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Naxos Greece Map & Naxos Travel Information, Sightseeing, Museums, Ferries to Naxos


Naxos, Greece
GENERAL NAXOS GREECE TRAVEL INFORMATION:
 

Introduction:

Naxos Cyclades Greece
The cosmopolitan resort Naxos will acquaint you with natural beauty, island aesthetics and traditional mentality. Naxos is the largest and most multifaceted island in the Cyclades cluster located in the heart of the cluster, resembling the middle point, where all islands meet. The island of Naxos has a unique morphology. Verdant valleys, crystal strings and fertile plains full of olive groves and vineyards, all of which alternate with rugged cliffs, dramatic mountains and soul-stirring sandy coasts. During the summer months, Naxos is a cosmopolitan and much-frequented tourist resort combining modern lifestyle and island tradition astounding all visitors.

Naxos Island Greece Area / Population / Capital:
The Island of Naxos Greece has an area of 428 sq. km, it has 15,200 inhabitants and its capital is Naxos Town or Chora.

Attractions & Sightseeing in Naxos Greece

Sightseeing in Naxos Greece:
Naxos has an abundance of sites and attractions, among which we suggest visiting the most important of them, such as:

  • The "Portara", which is the gate to the Sanctuary of Apollo, the Ancient Settlement, the Castle, the several churches, the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Hrissostomos, the Tower of Belonias and the Spring of Agas, the only Turkish monument, in Naxos Town
  • The churches of Agios Nikolaos, Agios Arsenios and the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos in Agios Arsenios
  • The Towers of the Ancient Potentates of the island of Somaripa and Sfortsa Kastri, several churches, the windmills, and the Church of Panagia Fanariotissa in Apirathos
  • The Kouros, the Ancient Marble Quarries, the Tower and the Monastery of Panagia in Apollonas
  • The relics of the Mycenaean Graves, the monasteries of Taxiarhes, Genesis, Panagia Fanaromeni, Chilia Vrissi and Agios Mamas, the Byzantine Monastery of Ipsilis and the artificial lake in Eggares
  • The Emery Mines and the Church of Panagia Argokiliotissa in Koronos
  • The Venetian Towers of Marcos Sanoudos, Mavrogenis, De Maris and Fragopoulos, the churches of Agioi Apostoli and Metamorphossis, the Byzantine Church of Agios Georgios and the Kouros in Melanes
  • The Church of Panagia Parthena in Mikri Vigla
  • The Byzantine churches of Kaloritissa, Agios Ioannis and Agios Nikolaos, the monasteries of Taxiarhes and Agios Eleftherios, the Tower of Somaripas and the three windmills in Sagri
  • The churches, the Tower of Gratsias, Barotsis and Markopolitis, the Church of Agios Mamas and the fortifications of the upper castle in Tragea
  • The churches of Panagia Tripodiotissa and Stavropigi, the ruins of the ancient tower of Plaka and the Tower of Oskelos in Tripodes
  • The Tower of Laritzi and Chimaros, the Church of Panagia Filotissa and Agios Georgios, and the Monastery of Christ the Fotodotis in Filoti
 

Museums in Naxos Greece:
You will find excellent museums in Naxos, including:

  • The Archaeological Museums and the Museum of of the Cathedral in Naxos Town
  • The Archaeological, Geological and Folklore Museums in Apirathos
  • The Folklore Museum in Koronos

Sports / Recreation in Naxos Greece
If you have a boat, you can dock it at one of the three ports in Naxos Town or in Alikos. For fuel, you can go to Naxos Town.

Entertainment in Naxos Greece
All over Naxos Greece, in every village or settlement, you will find taverns, restaurants, and cafeterias, while clubs and bars are located in the popular seaside resorts.

Local Events in Naxos Greece:

  • The festival of Agios Nikodimos on July 14 and the "Dionyssia" Cultural Events during July in Naxos Town
  • Many festivals during July, in Tragea, Tripodes, Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios and Koronos
  • The Festival of Panagia on August 15 in Apirathos and Apollonas
  • The three-day Festival of Agii Apostoli on June 29 in Melanes
  • The three-day Festival of Panagia from August 14 to August 16 in Filoti

Major Towns / Cities / Villages in Naxos Greece
Naxos Town or Chora, Naxos Greece
The hospitable town of Naxos is famous for the "Portara" and its exciting atmosphere. This traditional town, with the stone houses, the narrow alleyways, the superb sightseeing options and the plethora of entertainment and dining venues, can satisfy every taste and need.

Apirathos, Naxos Greece
Apirathos is one of the most picturesque and traditional villages of the Cyclades Islands. Venetian towers, marble ascending streets, stone built houses, small squares and scenic coffee shops that seem to come from another era. The inhabitants speak their own dialect and maintain the old customs and traditions.

Mikri Vigla, Naxos Greece
Mikri Vigla is a coastal settlement with marvelous beaches. It is the deal spot for windsurfers and sea lovers, and those who just want to relax, basking in the sun.

Filoti, Naxos Greece
Built on the slope of the mountain Zas, Filoti is the largest and one of the most beautiful villages of the island of Naxos. The whitewashed houses and the stone paved alleyways contrast with the mountainside and green plains.

Sagri, Naxos Greece
The village of Sagri consists of three settlements, Ano Sagri, Kato Sagri and Kanakari. Situated on a fertile region with olivegroves, it possesses several Venetian towers, Byzantine churches and scenic windmills.

Apollonas, Naxos Greece
Apollonas is one of the most attractive coastal villages of the island of Naxos. The endless sandy beach with marble pebbles is very attractive, while the ancient marble quarries are quite impressive.

Eggares, Naxos Greece
Located in a verdant region with running waters, lush vegetation and valleys, the village of Eggares is the ideal resort for revitalizing vacations. The great Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis used to live in Eggares, becoming his haven for inspiration.

Transportation in Naxos Greece
By Ferry Boat:
From Piraeus Port, ferry boats depart for Naxos Greece, all year round, but more frequently during the summer. The voyage from Piraeus Port to Naxos Port takes 7 hours. Speedboats to Naxos depart from Rafina Port, as well, arriving in Naxos in 4 hours, more or less. Naxos is also connected to the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, and the Islands of the NE Aegean.

Naxos Greece Sea Travel Information:

  • Piraeus Port: +30 210 4226000 to 03
  • Naxos Port: +30 22850 22300
  • Rafina Port: +30 22940 22487 or +30 22940 22300

By Airplane:
From the Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in Spata, there are flights to the Naxos Airport all year round. The flight lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Naxos Greece Air Travel Information:

  • Naxos Airport: +30 22850 23292
  • Olympic Airways in Athens: +30 210 966-6666
  • Olympic airways in Naxos: +30 22850 23043
 

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