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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mgt74 on April 5, 2013

CHRISTOS.

LIKE Nº28.

PRECIOSA PUESTA DEL SOL,

Un saludo,

Marino.

Christos Theodorou on April 6, 2013

mgt74 - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Melissa Barrera on April 13, 2013

Amazing!!! L&F Greetings from Colombia!

Christos Theodorou on April 13, 2013

MOON SKY - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

600m on March 14, 2014

Schöne Stimmung. Like 30. Beste Grüße aus der Ferne!

Christos Theodorou on March 14, 2014

600m - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on May 28, 2014

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

helianta on July 1

Very nice sunset, view and photo!!! LIKE!!! Greetings, helianta.

Christos Theodorou on July 1

helianta - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on July 7

Antic - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Herr Sonstiges 4 days ago

A really nice sunset scene and well captured (beside the overlayed date).

Thanks a lot Theodorou for your years of friendly visits in my gallery.

Have a good time!

Greetings! L. #33

H.S.

Christos Theodorou 4 days ago

Herr Sonstiges - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

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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
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