About Naxos

About Naxos

Naxos holiday with Greeka.com: Naxos is the largest and bigger island of the Cyclades with an area of 448 sq km and a coastline of 148 km long.

Naxos in a few words...

Located nearly in the centre of the Cyclades group, Naxos island is a great island for relaxing holidays. The capital of Naxos is Hora and half of the 20,000 inhabitants of the entire island live there. The island is located at 103 nautical miles from the harbour of Piraeus.

Known for its incredible natural beauty and the rich music tradition, Naxos is a mountainous island with impressive rock formation of great shapes rising from the sea, numerous green plains, fertile and verdant valleys and beautiful, long gold sandy beaches with crystal-clear turquoise waters. Holidays in Naxos are great.

Because of its many plains and valleys, Naxos is famous, since the ancient times, for being fertile and for producing various agricultural products like potatoes, olives and wine of great quality. Vacation on Naxos will be full of tastes. The richness and fertility of the land permitted to the inhabitants of the island to be financially independent. This explains why Naxos was one of the last island of the Cyclades to opened its gates to tourism. This is also the reason, why Naxos is one of the few Cycladic island that has kept its authenticity and an unspoiled natural beauty.

Naxos has the highest mountain peak in Cyclades: Mount Zas, rising at an altitude of 1004 metres. It is also the Cycladic Island with the longest beaches of the entire group, sandy beaches that are extending over 92 km.

The island of Naxos is really beautiful and has a lot of things to offer to the visitor from the architectural, arcaeological and natural point of view. First of all, its capital, Chora, is a lovely village with a wonderful Venetian castle overlooking it. Naxos has many traditional villages that have kept there authenticity, unspoiled by the growth of tourism.

Finally, Naxos also offers interesting archaeological sites such as temples testifying about the prosperous antiquity on the island, many beautiful Byzantine churches and Venetian remains such as the castle and fine towers. In a few words, Naxos is a real paradise which has kept its traditional character and colour and offers a landscape of unimaginable beauty.

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