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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.
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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