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Sightseeing Chora of Naxos

A walk through the town will give you the chance to visit its main sights. Do not forget to visit:


  •  "Portara”: A marble gate dating back to 6th century B.C. which formed part of ancient temple of Apollo. It is situated at the port entrance.
  •  The castle, an impressive monument associated with the long Venetian occupation of Naxos (1204-1537).
  •  The boarding school of Ursulines situated at the highest point of the castle.
  •  The archaeological site of Grotta located at the northern part of Chora, where you can observe the ruins of the Mycenaean capital of Naxos (1300 B.C.)
  •  Panaghia Vlacherniotissa church with a remarkable wood-carved chancel and Panaghia Myrtidiotissa chapel at the port.
  •  The cathedral of Zoodochos Pigi (Life-Giving font of Virgin Mary).
  •  The Archaeological Museum exhibiting findings dating back from the Late Neolithic until the Paleochristian period.
  •  The Monastery of Aghios Ioannis Chrysostomos.
  •  The Town Hall building housing the municipal library, the municipal theater, the municipal philharmonic orchestra and the Model Library of University Textbooks.
  •  Belonia Tower (6 km SE): the residence of the Venetian lord of the region with the twin (orthodox – catholic) Aghios Ioannis church.
  •  Dionysos sanctuary (6th century B.C.): an official sanctuary of Naxos in “Yria”, 10 km SE of Chora.


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