Naxos - Sunset in Paros

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Naxos ορ Axia is the largest island of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea.Its surface is 435 sq. km. and has a coastline of 91 km. There are many beautiful villages, like Apeiranthos, Filoti, Chryssi, Apollon and more of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, like Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Mikri Vigla, Kastraki, Aliko, Moutsouna etc.

The island has been inhabited since prehistoric and neolithic times, flourished during the classical period and then during the Byzantine and the Frankish period was the centre of the commerce in all Aegean sea. Samples of the culture that developed there throughout the island, including Portara at the port of Hora and two statues of Kouros, of gigantic proportions, near the villages of Apollonas and Melanies, in their propre position. Interesting archeological areas are Iraeo (temple dedicated to Hera) and Gyroulas with the temple of Demetra and important byzantine churches.

In Hora there is the Frankish Castle and the Catholic Metropolis (Cathedral). Till nowadays Naxos, Syros and Tinos are the islands with the most catholic people of Greece.

Naxos is famous for its products, especially art of weaving, meals, excellent local cheeses, potatoes, capers, honey and regiomal drinks (liqueurs).

The island has good enough roads and is a popular touristic destination, with many hotels and facilities.

(text by C. Theodorou)

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Comments (15)

Francisco dos Santos on September 19, 2010

Very beautiful picture, Christos Theodorou.

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Greetings from Spain.

kasiulowa on September 19, 2010

bella! :)

kiaksar on September 23, 2010

Fabulous picture! like

Christos Theodorou on September 24, 2010

Thanks for your comment. Have a nice weekend, Hello from Athens

Jan Sognnes SAVE PAN… on December 9, 2010

Very beautiful sunset scenery!

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Greetings, Jan

Christos Theodorou on December 9, 2010

Jan Sognnes - many thanks for your visit and comments. Best regards Christos

s_shugarov on December 9, 2010

Super!

Sofia kawka do Prado on August 12, 2011

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Christos Theodorou on August 13, 2011

Sofia kawka do Prado - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on October 30, 2011

lotus_ou - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Erol Barutçugil on November 24, 2011

Perfect moment of the capture of sunset.The dark color of the land provides an intersection between the sky and the sea resulting an effective symmetry. Nice composition.Fav+Like. Greetings.Erol

Christos Theodorou on November 24, 2011

Erol Barutçugil - many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Ruggero Sampieri on December 3, 2013

Bellissimo tramonto. Like 10.
Cordiali saluti, Ruggero.

Christos Theodorou on December 3, 2013

Ruggero Sampieri - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

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  • Uploaded on September 17, 2010
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P1
    • Taken on 2006/08/10 20:06:02
    • Exposure: 0.011s
    • Focal Length: 26.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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