Naxos, Sunset in Kastraki

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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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Christos Theodorou on December 30, 2013

tombraidervienna - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Happy New Year ! Greetings.

Christos Theodorou on February 23, 2014


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

Katarzyna Dalmata on February 28, 2014

Beautiful sunset. <like>

Christos Theodorou on February 28, 2014

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

★ smrCH. on April 17, 2014

Beautiful scenery Christos
Friendly wishes Robert

Christos Theodorou on April 17, 2014

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

Very excellent photography, Christos my cordial greetings from Miami Fl. (Lk + Fv)

Christos Theodorou on March 27

Thesergeantags Gonzalez (ThesergeantAGS) - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

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  • Uploaded on September 20, 2010
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P1
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