Attractions in Naxos

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Chalki

Chalki

The old commercial capital of the island is a gem of the Naxian hinterland. Situated in a valley full of olive trees, 15 km east of the country, the...

Sagkri

Venetian Towers

The Naxian landscape is filled with towers which are the majestic remains of many years of Venetian rule on the island. Built with local stone, the two or...

Apollon

The Kouros of Naxos

One of Naxos' most distinctive and important sights are the three gigantic unfinished Kouros statues. The statues depict young men, dating back to the...

Chora

Chora

Your acquaintance with Naxos starts at its scenic capital and large port. Built around the hill of the Venetian castle by Markos Sanoudos in the 13th...

Apeiranthos

Apeiranthos

Cycladic marble streets adorned with archways, Venetian towers, beautiful old two-storey houses, interesting museums and small squares with traditional cafes...

Chora

Portara

The huge marble gate which towers over the islet of Palatia on the left side of the port of Naxos, is the trademark of the island, but also a unique monument...

Filoti

Heimarrou Tower

The abandoned Heimarrou Tower stands imposingly atop a small hill on the southeast side of the island, on the route from Filoti to Kalanto. It's the most...

Apollon

Apollonas

The picturesque port, the golden sandy beach and clear blue waters and the impressive statue of Kouros will bring you to this small fishing village with...

Melanes

Melanes

Amphitheatrically built on a lush hillside, Melanes is situated about 8 km from Chora and is one of the oldest villages on the island. The green of the...

Chora

Byzantine Museum

Housed in one of the most imposing buildings of the Castle, the magnificent restored Krispi Tower, or Glezou Tower, stands rising over the Trani Porta, near...

Bazeos Tower

At a distance of 12 km from Naxos’ Chora, the imposing Bazeos Tower dominates the plain of Agiassos. Built around 1600, it exemplifies a uniquely restored...

Kinidaros

Kinidaros

At an altitude of 400 meters, in the middle of an area filled with plane trees, olive trees and oaks, Kinidaros stands out for its rich musical tradition and...

Sagkri

Apaliros Castle

In between Sagkri and Agiassos, on a cliff, stand the dominating ruins of a Byzantine castle with a great history and great importance to the island. There...

Chalki

Panagia Drosiani

Among the villages Chalki and Moni is one of the most important Christian monuments on the island. One of the oldest and most beautiful churches of Naxos,...

Eggares

Engares

A small village on the northwestern side of the island, amidst a lush green valley and 7 km from the town of Naxos, Engares is referred to as an "earthly...

Filoti

Filoti

Naxos' largest and most populous village is built amphitheatrically at the foot of Mount Zas (Zeus), 18 km east of Chora. A lively village with more than...

Potamia

Potamia

Lush gardens, streams, old watermills, ruins of towers and scattered chapels, a landscape of unique beauty, just 8 km from the port of Naxos, Potamia lies in...

Sagkri

Sagkri

With particular architectural style, impressive Venetian towers and a multitude of Byzantine churches, Sagkri is undoubtedly one of the villages richest in...

Filoti

Mountain and Cave of Zas

The tallest mountain in the Cyclades, which reaches 1,000 metres, got its name by the god Zeus (Zas), who, according to legend, grew up in Naxos. Southeast...

Chora

Archaeological Museum of Naxos

Located in Naxos' Chora, near the top of the Castle, housed in a listed five-storey 17th century building and an impressive example of Frankish...

Glinado

Galanado-Glinado

A journey in these two neighbouring villages, located just 5 kms from the city of Naxos, reveal images of quiet and simple beauty with scattered churches,...

Filoti

Photodotis Monastery

The oldest and most important fortified monastery in Naxos is located just outside the village of Danakos, near Filoti. A structure of the Byzantine period,...

Koronos

Koronos

On the slopes of a deep, green valley, located 30 km from Chora is Koronos, one of the oldest and largest in the northwestern mountainous villages in Naxos....

Apeiranthos

Moutsouna

Moutsouna, located 37 km from Chora, is the largest settlement on the east coast of Naxos and also the natural port which was formerly used as the point of...

Agios Arsenios

Temple of Dionysus in Iria

In Livadi, about 10 km from the town of Naxos, is the important archaeological site of Iria with one of the most important temples of the island, dedicated...

Chora

Venetian Castle

Built in 1207, the castle built by the Lord and Duke of the Archipelago, Markos Sanoudos, stands on a hill which crowns Naxos' Chora. This is one of the most...

Sagkri

Archaeological Site of Gyroula

A few kilometers after Sagkri village is one of the most important archaeological sites of the island. Here, in the area of Gyroula, on a hill of fertile...