Naxos, Hora

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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 (76)

Luisa Gila Merino on November 2, 2010

Interesante encuadre, y buena composición.

Un cordial saludo

Czeremszyca on November 8, 2010

My * favorite* Greetings from Poland Małgorzata

australien67h on November 12, 2010

NICE SHOT

Christos Theodorou on November 13, 2010

australien67h

many thanks for your visit and comments. Best regards, Christos

Szabó Mihály on November 20, 2010

Nice shadows and lights! Like!

regards, opticon

Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2010

Szabó Mihály/opticon

many thanks for your visit and comments. Best regards, Christos

Kristof-Otyń on March 27, 2011

Fajny klimacik tego miejsca.

Christos Theodorou on March 27, 2011

Kristof-Otyń - many thanks for your visit and comments. Best regards, Christos

dragansremac on April 25, 2011

Like/27

Christos Theodorou on April 25, 2011

dragansremac - many thanks for your visit and comments. Best regards, Christos

Michael Sumerin on June 27, 2011

Wonderful. Like. Good luck.

Christos Theodorou on June 27, 2011

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

林傑安(Enson) on September 12, 2011

Artful snapshot.

Christos Theodorou on September 12, 2011

林傑安(Enson) - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

K. H. Johansen on October 8, 2011

Flot så stemningsfuld. Mange hilsner fra Danmark. Kurt

Christos Theodorou on October 9, 2011

K. H. Johansen - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

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