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Where to Stay in Naxos and the Small Cyclades

As part of our Green Traveller's Guide to Naxos & the Small Cyclades, here's our pick of characterful places to stay.

The view from Challan Hall
A profusion of colourful blooms at Lianos Holiday Village, Naxos. photo: Florence Fortnam/Greentraveller

Simple, stylish, natural – the Greeks' impeccable sense of design is on show across Naxos and the Small Cyclades. From old stone houses tucked away in whitewashed villages, to contemporary glass structures overlooking Naxos Town, from beachside studios with bougainvillea-draped terraces to restored villas decked out in a traditional palette of white and blue, there are places to suit all tastes and budgets in this colourful collection of places to stay.

Whatever you do, don't skip breakfast: feast on savory pies filled with Naxian cheeses, sweet pastries, freshly-squeezed citrus juices and local yoghurt laced with heather honey. The beach is in easy reach at all these places, too – in many cases, right in front of the hotel – so you can enjoy a quick, quiet dip before breakfast or wallow in the warm waters at the end of the day.

Google map: shows the location and details of all the places to stay, local food and drink, nearby visitor attractions and activities in our Green Traveller's Guide to Naxos & the Small Cyclades:

Green = Places to stay Blue = Local food & drink Yellow = Attractions Purple = Activities

Places to stay in Naxos & the Small Cyclades

Flisvos Seaside Studios and Apartments, Naxos, Greece

A mixture of beachside studios and apartments tucked away behind the golden sands of Plaka, where kite and windsurfers of the Flisvos Sport Club on site ply the turquoise waters. The beautiful, achingly cool rooms have all been newly refurbished...

Makares Apartments, Donousa, Small Cyclades, Greece

A higgledy piggledy complex of apartments and studios just above Donousa's tiny port. Rooms are cool and contemporary, all with views from the terraces. Plenty to do on this lovely island, and charming Loukas will take you on boat trips.

Nissaki Beach Hotel, Naxos, Greece

A hop from Naxos Town but a world away from those sizzling summer crowds, this boutique hotel has 24 elegant bedrooms, a beautiful pool area dotted with shady palms and a smart little beachside restaurant serving tasty fish dishes.

Lianos Village Hotel, Naxos, Greece

High up above the beach of Agios Prokopios with eight traditional Cycladic-style buildings, painted in Mediterranean colours. Life here revolves around the lovely pool area, with beach bar and panoramic views.

Naxian Collection Villas, Naxos, Greece

Yannis and Maria have created this cool collection of Cycladic-style buildings with family life in mind – they brought up their two children here, and it shows. It's a place to cool off and relax, and there's space – masses of it.

Prassinos Studios, Donousa, Small Cyclades, Greece

A short walk from the harbour on the island of Donousa, this collection of traditional houses is the perfect place to while away a few days on this lovely, laid-back island. With a village-like feel to the place, the houses stretch over a hillside.

Lagos Mare, Naxos, Greece

This lovely hotel is set just four minutes from the beach – enjoy a quick, quiet dip before a breakfast of local Naxos goodies. Spacious rooms with plenty of little luxuries and fabulous pool and bar.

For ideas of local food and drink, visitor attractions and outdoor activities, see our


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