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Naxos

In the heart of the bright Aegean - the Greek Archipelagos - lies Naxos, the biggest and most fertile island of the Cyclades. The island’s symbol is Portara, the remains of God Apollo’s temple which can be seen right on departure in the main port. Naxos is a unique place thanks to its Venetian town, the picturesque villages, the fertile valleys, the endless sandy beaches with azure water as well as the local food and tasty agricultural products. The highest mountain of the Cyclades (Zas Mt., 1004 m.) is located in Naxos, with the surrounding region offering an ideal site for biking and hiking. Our guests can admire its wild beauty, but can also make a “journey through time” visiting some of the 500 byzantine churches on the island and the archaeological sites like the Kouros unfinished statues, Demetra’s Temple, Iria sanctuary and many more

A1 Office Services
Berthing Hotel & Travel Reservations
Bunkering Transits and Private. 2, 5 and 25 Ton Trucks Leisure Activities & Reservations
Horse riding , Diving
Clearance in/out Beauty & Health Care, Private Clinic also available
Provisioning Laundry Dry Cleaning & Alteration Service
Wine & Spirits Carpet & Upholstery cleaning
Flower Arrangements Technical Repairs & Spare Parts
Visas (Not Direct) Day workers
Mini bus Divers
Car Hire / Pre-booking of taxis Security Guards
Aircraft charter
Helicopter & Private Jets
Other Services

Tous , Private Guides , Exchange , Folklore Dancers and Musicians
Courier Deliveries Reception Address:
A1 Office / Zas Travel Akti Protopapadaki Chora (paralia) Naxos, Greece P.C. 84300 Post Restante Service
vhf channels & call signs: CH 12 ZAS TRAVEL

Commercial Port
Name Port of Naxos
Co-ordinates Of The Port N37 06' 30" E025 22'
Port VHF Channels & Call Signs CH 12 Port Authorities
Services Electricity , Water , Telephone, Rubbish Disposal
Marina
Name Marina of Naxos
Co-ordinates Of Marina & Position N37 06' 04" E25 22' 0"
Capacity Max Loa 30m with 3.5m Draft
Dry Storage Capacity: 88 Baots
Technical Capacity: 25-ton Travelift, 5-ton Crane
Other Services Reception Office, Weather Report, Refuelling, Mail, Tel / Fax, Electricity & Water, Toilets & Showers, Med Center, Car & Moto Rental, Surveillance On 24hr Basis, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Rubbish Disposal
Places of interest
Attractions  THE PORTARA
At the entrance of Naxos Port stands the Portara, the Gate to the Temple of Apollo. It is the trademark of the island, built in the 6th century BC. It is believed that the temple was never completed and that parts of it were taken to build other structures, but that the gates, which still stand were too bulk to transport. The view from the Portara during sunset is really breathtaking.

THE ANCIENT MYCENAEAN CITY
The Mycenaean city is located in the area of Grotta in Naxos Town. Some ruins still stand, while part of the city is under water. According to recent findings the agora of the ancient city stood there.

THE CASTLE
The Castle in Naxos Town was built by Marco Sanudo in the 13th century, during the Venetian Rule of the island. It is considered an excellent specimen of medieval architecture, with three gates, twelve towers and a watch tower. Some of these have been destroyed, but much of the original structure still stands, such as the Trani Porta and the Paraporti Gates as well as the Glezos Tower. A stroll inside the castle is a must. Throughout the castle area there are narrow alleyways, Venetian manors, the house of Marcos Sanudos and the 16th century Catholic Church.

THE TOWER OF BELLONIA
A few kilometers from Naxos Town (Chora) is the village of Galanado. Here visitors can see the Tower of Bellonia. It was the residence of the Venetian sovereign of the area. The crest of the Bellonia family still exists on the outer wall of the tower. The panoramic view of Chora from the tower is breathtaking.

THE KOUROS OF APOLLO
The Kouros of Apollo is located near the village of Apollonas. The unfinished statue of 10,45 meters long was built in the 6th century BC and is now lying on the ground.

THE KOUROS IN FLERIO
Another unfinished Kouros statue is situated in the village of Melanes. It dates back to the 7th century BC and is 6,40 meters long.

