Top things to do in Hora (Naxos)

Top Choice Area in Hora (Naxos)


The most alluring part of Hora is the 13th-century residential neighbourhood of Kastro, which Marco Sanudo made the capital of his duchy in 1207. Behind the waterfront, get lost in the narrow alleyways scrambling up…
Top Choice Greek in Hora (Naxos)


One of the Cyclades' best eating experiences, in a magical setting that has been a monastery, church and a school, Doukato is rightly capturing attention. Owner Dimitris grows much of the produce, or sources it loca…
Top Choice Live Music in Hora (Naxos)

Della Rocca-Barozzi Venetian Museum

Special evening cultural events are held outside at the museum, almost nightly in summer. Posters around town advertise what’s on the horizon. It may be traditional music and dance concerts, classical piano recitals…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Hora (Naxos)

Temple of Apollo

From Naxos Town harbour, a causeway leads to the Palatia islet and the striking, unfinished Temple of Apollo, Naxos’ most famous landmark (also known as the Portara, or ‘Doorway’). Simply two marble columns with a c…
Top Choice Bar in Hora (Naxos)

The Rum Bar

Perched upstairs above Hora's busy waterfront, this newbie has lovely sunset views looking out over the yacht harbour. Open year-round, Rum Bar plays rock classics and occasionally features live music. Original cock…
Museum in Hora (Naxos)

Della Rocca-Barozzi Venetian Museum

This atmospheric museum is in a handsome old tower house of the 13th century, within the kastro ramparts (by the northwest gate). Wander through the rooms to see how the original Italian aristocrat owners lived, wha…
Bar in Hora (Naxos)

Naxos Cafe

If you want to drink but don’t fancy the club scene, here’s your answer. This atmospheric, traditional bar is small and candlelit and spills into the cobbled Bourgos street. Drink Naxian wine with the locals.
Greek in Hora (Naxos)


Tucked up towards the back of Old Market St, Lucullus has been around since 1908 and claims to be Naxos' oldest taverna. Greek staples in this atmospheric place are the way to go, with excellent versions of veal lim…
Greek in Hora (Naxos)


It’s a toss-up as to which is more welcoming here: the warm interior or the pretty, private courtyard. Munch through marinated vegies with grilled manouri (soft cheese from the north), swordfish with herbs, or seafo…
Food & Drinks in Hora (Naxos)

Kiriakos Tziblakis

The pungent aromas will bowl you over as soon as you get through the door of this colourful wonderland, a family store dating from 1938. It’s where locals come to buy bulk spices, olives, honey and cheese, and it’s …