"Naxos: the complete island" Naxos Island by mitla

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A magic vision from the sea

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.....

The secret maze

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!!!

Can we forget the sea?

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 and Cons
  • 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!
  • Last visit to Naxos Island: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated Mar 29, 2009
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  • kia81's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2009 at 1:48 AM

    Great page and nice videos! listening to Sirtaki made me feel like I was in Greece...but here in Bergamo weather is raining, raining, raining...Spring will ever come??

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