Posted by laureen71 on 11 Oct 2012
Category: Naxos General
No island like Naxos can fail to amaze you especially if you love to explore the unknown territories. The island I visited last year is unique in many ways as I managed to see a great part of it in 5 days. Travelling with your friends is a beautiful experience and if you have the same tastes it is even better.
I have been to other Cycladic islands in the past, but the Venetian atmosphere of Naxos is alluring. Once you reach the top of the capital where the castle lies you will be amazed by the atmosphere and the stunning architecture, on you way down you will see some charming shops, the romantic arched passages and whitewashed houses in perfect condition, better than the newly constructed villas in the cosmopolitan cities.
I wouldn't even bother to write this review if I believed that Naxos was a bad choice. The villages are highly reccomended if you have time to travel. Particularly Koronos is something else, the splendid view of the houses resting in the mountains, the unspoilt architecture and green environment and a walk in the whitewashed alleys is a unique experience. On our way to the small village square, we had a delicious meal cooked with fresh ingredients from the fertile land of Naxos.
I can not even begin telling you about the warm atmosphere of the locals, the flourishing gardens in front of the houses, the interesting hiking trails and the arched alleys that will definitely captivate you. Equally interesting is Apiranthos and the coastal settlement of Apollonas with a great beach to enjoy your dives and nice taverns with superb view. It is really famous with tourists especially in August. The beaches of Naxos are endless and many of the tourists chose to camp there. In Plaka I would definitely do it, it is away from the city center with some nice cafes and restaurants.