Naxos, the largest island in the Cyclades, is a true treasure trove of history, culture, and natural beauty. From ancient ruins to picturesque beaches, Naxos has something for every type of traveller.
For history buffs, Naxos offers a wealth of archeological highlights, such as the ancient city of Naxos, which was one of the most important cities in the Cyclades during ancient times. The city was built on a hilltop and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The island also has several ancient towers, such as the Tower of Goulandris, which dates back to the 7th century BC and is a great example of Cycladic architecture.
The Temple of Apollo is one of the most important ancient sites on the island. The temple was dedicated to the Greek god Apollo, who was considered the god of music, poetry, and prophecy and dates back to the 7th century BC. It is believed to have been one of the largest temples of its time, measuring approximately 60 meters in length and 20 meters in width.
But Naxos is not just about history, the island is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Cyclades. From the long sandy beach of Agios Prokopios to the secluded bay of Plaka, Naxos has a beach for every taste. Agios Prokopios is a long sandy beach with crystal clear waters, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Plaka is a small secluded bay with crystal clear waters and a peaceful atmosphere, perfect for snorkelling and diving. Mikri Vigla is a popular spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Naxos is also known for its rich tradition of pottery and music, and visitors can see demonstrations of these crafts and attend local music festivals. The island also has many traditional villages, such as Apiranthos and Filoti, where visitors can experience the local culture and try traditional foods. The island also has a mountainous terrain, providing opportunities for hiking and climbing the highest peak is Mount Zeus, also known as Zas, and is over 1000 meters above sea level.
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