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 […]

The Ancient Aqueduct at Flerio

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In the area of Fleriο, next to the village of Mylοι, there are parts of the Ancient Aqueduct. It is an important technical work of antiquity with enormous historical value. History: The wider area of ​​the Melanes experienced great prosperity in the 6th and 7th centuries BC due to the marble quarries. Major technical works […]

The Monastery of Faneromeni

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Impressive and white, the Monastery of Faneromeni, looks out over the Aegean Sea. One of the most important monasteries of the island is located in the area between the villages of Eggares and Keramoti, 16km from Naxos Town. The Holy Monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. History: Its date of construction is lost in […]

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 […]