Among the Cyclades islands, Naxos is the largest and most fertile. It is located east of Paros and south of Mykonos. When approaching Naxos Port, you can be able to view the tiny islet Palatia located the left, the place where "Portara", the top celebrated pull of Naxos is situated. Portara is the entrance to the early Apollo temple. The Naxos capital city of Naxos, Chora is to be found at the same location where the old city had been constructed. The City blends the Venetian influence and the traditional style. In this place, especially when sing a rental car, you can locate taverns, restaurants, bars and live music joints and souvenir shops and much more.
Getting to Naxos Port
You can effortlessly get a taxi in Naxos and especially in the port area or wherever car hire and taxi stands are located. The cost of transfer cost is preset and will differ from one season to another.
The bus itineraries are frequent especially during the summer period in order to cope with the increased transportation requirements of the guests. There are regular buses from the capital Chora to Agios Prokopios, Tripodes, Sagkri, Moutsouna, Agia Anna, Plaka, Pirgaki, Mikri Vigla, Apollona, Agios Arsenios, Filoti, Apiranthos, Halki and to other many villages. The bus tickets price is extremely low and does not go beyond 3€,
You are able to more comfortably move around by car so that access to even those areas that are most isolated like beaches where no buses goes is made easier. On the whole, Naxos Port generally has a good quality road network and if you have a preference to rent a car, then you will love driving around the island.
For those who love to trek there are nice paved paths beginning from the central bus station and the port area leading to diverse destinations within the Naxos Island interior.
Naxos Ferry Itineraries
Catamarans and conventional ferries depart each day from Piraeus port in Athens and Rafina for Naxos Port. Furthermore you can tour the other islands of the Dodekanisa and Cyclades to Crete. When on these other islands you can use the services of car rentals o move about. The ferry itineraries are regular and get added during the summer. The trip from Athens port (Piraeus) lasts between 6 and 7 hours via conventional boat. The ferry tickets prices will be dependent on the ferry type and the season.