Naxos Greek Island, Greece

Portara Great Door Naxos Greek Islands Greece
Portara (Great Door) 
- Naxos, Greek Islands, Greece
Greek Man Apiranthos Naxos Greece
Greek Man in Apiranthos 
- Naxos, Greece
Old Town Chora Night Naxos Greece
Old Town (Chora) at Night
- Naxos, Greece
Taverna Octopus Calamari Naxos Greece
Taverna with Octopus (Calamari) - Naxos, Greece
Sunset Naxos Greek Islands Greece
Sunset - Naxos, Greek Islands, Greece

Romantic Chora Night Naxos Greece
Romantic Chora at Night - Naxos, Greece
Naxos Greek Island, Greece (5/31-6/4/2009)

Naxos is one of the largest and greenest Greek Islands with a wonderful main town (Chora), many beautiful beaches, and a population of only 18,000.  

Naxos' Chora (main old town) is a maze of winding charming streets with archways, shops, and restaurants – just plain wonderful day or night!  

The Portara (see photo), a massive marble doorway crowning a hilltop, is Naxos' famous landmark. It is all that remains of an unfinished 6th-century B.C. temple to Apollo.

We took an ATV 4-wheeler and explored the stunning almost deserted Naxos' beaches (Kastraki, Plaka, and Pirgaki). Little bit of nudity (alright!). These beaches feature lots of sandy wide-open beaches with a Greek Taverna for lunch - we love eating our way through the Greek Islands. Too much fun! 

We also rented a car and toured the villages of Naxos. The wonderful hilltop village of Apiranthos has marble streets, walls, steps, and houses - basically marble everywhere (amazing!).

We took a regular speed ferry to the Greek Island of Naxos from the Greek Island of Ios seeing other Greek Islands of Sirikos and Felegandros. These Greek Island ferries are nice!

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  1. Way to go Wayne...Fantastic pictures of the Greek Islands...I can almost feel the thrill you guys are having...

    Liz and Dick Travis (from the Statendam-Panama Canal)

  2. You did a nice job of showcasing Naxos well. Kefalonia, Ithaca and the Ionian islands are actually the greenest due to their high rainfall...but I love that you've highlighted the tradition here

  3. Nexos looks charming. I felt like i was walking on those stone streets with you!


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