Naxos, Greece

Naxian on the Beach

Rates per night from$141.54

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR124.49), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Boho beach shack

Setting

Steps from sugar-white sand

Boutique stay Naxian on the Beach has the best neighbour we can think of: a golden stretch of sandy beach. Enjoy the Mediterranean view from your suite’s private balcony – some have hammocks – or from the comfort of your reserved wave-front sunlounger; we recommend breakfasts on the first and fruity cocktails at the latter. The laid-back beach hotel is a grown-ups only getaway with a mod-Greek restaurant, where you can stay in your swimwear all day if you choose…  

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A welcome fruit and cheese platter and one glass of Greek white wine each

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

10 suites.

Check–Out

Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.

Rates

Double rooms from $141.54 (€124), excluding tax at 13.5 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include à la carte breakfasts of home-baked pies and breads, fresh fruit, local honey, Greek yoghurt, cheeses and freshly squeezed orange juice.

Hotel closed

From 8 October 2018 to 17 May 2019.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, reserved beach sunloungers. In rooms: satellite TV, tea-making kit, espresso machine, Apivita bath products, air-conditioning.

Our favourite rooms

Each of the suites has a large sea-view balcony – those on the first floor have a hammock – and either an indoor or an outdoor spa bath tub. We prefer the cheeky alfresco option, of course.

Poolside

There’s no pool, but you’re encouraged to dip your feet in the sea – it’s only a few steps away, after all. Plus, every suite has a private hot tub…

Packing tips

Prepare to relax: bring your beach reads and flowing kaftans.

Also

Steps and sand mean Naxian isn’t wheelchair accessible.

Children

This one’s for paired-up grown-ups only; no under-19s allowed.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Enjoy leisurely breakfasts on your private sea-facing balcony or in your suite’s cosy lounge. In the evenings, head to the beach bar and gaze out over the shimmering Med.

Dress Code

By day, don your breezy swim cover-ups; by night, opt for flowing floral dresses and cool white linens.

Hotel restaurant

Beach-shack-style Tortuga has long wooden pine tables, with wooden flooring and hanging wicker-shaded pendant lights; it’s open on all sides to cooling sea breezes and serves fresh mod-Greek fare. Choose from local pastas, decadent burgers, lobster and seasonal Greek salads. Beachfront favourites include the tuna ceviche tacos and the sea bream carpaccio. Pro tip: save room for the delicate olive-oil-drizzled baklava. Rise and shine to Olympian-worthy breakfasts of home-baked pies and breads, fresh fruit, local honey and cheeses, Greek yoghurt and freshly-squeezed orange juice. Tortuga’s a local favourite and the only spot on the property that makes an exception to the kids-free rule.

Hotel bar

The main hotel bar is at one end of restaurant Tortuga; pull up a wicker-and-iron bar stool and order your tipple of choice. Beers, cocktails and spirits are available, but the star of the show is the regional wine list – do you best to suss out your favourite among the 120 Greek wines. The charming bar staff will help, of course. There’s also a beachfront cocktail bar that shakes up refreshing drinks throughout the day.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8.30am to 10.30am; lunch, light bites and dinner run from 1pm to 11pm.

Room service

Breakfasts can be delivered straight to your cosy suite.

Location

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Address
Naxian on the Beach
Plaka Beach
Naxos
84300
Greece

Planes

Naxos Island National Airport is 10 minutes away by car; most flights to the island route through Athens. Hotel transfers can be arranged for €30 each way for up to four guests.

Automobiles

Hiring a car’s the best way to explore the island – it’s difficult to get far on foot. The town of Naxos Chora is 20 minutes away by car, and the hotel has free onsite parking.

Other

Ferry services run between Naxos and most of the Cycladic islands, including Santorini, Crete, Kos, Skiathos and Mykonos; hotel transfers can be arranged for €30 each way for up to four guests.

Worth getting out of bed for

Naxian’s a laid-back boutique stay that’s all about the leisurely life, so there’s not much to do at the hotel, by design. But local adventures in biking, horse riding, hiking and watersports can be arranged for active guests on request (at an extra charge). Or, get out for a culture fix: explore the streets of Naxos Town, for instance, or take in the sunset views from the Venetian Castle and pick up modern Cycladic art at local gallery Fish & Olive.
You’ll have your pick of beaches. If you tire of the white-sugar sandy spot on your doorstep, meander down the coast to Orkos; there you’ll find a chain of secluded coves and quiet stretches of beach. Panormos is best for watersports; this wild spot is 54 kilometres from Naxos town (on the southeast side of the island) and well off the beaten path. Rent paddle boards and small boats at the beach shack and set off to explore the coastline by sea, then take a break at Panormos’ beach bar for beachside snacks of pita and souvlaki. If you’ve reached your daily fill of saltwater, visit the nearby hillside village of Filoti and wander around its tree-shaded square. We’d recommend stopping at one of the cosy cafés for a strong cup of Greek coffee, or at a local tavern for a draught of ouzo. There’s also hilltop Portara, a marble doorway that’s the only remnant of an ancient temple dedicated to Apollo; you’ll feel immersed in Greek mythology and get built-in framing for that panoramic view over Naxos Town – it’s a win-win.

 

Local restaurants

Sip your morning coffee out of tea-party-ready cups at pretty brunch spot Melimilon, which is particularly proud of its decadent pancakes – chocolate- and fruit-topped affairs that’ll start your day with a sugar buzz. (Pick up a jar or two of the house-made fruit jam for the road.) Bright white café Scirocco has been a Naxos favourite since Mama Katerina opened the spot in 1995; it’s decked out in picnic-plaid tablecloths and serves up traditional Greek fare – octopus salads, pita with tzatziki and salty xynomyzithra (the island’s variety of Greek soured cheese). We’d consider these dishes supplements for the impressively piled sharing platters, which are a beacon ‘for the indecisive’, or so says the menu. Alfresco eatery Meze 2 is open for seafood-centric lunches and dinners; the shrimp-laden pasta takes top billing at both.

Local bars

Take a cue from the locals and head to Kalua (Agios Prokopios, 843 00) for some of the best cocktails on Naxos (excluding those poured at the hotel’s beach bar, naturally).

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Greece and unpacked their bottles of local olive oil, a full account of their seaside break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Naxian on the Beach in Naxos…

Boutique hotel Naxian on the Beach is, as you might expect, right on the  Plaka beach: it’s a seaside stay that blends in with the golden sand, with chestnut-hued walls, natural wood furniture and wicker features throughout. After a laid-back check-in at the hotel’s mod-Greek restaurant Tortuga (there’s nothing as formal as a lobby here), settle into your sea-view suite and ditch your travel gear for your swimming togs. Then pad out onto the sunlounger-dotted beach and say cheers to the start of your holiday: a fruity cocktail from the hotel’s beachfront bar should do the trick, with the sound of the waves to wash away any residual cares. You’re a bohemian beach babe now: your toughest decision will be whether you have room for that final post-dinner bite of feathery-light baklava.

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