We didn't go there but I believe people spend anywhere from a day-trip (long day) to 2 nights in Delphi. Naxos is one Greece's nicest islands with something for everyone. They were right on the beach and had a windsurfing club/classes too. MV Alexander and Naxos Star are almost exactly the same length, 41 meters. Both are very small compared with the inter-island ferries, so it pays to pick a day when winds are light and seas calm. One Bus line goes all along the S.W. 2/4 nights we were there we ordered dinner and ate on the deck. Rick Steves’ Europe has a full slate of European tours all locked, loaded, and ready to book for 2021. Ours housed our family of 4, but they may have bigger ones for 6 people. Feb 13, 2019 - Explore Greece with Rick Steves' Europe. In short, you get a good overview of Greece in Naxos and it is very family friendly. European … We do want to spend a few days in Athens as well as other places around Greece that we can get to by bus or train. Easy connexion by ferry with Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Delos, etc. Driving is very easy except in Athens so it's not as bad as you may think or heard. I hope you can get Kymata! To do those one day excursions from Naxos you might want to add a few extra days to Naxos. Looking for hotel or bed and breakfast that can accomodate our group. Budget $250 or less a night. If in fact you can make this trip in 2020 you can have max flexibility to stay on any island as long as you want and it should be pretty easy to take a ferry to another island. $49.99. True to that spirit, Rick has personally selected these light-packin' goodies to help you travel smoother and smarter — on a budget. ... ©2020 Rick Steves… Driving there on our first visit makes us nervous. Naxos is the perfect destination for summer vacations. If you plan to use the ferry system then I would suggest you take the ferry to your next island and stay on each one as long as you want. I just did a dummy booking and it seems they do have suitable room for dummy dates I used ( may 27-30) .. I recommend renting a car to take all of this in. Explore the Greek Islands! NAXOS - (1)IMHO, easiest to explore without a car, mainly because of its bus network set-up. We also went into Chora and walked around, but didn't send a lot of time there. This time I thought I'd take you on a little cruise. We have been to Naxos 15 times each time for a minimum of a week and once for two weeks. Naxos Sailing tours: a beautiful day sailing from Naxos to the small cyclades islands. Its hard to answer your query without knowing what you are interested in. His weekly public radio program, Travel with Rick Steves first aired in 2005 and is still successfully running. Rick Steves European tours and vacations feature the best value and travel experience around. Combining islands and the mainland can be a more trickier in planning but certainly is doable. Rick Steves' Europe is an American travel documentary television series created and hosted by Rick Steves.In each episode, he travels to the continent of Europe, documenting his experiences along the way.. Explore Santorini! We're sailing to three iconic Greek islands: Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes. Monday Night Travel. I would suggest that you plan a week in Naxos. Shop Rick's Travel Store. It is a bit late for May reservations but I did find some places that appeared to meet your requirements. Hi, I'm Rick Steves, back with more of the best of Europe. People generally spend 3 nights there. Rick started his first television show, Travels in Europe With Rick Steves, which aired from 1991 to 1998. Naxos is famed for the quality of its meats, for its seductive array of cow's milk and sheep-and-goats' milk cheeses (some of the most unique in Greece), and for its potatoes. There are many places to visit for a few nights a bus-ride away from Athens. Delphi is another. American travel authority Rick Steves guides viewers through his favorite European cities. Ps what sort of dollars.. your country isnt on your profile .. so you could be Canadian, Australian or New Zealand.. and we all use dollars.. its best to ask in Euros. Trains are even more limited in where they service. While there are lots of Greek islands to visit, we're dropping in on just three classics. We are considering the Rick Steves "Athens and the Heart of Greece" 14 day tour, which includes roughly 9 days in the Peloponnese.In those 9 days, the tour visits the Vouraikos Gorge (en route), Dimitsana, Olympia (en route), Kardamyli, the Mani peninsula (en route), Monemvasia, Mystras (en route), Nafplio (with a side trips to Mycenae and Epidavros) and Hydra. victoria, Canada. Hope this helps, Kaye. ©2021 Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy, http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157632094558042/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157634605629689/, https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/albums/72157711294807761, https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/albums/72157700728046481. It was lovely and something I am sure you would value with a toddler. The show has reached its tenth season to date. @stanbr - So would you recommend using Naxos as a sleeping base for the Cyclades and just ferrying around to Santorini, Mykonos, ect, just for a day each? We also found a rock for my 14yo to cliff jump (google "cliff jumping in Naxos") and the kids did some water sports on Plaka beach. bus-ride south of Chora, or the main town, on Plaka beach. Get inspired with Rick Steves’ recommended places to go and things to do, with tips, photos, videos, and travel information on the Greek Islands. Rick's 48 itineraries include Italy, France, Turkey, Ireland, Britain, Spain, and much more! Join Rick and his team of travel-savvy teachers every Monday night on Zoom as we explore Europe (and beyond) together. I would not, however, use it as a base for other islands, except for Paros, which is next door. $14.99. With 16 days, I would stay on Naxos 3-4 nights, but it really depends on your interests. Enjoy all of Rick Steves' TV shows on DVD, Travel as a Political Act as an 8-CD audio book, music from Rick Steves' European Christmas on CD, and special DVD/book gift