Galini Naxos: The village of Galini is built in a fertile valley a few km north of Chora. It lies nearby Egares, in the same fertile dale.
It has about 300 inhabitants, which mostly deal with agriculture and take an interest in retaining their traditions and customs.
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The fortified monastery of Ipsilotera is located close to Galini. It was constructed by Iakovos Kokkos in the 17th century and stands out for its unique semi-circular tower. Local rebels used to concentrate on the edifice during the Venetian nobility's oppression.
About 400 meters north of the village lies the church of Panagia Attaliotissa, a cruciform basilica with a dome. Legend has it that the chapel was built by a noblewoman who came from Asia Minor, in particular from Antalya. The woman reached Naxos during the Byzantine Iconoclasm and brought an icon of the Virgin Mary.
There are many different ways to get to Galini from any location on the island. Airport to Galini: 10.3 km / 6.4 miles | Port to Galini: 8 km / 4.9 miles | Chora to Galini: 8 km / 4.9 miles
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 car rental allows visitors to discover Galini and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: The central bus station of the island is located at the port of Naxos. There are buses from Chora to Galini during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. From Naxos airport to Galini: 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 closest bus stop (Naxos Camp) is located 700 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 board another bus. Line 5 reaches Galini. From Naxos port to Galini: The bus station is located at the port of Naxos. From there, visitors who have arrived by ferry should take a bus. Line 5 reaches Galini. 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.