Naxos Town (Chora)

Naxos Town (Chora)

The capital of Naxos is called Chora or Naxos Town. It is one of the most picturesque towns of the Cycladic islands and of course the most popular tourist destination for Naxos.

Naxos Town is built on a small hill about 30 meters above sea level with its classic defensive and dense construction. Naxos Town is located about 2 km from the airport and it exudes traditional as well as modern air with its small white buildings which have been converted into bars, cafes, restaurants, shops or even boutiques.

The capital of Naxos is the best place to start a tour on the island. First of all one should visit the huge marble gate "Portara", afterwards the Venetian castle, the Mycenaean city in Grotta and several museums. Within the town and the main square visitors will find the Catholic Church and the Central Tower.

Stroll through the narrow streets, discover the Venetian mansions with their coats of arms and search for the Trade School where the famous writer Kazantzakis studied and which today houses the Archaeological Museum of Naxos.

It is worth spending several hours in Naxos Town which will reward any visitor with its hidden beauties.


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