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Chimaros Tower in Naxos island, Cyclades: Chimaros Tower is one of the important monuments in Naxos. Along with Portara, this is a point of reference for the island, located between Filoti village and Kalandros beach. In this secluded and impressive location is an imposing tower of 15 m tall today, although its original height was 17m.
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Constructed in the 4th century BC, this round tower has large marble stones of local origin in the external side and stones of various dimensions and material in the internal side. This tower had an intense defensive use, as is evident by the impressive height, the only window that is found at 10m and the narrow loopholes. In the tower interior, there is a ground floor and three floors connected with a marble staircase. This staircase is today destroyed in large scale.
Towers of this type were very frequent in Cyclades islands, although today only a few of them survive, such as the Tower of Agios Petros in Andros and the Tower of Agia Marina in Kea. Recently a reconstruction study for Chimaros Tower was approved by the Central Archaeological Board of Greece and this important monument will be restored.
Chimaros Tower is located in Filoti village.
Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Naxos 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 in Naxos 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 Chimaros Tower and many other places of interest in Naxos 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 Filoti 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.
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