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Glyfada area of Naxos, 84300, Greece
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Naxos Star Charter Boat from Mykonos to Naxos
Does anyone know if the Naxos Star is still offering a ferry service this year on a Friday from Mykonos to Paros and Naxos? In previous years I have flown to Mykonos airport and transferred to Naxos using the Naxos Star ( as they also used to ferry Kosmar passengers on a Friday around 4pm), but I don't know if they are still offering such a service this year. Alternatively if someone knows how to get in touch with them, it would be helpful.
Re: Naxos Star Charter Boat from Mykonos to Naxos
If you go to www.gtp.gr they list a Mykonos to Naxos service by Hellenic Seaways seven days a week, leaving at 09.55. However it does say that the service is not yet officially approved.
Re: Naxos Star Charter Boat from Mykonos to Naxos
The Naxos Star is a charter ferry basically taking package tourists from Mykonos to Paros/Naxos also as a day excursion boat from Paros/Naxos to Delos. It picks up people from Mykonos flights on the way back.
I would think the best solution is to ask a local travel agent on Mykonos, I don't know which one.
It does not appear on GTP.GR
Travel Tips for Naxos Island
Agia Anna beach
South of Chora, you can reach it with KTEL bus that start at Chora port. It is a short ride, maybe 10-15 minutes.
The beach is long, sandy, with shallow water and VERY organized. The sea is the usual wonderful Greek sea, but there were too many people for my taste, a endless line of beach rentals, sunbeds, umbrellas and sweaty bodies.
After awhile I noticed that the left part of the beach (water in front of you) seemed to be more quiet, there were some little boats, no rentals, a lot less people and an interesting promontory to explore with a nice traditional white and blue chapel on top.
I definitely reccomend this beach to those who have childrens because there are many playgrounds and beach activities, to those who like loud music because there are plenty of beach bar thay play VERY LOUD music, but I would not go back.
Aliko beach is a wild beach South of Chora.
There is NO beach facilities there, no bar, no toilets, no showers. You have to make sure you have all you need for your day but there will be very few people and you will have a little paradise for you to enjoy.
I went there with the KTEL bus that start at the port for 2.30 euros each way. At the time I tought it was a lot, but the 20Km took almost an hour because of the mountain roads and the several stops in the villages.
The best spot at Aliko is on the left of the small promontory so I did not follow the crowd that went to the main beach on the right and went left.
The first sight is awesome, you are standing on a cliff and you have a wonderful view of the bay. The rock formations are grey on the left and pink-red on the right. The sea is green and transparent.
The beach is pebbly but not unconfortable and there are some small coves where you can find some shade.
You will want to stay forever but the last bus to Chora leaves at 6pm (check with the driver) so better get going.
BE AWARE that you will have to climb down a cliff to get to this beach , the right side (sea in front of you) is the easier. Better to wear shoes with some grip.
Occasionally there might be nudist at this beach.
There are many festivities, basically on the celebration of a saint. If you are lucky you will see for free local traditional dances and songs.
Like in many other villages in Greece on August 15 you will see festivals in many villages of Naxos but in Filoti is the biggest. On July 14 at Hora, on July 25 at Agia Anna.
Walk the ancient Donkey trails on the island
When in Chora (the town of Naxos), you can easily pick up a little book on the walks of Naxos. You can then follow trails after you take the bus or taxi to get to your starting point of your walk.
Some of the walks are very remote and we seldom met anyone. These walks are glorious and you come across beautiful scenery and Byzantine churches and monasteries. Also a great pottery where you can watch the pots and things being made. Little villages where there is all sorts of things to be seen and food to taste in the taverns. Proper walking gear is advisable and it is nice to go with some friends as some of the terain is very remote.
Popi's Grill - Great traditional Greek food
Popi's grill is one of the many restaurants lining the waterfront in the harbor in Naxos Town. What set it apart from the others was that the souvlaki they had on display out front was significantly bigger than the ones everywhere else. We decided that was the place for us and it definitely was. The food was absolutely terrific, and you certainly can't complain about the waterfront view. Surprisingly, the prices were very good considering the central location so close to the ferry dock and the Portara.
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