Discover Naxos

Naxos has many hidden gems to discover

n Naxos, the historical course of the island through the centuries stands alive through a series of attractions, waiting for the visitors of the island to enchant them.

Start your journey in the history of Naxos from Chora and the famous Portara, which welcomes you to the port of the island. Portara is part of the temple of the god Apollo built in the 6th century BC on the island of Palatia. It is the symbol of the island and is one of the best places to enjoy the sunset. Continue walking around Naxos Town with the imposing castle and the monuments of archeological interest. Look for the well-preserved temple of the goddess Demeter in the village of Sangri which is also the rehearsal for the Acropolis and of course the unique Kouros in the villages of Apollo and Melanes.

The walk in the history of Naxos continues in the Venetian castles, which are imposingly and arrogantly located in many parts of the island. Do not forget to visit the churches of the island, such as the monastery of Christ the Illuminator, Agios Eleftherios and Panagia Drosiani, the oldest Byzantine church in the Balkans, which is also a monument of UNESCO.

In the museums of the island you will have the opportunity to see up close the whole history of the island through exhibits of exceptional interest. The Archaeological Museum of Naxos exhibits findings dating from the Neolithic Period to the first Christian times (5300 BC – 5th century AD). In the Venetian Museum you will see elements from the Venetian period of Naxos and you will experience the atmosphere of another era. Also, in the village of Apeiranthos there are three museums, the Archaeological, the Folklore and the Museum of Natural History, where you can admire even more aspects of the historicity and the cultural and natural wealth of the island.

Authentically Cycladic, the beach is a way of life. Wake up to the unique view of the sunbeams reflected in the sea, creating thousands of reflections in the turquoise waters.

Having been voted among the most beautiful islands in Europe, what makes Naxos stand out among the other islands of the Cyclades is undoubtedly its beaches. With more than 45 beaches, Naxos will impress you with the diversity of its coasts and the beautiful colors of its waters. Some are quieter, some are more cosmopolitan, all have crystal clear waters and are waiting for you to discover them.

Aios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Plaka, Mikri Vigla, Orkos, Alyko, Mikro Alyko, Hawaii, Moutsouna, Panermos, Kalantos, Ammitis, Apollonas, Glyfada, Kastraki, Psili Ammos, Agiasssos, Lios, Ligorgis and many others waiting for you to discover them!

Kastraki Beach is one of the largest and most beautiful beaches of Naxos. It is located in a relatively small bay, next to the peninsula of Mikri Vigla. The environment in Kastraki is heavenly, as the off-white fine sand and the green-blue waters compose an image of unique beauty which is complemented by the protected cedars located on the shores of the coast, offering valuable natural shade.

Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades islands in Greece, is a hiker’s paradise with a rich tapestry of trails winding through its diverse landscapes. From the azure coasts to the verdant valleys and rugged mountain terrains, the island presents an array of hiking paths that cater to all levels of experience and adventure.

The island’s network of trails leads adventurers through ancient ruins, Byzantine chapels, and Venetian towers, revealing the deep historical layers that have shaped Naxos over millennia. One can explore the lush Tragea Valley, home to olive groves and picturesque villages, where the scent of wild herbs fills the air, and the sound of running water from hidden springs accompanies one’s journey.

Naxos also boasts coastal trails that meander along cliffs and beaches, where the sea’s ever-changing hues from deep blue to turquoise provide a constant backdrop. These paths offer a refreshing dip in secluded coves, far from the bustling beaches.

The island’s commitment to preserving its natural and historical treasures is evident in the well-maintained trails that invite exploration. Each path promises its own unique adventure, whether it’s discovering a secluded beach, ancient ruins, or a mountaintop chapel. Hiking in Naxos is not just an activity; it’s an immersive experience that connects walkers with the island’s rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty.

Naxos, a jewel in the Aegean Sea, is not only a haven for hikers but also a paradise for food enthusiasts. The island offers a delightful journey through its culinary landscape, blending traditional flavors with innovative gastronomy. Through a variety of food tours and activities, visitors have the unique opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of Naxos’ culinary heritage and taste the island’s bounty.

The food scene in Naxos is deeply rooted in its fertile lands and abundant waters, producing a plethora of fresh ingredients that form the basis of its cuisine. From the fragrant olive groves and lush vegetable farms to the local cheese producers and fishermen’s daily catch, the island is a testament to the Mediterranean diet’s richness and diversity.

A typical food tour in Naxos might begin in the charming villages, where small, family-owned tavernas serve dishes made from recipes passed down through generations. Here, visitors can taste the famed Naxian cheeses, such as the spicy arseniko, the creamy graviera, or the fresh myzithra, each telling a story of the island’s pastoral life.

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