Island hooping in Greece – Naxos’s wonderful nature

Naxos Portara

How I got here?

As you maybe have already read, my last trip was to Mykonos. The ferry from Mykonos to Naxos costs about 14€. It has a sun deck on board but you can also sit inside in comfy armchairs or you book a whole room for yourself. I felt like being on a cruise with all the possibilities on board.

Naxos Port

Where to stay?

One day before I arrived in Naxos, I saw that I live around one hour away from Naxos center and I was not sure how to get there. Luckily, Stamatis told me all possibilities to get to Adonis Hotel in Apollon.

I had three possibilities:

  1. To rent a car or scooter.
  2. To take the bus, which departs every day at 9.30 am and at 1.30 pm from Naxos center. The ticket price is 6,60€ and the trip lasts about 2 hours.
  3. To take a taxi, which costs about 50€.

Quad Bike Moto Power NaxosI decided to rent a quad bike for 20€ per day (pic of quad). Nikoleta, who works for Motor Power Naxos, answered all my questions by email and when I arrived at the port, one of her colleagues was already there with my quad bike. The service was excellent!

I felt a bit insecure because it was my first ride on a quad bike but honestly, it was so much fun!

Moto Power Bike

On my way to Adonis Hotel, I drove along the west coast road. It was such a fascinating drive! 

I was even more stunned when I arrived at Adonis Hotel in Apollon. Apollon is an admirable and calm village with a beautiful beach. It is the perfect place to relax and to enjoy the nature. Stamatis offers a delicious breakfast for 7€ and most of it is from his garden, which is next to his hotel. Have a look at it when you are there! I also had a Greek Salad, which was delightful as well as his strawberry liqueur.

Hint: The next ATM is about 20km away (Apeiranthos) and the next petrol station about 7km (Koronida). 

What to do?

Just drive around the island and enjoy the wonderful nature. Personally, I preferred the west coast and I just stayed at Naxos city center for about 10 minutes. Drive definitely to Apeiranthos, Koronida or to Koronos. If you decide to go back to city center, don’t miss Eggares Olive Press Museum on your way.

If you just want to relax, stay at the beach in Apollon or just stop at a bay.

Next stop – PAROS!

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