.
  • Relax on the secluded beaches of Egiali and Moutsouna.
  • Visit the famous Hozoviotissa Monastery.

Syros: 

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  • Distance – 56 km or 30 nautical miles.
  • Where To Stay – Ermoupoli, Ano Syros, and Galissas are some of the famous neighborhoods to book your stay in Syros.
  • Best Beaches – Galissas, Vari, Azolimnos, and Kini.

Syros is the Cyclades’ capital and a perfect day trip from Naxos. It’s known for its neoclassical architecture, vibrant cultural scene, and beautiful beaches. 

Things To Do:

  • Explore the charming town of Ermoupoli.
  • Visit the neoclassical buildings in Ano Syros.
  • Relax on the famous beaches of Galissas and Vari.

These Cycladic islands are accessible by ferry or catamaran from Naxos, with journey times ranging from 1-3 hours. It’s always a good idea to check the ferry schedules in advance and book tickets online, as famous islands can get busy during peak season.

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