Το Ιερό του θεού Διόνυσου στα Ύρια

The sanctuary of Dionysus at Yria

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In the area of Yria, we meet the sanctuary of Dionysus, which is considered by the historians to be the forerunner of the Parthenon. Location: The sanctuary of Dionysus is located in Yria, a few minutes away from the village of Agios Arsenios and about 10 km from Chora. History: In the sanctuary of Dionysos […]

Ανάκτορο των Ιησουιτών μοναχών

The palace of the Jesuit monks in Kalamitsia

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In the green and olive-filled valley of Kalamitsia, near the village of Melanes, lies the imposing palace of the Jesuit monks. Location: The palace of the Jesuit monks is located in the area of Kalamitsia, 2 km from the village of Melanes and 7 km from Chora. History: In 1673, Jesuit monk Rovero Soze chose […]

Ναός της Δήμητρας, Σαγκρί

Demeter’s Temple in Sagkri

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In the village of Sangri, in an area rich of monasteries, towers and ancient monuments,there is the Temple of Demeter or the Sanctuary of Gyroula. Location: The archaeological site is located in Sagkri, in the center of the island, only a few kilometers from Chalki and 11 km from Chora. History: The Temple of Demeter […]

Ο Πύργος της Πλάκας

The Tower of Plaka

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Near the village of Tripodes (or Vivlos), there are the ruins of the imposing Tower of Plaka, for which there are many myths apart from the historical data … Location: The Tower of Plaka or Paliopyrgos, as it is called, is located in the village of Tripodes, about 7 km from Chora. History: The tower […]

Ο Πύργος του Χειμάρρου

The amazing Chemaros’ Tower

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The Chemaro’s Tower is an imposing marble fortress that magnifies the eyes of the visitors. Greek and foreign travelers and historians have written a lot of stories and books about Chemaros’ Tower. Location: The Chemaros’ Tower is located near Mount Zas and Klidos, between Filoti village and Kalantos beach, about 21 km from Chora. History: […]

Κούρος και Κόρη Μελάνων

The giant statues of Kouros and Kori in Melanes

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Two of the most characteristic statues – monuments not only of Naxos but of whole Greece, are Kouros and Kori of Melanes that are in the wider region of Melanes. Location: The two impressive statues are located in Flerio, after the village of Myloi and before the village of Kinidaros, which is about 9 km […]

Κάστρο και Μονή Φωτοδότη Χριστού

The Tower and Monastery of Fotodotis Christ

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The outstanding tower-monastery of Fotodoti Christ deserves the attention of the visitor. It is built in an environment of oak trees, fig trees and vineyards, north of the village of Danakos. Access to the monastery takes place on a dirt road. The icon of the imposing tower with the century-old plane tree in the courtyard […]

ναός της Παναγίας Μυρτιδιώτισσας

Temple of Panagia Myrtidiotisa – Virgin Mary Myrtidiotisa

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The picturesque chapel of Panagia Myrtidiotissa is indissolubly linked to the first welcome in Naxos. And how could it be different, since it is literally next to the point where the ships tie in the port of the island. The chapel of Panagia Myrtidiotissa is built on a small rocky island, which has been widened […]