Naxos, Hora - Window to the sea, detail

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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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crina.stanciu on October 13, 2010

I looooove that kind of details!

crina.stanciu on October 13, 2010

L8 !

Christos Theodorou on October 13, 2010

crinastanciu

many thanks for your visit & comments. Have a nice evening

Tom Sellek on October 16, 2010

Nice perspective Christos

Ciao tom

Christos Theodorou on October 16, 2010

Many thanks for your visit & comments. Have a nice evening, Tom

xacobeo4 on October 31, 2010

Beautiful,window very very nice,Grettings REBECA

Christos Theodorou on November 1, 2010

xacobeo4

many thanks for your visit and your comments. Greetings from Athens, Christos

Pia Lummaa on March 12, 2011

ChristosΜου αρέσει πολύ το θέμα σου! Πολύ ωραία εικόνα!! Pia

Christos Theodorou on March 12, 2011

P i a - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Rafl on March 25, 2011

ILIKE amazing window shot!Rafl

Christos Theodorou on March 25, 2011

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

RNLatvian on June 1, 2011

A beautiful detail! Like 17!

Christos Theodorou on June 1, 2011

RN Latvian31 - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on October 16, 2012

J1mbo - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

varkos on October 18, 2012

Πολύ καλή σύνθεση, όμορφα χρώματα! Αρέσει! Χαιρετισμούς, Νίκος.

Christos Theodorou on October 18, 2012

varkos - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς

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