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4 days in Naxos

Hi

I will spend 4 whole days in Naxos in the last week of August.I will stay in Naxos old town.I plan to rent a car for 2 days.

As i am not a fan of beaches ,(but only when the color of the sea invites me to have a swim ),

I prefer to discover the interior of the island,visit lovely villages,some museums and intersting archeologic sites,have nice dinners in a lovely and lively atmosphere .

-From your pesonnal experience,
how do you suggest i should spend my days like in order to have a nice time in Naxos island.

-What are the most beautiful villages you advise me to visit in 2 days.

To have the occasion to meet local people ,is it more intersting to visit the villages in the morning or late in the afternoon?.

Does one of them has a good nightlife where i can have a dinner .

Thank you in advance.

Riadhou

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Sounds like you have a good plan. Two days Naxos town and then two days with a car rental will work.
Two days actually will allow you to get to see a lot of the island but not all of it. Sometimes the beat plan is just to go where the car s pointing and discover the island by chance. However the two don't miss villages are Chalki and Aparanthos both on the same road up into the mountains. Further along that same road is Koronos, There is a very good Taverna there located at the point where the two sides of the mountains meet. Local products from the family farm. Chances are though that you will not want to drive back to Naxos town on a full tummy after touring around all day. Probably better to get back to Naxos town for dinner. Try Taverna to Kastro,
Naxos Mountains and Villages http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157632110674306/
Naxos Town http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157632094558042/
Trip around Naxos http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157634605629689/