Naxos is the largest and most fertile island of the Cyclades. Its rich geographical relief has created dramatic changes of scenery. High mountains, fertile valleys, plateaus, springs, rivers, caves, huge beaches, sand dunes with cedar trees growing on them, all existing harmoniously on this small piece of land. But to really know Naxos, you must visit the inland areas, get to know the mountainous villages, to walk the paths which cross edge to edge, to listen to the violin and the lute at one of the local festivals and to get tipsy with the energy of the island.
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The history of the country lies deep in time, tangled among mythical creatures, legends and heroes, but also history: Mycenaean era, Roman, Byzantine, Frankish and Ottoman rule. The many monuments of the country, talking about the glorious past, with the most typical “Portara”, the imposing portico of the temple of the 6th century Apollo eg located on the islet that the locals call “Palaces”. An insight into the past of the country gives the archaeological site of the Mycenaean city in Grotta, a large part of which is in the water, but below the built north of the city today. Rich are also the medieval pages of history of the country, as reflected in the city and the neighborhoods, the castle until Bourgo. Apart from the pieces of the past, there is the modern side of the country, full of life all year round with dozens of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés, which in summer is filled by visitors. The town has all the services that the visitor needs you will find all the local products at the market, folk art (weaving, baskets, and ceramics), jewellery, as well as dozens of restaurants and taverns where you can taste the rich local cuisine. For these reasons, Naxos is one of the favorite destinations of visitors of the Cyclades.