sets! Naxos Town http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157632094558042/, Trip around Naxos Any suggestions will be a great help! Naxos is the most gorgeous Greek island. It’s high in the mountains, beautiful view, and great little village. You would have to ferry/fly back to the mainland and rent a car and drive to Nafplio or take the bus. See more ideas about greece, greece travel, rick steves. You can also try booking.com as a last resort. You will have to do research to determine the suitability for you. This topic has been automatically closed due to a period of inactivity. Water sports session in plaka (https://plaka-watersports.com for example). If you can definately rent the roof top suites.. they have only two quad rooms up there.. if you can snag on of them .. and another double or triple room it would be great as the quads have a HUGE beautiful roof top balcony where you can all meet and eat or drink or sun... with amazing views.. We have had one of those rooms.. loved it.. we have also stayed in their standard rooms.. small. Get inspired with Rick Steves’ recommended places to go and things to do, with tips, photos, videos, and travel information on Santorini. The other location that can accomodate our group looks to be George Studios. Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades group and is my favorite Greek island for families. We stayed for four nights 20 min. I sent the hotel an email to confirm avalaibity of the quad room. Includes VRBO places. I can attest to how well it can work with a group. You probably do not need hotel reservations as the whole tourist industry is going to take some time to get into full swing again. Learn about Rick Steves' small-group tours with more than 40 great itineraries for 2021! Naxos is not overly developed. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157634605629689/, Naxos trip 2019 https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/albums/72157711294807761, Naxos sunsets https://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/albums/72157700728046481. I have checked out Hotel Kymata - looks beautiful. Naxos is a great base for your holidays in my opinion. We are traveling with family of 6 adults and 1 toddler. coast, stopping … Be sure to keep Athens for the end of your trip. Posted by pat. Once you get out to more rural areas you may have the road to yourself. Want to visit an/some islands. Explore Europe with Rick Steves, best-selling travel author and host of public television's "Rick Steves' Europe" and public radio's "Travel with Rick Steves." Depending on your interests though, Naxos is a larger island and has lots to do in the interior, so if you had a rental car you could do more. Naxos Star is a monohull, MV Alexander a twin-hulled vessel, and the monohull will probably roll a little more. Breakfast is also great and we would meet there to plan our days. Get inspired with Rick Steves’ recommended places to go and things to do, with tips, photos, videos, and travel information on Greece. Here are some images of Naxos. With Rick Steves, Andreas Clemens, Georg Reichlmayr, Holger Zimmer. Or should one sleep on those islands as well? but immaculate clean.. and when you book directly on their website the great homemade breakfast buffet is included. Walked all over the old town, visited museums, enjoyed good food (especially the local cheeses). Log in to access services associated with Rick Steves Tours or Travel Forum. We drove into the mountains to see the village with marble walkways (Apeiranthos) and churches with frescoes near the village of Halki (a lovely walk on a dirt trail to these very old churches). You can do day trips from the island like Delos/Mykonos or possibly to the Small Cyclades. OUt of the touristic mass, very friendly crew and amazing food. Go directly to Hotel Kymatas website ... they dont list all their rooms on third party booking sites.. Worth using Naxos as a base to go to other islands? Rick Steves. ©2021 Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy. Nafplio is charming and has several wonderful ruins nearby. Depending on your country of origin you'll need an International Driving Permit. If you haven't booked anything yet (cosidering next week is the end of May), Galaxy Hotel Naxos near St. George beach is a good place to go to. Study the room photos and descriptions. We had a family group of seven adults and the sun deck was wonderful for gathering. 12 New Shows 2019-2020. There are excursion boats that do day trips to Santorini, Mykonos and the ancient site at Delos, and a trip to a couple of the small Cyclades islands. Even with hotels that aren't walking distance to town, although tiring, is generally safe too like all of Greece (here). Bus service can sometimes be limited or run at times that may not always work. Log In. You have received good feedback. We were in Naxos Chora last October and loved it. If you are interested in another island, I would plan to stay on that other island. But we’re holding off on taking sign-ups…because, like the president-elect (and unlike the president-unelect), we recognize that we’re not yet out of the woods of this pandemic. That is a good time frame to see lots of the island. So not the entire trip in the islands. If you want a mainland experience to combine I would recommend Nafplio one of Greece's nicest towns and a great base to explore the entire area with some of the best World Class archeological sites in Greece. NIghtlife is not over present, so this is still a quite place, but your older son will find some places to go for a drink (Swing bar for example: https://swingbar.gr/). My suggestions were based on excursion boats which do allow you to use Naxos as a base. You drive on the right side of road like you do in American but unlike in England. In 2010, we stayed at Orkos Beach Hotel, which had small. Have flights into and out of Athens so trying to finalize plans. Are you doing a lot of reading? Rick Steves was born in 1955 in Edmonds, in the USA. We prefer places that aren't overly developed so thought Naxos with taking a flight there right on arrival. Rick Steves' favorite travel mantra is "Pack Light Pack Light Pack Light." 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