Point of Interest

Castle (Kastro) of Naxos

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Tips from locals

Juliana
Juliana
June 30, 2021
The Castle (Kastro) of Naxos, Cyclades: The Castle of Naxos Town is actually the old Venetian town. Along with the Tower of Glezos, it served as a protective shield to the impregnable fortress of Sanoudos in Chora of Naxos, and was originally built under the supervision of Markos II Sanoudos (the…
Ελενα
Ελενα
January 13, 2021
The Castle (Kastro) had three gates, two of which still exist today: Paraporti, its southern gate and main entrance for visitors; the northern entrance, or renowned Trani Porta; and a southeastern gate, Piso Paraporti, which has not been saved. Passing through the surviving gates, the visitor enters…
Alexia
Alexia
December 12, 2020
2. The Castle of Naxos sits on top of Chora, forming a wall along the old part of the city. Enter the castle from one of the three main gates, to explore the narrow alleyways that all lead to the top. This Venetian castle is perhaps one of the best-preserved fortified medieval settlements of Greece…
Eftychia
Eftychia
July 24, 2020
Naxos castle: Stroll through the narrow alleys of the old town and shop souvenirs at the local shops.
Giannis
Giannis
May 19, 2020
The Castle of Naxos sits on top of Chora, forming a wall along the old part of the city. Enter the castle from one of the three main gates, to explore the narrow alleyways that all lead to the top. This Venetian castle is perhaps one of the best-preserved fortified medieval settlements of Greece and…

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“A favorite of the hippies in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Plaka beach on Naxos island remains one of the most attractive and popular on Naxos. An endless stretch of golden sand, with crystal-clear waters, it is a continuation of Agia Anna beach, with sand dunes adorned with sea lilies after August as a characteristic feature. Plaka is an organized beach with umbrellas and sun beds but also natural shade from junipers near the water. It is lined with cafes, beach bars and tavernas catering for all tastes.”
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“On the 12th Km of the main road linking the capital city of Naxos (Chora), with the inland (Halki, Filoti), the Bazeos Castle dominates the land leading to the seacoast of Agiassos. The tower dates back to the 17th century and belongs to the most typical group of monuments in Naxos, dating from 13th to the 18th century. ”
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“Mikri Vigla on Naxos island was used as an observation point during Frankish rule, designed to provide advance warning against pirates approaching the island. These days it rates as one of the most gorgeous beaches on the island. A rock divides the beach into two parts, nicknamed “Limanaki” on the north side and “Sahara” on the south side. This spot is ideal for windsurfing and is considered the island’s best location for kite surfing as the bay is sheltered and winds are suitable for flights over Naxos’s beaches.”
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“Great beach, still virgin , dont forget to carry water and some snacks with you;) You can combine the visit to this beach, with Apiranthos or Moutsouna!”
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“Agios Georgios beach on Naxos Island, credited with a “blue flag” beach-quality tag, is located just a short distance from the main town, Chora. The beach rates as the best choice for those who do not wish to distance themselves from the capital. Services include sun umbrellas and sunbeds, especially by the hotels, taverns, and cafes. A sports center, modernly equipped for all water sports, also operates here. The beach’s southern edge is dominated by windsurfers, as it is considered to be one of the island’s best surf spots. The fine sand and transparent shallow waters also make Agios Georgios beach highly appropriate for families with young children. Various shops offer a wide variety of goods.”
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Location
Naxos, 843 00