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The Island of Naxos
As the Cyclades’ largest island, it could be said that in Naxos there is something for everyone. A mostly mountainous island with an alternating landscape of torrents, gorges, caves, basins, plateaus, and valleys encircled by 91km of pristine coastline. Naxos is a great place to experience diverse outdoor activities; from hiking, mountain biking and water-sports, to culinary expeditions such as partaking in the wine or olive oil harvest. Naxos is also an island of beautiful old churches, monasteries and Venetian castles coexisting in harmony with Cycladic cubic homes.
Upon entering the port, the whitewashed town of Naxos and the islet of Palatia at its entrance forms the most welcoming setting. On Palatia islet lays the impressive “Portara,” a marble gate of a 6th century B.C. temple of Apollo. According to mythology, the God Dionysus met Ariadne there, who had been abandoned by Theseus.
Unique Experiences – Visit at the Traditional Villages of Naxos
Apirathos is a colorful mountainous village with beautiful squares and narrow alleys paved with marble. Its inhabitants have a Cretan accent, and it is said that they are descendants of Cretan pirates that found shelter in Naxos during the Venetian times. Filoti, built on the top of a rock, is a picturesque village with cubically shaped houses and narrow stone-paved alleys. In the community of Sagri (Ano Sagri, Kato Sagri, Kanakari, Kastraki, and Mikri Vigla) you will admire the Venetian towers, the traditional windmills and several major Byzantine churches.
BY AIRPLANE – Naxos is connected to Athens with regular domestic flights. The airport is located 1km from Naxos Town.
BY FERRY – The island is connected to the ports of Piraeus and Rafina with daily itineraries. The highspeed ferry takes around 2.5–3.5 hrs. and the conventional ferry takes up to 6hrs. Also, Naxos is connected with the rest of the Cyclades with inter Cycladic ferry routes to Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Koufonissia and other destinations.