Hora's harbor is too busy for quiet accommodations; thehotels listed in Kastro and Bourgo are within a 10-minute walk of the port; hotels in Grotta are a bit farther away, and places in Ayios Yeoryios are just outside of Hora. Insect repellent is advised wherever you stay. In addition to the listings, you might consider the 19-unit Hotel Anixis (www.hotel-anixis.gr; tel. 22850/22-112), near the kastro's Venetian tower. Rooms are small, but about half have balconies, and the kastro location is appealing; as always with a kastro, the walk there is steep. If you want to be on a beach, consider Anixis's sister hotel, the seven-unit Anixis Resort (www.hotel-anixis.gr; tel. 22850/26-475), a 10-minute walk from town, 30m (98 ft.) from Ayios Yiorgos Beach. The family management at both is highly praised; prices start at 70€. If you want to be in a quiet location, but near a number of Hora's night spots, including the disco Soul, as well as a supermarket, bus stop, and beach, check out Margo Studies (www.naxosmargot.com), which has nine rooms, seven studios, two apartments, a nice garden terrace, and very helpful English-speaking owners; doubles from 50€, studios from 60€ apartments sleeping up to five for 90€.

Out on the Island

Hora has plenty of charm and makes a pleasant base, but if you want to be near a pool or the sea, here are three places to check:

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Ayios Prokopios Beach, about 5km (2 miles) out of Hora, has two good choices. The 42-unit Lianos Village Hotel (www.lianosvillage.com; tel. 22850/26-362) has a pool, snack bar, Internet cafe, and good views out toward the sea, and is a 15-minute walk from the beach (doubles from 130€). The fancier 30-unit Lagos Mare (www.lagosmare.gr; tel. 22850/42-844) opened in 2006, with two restaurants, two pools, spa facilities, Internet, children's playground, snorkeling lessons, and a beachside position (doubles 225€-275€). Some 18km (11 miles) out of Hora at Mikri Vigli Bay, Orkos Beach Hotel (www.orkosbeach.eu; tel. 22850/75-194) is a 28-unit apartment complex (mostly bungalows) constructed beside a pool and across from the beach to suggest a segment of a Cycladic village.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.