Furthermore, you may enjoy a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, will find amazing beaches, notable archaeological sites and excellent accommodation to suit your needs. The name Naxos comes from "Naxos", the legendary ruler of the first settlers on the island or from the ancient Greek word "naxai", due to the many sacrifices that were taking place in the island to honor the gods.
How to reach Naxos: by airplane from Eleftherios Venizelos Athens Airport (flight time 45 minutes) and from Piraeus port by ferry boat (duration 6 hours and 30 minutes) and high – speed boat (duration 3 hours and 30 minutes). Also you may travel to Naxos by boat from Rafina port and from Lavrio.
On the island particularly worshipped Zeus, Apollo, Dionysus, Ariadne, Demeter, Artemis and Poseidon. The main areas of Naxos are: Naxos Town (Chora), the island's capital, Aggidia, Agios Arsenios, Saint Thalleleos, Akadimi, Apiranthos, Apollonas, Argokili, Atsipapi, Tripodes, Vourvouria, Galanado, Galini, Damarionas, Eggares, Kaloxylos, Keramoti, Kourounochori, Komiaki, Lionas, Moni, Monoitsia, Bloumas, Potamia, Filoti, Chalki, Xilia Vrisi, Melanes, Kinidaros and Koronos.
The major tourist attractions of Naxos are: the hallmark of the island, the famous Portara, the impressive big marble gate, in Chora, Chimarros Tower at Filoti, the Temple of Demeter, the 16th century Venetian castle in Chora, Bazeos Castle, Bellonia Tower, the village Apiranthos, which is also called the marble village and its beautiful museums, Castle of Zevgolis (7th century), the cave of Za, Tragea area, Archaeological Museum of Naxos, archaeological site of Grotta, the Church of Christ, situated in Damarionas, Panagia Myrtidiotissa chapel, Panagia Drossiani, Sangri village and the fortified monastery-Tower of Holy Cross and the Routsouna waterfall.
The most famous beaches of Naxos are: the famous beach of Agia Anna and the unique cedar forest with the sand dunes all over the area, Agiassos, Saint Theodoros, popular beach of Agios Georgios, eminent beach Agios Prokopios, Saint Fykas, Ammitis, Apollo, Kalandos, Kampos Beach, ideal for swimming and fishing, Kleidos, picturesque Lionas Beach, popular beach Mikri Vigla, ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing , Panermos, famous Plaka, Xilia Vrisi, Laguna and the magnificent Psili Ammos.