Among the prettiest villages of the Cyclades, Chora (the main town) has maintained its Venetian architecture, with the elegant towers and paved streets. On the island of Naxos, small beautiful villages dot the mountainsides, including Apiranthos, Halki, Sangri, Koronos and more.
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Discover our guide to 25 Naxos villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Naxos. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: On the northwestern side of the island Description: Also called Chora, Naxos Town is the capital and main village and harbour of the island. With a lovely waterfront and elegant Venetian architecture, it considered as one of the most beautiful Cycladic villages.
Location: 26 km east of Chora
Description: Apiranthos is a beautiful, mountainous village in the centre of Naxos. Surrounded by lush greenery and keeping its elegant architectural style, Apiranthos is still untouched by tourism.
Location: 18 km south east of Chora Description: Filoti is situated on quite a steep hill and the main street is lined by picturesque cafes and restaurants. The surrounded nature is gorgeous with green and mountainside views.
Location: 28 km north east of Chora Description: Koronos is a traditional village built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill. It has houses of exceptional architecture, a picturesque square, paved streets and many arches that create a romantic atmosphere.
Location: 7 km south east of Chora Description: Agia Anna is a small fishing village in western Naxos with a lovely beach and many tourist facilities. The small port is lined up with delicious taverns and cafeterias.
Location: 8.5 km north east of Chora Description: Egares is a small village surrounded by much greenery and many Venetian mansions. In one of these mansions, the famous novelist Nikos Kazantzakis was hosted for one year by a friend.