Most of our guests rent a car for the duration of their stay, so that they can explore the island. You have to rent your car in Naxos town; unfortunately it is not possible to rent a car near Azalás. There is a wide range of car rentals to choose from. We have made good experiences with the car-rental CarNet
. In summer you should make reservation beforehand, as it is sometimes difficult to find a vehicle in the busiest season.
If you arrive late in the evening, make sure to check with the rental company that they are willing to bring the car to the port at that hour. Also remember to arrange that they fill your tank enough for a trip to Moutsoúna and back, or that they show you an automatic gas station in Naxos where you can get gas at night. The last gas station on the way to us is near Filóti (open at least till 10 pm).
The drive to our cottages takes about an hour. Here you can find our directions
, here you can see our location
If you come by car, remember to do your shopping in Naxos town or Chalkí. In Moutsoúna (3 km from us) there is a well-stocked mini-market that is open all day in summer (possibly also in the winter for a few hours each day – please check with us).
If you prefer not to rent a car, you can use the bus
on your arrival to get from Naxos town to the next larger village to us, the graphical village Apíranthos in the mountains. On some days the bus continues to Moutsoúna; from either villages we can pick you up. Please be aware that you can’t buy the tickets on the bus, you have to get them beforehand. The office of the bus company (ΚΤΕΛ) lies directly at the harbor pier; the buses also depart from there.
Bus schedules (summer)
For the trip from the port or airport to us you can of course also take a cab. The phone number of the taxi service of Naxos is 0030-22850-24331. The ride to us costs about 100 €.
Especially in the off-season it might also be possbile that we come to pick you up at the port or airport of Naxos. In case you are interested in that please contact us in time to check if it is possible.