Naxos has The cosmopolitan atmosphere of a modern tourist resort, but at the same time maintains it’s traditional culture and colour. Even today when tourist development is on the rise, the bulk of the island's population are not involved with the tourist industry. Farming and animal husbandry, the marble quarries and commerce play a large part in the lives of the Naxians. The island's economic self sufficiency, before the advent of the tourist industry, helped to keep an economic balance and for Naxos to maintain it's identity. Inland Naxos has some impressive mountain scenery, particularly around Mt Zas the highest peak in the Cyclades.
Abundant springs and rich soil result in dense valleys of citrus and olive. Inland villages are, for the most part, shabby and workaday dull. The island's rich, agricultural heritage has meant the islanders have not needed to make too many concessions to tourism and Naxos maintains a strong Greek island identity, taking to tourism on its own terms. For those looking for a sailing holiday among the Greek islands, with opportunities for easy island hopping naxos is an island to consider. Naxos is a perfect destination for Luxury yaxht charters in Cyclades Archipelago : the beaches in the island are sandy with crystal clear blue water and cedar trees, and run along the whole length of it's southern and south western shores. But naxos is not only for sailing charters lovers: The “Meltemi” wind which blows from the north make of Naxos the surfers paradise. For the lovers of mountain bike Naxos has many wonderful routes which cut across the island and many roads absolutely traffic free. For people who like to walk among an untouched nature with breathtaking sightseeing this is the place to came: There are lots of paths crisscrossing the island from shore to shore and also leading to the centre, routes which lead to rivers, deserted houses, old windmills, churches from early Christian times, caves and lush green orchards. If you are interested in the daily life of the Naxians and their local traditions, you should visit naxos villages, where foreigners are still an honoured guest. Also If you looking for a luxury motor yacht charter the island can be the right solution: if for you summer holidays are synonymous with night life and late nights, there are lots of places to go. Hora, during the summer months, never sleeps and for those of you looking for romantic nights, try one of the small bars in Agia Anna and Agios Prokopis.