The village of Melanes is 8 km east of Naxos Town.

It is a village with lush vegetation and great history.

Melanes’ taverns are famous for the coq au vin ( rooster in wine) made with thick pasta and vension.

Characteristic of the village beyond the rich vegetation are the running waters and the houses which are built on the basis of the Cycladic architecture.

Almost all houses have large courtyards and built wood ovens.

History and Monuments:

In Melanes there is one of the oldest settlements in Naxos, the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios, the Demari oil mill, the Virgin Mary of Kryptomatis and, of course, the palace of the Jesuit monks in Kalamitsia.

How will you go:

By private car or motorbike, you can reach the following route: Chora – Melanes

Melanes is connected to Chora with KTEL routes.

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