Naxos - Kastraki - 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 (88)

Heinrich Andreas on June 26, 2015

Eine sehr schöner Sonnenuntergang mit sehr schönem romantischem Anblick L
Schöne Grüße, Heinrich

Christos Theodorou on June 26, 2015

Heinrich Andreas - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens

Arto J on September 30, 2015

Stunning colors in this beautiful sunset picture. L

Have a nice and sunny day. Arto

Christos Theodorou on September 30, 2015

Arto J - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens

Filip Jurovatý on January 7, 2016

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Christos Theodorou on January 7, 2016

Filip Jurovatý - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

Karl Eggenmüller on August 1

Hello dear friend Christos,

a beautiful sunset!

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Many greetings from Germany to Greece,

Karl

Christos Theodorou on August 1

Karl Eggenmüller - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens


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  • Uploaded on September 17, 2010
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P1
    • Taken on 2006/08/05 20:11:10
    • Exposure: 0.011s
    • Focal Length: 8.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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