Description

Apeiranthos
Apeiranthos
Apeiranthos

Cycladic marble streets adorned with archways, Venetian towers, beautiful old two-storey houses, interesting museums and small squares with traditional cafes make up the profile of the most famous mountain village in Naxos, 32 km from Chora.

Situated at an altitude of 650 m, "t 'Aperathou"- as the locals refer to it - has still kept the colour and peculiar character of the architecture of the Venetian era. Apeiranthos is famous for its farm products, wine and cuisine and another particularly interesting element of the village which is the dialect of its inhabitants, which draws its roots from the Cretan dialect.

At the entrance of the village you are greeted by the impressive and well-preserved Zevgolis tower dating back to the 17th century, which is built on a rock. From here you'll start your ride in the streets of the village and end up in the "platsa", the central square dotted with cafes. Your attention will also be drawn to the church of Panagia Apeirathitissas (18th century), which is one of the largest on the island and the Bardanis tower (17th century). Apeiranthos houses the largest library in the Cyclades, the Nikou Nik Library. Here you'll also find Glezou, a women's cooperative and traditional art house from where you can shop for beautifully woven handicrafts.

Samples of the village's cultural flowering are housed in five museums: the Archaeological Museum (tel. +30 22850 61725), with findings predominantly from the Cycladic period, the Geological Museum, with more than 2,500 rare rocks from Naxos and the Cyclades, the Museum of Natural History with notable collections of fauna and flora of the region, Folklore Museum which showcases interesting folk art collections and the Museum of Fine Arts, which displays works 75 Apeiranthian artists and artists from all over Greece's works.

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