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  • Hotel "Studios Petra"
    Rooms and Studios to let
    in Naxos.

    Kastraki, Naxos 84302, Greece

  • Tel:
    +30 22850 75403
    +30 6974 651765

  • Fax: +30 22850 75509

  • e-mail: info@studiospetra.gr

  • ΜΗΤ.Ε.: 1144Κ122Κ0800500




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Kastraki Holidays & Accommodation, Naxos: "Petra Studios" Vacation lodges in Ν a x ο s.

Α tourist guide of the island of Ariadne.

Petra Studios and Apartments in Naxos

Our Studios and Apartments in Naxos "Studios Petra" welcomes you to our island and provides you with a very useful travel guide of Naxos, so you can enjoy the best possible vacation in Naxos.

You cannot afford to miss traveling to the magical island of Naxos so that you can discover the beauties that nature endowed it with.

Naxos long and rich history as well as its residents’ struggles keep Naxos alive until this very day.

Naxos is situated in the center of the Aegean Sea and is the biggest island of the Cycladic complex, covering an area of 440 square klms. and having 148 klm coastal line.

The island of Naxos is approximately 103 n. miles from the port of Piraeus (3 h.30min. by high speed ferries, 5h30min. by ferry-boat, and 25min. by plane) and only 87 n. miles from the port of Rafina.

There are also connections to Naxos with Thessaloniki, Crete, Icaria, Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Dodekanisa and all the Cycladic islands.

The distance from Apartments Studios Petra in Kastraki and the port of Naxos is 15km.

Hotel Petra Studios-Apartments: Naxos old town

The climate of Naxos is mild, without unbearably hot summers or harsh winters due to the famous yearly northern winds called “meltemia”. Visitors are intrigued by the continuous alteration of the landscapes.

As one travels towards the inland of Naxos they can discover towers, whose impressive figures dominate the surroundings.

In Naxos, you can see many castles, windmills, monasteries, tiny white churches, fertile valleys, olive groves, green-clad slopes, barren pieces of land, rocky massifs that remind you of lunar landscapes, but also rivers, underground water springs and even the highest mountain of Cyclades called “Za” of 1004 m. altitude.

Hotel Petra Studios-Apartments: The church of Panagia Mirtidiotissa

Chora of Naxos: Worth seeing

  • The Castle: Situated in the Old Town of Naxos, the castle is casting its shadow on the old stone-paved lanes and constitutes an old settlement with Venetian era buildings and old mansions.

  • Buildings worth seeing inside the Castle are:

  • The tower of Krispi or tower of Glezos
  • The archeological museum
  • The catholic cathedral
  • The catholic monastery of St. Anthony
  • The Capuchin abbey
  • The Ursuline school etc.

  • Portara: Marble portal (the trademark of Naxos); in mythology this used to be the entrance of the temple of Apollo (ancient God). It is situated on the small island of Palatia.
  • The church of Panagia Mirtidiotissa: It is the small church situated on a small island surrounded by fishing boats.
  • The monastery of St. Ioannis Chrisostomos (17th century) and the little chapel of Theologos chiseled on the rocks from where you can enjoy the breathtaking view. There are also approximately 40 churches both catholic and orthodox in the area of Chora.

Don't hesitate to ask the staff of Apartments Studio Petra any questions regarding Chora of Naxos.

Hotel Petra Studios-Apartments: Naxos holidays

Naxos Villages: Worth seeing

The island of Naxos bristles with legends and traditions with plenty of sights that stand witnesses of its rich history form the ancient years until today.

Therefore, the best way to get to know Naxos is to discover its villages. Some in the middle of green valleys, some on the tops of mountains, some on the edge of the shores they all share one thing in common; that being your willingness to explore them.

A few of them –with important historic monuments- are mentioned below:

  • Plaka: the old tower of Plaka or the so-called castle of Ariadne.
  • Agios Arsenios: the area called Yria with the ruins of the temple of the ancient God Dionysos (580-550 B.C.).
  • Tripodes or Vivlos: the church of Panagia Tripodiotissa, the church of Stavropigi and its characteristic windmills.
  • Sagri: the very interesting temple of Dimitra (the ancient goddess of agriculture) of 530 B.C. situated in the area of Gyroulas. The Byzantine chapel of Agios Ioannis Gyroulas, the Byzantine churches of Agios Nikolaos and Kaloritsa, the Monasteries of Taxiarches, the Monasteries of Agios Eleftherios, the tower of Somaripa and the castle of Apalyros. A little outside the village you can see the castle of Bazaios where there are occasional cultural shows.  
  • Kastraki: the Venetian tower of Oskelos which used to be one of the most powerful fortress in the island.
  • Galini: the Byzantine Monastery of Ypsili.
  • Hilia Vrisi: the Monasteries of Panagia Faneromeni, of Hilia Vrisi and of Agios Minas.
  • Agia: the old Monastery of Panagia and the tower of Agia.
  • Appolonas: the 10.45 m. length marble statue of kouros lying down (6th century B.C.)
  • Galanado: the tower of Belonia, a Venetian building of 1250.
  • Chalki or Tragaia: the neoclassical mansions, the largest Byzantine church in the island Panagia Protothroni, the towers Gratsia – Barotsi, the tower Marcopoliti in the Acadimoi area etc.
  • Tsikalario: the ruins of the Upper Castle.
  • Filoti: characteristic traditional village built on the foot of the mountain “Za”, the cave of Za, the tower Barotsi, the tower of Chimarros on the way to Kalandos, the church of the village Panagia Filotitissa etc.
  • Danakos: the Monastery of Christ Fotodotis.
  • Apeiranthos or Apeirathos: one of the most beautiful and traditional villages of the island, with an extremely rich cultural and artistic tradition, lasting until today. You can admire the houses with the arches all made of stone as you stroll through the narrow lanes and visit the tower of Somaripa and Sforza-Kastri, the church of
  • Hotel Petra Studios, Naxos: the little chapel of Theologos
  • Panagia Aperathitisa, the chapel of Panagia Fanariotisa, the archeological museum, the museum of folk art, as well as the museums of natural history and geology.
  • Moutsouna: a picturesque fishing-village in the east of the island; on the way to the village you can see the funicular wagons that used to transport the mineral of emery to the small- port of Moutsouna, still hanging in the air.
  • Moni: mountainous village where you can see the church of Panagia Drosiani.
  • Koronos: see the Folklore collection, the exhibition of traditional needlework and the Emery-Mines on the way to Lionas, built in 1925. 
  • Melanes: in the area of Flerio you can see the half-finished statue of kouros of 6,45 m.length (7th  century B.C.), the towers of Markos Sanoudos, Fragopoulos, Mavrogenis, De Mari, the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios etc. 

