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About Naxos

Naxos Greece is one of the many islands that comprise the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea. Naxos lies about halfway between the two major landmasses of Greece, on the western side of the country. It has a long history dating back to 3200 to 2000 BC, when the Cycladic peoples lived here. Naxos’s main industry was in the mining of corundum—ruby or sapphires—which were ground down and made into abrasives for industry, or for emery sandpaper.

 

Today, the island enjoys a thriving tourist industry. Two of the main cities to visit here are Chora, and Naxos City. There are only 6400 residents living in Naxos. If you’re trying to decide how many days to book at Naxos through your favourite CuddlyNest beach front villa rentals, you should spend at least a few days. You can also make Naxos City your headquarters and travel out on day trips.

 

The Mediterranean climate experiences warm winters and extremely warm summers. The highest rainfalls are from October to March.

 

Things to Do In Naxos, Greece

Besides visiting Chora and Naxos, other notable villages to see are Agios Arsenios, Filoti, Apiranthos, Vivlos, Koronos and Glinado.Zas Cave was inhabited by peoples during the Neolithic era. Many objects have been found here, including a dagger, dishes, and gold sheets.

 

You can take a tour of the island where you’ll learn about old Greek Mythology. Naxos has also been called "Dia", which means "heavenly" or "divine". It’s believed that the god Dionysus was married here.

 

There are many old artifacts and sculptures that have been preserved on Naxos. One notable one to visit is Apollo’s entrance. Not much remains of this temple, except for a tall square doorway structure and the steps leading up to it. The Temple of Demeter has more columns and structures that have survived time. If you want to see structures that have been well-preserved, the Fotodotis Monastery looks like a small castle with tower. The Sanudo Tower and Belonia towers are well-preserved too.

 

Once you tire of walking around the sights you can head to one of the many spectacular beaches on the island. The best are located at Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios, Alikos, Kastraki, Mikri Vigla, Plaka, and Agios Georgios, most of them near Chora. You can also learn how to windsurf and take a boat or sailboat out on a day tour. There are about seven sports clubs on the island that offer a variety of different outdoor and water activities.

 

There are also many restaurants where you can try some of the local produce. Potatoes are grown on the island, and cheese is produced. You may wish to drink Kitron, which is a local lemon-citrus tasting spirit.

 

If you’re trying to decide where to stay, you’ll have plenty of choice on the CuddlyNest website. Here you’ll find plenty of beach front villa rentals. Staying at a beach front villa is much nicer than staying at a hotel, and you’ll enjoy your trip to Naxos, Greece even more.