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Browse below Naxos attractions. The listings appear in the order of most wanted pages.

KALAMITSIA
In the street to the village Melanes and in distance of 8 km south –eastern from Chora, is founded the tower of Kalamitsia. It was built on the 17th century and constituted the aestival residence of Jesuit. ... more info ...



IRIA
A sacred place of the Aegean with uninterrupted life and function from the 14th century B.C. up to our times. It is the cradle of the Ionic order of the monumental Greek architecture. The sancturay of Iria has been located (1982), investigated (1986-1996) and presented to the public (1992-1996) by ... more info ...



SANGRI
The village of Sangri lies at the southeast part of the island, 11 km from Chora. It is built in a fertile plateau and impresses with its traditional cycladic colours. Sangri has many windmills and Byzantine churches.
At this village you will see the venetian Tower of Somaripa, while in Gyroul... more info ...



DEMETRA (DIMITRA) TEMPLE
The Temple of goddess Demetra dating back to 530 BC in the Sangri area was relatively recently found and refurbished. We suggest to include Sangri village and the temple in your itenerary.... more info ...

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ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM OF NAXOS
Naxos Archaeological Museum exhibits archaeological findings from excavations that started after the Second World War. These findings date from the Neolithic to the Early Christian times (5300BC-5th century AC). Some of the displays are: marble cycladic figurines, jewellery from the Copper Age, cap... more info ...



PANAGIA DROSIANI
The church is near the village of Moni in the area of Tragaia, Naxos. It is an Early Christian, tri-apsidal church with a dome. Three single-room chapels are incorporated along the northern side. The interior wall surfaces have wall paintings of various phases.The earliest layer of wall paintings, w... more info ...



TOWER OF BELONIA
In the street to the village Galanado and in distance of 6 km from the Chora we meet the Tower of Belonia. It was the house of the Venetian sovereign of region. In a side of exterior wall, there it still the blazon of Belonia family. ... more info ...



BAZEOS TOWER
It is located on the 12th km of the main road linking the Chora of Naxos with the interior. It was built circa 1600 and served as a monastery of the Holy Cross until the beginning of the 19th century, when it was abandoned by the last monks and devolved upon the then emergent Hellenic State. In the ... more info ...



CHIMAROS TOWER
Chimarros tower is a circular marble characteristic four floors construction of Naxos, located between Filoti and Kalandos. Its height is about 14 meters. Pyrgos Chimarrou has a great symbolic meaning among local people and it is celebrated in local folk songs. Today it is being restored from the Na... more info ...



MELANES
A short, yet beautiful walk to the interior of Naxos gets us to the valley of Melanes, full of olive and fruit trees. We come across the villages Kourounochori and St. Apostolous, while going towards Flerio we get to a half-finished ancient statue (kouros, 7th century BC) 6,40 meters long.... more info ...



NAXOS AIRPORT
Naxos Island airport connects the island mainly with Athens. It is located at a distance of about 1 km SW from Chora and about 3 km from Agios Prokopios. Local buses frequently run between the town and the airport and taxis are also available from the airport to the capital and vice versa.

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PANAGIA PROTOTHRONE
In its present day form, the church is of the transitional inscribed cross type with dome. Preserved in the semi-circular apse of the sanctum is the synthronon (clergy seats). The western part of the church includes the narthex with the chapel of St. Akindynos on the north side and to the south a va... more info ...



NAXOS TOWN CASTLE
Border tower protecting the fortress (Castro) of Sanoudos in Chora, Naxos. The wall surrounding the fortress is pentagonal and has three gates. The Glezos tower (Krispi) stands near the northwestern gate and extends in part along the western and northern side of the fortress (Castro). It has four le... more info ...



AGIOS MAMAS
The church of Saint Mamas is one of the oldest to the island. It’s built at the 9th century and it presents architecture interesting. It is find to a location with luxuriant vegetation. Saint Mamas is the protector of the herdsmen. ... more info ...



AGIAS TOWER
You will reach the Agias tower on the way to Apollonas from Chora, next to Abrami beach. The spot offers a great view and it worths a tour.... more info ...



PORTARA
The first view of the visitor, before disembarking to the island is that of "Portara". The ruins of a temple dedicated to Apollo are preserved around Portara to this day. Its construction started the 6th century BC during the rule of the tyrant of the island Lygdamis, but was never completed because... more info ...

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NAXOS PORT
Naxos port is one of the biggest in Cyclades at a distance 103 miles from Piraeus. There is a daily connection with Piraeus and the main cyclades islands.... more info ...