Famous and sought after all over Greece, Naxian potatoes owe their special taste to the climate and soil of the island. The small, uniformly shaped, tight and scrumptious potatoes are ideal in any recipe.
The beginning of their fame was triggered in 1841, when offered as fine local delicacy to King Otto during his visit to Naxos. Later, their focus developed into using their agricultural commodity of potatoes to increase the living standards of the island. Today, they are cultivated mainly in the fertile plains of Livadi, located south of the Chora, but also in the wider region.