The Best Hotels to Book in Naxos, Greece

Wake up to views like these on the Greek island of Naxos and appreciate a warm welcome as your breakfast awaits
Wake up to views like these on the Greek island of Naxos and appreciate a warm welcome as your breakfast awaits | Courtesy of Saint George Hotel
Photo of Lucy Thackray
20 September 2021

Give this underrated Greek island some love and book a stay at one of these dreamy picture-perfect hotels in Naxos, Greece – bookable on Culture Trip.

Despite being the largest of the Cyclades, Naxos is too often overlooked in favour of its showier neighbours, Mykonos and Santorini. Stepping off the ferry into its charming port town, Chora, you’ll find an intricate patchwork of tiny boutique shops, bakeries and cafe courtyards to work your way through – and the size of the island means that there’s a decent, cheap public transport network for exploring car-free. Book one of these stylish stays to really dig into the delights of the island.

Medusa Beach Resort and Suites

A simple hotel room.
Courtesy of Medusa Beach Resort and Suites

Set just back from the creamy-white sands and glimmering shallows of Plaka Beach – partway down the island’s west coast – Medusa has the serene interiors the Cyclades are famous for. Swinging basket chairs, powder blue shutters and stone alcoves all make for a rustic vibe at this boutique hotel in Naxos, set around a large mango-shaped pool, a hippie-chic restaurant and beach bar. Join a glam young set for sunset yoga sessions on the beach.

Santana Beach Suites

A luxury hotel room with chic interior design.
Courtesy of Santana Beach

Most famous locally as a chilled-out beachfront restaurant, Santana Beach serves up avant-garde brunch dishes when not hosting guests in its upmarket rooms. This is no basic guesthouse – generous balconies and sunken marble bathtubs, waffle robes and globally-loved Korres products all layer on the luxury. Book a base at this Naxos hotel’s blingy beach club, where shisha smoke and late-night parties dominate the sands of crystalline Agia Anna beach.

Boutique Hotel Glaros - Adults Only

A bright and spacious hotel room decorated in modern Cycladic style with soft blue furniture and whitewashed walls and ceilings.
Courtesy of Boutique Hotel Glaros - Adults Only

This 10-room hideaway has an intimate scale that couples and older groups love. A few steps from sandy Agios Georgios beach – on the edge of Naxos Town – an exclusive handful of guests get access to two fizzing hot tubs, beach towels and wooden e-bikes by Greek brand CocoMat. A generous breakfast buffet of fresh fruit, yoghurt, granola and pastries is served every morning. Rooms are bold and striking, with curvaceous mid-century furniture.

Naxian Collection

A Cycladic style white villa with soft blue shutters on the windows and doors and a sun-filled pool and patio with sun loungers arranged on it.
Courtesy of Naxian Collection
Smooth-edged white rooms are set dramatically against glossy jet-black bathrooms at this cluster of white Cycladic villas, set around private plunge pools and wild-feeling gardens shaded by cedar trees. The focus at this hotel in Naxos is on slow food and eco-friendliness – at the restaurant, fruit and veg from the team’s organic garden are sizzled in local olive oil and flecked with local cheeses. Low-waste heating and lighting are used here, too, recycling is highly organised and the grounds are pesticide-free.

Aegeon Hotel

A simple twin hotel room with striped bed linen and matching curtains.
Courtesy of Aegeon

Clean, smart and traditional, with dove-grey floor tiles and sheer curtains, these classic Greek apartments have lovely shaded balconies and a shared plunge pool. Located just south of Naxos Town – in Agios Georgios – it’s close to a slim, straw-coloured strip of sandy beach. All rooms have kitchenettes and most have indoor and outdoor dining tables for great-value self catering, while a low-key buffet breakfast makes it even easier to travel on a shoestring.

Nissaki Beach Hotel

Luxurious armchair and chaise lounge in front of a canopied fourposter bed in contemporary style in a hotel suite with private terrace overlooking the sea.
Courtesy of Nissaki Beach Hotel

This slick, angular boutique hotel in Naxos sits just beside Agios Georgios beach, all plush circular daybeds and thick-trunked palms. Spacious rooms are super-modern but homier than many no-frills Greek hotels – warmed up by linen-curtained beds, geometric-print armchairs and splashes of mango orange. Book a long lunch in the traditional taverna on the beach to step out of the sun on roasting early afternoons.

Galaxy Hotel

A bright and spacious hotel suite with contemporary furniture and private garden view terrace.
Courtesy of Galaxy Hotel

In the island’s picturesque warren of an old town, Chora, this serene 54-room hotel in Naxos has traditional Cycladic architecture and super-modern rooms with monochromatic art and cushions. There’s a great little pool bar serving chilled beers and fruity cocktails to a trickle of laid-back, reclining youngsters – and plenty of space means you’ll always be able to find a secluded spot to rest or read. Just down the path is Agios Georgios beach and dozens of tavernas are also within walking distance.

Naxos Resort Beach Hotel

Villas surrounding a large pool.
Courtesy of Naxos Resort

This cheerful stone-clad building has more traditional rooms than many on the island, with wrought iron bed frames and printed bedspreads in place of the usual whitewashed simplicity. The huge outdoor pool is a major draw for families and keen swimmers, with a thatched bar and parasols to add shade and flavour. The location – just south of ferry port Naxos Town – is spot on for both cultural wanders and beach jaunts.

Apricot and Sea Luxury Villas

A contemporary hotel suite with full kitchen, large dining table and a sued corner sofa.
Courtesy of Apricot and Sea Luxury Villas

A diverse mix of maisonettes, studios and villas, this pretty complex has dream interiors featuring suede-soft grey sofas, distressed chairs perched at breakfast bars and modern kitchens with microwaves and filter-coffee machines. The biggest wow factor at this boutique hotel in Naxos is the sea-view terraces and dining tables overlooking the powdery bay and palest-blue waters of Orkos Beach – though those views are the trade-off for the slight uphill hike to the hotel.

Saint George Hotel

Independent Hotel
A simple hotel room with private balcony.
Courtesy of Saint George Hotel

Entering through a confetti shower of hot pink bougainvillaea, you’ll find this cool white guesthouse off Agios Georgios beach styled to perfection. Sturdy iron bed frames, bohemian chests and trinkets, sleek balconies and kitchenettes all provide the creature comforts – while mini-markets and bakeries within walking distance help you self-cater where needed. Skip down the path to the bucket-and-spade fun of the local beach, or ask your hosts for help with car hire to head out exploring.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Evangelos Tsirmpas.
For more hotel options, discover out guide to the best hotels on Tinos for every traveller, bookable with Culture Trip.

These recommendations were updated on September 20, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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