THE TOWERS IN MELANES
The village of Melanes has several very impressive towers. The Venetian Marco Sanudo built his summer tower here. One can also see the towers of Mavrogenis, De Marie and Frangopoulos.

THE SANCTUARY OF DEMETRA AND APOLLO
The sanctuary of the Olympian goddess Demetra and god Apollo is located in the area of Gyroulas, near the village of Sangri. It was made out of white marble in the 6th century BC and was a major centre of worship for more than 3 centuries. The site has been restored and is open to the public.

THE IRIA ANCIENT SITE
The four temples of Dionysus, in the Livadi area, are believed to have been built in the 9th – 8th centuries BC and are evidence of the leading role of Naxos Island in Greek architecture and sculpture. It is one of the finest and well preserved archaeological sites on Naxos .

THE WINDMILLS AND CASTLES IN SANGRI
In the village of Sangri, near the centre of Naxos, there are three very well-preserved windmills and several Venetian castles which are worth visiting.

THE 17th CENTURY ZEVGOLIS CASTLE
The Zevgolis Castle is located in the village of Apiranthos, in central Naxos. The castle was built in the 17th century, perched on a rock at the entrance of the village.

THE OLD EMERY MINES
In the village of Koronos, on the north-eastern side of Naxos, visitors can see the old emery mines and the aerial railway that was used to transport the once worldwide famous mineral to the boats in Moutsouna port to be exported.

THE TOWER OF CHIMAROS
The Tower of Chimaros is located in Filoti, a very scenic village in the centre of Naxos. It was built in the 4th – 3rd centuries BC, during the Hellenistic Period and is a circular marble structure standing at a height of approximately 15 meters.

THE CAVE OF MOUNTAIN ZAS
The Cave of Zas is located on the homonymous mountain and was dedicated to Zeus. It has a collection of rare stalagmites that are worth seeing during your stay on Naxos. Several prehistoric objects have also been found in the cave proving the use of the cave during the Prehistoric period.

 

NAXOS MUSEUMS

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN CHORA
The Archaeological Museum in Naxos Town (Chora) displays a variety of objects from the Bronze Age, the Mycenaean Period, the Hellenistic Period and the Byzantine Era, such as pottery, marble idols, mosaic flooring, Kouros statues etc.

THE METROPOLIS MUSEUM
The Metropolis Museum in Naxos Town (Chora) is an unusual on-site underground museum with a wonderful display of Mycenaean city ruins, such as houses, workshops and walls, as well as family graves from the Geometric Period.

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN APIRANTHOS
The Archaeological Museum in Apiranthos has a large collection of Prehistoric objects that originate from the various archaeological digs and sites in Naxos, including ceramics, idols, plaques and other small relics.

THE GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM – THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Both the Geological Museum and the Museum of Natural History are located in Apiranthos village, also known as the Marble Village. The Geological Museum includes an excellent collection of fossils, minerals and rocks whilst the Museum of Natural History exhibits a variety of flora and fauna such as plants, sea creatures, sponges etc.

THE FOLKLORE MUSEUM
The Folklore Museum in Apiranthos as well and contains a collection of objects everyday life that used to belong to the inhabitants of Naxos, including whole rooms (a workshop, a kitchen and a bedroom) as well as weavings and tools.

THE CHURCHES
Throughout Naxos there are many beautiful churches, several of which contain features of great historical value. Some of the most significant are :
- The Panagia Vlacherniotissa Church, with its wood carved screen and precious icons in Naxos Town.
- The Zoodochos Pigi Cathedral, with its marble screen in Naxos Town.
- The Panaghia Drosiani Church in the Moni village, with some exquisite early Christian Era frescos.
- The Panagia Protothoni Church, which is the largest Byzantine Church on Naxos island.
- The Byzantine Church of Kalogritissa in the cave on Aghios Profitis Hill in Sangri village.
- The Panaghia Tripodiotissa Church in Tripodes, with some rare icons and a wood carved screen.-
 

