TIME magazine suggests Naxos instead of Santorini and Mykonos
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TIME magazine suggests Naxos instead of Santorini and Mykonos

Time magazine suggests 9 vacation spots that are better and cheaper than the places you want to go. Among the 9 destinations is a Greek island. Times suggest to choose Naxos instead of Santorini or Mykonos. Why? Read more below!

Naxos, Greece instead of Santorini or Mykonos

Naxos is anchored in the Aegean about halfway between Santorini and Mykonos, but it might as well be on another planet. The biggest of Greece’s Cycladic islands, Naxos is studded with lush mountains and valleys polka-dotted by white-washed homes, all surrounded by a ribbon of gorgeous beaches. It’s the kind of place that’s still rural enough to spot the occasional donkey trotting down a cobblestone street, not to mention acres of tiered vineyards and olive groves. Of course that means that just about every restaurant you find has a legitimate claim as a farm-to-table outpost.

Cruise-ship dockings a year: 16 vs. 512 in Santorini


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  1. Joanne Waiting

    I can definitely vouch for Naxos. We went island hopping round the cyclades looking for a wedding venue. Santorini, the most popular wedding destination, is not a patch on beautiful Naxos. Stunning beaches, amazing restaurants, tiny cobbled streets to lose yourself in for hours, a castle, and the portara, which is a ruin standing on its own little island (and the backdrop for our wedding 🙂 ).