The Tower of Himarros,
the oldest still standing, is situated on the southeast side of the
island, between mountain Zas
and the sea. Built in the 4th century BC, it is 15 m high, has three
stories and lies within a square stonewall.
Paleopyrgos of Plaka,
between village Tripodes
and Plaka Beach,
is another ancient tower. Its only remains are the foundations and
a part of the northern wall. The legend says that two Thracians
fought for the love of Naxos'
queen, they killed each other and the beautiful woman became
a prophetess who then lived in the tower.
2 km east of the village of Sangri,
once the 17th century Monastery
of Timios Stavros, now functions
as a cultural center and houses art exhibitions and the annual Naxos
Festival, held between July and
The Byzantine Castle
of Apalirou is built on the
top of the mountain, in the center of Naxos,
near the Agiassos Bay. The castle
was destroyed by Marco Sanudo,
after he moved the capital in today's area of Hora,
13th century AD.
Church, situated 2.5 km north of village Halki,
in the middle of Naxos, is one of
the oldest and most important churches in the Balkans, with beautiful
frescoes dating from 7th century AD.
The fortified Byzantine
Monastery of Fotodotis Christ, built in the 9-10th century,
situated outside the village of Danakos,
has very interesting architectural features.
Tourists may see 6th century BC ruins and
a museum at the restored Demeter's Temple,
1.5 km south of Sangri village.
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village, on the northern coast, on the hillside, there stands a
gigantic stone male statue, or kouros,
10 m long, dating from the 6th century BC.
can be seen near the village of Melanes,
dating from 7th century BC. It is called The
Greek, it is unfinished and is 7 m long.
is an archaeological site dating from 6h century BC. It is situated
10 km south of Hora, in the Livadi
a village east of Hora, with stone houses and marble-paved streets,
there are 3 museums along the main street: The
Museum of Natural History, The Geology Museum and The