September 20, 2015


To say that I wish I was back in the sunshine is an understatement, gloomy England just isn’t doing it for me at the moment! Last weekend, I returned home from an 18 day holiday to the gorgeous greek island Naxos. Its a fairly unknown location despite the beautiful views and sits close to the infamous Mykonos and Santorini. 

Over the duration of my holiday I did many things which are normally way out of my comfort zone such as snorkelling and driving jeeps up sheer-dropping mountains. I’m normally a ‘lie by the pool/on the beach and don’t move’ kind of girl but I actually enjoyed this holiday much more. It was amazing to explore the beauty of another country and see how other people live rather than staying inside a resort.

The little town we visited was Agia Anna, a beautiful town along the sea with the most clear water you’ll ever experience. Agia Anna is located within 15 minutes of Naxos Town via bus (which is under 2euro) and has everything you’ll need. Our favourite place to eat and socialise was Ostria Bar, owned by a lovely sibling duo who kept us entertained and well looked after throughout our stay. The beach stretches along to Agios Prokopios in one direction and Malagas then Plaka in the other – each town is beautiful and worth adventuring into, especially Plaka if you enjoy pool bars. 

I would definitely recommend looking into visiting the island if you’re a regular greece tourist and went to get to know some other destinations. Next year I intend to go back and also visit some other local islands such as Paros, Mykonos and Santorini to name a few. The day trip boats are so afforable that it woulld be silly not to!

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a twenty-something exploring the world with a double espresso and a camera.