I just picked up the 2018 RS book two days ago and discovered Naxos is not listed (the 2020 Greece is not available until June)! I'm looking to travel to Naxos and booking a hotel with an ocean view and/or balcony. I'm not finding availability at any of the recommended Naxos Town or St. George Beach hotels RS Forum readers recommend, and I'm not finding much online on my own. Every place I investigate for a booking in Naxos is telling me there is no availability 03/15 and 03/16/2020. Some sites say "See you in April!" or "See you in May!"
I thought Naxos would not be busy at this time of year. Is Naxos shut down in March? Is it worth the time in March? Is something going on?
I'm hoping to be in Greece for ten nights 3/12-3/21, with 3/22 return to the US. At this point, I'm entirely open to ideas but would rather reserve mainland sites for another trip if sights are closed in March (like around Nafplio(n)). I trust I will return to Greece.
At this point, I'm interested in regionalizing and maximizing time. If the thought is jet lag recovery is better done on an island, I'm flying to Santorini, but where next if Naxos hotels are shut up or booked out? I like the idea of island hopping without as many crowds. I'm not a sun worshipper, so gray skies will not bother me but crowds do. I just want to enjoy Greek life, food, drink, and warmer weather (than here in Wisconsin). I had a Normandy/Brittany trip planned but then pivoted to Greece at the last minute. I'm a seasoned shoulder season traveler, but Greece has me all confused. Help!