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This stunning little island is said to be the most beautiful in all the Cyclades; famous for its sandy beaches and fascinating ancient sites.

Description

Naxos is a stunning little island; some say the most beautiful in the Cyclades. The capital Naxos Town (Hora) is made up of white-washed buildings and atmospheric narrow little streets, with a great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars. The streets of the town lead up towards the walls of the 13th-century Venetian castle. Naxos Town is also home to the Potara - the remains of the entrance to the ancient temple of Apollo.

Naxos holidays offer a variety of sights and attractions to satisfy all tastes, as visitors can choose to wander through enchanting Naxos Town or nearby picturesque villages. The beautiful landscapes are impressive, as the fertile valleys (Melanes, Eggares) and hills (Za) illuminate the beauty of Naxos countryside.

The natural beauty of Naxos is further highlighted by its beaches, which attract those wanting to absorb the sun on beautiful, golden sands and also water-sport enthusiasts, with visiting surfers enjoying the summer wind.

The capital Naxos Town (Hora) is made up of white-washed buildings and atmospheric narrow streets, with a great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars. The streets of the town lead up towards the walls of a 13th-century Venetian castle. Naxos Town is also home to the Potara - the remains of the entrance to the ancient temple of Apollo.

Before leaving Naxos, be sure to take something with you as a reminder of your lovely Naxos holiday. Perfect souvenirs include jewellery, Naxos cheeses as well as other delicious local products and numerous handicrafts and other small temptations.

Make the most of your trip Things to see & do

Things To See

Temple of Apollo - Portara: The most famous "door" (porta) of Cyclades, Portara, is one of the most important monuments of Naxos and reveals the island's rich history.

The Castle of Naxos: Built by Marco Sanudi in 1207.

Temple of Dimitra in Gyroulas (Sangri): is one of the most significant buildings in ancient Naxos and dates back to 520-530 BC.

Temple of Dionysus in Iria: The Sanctuary of Dionysus is situated in the area of Iria, only 3 kms away from Chora.