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Contrary to the neighbouring Cyclades that are largely dependent on tourism, Naxos is different; greener, more fertile and self-sufficient. If you’re searching for cheap air fares to Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades, you are about to discover a wonderful heaven of olive groves, orchards and infinite fields where Naxos’s sheep, goats and cows graze – the animals that are responsible for the production of Naxos’s famous traditional cheese and dairy products. Travellers who book their holidays in Naxos, are astounded by the limitless choices this magnificent island has to offer. With a backdrop made up of rolling hills and valleys, traditional villages lined with Byzantine churches, medieval towers and neoclassical architecture, you can trace back the history of one of Greece’s most historic islands. The background wouldn’t be complete without the dreamy beaches of Naxos, just a few steps from the atmospheric Chora. Cheap hotels in Naxos are easy to be found, as long as you plan ahead and book your flights and accommodation early in the year. Don't wait any longer!
The island of Naxos boasts one of the most iconic Choras in the Aegean Sea. Naxos’s Chora is the capital of the island and stretches around the Venetian Castle; a wonderful maze of cobblestone streets, Chora bustles with life during the spring and summer months.
You don’t have to venture out too far, to discover a magnificent bunch of atmospheric traditional villages, historic locations, archaeological sites and a great variety of spectacular beaches.
Naxos is a land full of legends and mythology tales; it is said that Ariadne, after leaving Minoan Crete to elope with Theseus, got abandoned in Naxos. And it is there, where she came across Dionysus!
Naxos has been a primary hub of civilisation in Classical Greece and the Byzantium, with strong Venetian and Frankish influences that are still evident today. Moreover, Naxos is one of the most fertile islands in the Cyclades, featuring fascinating scenery.
Mount Zas (1,024 metres) is the highest peak in the Cyclades, named after Zeus; legends say that Zeus was raised in cave of the mountain, hiding from the rage of Cronus.
A favourite travel destination, Naxos offers visitors excellent choices in sightseeing, dining, entertainment and relaxation. Definitely worth travelling to!
The airport of Naxos (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Νάξου «Απόλλων») is located 3 kilometres from Chora and is served by a bus network.
Getting around Naxos
You can get around the island of Naxos by bus. Fares start from 1.20€ and taxi fare are pre-arranged and depend on the selected route.
The unfinished temple of Apollo is located in Palatia, an islet off the port of Naxos, connected to the island by a bridge. The temple was built in the 6th century BC but was left unfinished. Parts of the temple were later used as building material for the construction of the castle. All that remains of it is the platform of the temple and a pair of gigantic columns, known as Portara, referring to their shape and tremendous size (Portara = large door).
Holding a strategic location on a hill overlooking the island and commanding great views towards the Aegean Sea and the island of Delos, the monumental columns of the Portara are the most recognisable landmark of Naxos.
According to mythology, this is the place where Ariadne, daughter of Minos, King of Crete, was abandoned by Theseus after kidnapping her from Crete; and this is where she eventually fell in love with Dionysus, protector God of Naxos.
Some other legends claim that, when devastated and despaired Ariadne met with Dionysus, she fell off the cliff of Palatia to escape!
Although you cannot see the Temple of Apollo, there is another ancient temple which you can visit, located near the village of Sangri. The Temple of Demeter is believed to have been built during the 6th century BC and is dedicated to Demeter, Goddess of crops and harvest. When first discovered, the Temple of Demeter was nothing but ruins.
Further excavations in the region revealed almost all of the missing pieces of the temple; the pieces were brought together and the temple was reconstructed once again!
From the 13th to the 16th century, the noble families of Naxos used to live on the higher regions of the island, inside the Castle district, while the lower social classes inhabited the lower hillsides, in the quarter of Bourgos.
Feel free to wander around the streets of Bourgos and discover its hidden corners, little squares and alleys, cafes and shops, before you head up to the Castle. Allow plenty of time to explore its winding streets and some of the most notable points of interest of the island:
- The Venetian Domus della Rocca Barozzi Museum is housed in a beautiful old tower house that belongs to the Karavias Family. As a fine example of Cycladic architecture, the building now serves as a museum with collections of jewellery, clothing, furniture, books and other related items.
- The whitewashed Catholic Cathedral of Naxos is located in the central square of the Castle. This fabulous basilica is decorated with fine Naxian marble and, apart from being one of Naxos’s most picturesque churches, it is also considered as one of the island’s most precious monuments.
- The Archaeological Museum of Naxos, housed in the building of the former Jesuit School – where once the great writer Nikos Kazantzakis was a student. The collections of the museum include archaeological items from Naxos that span a period of time from the prehistoric to the Byzantine era. The museum’s ultimate highlight is, of course, the exceptional collections of Early Cycladic marble figurines (around 3,000 – 2,300 BC).
Within the island of Naxos, around 30 towers have survived, most of which dating back to the Venetian times. The towers of Naxos belonged to the nobility and aristocracy of Naxos and were built on strategic – and idyllic - locations around Naxos. Nowadays they form a great part of the island’s cultural heritage and they house museums and monasteries.
Continue your exploration outside Chora and discover some of Naxos’s most charming villages, such as:
- Elegant Halki, lined with 19th-century neoclassical buildings, historic churches and wonderful collection of shops and galleries
- Traditional Filoti, situated across the slopes of Mount Zas, filled with whitewashed houses and Byzantine churches
- Atmospheric Apiranthos, perched on the foothill of Mount Fanari, with its own population, dialect and culture and a magnificent wealth of history and tradition; don’t miss out on the “Golden trio” of the museums of Apiranthos, Geology Museum, Natural History and Folk Art Museum!
When you are ready to dive into the crystal clear waters of the Aegean, you can pick from a handful of beaches in Naxos; Grotta, Pahia Ammos to the north, Moutsouna, Panormos and Psili Ammos to the southeast, Plaka, Agia Anna, Agios Georgios, Pyrgaki and Mikri Vigla to the southwest – to name just a few!
The official language of Naxos is Greek.