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Depending upon your interests, you can enjoy a wonderful vacation on Naxos all year round.

From March to May the island is covered with lush green and beautiful wild flowers. Spring is the best season for botanists, orchid lovers, bird watchers and hikers. If you know the Cyclades only in the dry summer season, you will especially enjoy a visit in spring. However the weather may still be rather cool and it can rain sometimes.
In spring the whole island is lush and green.
It’s a wonderful season for hiking, especially if you love flowers!
The best months to visit the Cyclades for many people are May and June and September and October, because then the weather is especially pleasant with temperatures around 20 – 25° C (68 – 77° Fahrenheit).

Of course summer (June to September) is the best season for those who enjoy swimming. Usually on Naxos due to the strong north wind the summer heat is well bearable with temperatures of a bit more than 30° Celsius (90° Fahrenheit). The hottest period is usually between end of June and mid of August. You should not come in summer when you are sensitive to heat or don’t like wind. In the evening, when the sun is less intense, you can undertake walks and smaller excursions even in summer.
Greek summer: sun, sea, wind
at the beach in summer
In autumn when the temperatures go down a litte, the weather is ideal for hiking, while the sea is still warm enough for swimming.

In winter, the island shows a very different face: everything is green and full of life. Changing weather conditions, impressive clouds, and the often breathtakingly clear atmosphere add to the colourful beauty of the island. Even in winter the weather is often fine with temperatures up to 20° Celsius (68° Fahrenheit). If it is cold, the cottages can be heated with the fireplaces.

In winter, when the tourist season is over, life on the island returns to its own slow and quiet pace, and the island belongs once more to the locals. Maybe you will be able to witness a traditional holiday such as Epiphany, the blessing of the water on the 6th of January, or carnival.
In winter it can sometimes snow on the mountains.
Rainfalls on Naxos are often quite heavy, but usually they are quickly over.
clear atmosphere on a winter day
Azalas in winter