If you are a family and are thinking of Greece as a summer destination for the summer holidays 2019,we can suggest an island that could really be the ideal solution i.e. theisland of Naxos,what we might call precisely Greek island for families.
How to get to the island of Naxos
Located in the Cyclades archipelago, Naxos is its largest island, easily accessible by sea and air. Of course, if you choose to reach the Greek island by boat, prepare for a rather long journey that will allow you to take your car with you too, otherwise you can rent it once you arrive in a simple and competitive way.
We recommend that you rent the car to travel with the whole family to the various areas of Naxos to discover its history but also beautiful beaches.
The main attractions
The great thing about The island of Naxos is the fact that it really offers so much in terms of culture, fun and beaches of course. Your children will be fascinated by PORTARA,the great gate of the temple of Apollo: they will see the sun set right inside this ancient door and you can charm them by telling them myths and legends of ancient Greece.
At sunset you will find a lot of people, so we recommend keeping kids and teens always close.
Another attraction is definitely the giant statue of Dionysus,which for children will be really impressive. Don’t miss the white temple of Demeter:immersed in a wilderness, its white marbles shine in the sun and its columns, still well intact, lead back to a time when deities and men sometimes struggled, sometimes lived. Naxos is the Greek island for families who like to leave in the summer also to see, learn and touch the history
Food and Costs on the island of Naxos
The thing that surprised us and impressed us about the island of Naxos, were precisely the costs with regard to food: in the area of the port you will find in fact many restaurants that offer menus at a fixed price and the cuisine, between Greek and international, is not bad at all. Not to mention all the places where you can taste sweet or savoury treats (don’t miss the Waffle Housand) and there will obviously be pities and pizzerias.
The beaches of Naxos
This is one of the things you don’t have to worry about, the beaches of Naxos are many, with a very gentle seabed that descends slowly, so suitable for families with small children. Find equipped beaches and free beaches but we advise you to always bring with you water and something to eat because some beautiful beaches of Naxos like MIkri Vigla,are practically immersed in nothing, better not to risk.
Children will have fun on the fine sand but also with masks in the water.
So if you were looking for a Greek family island, the island of Naxos is definitely the best destination in the Cyclades: less chaotic than Mykonos, cheaper than Santorini and big enough to choose to turn it far and wide between beaches and culture.
If you’re looking for some more info on the island of Naxos, don’t miss our hands-on guide to the island with more detailed information about costs, food, places and transportation.