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 »

Naxos beaches

A visit to Naxos beaches  Agios Prokopios, located just 4km from the island’s port, ranks as the island’s most acclaimed, surpassing all others in terms of distinctions earned, both from Greece and abroad. It has been rated as Greece’s third best beach and among Europe’s top ten. An enormous beach with coarse sand, the setting… 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 »