Naxos, is a big island in the heart of the Aegean Sea and its sea routes, with imposing mountain massifs and fertile valleys, inhabited by cheerful people with a tradition in music and dance, and full of beauty that enchants visitors.
Naxos has an area of 430 sq.km and a coastline of a 148km. The greatest part of the island’s coastline is laced with pretty beaches, while almost the entire western coast is an endless string of long sandy beaches. No matter how many days you stay on Naxos, there will always surely be more hidden niches to discover, beaches you haven’t seen, towers and forts you did not have time to visit, ancient temples whose secrets remain a mystery. With its long history, important monuments and intense tourist life, it occupies a distinct place among the Cycladic islands.
Naxos has always nurtured a lively relationship between man and art, ever since the first statuettes, the first vessels and the first creations in marble in the Proto-Cycladic period (3200-2000 BC).
Countless are the temples and sanctuaries, the citadels, the mansions and the humble folk houses all over its area. Folk fetes are held in many villages in the summer months, combining religious sentiment with the island’s music and dance tradition. Many old fetes have been revived in recent years.
Dance, song and food give locals and visitors alike the opportunity to revel until the early morning hours. Visitors to Naxos are sure to experience many of these customs and traditions as the cultural heritage and tradition on Naxos continues today, especially during the holidays and special events that take place throughout the year.