Renting a yacht is the ideal way to explore Naxos, also known as the “queen of the Cyclades”. Naxos is the most fertile island of the Cyclades; it is spread across picturesque mountain villages, ancient ruins, and long coastlines. Naxos has excellent marinas where you can moor your yacht. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal yacht or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a yacht with a captain--or without one, if you have a license--and enjoy a one-day trip to Schinoussa or Koufonisia. Finally, with a motor yacht charter, you can enjoy a two-day or three-day cruise to Mykonos and Sifnos.
Naxos is the largest island of the Cyclades, famous for its magical beaches, unique architecture, and its impressive ancient monuments. Thousands of tourists visit the island every year to become part of the vibrant nightlife and traditional Greek atmosphere the island offers. Naxos is well-known throughout Greece for the excellent quality of the products and exports.
By yachting in Naxos, you can navigate the neighboring Small Cyclades. These include the remote islands of Herakleia, Schinoussa, Koufonisia, and Donoussa. A one-day cruise on a yacht to one of these islands will offer the ideal tranquil escape.
At the western end of Naxos, you will find Chora. As on every Greek island, Chora is the most famous attraction, filled with cobbled streets and medieval architecture that will surely take you back in time. The famous Venetian Castle of Chora, built in the 13th century by Marco Sanoudo, wholesomely enriches all travelers’ experience.
Naxos has unique endless sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters overlooking its neighboring islands. With a yacht rental in Naxos, you can discover a unique array of beaches; Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios, Mikri Vigla, Plaka, and Pyrgakiall offer a luxury escape. Located in the center of the Cyclades, Naxos becomes the ideal starting point for a three-day yacht cruise to some of the most sought-after Aegean islands; some of these include Paros, Sifnos, and Milos. Due to Naxos' close proximity to Athens, there is also the option of renting a motor yacht directly from a convenient marina of your choice in Athens.
The island is renowned throughout Greece for the excellent quality of its cheese, potatoes, and Kito liqueur. An exquisite dish you can taste during your stay here is lobster macaroni, accompanied by wine.
Below you will find some useful information for your yacht hire in Naxos:
Marina Naxos: Offers a berthing capacity for 70 vessels, with a depth of 5m and a length of 20m. It’s ideal for catamaran and sailboats, but you have to contact the marina to reserve a yacht or directly contact the owners of the vessels from our platform.
The airport is 10 min away (by car) from Marina Naxos.
Port Naxos: Ideal for both ferries and private yachts. It’s well organized, offers Wi-Fi, as well as plenty of shops, bars, and clubs.
The airport is roughly 12 min away (4km) from the port of Naxos.
Moutsouna Marina, Naxos: Yacht rentals depart toward the nearby beaches and the Small Cyclades islands. Beach Ramos and Scala are nearby; the waters are crystal clear and you will encounter a couple of local fish taverns.
The airport is roughly 1 hour away from Moutsonas Marina, which is on the island’s eastern coast.
Marina Kalantos, Naxos: Yacht rentals depart to the nearby beaches of the marina and the Small Cyclades islands. It has great access to both Shinousa and Iraklia. It’s far from the tourist crowds and well protected from the winds.
Marina Panormos, Naxos: Yacht rentals depart to the nearby beaches and the Small Cyclades islands, including koufonisia. The water is very calm here and you can enjoy half-day boat trips too.
Agios Georgios Harbor, Iraklia: It’s a small port, but it’s an unparalleled paradise. Great for catamarans to anchor, since large groups can enjoy its scenic bays and caves.
The Airport of Naxos is approximately 4km from the capital settlement of Hora.
Naxos is also connected by ferry with Donousa, Iraklia, Mykonos, Koufonisia, Shinoussa, and Paros. You can also start from Athens by taking a ferry; the distance is roughly 100 nautical miles from the harbor of Piraeus. If you fly directly from Athens to Naxos, the trip should take 30-45 minutes at most.
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