Naxos is an island that ticks many boxes. Being a relatively big island with safe beaches, it is a great choice for those travelling with toddlers. History buffs flock to Naxos to get their antiquity fix, as they can visit magnificent archaeological spaces, such as the temple of Portara and the temple of Apollo on the islet of Palatia. Those looking to explore a bit, will soon realize that the island is scattered with quaint medieval villages that keep authenticity with a hint of folklore alive. No Naxos guide is complete without an urge to visit Apiranthos village. It’s the best way to understand why the almost translucent Naxian marble is of the finest quality. Naxos suffices as a foodie paradise too, known for its fertile soil, flavorful local cheeses like Arseniko and Graviera and excellent quality of meat. Axiotissa Tavern is a great choice to get a glimpse of the local cuisine in its full glory. To burn off those calories try swimming in the turquoise Aegean waters. Naxos has some of the best beaches in Greece, like Plaka, Psili Ammos and Agios Prokopios, a real sandy beauty. Mikri Vigla is perfect for the active souls who seek to tame a few Aegean waves before heading home.