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 […]

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: […]

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 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 […]

The Tower and the Monastery of Agiá

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The Tower and the Monastery of Agia, are located in the northern part of Naxos, 6 km before the village of Apollonas. The two imposing buildings are built in a green environment with a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. History: The Monastery of Agia or else Ypsiloteras is built at an altitude of 220 […]

The Sanctuary of the springs

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In the wider area of the Melanes, there is the important outdoor archaeological site, the Sanctuary of the Springs. Where is it: The Sanctuary of the Springs is located at Flerio, after the village of Mylοι and a few meters before the place where the Kouros of Melanes is exposed. History: The Sanctuary of the […]