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Prefecture of the Cyclades Things to Do: 23 reviews and 96 photos

  Naxos Town: Waterfront
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  • Naxos Town: Backstreets - Prefecture of the Cyclades
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  • Naxos Town: Backstreets By Night - Prefecture of the Cyclades
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  • Naxos Town: Portara - Prefecture of the Cyclades
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Naxos is one of those places where as soon as you arrive there you know it's going to be nice. The waterfront area (your first sight of the place as you arrive by ferry) is very attractive, with a promenade running its length backed by cafes, tavernas, restaurants and shops; looking out over it all is the ancient Kastro.
Behind the waterfront the "traditional centre" consists of narrow streets full of pretty and inviting shops, bars and restaurants and give way onto the occasional small square. This part of town is particularly appealing at night when the colourful shops illuminate the streets.
At the far end of town, just past a small headland, is the town beach of Agios Georgios, one of the best town beaches you'll find.
On a small island linked by a causeway is the Portara, Naxos Town's most famous landmark, the remains of an ancient temple to Apollo built in the sixth century BC. It was with some surprise that I realised on the day I was leaving Naxos that I hadn't found the time to visit the Portara! There's just so much else to do there, especially in a short visit.

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  • Updated Jul 15, 2008
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