Naxos Island Nightlife
From music festivals to local cafes and unique shops to laid-back bars, Naxos Island offers an eclectic nightlife experience for visitors. People don’t come to party like animals, but instead to enjoy the late-night sounds and sights that have made the island a favorite spot.
Naxos Island has a variety of options for visitors who like live music. Chora Castle organizes occasional free evenings of choral and concert music. For a more relaxed event, a local festival of musicians and dancers opens up every June at a reasonable price. This brings several nights of wine and entertainment for guests.
If you’re looking for a quiet night out, start at the Kastro to find winding streets of shops, restaurants, and interesting sights. Much of Naxos Island stays open late, so those who enjoy nighttime shopping will feel right at home.
Bars and Clubs
After a long day at the beach, it’s time to visit the local bars. Happy hour begins around sunset at most cafes, and it’s a popular way to wind down for the evening – or to get ready for a dusk-to-dawn adventure. Many seaside restaurants and bars stay open, offering food, drinks, and entertainment well into the night. For those who like to dance, there are two big nightclubs: Ocean and Abyss. These tend to get packed during July and August. Ocean gets more full than Abyss on many nights, so your preference may depend on whether you enjoy a crowded floor or more space to dance.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Naxos Island nightlife.