Best time to visit: Naxos is blessed with warm, Mediterranean weather throughout the year. The hottest (and most popular) months are from May - September.
Key cruising areas: Naxos is a sailing destination in itself with many beaches and coves to discover. Moutsouna and Panormos are beautiful bays to drop anchor and take a dip in the tranquil sea while the Port of Naxos is a safe marina to stay for a few days and explore the island by foot. Naxos is also a great starting point for a longer charter through the Cyclades and Aegean sea.
Don't miss: Grab your walking shoes and hike to the top of Mount Zas, the mountain where legend says Zeus was born and raised. Naxos is one of the best places in the Cyclades to hike and there are several ways to reach the peak of Mount Zas. Start at Aria Spring (just 30 minutes from Naxos City) where the trail is semi-paved, however the summit can be a little more strenuous. When you reach the highest point in the Cyclades, beautiful views of the island and surrounding sea await you.
Best spots for wining and dining: Giannis Taverna is a hidden gem on the island that mainly hosts locals and is known for its chicken and pork roasted over a fire. For an elegant, upscale place for dinner, Barozzi is an excellent choice.