Naxos Festival in Bazeos Tower: Naxos Festival was established in 2001 and takes place in the restored Bazeos Tower in the center of the island ever since. The festival's goal is to promote the local character through cultural events, musical concerts, and art exhibitions and encourage the interaction between national and international cultures. Organized every summer from July to September, Naxos Festival attracts renowned artistic and scientific figures from across the world. Apart from cultural events, it also organizes lectures, workshops, and seminars on various topics.
Bazeos Tower, where the festival takes place, was constructed around 1600. Until the 19th century, it served as a monastery of the Holy Cross. When the monastery was abandoned, the tower became the property of the Greek State. For many years, it functioned as the residences and workshops of ceramists, but in the late 19th century, it was sold to the Bazeos Family. During the late 20th century, the tower was restored to house this cultural venue.