In Hotel Studios Petra you can find information about the villages and the sightseeings of Naxos!

Naxos Beaches

Hotel Petra Studios: Kastraki beach in Naxos Island All around the island the visitor can find beaches that satisfy any taste. Some of them are well organized, offering a variety of water sports activities, sun-beds and umbrellas, while others are secluded and peaceful.

Still, the waters everywhere are crystal clear, shallow or not, with beautiful rice-like sand or even round pebbles.

However, you shouldn’t miss visiting the beaches to the southwest of the island, only a short drive from the center, where you can experience long kilometers of clear white sandy beaches well protected from the winds most of time.

If on the other hand you wish to embark on a special adventure, you can visit the north beaches of the island, where the strong northern winds have sculpted the rocks and the seashores and be enchanted by the wild beauty of the landscape and should the weather permit enjoy a swim in the deep blue sea.

  • West: Agios Georgios, Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Plaka.
  • Southwest: Orkos, Parthena, Mikri Vigla, Kastraki, Glyfada, Alyko, Pyrgaki, Agiassos.
  • North: Apollonas
  • Northwest: Amitis, Hilia Vrysi, Abram.
  • Northeast: Lionas
  • East: Azalas, Moutsouna, Ligaridia or Liaridia
  • Southeast: Psili ammos, Kleidos, Panormos
  • South: Kalandos
Hotel Petra Studios: cycling, trekking, horse riding in Naxos

Naxos Activities (nature - sea)

The wind surfing fans may find a variety of equipment for rent, if required, and if the weather permits it they can literally “take off”.

In some beaches you can do some water-skiing, jet-skiing, canoeing, water pedal, enjoy seaside games, beach volley etc.

You can also go cycling –and rent the appropriate equipment- trekking and horse riding. Almost all travel agencies organize daily excursions round the island or to the islands nearby. 

Hotel Petra Studios: Wind Surf in Mikri Vigla, Naxos

Hotel Studios Petra in Kastraki, can suggest you daily excursions to Naxos.

Food in Naxos

Delicacies are plenty. You will have the opportunity to cover any demand of yours in all the fishing villages as well as in Chora or even in the mountainous villages, offering either fresh fish and seafood or local products, delicious island dishes and very good wine; taverns (tavernas) are many and colorful.

After a good swim, in a beach bar, with “filling” cold dishes, or even next to the sea at a small tavern, in a flowery garden, under an aged plane-tree; you choose the scenery.

The visitor can also find Italian, German, Indian and Mexican Cuisine restaurants apart from the traditional Greek.

Studio Apartments Petra Studios: Port of Naxos

Entertainment – Night Life in Naxos

Early evening, after a stroll you can enjoy a good film at the local “summer” (open-air) cinemas, sip your coffee, taste the various sweets, or waffles or “loukoumades” (sweet fried doughnut with honey and cinammon), have a juice or a drink until very late at night.

There are cozy bars that can host a relaxed evening with friends for a chat or listening to some good music, so make sure not to miss a stroll at the Old Town’s stone-paved alleys where you will definitely find a place to your liking.

In our Hotel "Studios Petra" we can give you information and suggestions about food and going out in Naxos!

As far as spacious clubs and dance parties are concerned, rest assured that you will surely have the opportunity to dance and drink till the first light of dawn.

Studio Apartments Petra Studios: Portara in Naxos Chora

Events - Fairs (Panigyria) in Naxos

The cultural events are more than plenty especially the ones held in the summer. “Dionysia” is the cultural event that the Municipality of Naxos organizes every year for twenty days.

You can watch a theatrical play, listen to a concert, see a photograph or an art exhibition, dance under traditional music or enjoy the “fisherman’s feast” and make sure not to miss the “wine feast”.


There are also many fairs (called panygiria) in the villages of the island.

You can actually experience the feast of the locals, go on the razzle-dazzle with island songs and dances, local dishes and plenty of wine and listening to the home-grown musicians play till the early morning!        

What to buy in Naxos

The famous Naxos potatoes, unrivalled tasty cheeses (“graviera” a kind of gruyere, “xinotyro” a tasty sour cheese, “anthotyro” a creamy cheese, “myzithra”, “kefalotyri or arseniko” a kind of hard piquant cheese), meat from home-grown cattle-farms, tasty fruits, olive-oil, olives, wine etc.

You must not forget to buy the famous Naxos citron which is a liqueur of exquisite flavor and odor, made from the essence of the citron leaves.

Also buy all the sweet preserves (glyka koutaliou) of cherry, bitter-orange, aubergine, but also delicious jams, home-grown honey and macaroons.

You can also find traditional textiles and embroideries in the women’s cooperative societies; there are shops that sell folk art, statues of Cycladic era as well as jewelry with the shell of Naxos called the “eye of Naxos” and thought to bring good luck to the people who have it on.



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