Naxos is the largest and one of the most beautiful of the Cyclades, a group of some 220 islands in the southern Aegean Sea. The landscape is magnificent and its size means that you get it all: mountains (including Mount Zas, at 1,000 meters the island chain’s highest peak), green valleys, golden beaches, secluded ruins, and marble quarries that appear like futuristic cities.
Naxos averages 10 hours of sunshine a day in the summer and was recently voted the 6th best island in the world.
Naxos also happens to have the best beaches in the Cyclades. The most famous of them are found along the southwest coast of the island—Aghios Prokopios, Aghia Anna, Plaka, Kastraki, Mikri Vigla, and Pirgaki. They get wilder the farther down you go