Description

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 paradise" by historical Greek writer, Nikos Kazantzakis, who spent his summers here, in his work titled "Report to Greco".

The heart of the village beats in the large stone square, dominated by the church of the Koimisis of Theotokou. Two rivers run through the settlement and some of its major attractions include the Tower of Foufopoulos, the abandoned settlement Mesa Geitonia, the seven preserved watermills and the two restored olive presses. When your stroll and the fresh air whet your appetite, head back to the square for a coffee and homestyle food at the villages taverns.