The island of Naxos, the largest of the Cycladic Islands
Naxos is the largest and most fertile island of the Cyclades. It has a vast history, culture, numerous archeological sites and monuments that attract many visitors which stimulate so much interest in the island. Famous worldwide, Naxos among all Cyclades islands, offers a variety of multiple vacation possibilities to satisfy every taste. The well known and million photographed Portara Gate of Apollo provides a landmark for Naxos which you see on your first steps on the island in the port. Turn a corner, walk into any of the quiet, narrow cobblestone alleyways that begins from the port and you’ll find yourself in the heart of what is described as Greek Islands Magic.
- The Portara Gate of Apollo
- The Ancient Mycenean City Grotta
- The Venetian Castle
- The Kouros of Apollo Apollona
- The Kouros of Melanes Melanes
- The Temple of Demetre Sangri
- The Byzantine Church of Panagia St. Mary Halki
- The Archaological Site Iria
- The Archeological Museum Naxos Town
- The Folklore Museum in Apeiranthos
Another significant feature of the island are the many traditional and picturesque villages. Just by visiting them or venturing on a walking tour one can sense the local culture, identify traditional features and enjoy an authentic and unique experience.
The magical golden sandy beaches are also a very popular trademark which place Naxos in a class of its own. Some of the most popular beaches which have made Naxos very reputable and well known are Agios Prokopios, Plaka, Mikri Vigla and St. George. There are also more remote and isolated beaches as well, such as Glyfada, Kastraki, Kalandos, Moutsouna and Panermos which are all worth visiting.
Finally, in recent years Naxos has become a popular holiday destination as it can satisfy and cater to all types of visitors. For those who are seeking peace and tranquility or for those looking for a more active scene, Naxos is an island that can satisfy every discerning taste and style.