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1 day and 1 night in Naxos

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1 day and 1 night in Naxos

Hi,

We havve to stay 1 day and one 1 night in Naxos in June betwwen our trip to Amorgos and Santorini.

Where would you advise us to stay?

We would like to see the most of the island but we as well would like to stay somewhere quiet close to the beach.

We booked somewhere on St George Beach, but I am scared that it's going to be over crowded and too touristy.

Plaka Beach looks great but maybe too far from everything else.

What do you think?

Msny thanks for your advices.

Claire

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1. Re: 1 day and 1 night in Naxos

If you want to see "most of the island," but will have only 1 day and 1 night on Naxos, you will have to rent a car. And if you do have a rental car, then staying at Plaka or another beach area away from Naxos Town won't be a problem because you will be able to get to other places relatively easily and quickly enough.

With your limited time, you will be almost constantly on the move to see "most of the island" -- its highlights, to name but a few, are Naxos Town and the St George beach area; the beautiful beaches on the southwest coast of the island; mountain villages such as Filoti and Apeiranthos; and the island's spectacular mountain scenery, best seen by driving from Town through the villages I mentioned all the way to Apollon on the northwest coast of Naxos, then back to Town along the north coast.

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2. Re: 1 day and 1 night in Naxos

There is no point in worrying you will be fine where you are, it is only one night, you won't see the island in a day anyway.

The inland villages mentioned you cannot 'drive through', particularly Apiranthos and Chalki, they are off the main road. You have to park and walk around. You can get around the island in one day in a mad rush but that's about it.

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3. Re: 1 day and 1 night in Naxos

I had intended to write "drive to" but "through" slipped into the sentence. And of course parking the car and walking around would be necessary to see the villages. During a one-day whirlwind tour of "most of the island," however, it's quite likely these travellers will have to be satisfied with mere quick glimpses of the mountainside villages and other island scenery while driving past on the highway.

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