Church of Agioi Apostoloi in Naxos, Cyclades Greece: Close to the abandoned settlement of Metohi, outside the Kerami area, the church of Agioi Apostoloi constitutes a unique example of Byzantine architecture.
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The edifice dates back to the 12th century, as it is suspected by the few, ambient-covered frescoes that elaborate its interior, while it belongs to the cruciform, four-pillar based temple genre, with symmetric lines and a dome.
What is most striking regarding the church is that it features another, upper floor, where the visitor is lead by inner narrow stairs - a rare architectural sample that makes Agioi Apostoloi the sole temple in Naxos with a second level.
How to get there
The Church of Agioi Apostoloi is located next to Halki village.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829 or book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car with as little as 15 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Church of Agioi Apostoloi and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. There are several buses from Chora to Halki during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.