the medieval castle and the churches of naxos town
Ruins of a huge ancient temple, traces of a Monian settlement and inumerous archaeological finds. Approaching the island by boat, the visitor will see two small islands to the left and right of the harbor, one with the little church of Myrtidiotissa, and the other called Palatia which is linked to Naxos Town ... naxos town, the port, portara, grotta
An impressive medieval castle, several old and more recent churches, traditional chapels, monasteries and fountains. The impressive medieval castle of Naxos Town has protected it for decades against pirate invasions. Today, the castle includes lovely shops and taverns and hosts concerts and art events ... crispi - glezos tower, churches, catholic cathedral
High mountains that form lush valleys of olive groves and vineyards in between. The scenery in the countryside outside Naxos town is very beautiful; there are picturesque little villages scattered high up in the mountains or down in the valleys, with an abundant supply of water and lush vegetation ... countryside, villages, secluded beaches, towers
At the point where the road forks away to the southern part of the island lies Tripodes or Vivlos, with the windmills that are so characteristic of the Cyclades. The next village is Ano Sagri, situated on a hillside and commanding a splendid view ... tripodes, sagri, filoti, apeiranthos
Amongst the area's sights the Church of the Apeirathitissa Panagia, with its sculpted marble screen, and the Churches of Theoskepasti, Ag. Ioannis Theologos and the oldest of all, Ag. Paraskevi, located a little outside the village, are all worthy of mention ... apeiranthos, zevgoli's tower, moutsouna, kouros of melanes
The next place along the way is Kinidaros, a village with plentiful supply of water and renowned for its excellent singers, its feasts and festivals. To the south lies Moni, with the monastery from which it takes its name lying just outside the village ... kinidaros, koronos, koronida, apollonas, kouros of apollonas
From the nearby village of Gallini a road leads up to the Monastery of the Sublime Virgin, which is known as the Angelakopoulos Tower after the name of its last owner. One of the most notable buildings on the island, it lies not far from the sea in the valley of Engares. Originally, as the marble plaque at the entrance tells us ... monasteries, lush valleys, amazing beaches
How to get to Naxos
Travel to Naxos
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Oh, this magnificent Kouros! This is no ordinary piece of marble, we are talking about a 10.5m marble statue!! That is 3.5 storey high! It never ceases to amaze me when I see any ancient sculpture this big!
Port of Moutsouna - This quaint small port gave me the feeling of being in a black and white movie... I mean it’s a fantastic place to be at because it really takes you back in time. All the old abandoned machinery ...
Portara – It is the biggest bloody doorway I have ever seen! These guys were trying to impress and they have surely succeeded! Those are single pieces that weigh many tons each. You just have to ask yourself how ...
An island this may be but the variety of cheese to be tasted is pretty big if you consider that most places in the world specialize in only one variety. Naxos loves its cheese! The four most popular and widely appreciated ...
I thought Greek Islands meant partying until my sister’s boyfriend mentioned that his brother and his family had spent summer in Greece on the island of Naxos. Naturally the next question was “wasn’t it noisy?” ...