Naxos, Greece The Best Of Venice
If you believe Venetian palaces may only be found in Italy, then you’d better pay a visit to the island of Naxos where they can be found at every step. You may even catch a glimpse of several Venetian palaces in the videos dedicated to the island’s rich historical past.
Naxos is a picturesque piece of land with emerald green meadows and breathtaking mountain gorges. Rumor has it that Zeus The Thunderer spent his childhood on one of the island’s mountains.
There are a lot of places of both historical and architectural value on the island. For example, the famous Apollo’s Temple that now lies in ruins. Its walls were used as a quarry for building of the Venetian Castro in Naxos Town, so now the fragmented base and a huge marble gate are all the remains of the once beautiful Temple.
Thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to Naxos in order to see the famous “Kouroi”, that is to say unfinished statues of young men left lying on the ground. The most impressive among them is the 33-foot-tall Kouros of Dionysus. It is perched on the top of a mountain in a marble quarry.
The beaches of Naxos will satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Crystal clear sea water, soft sands with little to no shells… Breathe in the scent of freedom and joy: the time has come to live your life to its fullest!