A Guide to Nightlife on the Greek Island of Naxos

For a molecular twist on a cocktail, visit Swing Cocktail Bar
For a molecular twist on a cocktail, visit Swing Cocktail Bar | Courtesy of Swing Cocktail Bar
Stephanie Andrews

The warm island nights of Naxos come alive with the sounds of open-air discos, Greek dimotiki (traditional folk) music and the boisterous laughter of night owls and partygoers. For the best spots to unwind with a drink in hand, Culture Trip’s local insiders share the coolest cocktail bars and trendiest nightlife for the ultimate Mediterranean night on this popular Cycladic island.

1. Dome Lounge Bar

Bar, Cocktails

It’s no surprise that Dome Lounge Bar, a fun-loving bar with live music and all-night party vibes, draws a young crowd to Naxos Town. It’s the perfect spot to listen to nightly entertainment and kick up your heels. Its cosy, candlelit interior welcomes you to a night of fun, frivolity and night-long partying while also offering up some romantic vibes that are perfect whether you are having a date night or just a night out on the town. Recommended by local insider Ellie Dumper

2. Like Home Bar

Cocktail Bar, Cocktails

Bars in the old town of Naxos.
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If you’re looking for a laid-back location to grab a delicious cocktail and soak in stunning sunset views, then Like Home Bar will be your home away from home. While it features modern decor and stylish touches, it’s housed within a traditional Greek building typical in Naxos. After grabbing your aperitif, visit the rooftop for sea and castle views while bopping along to some mainstream hits. Recommended by local insider Charlie Bush

3. Island Bar

Bar, Cocktails

This magical, much-loved oceanfront bar in Agia Anna has been attracting thirsty, beach-going locals and tourists looking for a chill yet energetic atmosphere since 1987. Curl up on one of its oversized white cushions on the terrace while capturing those Instagram-worthy photos of the sunset. Kick back with refreshing ocean breezes and even more refreshing handcrafted cocktails. The friendly, smiling Greek spirit is alive and well here at Island Bar. Recommended by local insider Charlie Bush

4. Swing Cocktail Bar

Cocktail Bar, Cocktails

Swing Cocktail Bar Naxos 2
Courtesy of Swing Cocktail Bar

Shake up some excitement and stir up some deliciousness at Swing Cocktail Bar on Naxos’s seaside port. Cocktail connoisseurs would be remiss if they didn’t visit the only molecular cocktail bar in the Cyclades, where vibrant and inventive cocktails are mixed and prepared with artful care. If you are looking for somewhere romantic to watch the sun go down with a drink in hand, Swing is sure to tug at your sweetie’s heartstrings. Just don’t blame us if you’re not able to visit any other cocktail bars after this. Recommended by local insider Charlie Bush

5. Yazoo Summer Bliss

Cafe, Bar, Restaurant, Cocktails, Greek

Yazoo Summer Bliss, right along Naxos’s golden sands, is among the most beautiful and romantic spots on this Greek archipelago. It’s more than just your typical bar; it’s also a popular spot for weddings, christenings and celebrations all year long. From the natural beauty that surrounds Yazoo to the delicious and impressive cocktails, you’ll be in awe. The bartenders carefully curate local ingredients to ensure that all of your drinks are as unique and unforgettable as the island’s nightly sunsets. Recommended by local insider Charlie Bush

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