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Culture of Naxos. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Naxos Among numerous landmarks and sights of Naxos tourists will discover Byzantine churches and majestic palaces, mighty Venetian fortresses and antique statues, numerous museums and contemporary exhibition halls. Each traveler will choose a tour after his or her own taste and heart and enjoy the majesty of original historical monuments and landmarks. In close vicinity to port area tourists will discover an inestimable antique landmark being the Apollo Temple’s entrance named “Portara”. According to one of the theories, these ancient ruins are the remains of the antique Apollo temple which was left unfinished several thousand years ago.
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Everyone can walk through the area of the significant archeological value and enjoy the majestic construction of marble and stone. The port area is domineered with a high hill which is a location of a beautiful Venetian fortress. Near the mighty fortress which has excellently survived till nowadays tourists will find beautiful mansions and palaces. A few centuries ago these mansions were owned by the representatives of local aristocracy. The outer walls of the mansions form a massive fortifying wall.
The nearest suburbs of the city locate the monastery of the Saint John Chrysostom as well as an ancient church. These landmarks are considered to be the most significant religious objects of the city. The permanent symbol of the city is the Bazeos Castle of the 17th century which in the course of its long history has changed its status for many times. Till the beginning of the 19th century the castle served as a place of monks, then the castle stood a certain period of its life totally abandoned and then was bought by the Bazeos family, which name the castle bears today. Copyright
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New owners renovated and absolutely reconstructed the castle. At present the castle is an established place of holding of various art exhibitions and other cultural events. Scenic inner court of the castle is a place of holding the Easter Festival. Not far from the city travelers will find an ancient village named Halki. A few centuries ago the village was a great merchant center of the island.
Naxos At present the entire territory of the ancient settlement is taken by a distillery named Vallindras which is of great interest among travelers. This is a place of birth of renowned sorts of wine produced by following the ancient technologies. Every visitor of the distillery may watch the process of wine production and try and taste the best sorts of wines. The most visited cultural establishment of the city is the Archeological Museum presenting a huge collection of unique showpieces, a major part of which dates back to the late Stone Age period. The museum boasts a rich collection of china ware. One of the museum halls presents a unique collection of ancient vases, urns and pots.
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Iconic cultural sights of Greece

Athens Acropolis is one of the main monuments of the ancient Greek civilization. It is located on a 150-meter high rocky hill. That’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are more than 20 buildings created before our era. The Parthenon, the statue of Athena Parthenos, the theater of Dionysus, the temple of Nicky Ateros, and Hecatompedon are among them. The Temple of Olympian Zeus was built long before the onset of our era. According to a legend, it was founded on the site of the sanctuary of Deucalion, the forefather of the Greek people. The temple is located near the Acropolis. This place has the great value for the culture of the country. The Panathinaikos Stadium in Athens was built in the 4th century BC. The stadium constructed of white marble was the main arena for the Panathenaic Games. The stadium accommodated about 50 thousand people. The first Olympic Games of the modern era were held there. … Open
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