Long beaches, medieval towers, lush valleys, timeless mountain villages and delicious local produce.

Greek: Νάξος
pronounced [ˈnaksos]

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Welcome to Naxos

A complete guide for your vacation

Naxos is the biggest and most fertile island in the group, located right in the centre of it. It offers a host of choices to visitors about activities they can try, as well as other entertainment and relaxation options. The whitewashed Chora town welcomes travellers at its harbour. Portara, Naxos’ most popular landmark, lies on the neighbouring Palatia Islet; it is the marble gate of an unfinished ancient Greek temple dedicated to god Apollo.

Chora’s built landscape is marked by numerous fortified palaces, which date to the island’s Venetian Period, as Naxos was the seat of the Duchy of the Aegean. Make sure you visit the Bazaios Tower, off Sagri village, the Glezos-Crispi Tower in Chora, the Belonia Tower in Galanado and the Della Rocca-Barozzi Tower in Chora.

Naxos is an island with a rich cultural activity. Traditional festivals and other cultural events take place during the summer and in September, such as the Naxos Festival in Bazaios Tower, and Dionysia, which includes a variety of art exhibitions, concerts and theatre shows - among other events, organised under the auspices of the Naxos Municipality. The last celebrations to take place are the Wine Festival and the Fisherman’s Festival, in September.

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