My father comes from Naxos, from the amazing village of Filoti. A place of wild beauty, creativity, and free-spirited people – like me ;)It is in the center of the Cyclades islands group. It is the biggest and the greenest island of the Cyclades, with a magnificent natural landscape.
When you’re in Greece, the best way to enjoy all that the country offers is by visiting this Cycladic island. It is known for its beautiful scenery and amazing local products. It consists of mountains, green valleys, beautiful beaches, and rural villages. From its crystal clear waters to the ancient ruins it contains, there’s plenty to see and do. The profusion of historic sites is due to their wonderful ancient past and significant effects on the Venetians and the Franks. Portara, the surviving entrance to an ancient temple devoted to the Greek deity Apollo, is the most distinctive of them all – and an island symbol. Whatever your interests, Naxos has something for you.
What to Expect on Your Visit to Naxos
When you visit this island, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of activities. From visiting picturesque villages, museums, and contemporary art galleries, there’s something for everyone in Naxos. Chora, Naxos’ capital, is a beautiful blend of Venetian and ancient Cycladic architecture. The majestic Venetian fortress, perched above the Cycladic whitewashed buildings of Chora, exudes ancient elegance. Regarding museums, you shouldn’t miss The Archaeological Museum of Naxos, The Temple of Demeter Museum at Gyroulas, Sagri, the Archaeological Museum of Apiranthos, and the statues of Kouros. Two of my favorite stops, on the island, are at Bazeos Tower which hosts international art events and exhibitions, and the artwork in the abandoned hotel in Aliko.
Furthermore, the island has many picturesque villages, such as Apeirantos, Filoti, Chalki, and many more; you would love to explore and buy local products like cheese and citron liqueur. Whether you’re looking for a day of relaxation or something more exciting, there are many options.
Moreover, one of the most popular places to visit on the island is the endless, sandy beaches. Some of them are Plaka beach, Agios Prokopios beach, Aliko Beach (Hawaii), Mikri Vigla beach, Sahara beach (Limanakia), Pyrgaki beach, Maragas beach, and Orkos. With crystal clear waters and stunning views, it’s easy to spend a day in the sun and enjoy your meal by the seaside at the beach tavernas or have a full day of windsurfing since it’s a popular destination for water sports lovers.
Where to Stay on a Trip to Naxos
There are various places to stay in Greece when you’re on your trip to Naxos. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable and affordable place to stay, a luxury villa, or something a little bit more special, there’s a place for you on Naxos. There is a variety of small hotels and luxury villas.
What to Eat in Naxos
If you’re looking for a delicious meal to enjoy on Naxos, there are plenty of options. From international brunch to traditional Greek dishes, there’s something for everyone on the island. Fresh fish, cheese, potatoes, and fresh meat are abundant in local production. You can also explore the local markets and find fresh fruits, such as figs, to enjoy. Whatever your preference, Naxos has something for you.
Traveling to Greece can be a great way to enjoy stunning scenery, delicious food, and friendly people. If you’re looking for a more authentic way to see Greece, Naxos is a great option. So whether you’re just looking for a few days of relaxation or want to explore an island full of history, art, and amazing landscape, Naxos is the perfect place to be.
What I love most is that Naxos is a wild beauty, with endless sandy beaches full of art and interesting events.
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