Tours
One-day Naxos round tour

This one-day excursion spreads along the main road which crosses the island’s inland, reaches the old emery villages, surrounds the northern part of the island and ends at the town from the west side.
Firstly, in central Naxos (Damalas) we visit a typical Cycladic pottery workshop. Then we visit the old commercial centre of the island – Chalki - the oldest Citron distillery (1896), Protothroni Church (11th century) and Markopolitis tower at Akadimi village.
Next stop at one of the oldest churches of the Balkans, the tiny Panaghia Drosiani, which is situated at a special point with well-restored frescoes (8th century).
The tour continues in Central Naxos. It passes from Filoti, the biggest village of the island and after 8km reaches Apiranthos, the “marble village”. Here one can visit the following museums: Archaeological, Geological, Natural History and Folklore museums are really worth a visit, while meeting authentic villagers would be interesting.
Moving upwards, crossing the mountainous part of the of Naxos, we find Koronos, Mesi, and Skado villages (here one can see the remnants of the old emery mines and their machinery), we reach the picturesque village of Apollonas. At the slope of the village, lies a huge Kouros statue (10.50m), said to be a personification of god Dionysus. It is a great chance to swim in the transparent waters. The local restaurants offer a variety of Cycladic cuisine dishes.
The return is characterized by a breathtaking sea view and some monuments of the post-Byzantine and medieval Naxos. Engares village, known by the autobiographic work of author Nikos Kazantzakis, with the famous two-arched stone bridge, spanning an interesting wetland is the last point of this one-day-excursion.

Half day Naxos Idyll
(Kouros, Melanes, Sangri, Demeter’s temple, Chalki, Protothroni Church, Mikri Vigla)

With the aid of our guides we first reach the cultivated valley of Melanes. There, in a beautiful garden, lies a semi-finished Kouros of the 6th century B.C., which would be an ideal model for Henry Moore. On our way to Melanes, we come across a part of the ancient aquaduct of Naxos (6th century B.C).
Our route continues southwards and once we reach Sangri we find ourselves at the exciting and well-restored Demeter’s temple (6th century B.C.). This temple is considered a representative example of the area’s ancient architecture. The on-the-spot museum is really worth a visit.
Moving eastwards, we enter the valley of Central Naxos. At Chalki, the old commercial centre of Naxos, we visit Panaghia Protothroni, an excellent example of the Byzantine architecture. This unique church – with frescoes of the Paleologos era – has been the parish church of the area for more than 11 centuries. Leaving Chalki, we move towards the beautiful beach of Mikri Vigla, where, according to the myth, Ariadne experienced a pleasant meeting with god Dionysus. It is a great chance to swim and enjoy your meal at the local taverns.

Transportation Minibuses, Limo, Mini Van , Motorbikes, Taxis,
Accessibility
By Sea / Ferry Frequency To Pireaus:(daily)5.30 Hrs normal Ferry, 4 Hrs with High Speed Boat To Mykonos:(daily) 3Hrs normal Ferry, 35min Superjet, 50min with the Highspeed To Small Cyclades: daily except Sunday with the Express Skopelitis Iraklia 1.35 Hrs, Koufonissi 2.35 Hrs, Schinoussa 3Hrs, Donoussa 4Hrs, Amorgos 6Hrs To Ios;(daily) 2hrs normal Ferry, 50min with the Superjet To Folegandros:(daily) 3.5hrs To Sikinos:(daily) 3.5 hrs
By Air Connections Offered To:
To Athens:(Daily) 1 flight per day 40min except from Mondays 2 flights per day
Airlines: OA

 

Airport Details
International Code Name Of Airport JNX for Naxos
National / International INTL
Length Of Runway 900m * 300m
Approach NDB (325 KHz)
Biggest a/c Accepted LGNX [ JNX (ICAO) ] ALL SOFT A/C
Stands Available ATR42 DHC7 AND DHC8
Private Planes Capacity 7 Stands 2tns and helicopters
Distance To/From Airport Naxos town to Airport:3km To Ag.Prokopios:5km ,Ag.Anna:6km Plaka:7km ,Filoti:20km Apiranthos:32km ,Chalki:17km
Civil Aviation Authority Working Hrs Daily from 09:00 to 15:00 and Sundays until 17:00

 

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