Naxos Apiranthos

Information about Apiranthos

Apiranthos Naxos: is a picturesque mountain village with a beautiful name meaning plenty of flowers. Apiranthos is located 26 km from the capital, between two green valleys, at an altitude of 650 metres. Apiranthos is one of the most beautiful and charming villages of Naxos, full of wonderful houses made with fine marble.

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Apiranthos is a large village and sits precariously on a hilltop. Journey to the top of the town to park, and this is also where buses stop. From there, there is a largish street, beyond the impressive Church of Panagia Apeirathitissa which is one of the oldest churches of the island and houses some fine and valuable icons. All the museums are situated there. Apiranthos has three interesting museums which are the Archaeological Museum of Apiranthos, a Museum of Folk Art and an interesting Geological Museum.

There are a number of cafes and taverns there. A magnificent view is offered, overlooking the town into the valley. The architecture in this town is very interesting with the Venetian influence clear. One can see houses with coats of arms above their doors and there are also some ornate balconies on view. There is a windmill in ruins situated above the village. There is also a dilapidated Venetian tower. As you walk around the streets you will notice the marble under your feet and look out for the church of Panagia Aperathitissa which is one of the oldest on the island.

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How to get to Apiranthos

There are many different ways to get to Apiranthos from any location on the island.
Airport to Apiranthos: 25.5 km / 15.8 miles | Port to Apiranthos: 26 km / 16.1 miles | Chora to Apiranthos: 26 km / 16.1 miles

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 Apiranthos 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 Apiranthos during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
From Naxos airport to Apiranthos: Note that there is no bus station at the airport and the best option is to book a car or a transfer. If you still want to use the public bus, after exiting the airport buildings, follow the road to the left, the bus station (Naxos Camp) is located 500 meters away. From Naxos Camp, visitors can take the bus route Plaka - Agia Anna > Chora (approximately every 30 minutes during summer) to Naxos central station. From there, visitors should take another bus to reach Apiranthos.
From Naxos port to Apiranthos: The bus station is located at the port of Naxos. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry to Naxos should take a bus to reach Apiranthos.
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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Reviews of Apiranthos, Naxos

4.5/5.0
4 Reviews
  • ablutsauger 08 Dec 2015
    Cutie pie
    Naxos is really an exceptional island. I don't think you'll find other island being rich in, well, everything.
    Here, it's not only one village, capital, that it's nice, beautiful, full of history...
    Apeiranthos is an absolute must if you rent a car. High altitude, castles, interesting Cycladic old houses, more ancient than vivid. You feel as if you entered some medieval town.
    Several museums, souvenir shops and very alive.
    The view over the mill on a green hill across is very nice too.
  • barbara34 23 Jun 2010
    Refreshing nature
    Apriranthos is a beautiful village in Naxos that I highly recommend for everyone who wants to enjoy Greek culture. Greek islands are not just about beaches. Our plan at Greece was to spend a few days at the beaches. We took a bus to Apiranthos from Chora and immediately after landing, I was very moved by the beauty of the village. It was so traditional that you may feel like you have moved past in time. It is located at the foot of Mount Fanari and the setting was very good. Streets were narrow and they were paved with marble. There were little tavernas that served some Greek traditional dishes for us to taste. I was enticed by the villagers who respect their tradition a lot. The nature around was very green, even in the middle of summer, which can get very refreshing in the hot summer days.
  • tomsch 05 Nov 2008
    Nice architecture in Apiranthos
    Among the villages we visited on Naxos, I liked Apiranthos the most. It is a small village in the mountainside of Naxos, about 40 minutes drive from Chora. The most special thing about Aripanthos was its architecture: tall stone houses, paved paths, Venetian towers and lovely gardens. Go in the morning in Apiranthos, so that you can vist its museums. The Geological Museum has some rare rocks among its exhibits and the Folklore Museum really gives you a true picture of life on Naxos a few decades ago.
  • George_B 12 Dec 2006
    It needs more triditional shops and cafes
    Nationality: Greek

    Age: 28

    Date: 26/07/2006

    -How did you get to Apiranthos village: By car

    -Where is your accommodation located: Agia Anna

    -How much time did it take you to reach Apiranthos village: 40 minutes with several stops

    -What are the conditions of the roads that take you to the village: Good enough

    -Did you enjoy the trip to Apiranthos village: Yes

    -In order to get to the village were enough signs in order to find it: I used a map

    -Why did you choose this particular village: Recommended by friends and by brochure/magazine/newspaper, internet sites

    -How would you describe the village: Picturesque, authentic

    -Can everything, one might need, be found in the village: Telephone, bank, mini market, cafes

    - Did the village meet your expectations? Yes Rate: 8/10

    - Favorite thing about Apiranthos village: Waffles!

    - Is there anything that you don’t like about the village or things that should be done by the authorities to improve it or is something missing: More traditional shops and cafes

    - Any recommendations/tips for future visitors: No

    Other recommends villages? Filoti

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