Naxos is the largest island of Cyclades, the group of islands located roughly at the center of the Aegean Sea. Is this your first time on Naxos and you want to start your journey with some representative attractions of the island? Join us on this trip and scratch just the surface of what the island has to offer!
According to ancient Greek mythology, this is the land where the Nymphs decided to raise young Zeus, the king of men and gods. By having such an important role in mythology, Naxos inevitably came to be one of the most important island-centers of the ancient Greek world. Its cultural heritage covers a huge span of time, from prehistoric times with the Cycladic civilization to the Venetian occupation of the island or to the role it played during the Greek Independence War. Besides from its vast historical and archaeological background, Naxos offers a huge variety of diverse landscapes to the visitor, from small whitewashed fishing villages by the seaside, to snowy mountainous regions with stone-built houses and castles or even cedar forests that meet the deep blue Aegean Sea. For the first-time visitor though, it may be too much. This is why we’ve chosen some not-to-miss spots for you to start your journey on the island!