Outdoor sports and activities are popular on Naxos, especially those that have to do with the ocean.  Windsurfing, sailing, fishing, swimming, and beach volley ball are all very popular.  And for those who want some time away from the water, the island also offers opportunities for golf, basketball, tennis, mountain biking, and hiking. 

Perhaps the most popular island sport is windsurfing, and visitors will find many shops in Chora Naxos dedicated to the sport.  Most hotels and beach resorts on the island also offer windsurfing supplies and lessons.  Many of these same shops and resorts also offer supplies for water skiing, kite surfing, and water tubing as well as snorkeling.

Those who may be interested in an off-the-beaten path kind of sport can also try horseback riding.  The Stamatis Riding Center in Agia Anna and Naxos Horse Riding in Chora Naxos both offer horse rentals and lessons by the hour.  Ask at your hotel for more information.