Naxos, Apeiranthos - countryside view

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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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© BraCom (Bram) on August 9, 2013

Beautiful point of view, very nice place and photo Like

Best Regards, Bram

Christos Theodorou on August 9, 2013

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Karl Eggenmüller on September 9, 2013

Beautiful shot dear friend Christos!

L I K E

I wish you a nice week,

Karl

Christos Theodorou on September 9, 2013

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Ricardo David Jusino… on September 10, 2013

Me gusta tanto esta imagen que le otorgo el Like 42. Saludos desde Puerto Rico, mi isla del encanto.

Christos Theodorou on September 10, 2013

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Albert ☺ bognerart.e… on September 12, 2013

One of my most loved islands of the Cyclades.

Christos Theodorou on September 15, 2013

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Panov_Nikolay on October 1, 2013

Красивое фото.. Like. С наилучшими пожеланиями, Николай.

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brunosma on November 21, 2013

Molto bello questo scatto, forse se il soggetto era un po' più decentrato sarebbe stato più corretto, ciao bruno

Christos Theodorou on November 22, 2013

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egliandré on December 6, 2013

Very interesting photo! like

André

Christos Theodorou on December 6, 2013

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Juraj Kováč on February 9

Pekný obrázok-páči sa mi, LIKE!!!...Tulák.

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  • Uploaded on June 7, 2013
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P1
    • Taken on 2006/08/22 12:12:25
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 26.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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