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Beautiful Naxos, Greece

Naxos is the largest island of the Cycladen. It is an amazing island with perfect views, adorable small streets and has no overtourism (yet).

I have been to Naxos for the 3rd time, as this is a great way to discover the Island bit by bit and still have a “Relaxing”- Day. Especially when you’re Island-hopping through the islands and don’t rent a car.

You can visit Naxos by ferry via several ways and get off at the Port. Several cab-drivers and even staff of hotels are there waiting for you to sell their last rooms.

If you have already booked everything, you can just say “Kalimera” (Good Morning) or “Kalispera” (Good Evening) and continue the walk. As within walking distance you will find the Bar / Restaurant street of Naxos.

The picture above is one of our Favourite bars called Diogenes Cafe-Bar. The two guys working there are half Dutch, half Greek, called Kyriakos and Gregory. Just to give some idea of prices at this café.

  1. Toast with ham / cheese € 2.50
  2. Cocktails Happy-Hour € 5
  3. Shots € 2.50
  4. Coca cola € 2.50

I would also recommend Flamingo, but this one is more likely to get some diner (We paid approx. € 65 for 3 persons / Diner + drinks). They have this lovely View, Live Music and if you are Lucky, they will smash some Plates and do the traditional Greek “Sirtaki” Dance💃

***A night you won’t forget!***

After living the good food-life, we had to do some work-out, we call it balance or well sightseeing. The first time in Naxos we went to the Apollo’s Gate (Naxos Portara). It is only a small walk and well the views are magnificient!

This time we went to Kástro – The Castle of Naxos and wander through the small streets with white washed houses. It was a bit of a search, but once inside the castle, everything is amazing. First you will get half way where you can have some rest or simply enjoy the great view 🥰

After this picture we walked back down and via the other side back up. When you keep following the trail with the stairs up, you will see a Café / Bar. The prices are really do-able and I am saying this, because it would be a shame to miss out a great spot like this! I think I paid around € 3 for a coca cola.
Kástro (The Castle of Naxos)

In Naxos you can find a lot of good hotels which are not expensive given the fact you will have an amazing room. We booked our rooms with Spiros & Korali Palace Hotel. The staff is really friendly, have lovely rooms and the rooms look amazing.

I have received a code of booking.com to use as a reduction for friends. At this moment it has been used once. After booking via this link, we will get both € 15 back, when price exceeds € 120 (please bear in mind this can take up to 2 months after it took place and you do require a creditcard I think.) Anyway below is the link which can be used once per creditcard and in total 10 times, so whenever It has been used 10 times, I will remove it again

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Oia, Santorini – Greece

We went for 2 days to Santorini. It looks perfect with those perfectly white houses, small churches and the well-known blue roofs.

We have stayed at the hotel of “Amoudi Villas” for one night with a stunning view.

We have to say, if a greek person looks surprised when you tell them you will do the walk with the lugage 800 meter and they recommend a cab, please do so. We walked 800 meters down the stairs with all fully packed cases, as we didn’t listen…. There is a reason they use donkeys and horses…

If you like the crystal clear water and want to go for a swim, I would suggest to follow the small trail downstairs at the hotel, you have to go left, follow a little bumpy road, but the water is amazing and you can even jump from a cliff.

The best place to see it all is in Oia, but again the islands have so much more to offer. We stayed only at Oia and took the day after the ferry to Naxos (There are some cheaper connections with ferries and be aware for companies who love to earn double).

Also good to know; For the Sunset they advise to reserve early a spot as this is a real thing to see once in a Lifetime. The Greek clap when the Sun goes down to appreciate everyday that it comes back and shines. It is a Great Tradition which you will see on several Islands.

In the Evening you can enjoy the Sounds of the Waves and relax a bit after a busy Day

Prices overall are a bit higher at Oia, then some other Islands. I would think this also might be the case of overtourism.

Waking up in the morning is like a dream, but the picture says it all 🥰

I have received a code of booking.com to use as a reduction for friends. At this moment it has been used once. After booking via this link, we will get both € 15 back, when price exceeds € 120 (please bear in mind this can take up to 2 months after it took place and you do require a creditcard I think.) Anyway below is the link which can be used once per creditcard and in total 10 times, so whenever It has been used 10 times, I will remove it again

#code #cashback #korting #booking.com #kortingscode #freemoney

Get € 15 back via Booking.com