Naxos Chimaros Tower

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Location: Filoti

Chimaros Tower in Naxos is one of the most important monuments. Along with Portara, it comprises a point of reference for the island. It is located between Filoti village and Panermos beach.

In that secluded yet impressive location lies the imposing 15-meter-tall tower. Its exterior is well-preserved, but unfortunately, most parts of the interior have collapsed or are ramshackle. The tower consists of three floors besides the ground floor. The top part of the structure is missing, and no evidence can indicate how the roof would look like.

Noteworthy is the fact that similar towers are scattered across the Aegean, but in most cases, only the foundations have survived until this day. Fifty have been recorded in Sifnos, while Kea counts seventy-three.

That kind of tower seems to date back as early as the 6th century BC. Their use changed according to the era and location; it was probably strategic that the Tower of Chimmaros was constructed near the region that produces the precious smirida stone.

How to get there

Chimaros Tower is located in Filoti 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 booking your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car in Naxos and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Chimaros Tower and many other places of interest at their own pace.



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