One of the most peculiar findings in Naxos is the Mycenaean tomb discovered in the area of Chosti near Koronida (also known as Komiaki).
What makes that discovery a worth-visiting one is its rarity; it constitutes one of the only three Mycenaean tombs found in the Cyclades islands. The other two tombs were unearthed at Tinos and Mykonos.
Its location is also puzzling, as it is rather remote in relevance to the only Mycenaean settlement of the island, which was situated at Naxos Town.
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Archaeologists estimate that the tomb was built around 1300 BC to become the last residence of a local ruler, whose identity remains a secret due to the monument’s condition.
Some suggest that it might be dedicated to Naxos - the island's first king. No matter its origins and, although there is evidence indicating that the tomb was looted in the past, it is a sight of historical importance but there is no much to see.
How to get there
The Mycenaean Tomb is located in Koronida (Komiaki) 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 and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover the Mycenaean Tomb and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located at the Port of Naxos. There are several buses from Chora to Koronida during the day. Line 2 reaches Koronida. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.