In the heart of the Aegean Sea, Naxos is located, the enchanting island of Cyclades with the natural beauty and the fertile ground. Naxos is an island with big history and intense presence in the creation of Greek culture.
It is believed that the first residents of Naxos were Karyeis from the Thrace, which worshipped Dionysos, the god of wine. Dionysos linked Naxos with Ariadni, the goddess of fertility that Thiseas left on the island. The fertility of the island is credited to their union. Even though the island today has considerable tourist development, locals also engage in other industries including agriculture, stockbreeding and marble quarrying. This myth of Ariadni is also presented in the opera of Richard Straoys “Ariadni of Naxos”. In the island you can find immense sandy beaches, with crystal waters and cedars, captivating landscapes and a lot of natural beauties. The island offers ideal conditions for those who love water sport. Windsurfing it is the most popular sport because of the unique winds of the island. The meltemi, or summer winds that blow during the daytime, are their best ally.
If you like cycling, you can follow unique routes with very beautiful landscapes. Naxos is real paradise for hiking and nature lovers and those who have passion for exploration. The island is a veritable paradise with scores of paths crossing it.
Visitors interested in learning about the day to day lifestyle of the island and its folk culture should explore its interior where visitors are welcomed as honoured guests. You can visit the villages and see the culture of the island as well as the important historical monuments of Naxos. It is a unique island of Cyclades that assembles important historical interest from different periods. It is also a popular destination for summer holidays offering you intense night life and a lot of choices since Chora during the summertime don’t sleep.