Naxos, 2 this beautiful Cycladic
Island lies at the center of Aegean sea. It is the biggest island
of the complex and distinguishes for its long-age history and fertile
land. Naxos has a ground of 440 sq. km and a shore length that stretches
up to 148 km.
It borders with many cycladic islands and is connected to them through
frequent ferry courses.
Westwards, Naxos borders with Paros, northwards with Mykonos and
Delos, southwards, southeastwards with small Cyclades islands (Heraklia,
Shinoussa, Koufonissia) and eastwards with the small islands of
Donoussa, Stroggili and Aghia Paraskevi.
According to mythology, Naxos is the homeland of Dionysos. It is
the only cycladic island with a fertile ground, as it is blessed
from the god.
The agricultural production of Naxos is great, ranging from potatoes,
cheese, meat and also citrus from which the famous citrus liquer
and quality wine from ancient era up to today.
A tour around the island, at the archaeological and historical monuments,
will reveal you Naxos history. A history with many legends, shattering
historic events, pirate invasions, catastrophes and creativity.
Naxos is a place that will stay forever in your memory. It offers
a variety of options that satisfies all tastes and preferences.
Take a walk at the enchanting capital or the picturesque villages.
The beautiful landscapes will really impress you. The fertile valleys
(Melanes, Eggares) and the hills (Za) show the beauty of Naxos countryside.
Naxos is known for its beaches. Starting from Agios Georgios next
to Chora and then Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Plaka, Mikri Vigla,
Kastraki, Pyrgaki. Some organised with umbrellas and sunbeds while
others are untouched. The beaches of Naxos will enchant you with
their natural beauty.
Lately Naxos became famous worldwide from the surfers that gother
here to engoy the summer wind. The location of the island in the
center of Cyclades archipelago makes it ideal for windsurfing and
kitesurfing (Meltemia are the summer north winds that blow in the
Cyclades during the day from June to August). Next to windsurfing
a series of other activities began to attract more visitors to the
island, as mountain Za provides something unique for the dry Cyclades.
WATER!!! For more information about activities taking place on Naxos
follow this link : activities
in Naxos Greece.
Author: Anthi Kontosorou
Translation: Aspasia Polymerou
May 7, 2008 - Copyright Marinet Ltd