Naxos - an island to discover!
Naxos (in Greek, Νάξος) is a Greek island, is the largest island (429 km2) in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean. In the past It was the centre of archaic Cycladic culture.
The island comprises the two municipalities of Naxos and Drymalia. The largest town and capital of the island is Chora, sometimes called Naxos City, with 12.000 inhabitants. The main villages are Filoti, Apiranthos, Vivlos, Agios Arsenios, Koronos and Glinado. Naxos is a popular tourist destination, with several easily accessible ruins. It has a number of beautiful beaches, such as those at Agios Georgios, Agios Prokopios, Mikri Vigla, Plaka, Agia Anna, Alikos and Kastraki, most of them near Chora.
Naxos is the most fertile island of the Cyclades. It has a good supply of water in a region where water is usually inadequate. Mount Zas (1004 metres) is the highest peak in the Cyclades, and tends to trap the clouds, permitting greater rainfall. This has made agriculture an important economic sector with various vegetable and fruit crops as well as cattle breeding, making Naxos one of the most self sufficient islands in the Cyclades. Naxos is also known within Greece for its potatoes.
That is a bit about the island, but there are many other things to say, therefore, we propose the following pages which already have everything on the island's history, what to see and to visit and, of course, some information about Chora as "capital" and a whole lot more.
Activity options: Naxos is known as a family island where it is possible to enjoy all kinds of water sports (diving, wind and kite surfing, sailing). Many options for trips either on mountain bike, scooter, quad or horseback.
Naxos is much more than beautiful beaches, it is an island with a mountainous landscape (the highest mountain is 1004 meters), with green valleys, olive groves, small coves and characteristic villages.
No chance to get bored!