Bazeos Tower is one of the most prominent sights in Naxos, located on the main road that connects the Chora with the mountainous villages of Halki and Filoti.
Dating back to the 17th century, the castle was built in this peculiar location as an attempt to provide safety to its residents from the frequent pirate attacks that used to take place.
Originally, Bazeos Tower functioned as the monastery of Timios Stavros but was gradually abandoned during the 19th century.
Later on, it came to the ownership of Bazeos family which kept the tower as their summer residence, until the last descendant decided to restore the tower into a space suitable for hosting cultural events.
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Every summer since 2001, the renowned Naxos Festival at Bazeos Tower takes place, hosting contemporary works of art as well as happenings of cultural interest.
For more info regarding the tower’s history as well as news on the updated activities, please visit the official website at www.bazeostower.gr.
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 Bazeos Tower 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 Sangri 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.