According to Greek mythology, Naxos is the place where Zeus, the father of the 12 Gods of Olympus, was raised. If you visit the largest and most imposing island of the Cyclades, you will easily understand the reason behind this myth. Naxos has a long history, important monuments but also an intense summer nightlife, especially during the last decades. Here are 10 of the best bars in the area.
Yazoo is located on Plaka Beach, Naxos. It serves great Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, and turns into a dynamic bar at night. It is famous for the full moon parties it organizes, as well as other regular events it hosts.
Yazoo Summer Bliss, Plaka Beach, Naxos, Greece, +30 694 559 3997
Naxos On the Rocks is located in the heart of the island, in the traditional Chora Naxos. The atmosphere at this venue is vibrant, the music is inviting and the drinks are great. The wide range of spirits, from whiskeys to vodkas and rums, will leave you spoiled for choice.
Naxos On the Rocks, Chora Naxos, Naxos, Greece, +30 2285 029224
This crowded and dynamic bar is hidden on the narrow streets of Chora Naxos. It is highly recommended as a coffee stop during the day and for a drink or two at night. Enjoy your beverage of choice whilst experiencing the rhythms of jazz and Afro-Latin music.
Notos Art Club, Old town, Naxos, Greece, +30 697 707 88 81
Da Costa is a vibrant bar, organizing frequent parties with Greek and international music. Open until the early morning hours, this is a favorite location with the younger locals of Naxos, who frequent the establishment to put the dance floor to good use.
Da Costa, Old town, Naxos, Greece, +30 697 593 9104