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In the center of the Cyclades, in the heart of the Aegean... That's where you'll land when you visit Naxos. The largest of the Cycladic islands and perhaps one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean, Naxos is an earthly paradise waiting to be discovered. Naxos breathes history! Its glorious ancient past and the strong influences of the Venetians and the Franks are responsible for the abundance of ancient sites. The most emblematic monument - and a trademark of Naxos - is Portara, the remaining gate of an ancient temple dedicated to the Greek God Apollo. Apart from its impressive monuments, Naxos has a beautiful natural landscape, as it is the greenest island of the Cyclades. Imposing mountains, lush valleys, beautiful beaches and picturesque villages will elevate the spirit of nature lovers! Chora of Naxos, the main town of the island, is a wonderful blend of Venetian and traditional Cycladic architecture. Above the Cycladic whitewashed houses of Chora, dominates the imposing Venetian castle, which exudes a medieval charm. As for the beaches, they are considered one of the best in the Cyclades. The coastline of Naxos is surrounded by small bays, creating a series of beautiful sandy and non-crowded beaches with turquoise waters. Overall, beaches, gastronomy, architecture and activities make Naxos an excellent example of an island that has preserved its natural beauty and traditional character, along with a positive tourist development over the years. It is no coincidence that most travelers visiting Naxos go back again. Explore Naxos, this magical, unpretentious summer destination. Are you ready?

The Castle of Naxos

The Castle of Naxos Chora is actually the old Venetian town. Together with the Glezos Tower, it served as a protective shield in the impregnable Sanudo fortress in Naxos and was originally built under the supervision of Mark II Sanudo, who came along with the establishment of the Frankish rule in the Aegean in 1207. The Glezos Tower, widely referred to as Crispi, consists of four floors and is the only round-shaped castle of Naxos. The tower was handed over to the Archaeological Service by Mr. Petros Glezos, who believed that the tower would be well preserved by such a prestigious institution. The Glezos Tower was restored in the period 1968-1969 and, from 1995, work began on the construction of the museum.

Graviera cheese

Naxos Gruyere, with the buttery taste, is one of the most popular cheeses in Greece. The Naxian Gruyere is a hard, yellow cheese, with a solid, elastic texture and characteristic scattered holes. Formed on cylindrical heads, usually 10 kg, It is a sweet cheese with a full, rich flavor and leaves lively aromas of butter and milk, as well as softer than walnuts and almonds. It has been designated as a product with a protected designation of origin (PDO) and is produced from cow's milk or a mixture of cow's and sheep's milk in a proportion of 80/20.


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