Long before the media and tourists discovered Mykonos and Santorini, Naxos was
famed for attracting travelers to its sandy shores; it’s a destination where traditional
Cycladic architecture seamlessly blends with narrow medieval streets, Venetian
fortifications, and modern waterfront structures. While Naxos was never at the center
of major historical events, it boasts a rich and diverse cultural heritage bestowed to the
island by the civilizations that occupied its territory through the centuries. Naxos has
managed to develop its tourism while retaining much of its traditional character and
has become a popular destination for those seeking a more authentic Greek holiday
experience. With its verdant hills, fine beaches, and leisurely nightlife, it is an ideal place
to enjoy a peaceful holiday under the bright blue Mediterranean sky.
Although all of your transfers to airports, stations, harbors, and hotels have likely been
included in your TrueTrip experience, there will be instances where you will use a taxi
to get around. Always make sure that the driver starts the meter when you get in the
taxi and check the meter before you pay. If in doubt about a fare, please check with your
hotel concierge who is also able to arrange taxi pick-ups for you.
Although public transportation makes getting around quite easy, if you’d like to uncover
more of this location, you may want to rent a car; your hotel concierge can assist you
with making arrangements with a local car rental company. We always recommend
careful and cautious driving in Europe as roads can be old, narrow and with high
volumes of traffic.
Renting a moped is quite popular on the Greek islands, and having your own
means of transportation will provide you with independence and enable you
to explore more of the island. It is important to keep in mind that the roads
on the islands are typically quite old, very narrow, and with high volumes of
traffic – we suggest exercising a strict level of caution when using this means of
transportation. Your hotel concierge is able to assist you with arranging a rental.