Naxos, Kastraki beach and view to Mikri Vigla

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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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Barnabas Berkeczy on May 16, 2011

Beautiful beach. Top shot Christos Theodorou!! Like 42. Greetings from Switzerland

:) Barnabas

Christos Theodorou on May 17, 2011

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

Alex Wakanno on June 7, 2011

Just walking down the coast, it must been wunderful to feel the water on your feet!! Thanks for sharing this!! Best Regards, Alex

Christos Theodorou on June 8, 2011

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

Stylianos Kanakaris … on June 10, 2011

γεια σου χρηστο,νασε καλα φιλε εχεις πολυ όμορφο αλμπουμ!!!τα λεμε!!see you*

Christos Theodorou on June 10, 2011

Stylianos Kanakaris / Στυλιανος Κανακαρης - ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και τα εξαιρετικά σου σχόλια. Καλό τριήμερο και εποικοδομητικό φωτογραφικά.

Albert ☺ bognerart.e… on July 6, 2011

I have nice memories with this beautiful beach! Χαιρετίσματα από την Αυστρία!

Christos Theodorou on July 6, 2011

Albert ☺ bognerart.eu - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens

♥ Kama ♥ - IT IS UNB… on December 4, 2011

✰✰✰✰ LK Picturesque beach, sightly picture with good vertical shape - by ♥ Kama ♥

Christos Theodorou on December 4, 2011

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

Tore Denau on January 16, 2012

Bella foto, bellissimo mare.

Christos Theodorou on January 17, 2012

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

BritPlom on February 13, 2012

Beautifull beach!

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Greetings, François

Christos Theodorou on February 13, 2012

BritPlom - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

Lauraentodaspartes N… on January 15, 2013

una playa de las que me gustan

Christos Theodorou on January 15, 2013

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

Бесподобный пейзаж!!! F+L, Fen

Christos Theodorou on January 2, 2014

Сергей Фендриков (Fen) - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Happy New Year ! Greetings.

Christos Theodorou on January 27, 2014

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Photo taken in Naxos ke Mikres Kiklades 843 02, Greece

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  • Uploaded on March 11, 2011
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P1
    • Taken on 2006/08/19 13:15:50
    • Exposure: 0.001s
    • Focal Length: 11.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -1.30 EV
    • No flash

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