Cultural Tours

Religious Naxos

Special interest have the Naxian churches. Naxos town  The Orthodox Cathedral was built in place of a smaller church, Zoodochos Pigi, and acquired its present-day shape between 1780 and 1787. Building materials from older churches and ancient constructions elsewhere were used. It is said that the church’s granite pillars were transferred from the ruins on… Read More »

Venitian Naxos

 A footpath starting at Tsikalario leads to Apano Kastro, built on a rocky hilltop, it was an important fortified position from antiquity to Venetian times.The remains of the huge wall, with the big, rectangular stone blocks, obviously belong to the classical era, while the fort that can be seen today was built by the Venetians… Read More »

Byzantine Naxos

The Agios Eleftherios monastery stands on the southern side of Sagri village. The monastery is comprised of its central church and a two-storey section that served as accommodation for monks and – in ensuing years, during Ottoman times – as an educational facility. The monastery’s altar features fascinating icons, as the icons of Agios Eleftherios,… Read More »

Ancient Naxos

Ancient Naxos  Portara, a huge marble gate and the single remaining part of an unfinished temple of Apollo of 530 BC, is Naxos main landmark. Standing on the islet of Palatia, at the entrance to Naxos harbor, it comprises four marble parts weighing about 20 tons each.Its construction was initiated by the tyrant Lygdamis in the… Read More »

Cultural Town

Information concerning the Castle monuments  The Catholic Cathedral in Naxos main town, Chora, was built in the medieval era. It went through various construction phases before taking its final shape in the 17th century. Its marble floor is richly decorated with 17th and 18th century memorial stones depicting the family crests of some of the… Read More »