Tripodes Naxos: The small traditional village of Tripodes (or Biblos) is situated 7 kilometres from the capital and has whitewashed houses, narrow paved streets and beautiful ruins of windmills. The way to find this village is to look out for the three old windmills on a hill. The place is actually signposted Vivlos. The three windmills have seen better days but you can see an example of a fully intact one in the distance. The whitewashed houses here are very pretty.
Tripodes produces various agricultural products of good quality such as potatoes and wine. Nearby the village one can admire the wonderful Temple of Theotokou and its beautiful, valuable icons. The imposing walls of an old Venetian tower can still be seen nearby the road leading from Tripodes to Plaka. On the top of the village of Tripodes, there is a church with large, red windowed towers.
There are many different ways to get to Tripodes from any location on the island. Airport to Tripodes: 6.3 km / 3.9 miles | Port to Tripodes: 7 km / 4.3 miles | Chora to Tripodes: 7 km / 4.3 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 Tripodes 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 Tripodes during the day. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. From Naxos airport to Tripodes: 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 a bus to reach Tripodes. From Naxos port to Tripodes: 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 Tripodes. 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.