Naxos is the largest Greek island in the Cyclades and is known for its beautiful beaches and turquoise blue water. The island is mountainous with high agricultural and live stock production. We stayed in Agios Prokopios, which is just south of the port in a great little hotel.

We rented scooters to get a better feel for the island and to visit some of the beaches more south that are said to be some of the best in the world. We first rode inland through some small villages until we arrived at the Temple of Demeter in Sangri. This temple is believed to date back to the 6th century BC and was built in honor of the goddess Demeter. From there we went southwest back out to the coast where we visited Agiassos beach, definitely a favorite. Then we made our way back up the coast stopping at beaches along the way.

We really enjoyed Naxos. The food was mouth-watering. The people were genuine. And the beaches were a dream. I am already trying to figure out how and when we can get back there.

Temple of Apollo

Temple of Demeter 6th century BC