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Arriving from Mykonos the first thing to strike your eyes is this little "heap" of colored houses making a small pyramid on the sea. Just a blick and you understand that even if Naxos is not a typical cycladic island with white and blue small hoses it won't disappoint the traveler. A magical secret is hidden in the ancient quarte that you cannot see from far but you have to discover and taste walking inside it.....
Yes an "amazing maze" of narrow streets inside the toen of Naxos: it's the Kastro quarter. Please just take a whole afternoon (the best light) to walk up and down this little jewel of ancient architecture: you won't see twice the same street even if you try to go round, so many are they!! Differently from other typical cycladic islands like Mykonos or Santorini the walls and the houses have "warm" pastel colours changing from blinding white to light ping, passing through all the variations of yellow and ocre.... A huge urban canvas painted just for the joy of your eyes!!!
Of course talking about a cycladic island we cannot forget to mention the beauty of Naxos sea!!! There are many beaches in every direction but the most famous, touristic and accessible ones are in the west side. They are sandy, the bottom of the sea is slightly sloping so that they are ideal for families with children, and they are so long that you can happen to go there and find nobody for hours!!!
- Pros:Nightlife, good restaurants, culture, wild nature
- Cons:A bit dangerous streets
- In a nutshell:An island where you can spend a whole month without getting bored!
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