Hora by night
Night Life
   The big, touristically developed island of Naxos offers visitors many nightlife opportunities. In Hora, there is a great number of bars for every taste. One can start the night admiring the view from "Island" and continue at "Veggera", "Notos", "Jam", and "Ecstasy" which offers a panoramic view to the sea. One should also listen to good jazz at "Bikini" or to the latest dance hits at "Ocean" and "Ole". The most frequented bar of all is "Opera", where everybody ends up during the early morning hours.

   At Grotta beach, there is the "Grotta" bar, and at the touristic villages of Agios Prokopios and Agia Anna, there are open air discos where one can dance to recent foreign hits. For Greek music lovers, there are places in Hora with Greek folk music and the famed Naxiot festivals where everybody dances to the sound of traditional music.

Portara by night

   Touristically developed Naxos is full of quiet coffee shops, cosmopolitan cafes and pastry shops where one can enjoy a cup of coffee, juice or taste the local pastry made of citron, any time of the day.

   At the restaurants, the ouzo-shops and the island's tavernas fresh fish is served as well as a large variety of seafood snacks, but there are also tavernas that offer dishes of hunting meat and delicacies of the local cuisine, such as the famous Easter dish "patouda", made of goat meat, vegetables, cheese, eggs and raisins. At Hora are the tavernas "Kastro" which offers a very delicious cuisine and a magnificent view, "Apolavsi", "Moutsouna", which offers delicious seafood dishes, "Meltemi" at the port's entrance, "Faros", ideal for the fans of international cuisine, "Taverna tou Vassili" and "Taverna tou Nikou", where one can eat excellent home-made food and drink local sweet wine. A stroll along Apollonia can end by eating at "Apollonas" taverna, while at Agia Anna lies the picturesque taverna "Panorama". To conclude, at the small traditional eating-houses in Apiranthos the famous local "kefalopodia", which is a kind of tripe, is served.