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

The rich history of Naxos is embodied in a huge number of attractions, including ancient temples and Venetian fortress built by the Byzantines and many museums that tell visitors about the most interesting historical and cultural features of the island. Among the main landmarks of the island, the Portara Gate has to be mentioned; those are ruins of the ancient Apollo’s Temple, which has been never completed. The Gate is located near the port of Chora, so it is the first site of the excursion program for many tourists.
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The waterfront of the capital features the Venetian fortress, a large-scale and very picturesque architectural complex. Luxurious houses and mansions can be seen next to fortifications; the local nobility have lived there a few centuries ago. Suburban areas of Chora are rich in historical sites too. There is the monastery of St. John Chrysostom and the Cathedral not far from the capital.
Obligatory point of excursions is Bazeos Castle, which is the permanent venue for the main national holiday, the Festival of Naxos. This beautiful castle had been built in the 17th century; for many years it has remained the abode of monks. Then it was bought by the noble Bazeos family, whose name it inherited centuries later. The castle is very interesting from an architectural point of view; moreover, it constantly houses very interesting art exhibitions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Travelers fascinated by Greek wine are sure to visit the picturesque village of Halki. It is home to the famous Vallindras winery, where famous wines and liquors are produced following old technologies. Very interesting objects are kouroses, ancient statues of Apollo and Dionysus. Fans of ancient history would be interested to visit the mountain village of Apiranthos featuring a number of historic buildings.
The most famous and most visited cultural venue of the island is the Archaeological Museum. It is located in Chora and has a rich collection of findings; the age of many artifacts is more than thousands of years. Among the most interesting objects of the museum there are collections of porcelain and ceramics, as well as beautiful antique statues. There is the interesting Archaeological Museum in Apiranthos. It includes an amazing collection of exhibits dedicated to geological structure of the island. Every city of Naxos features real living history; its spirit of the centuries only gets stronger from year to year.
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Iconic cultural sights of Greece

Greece is a country with an amazing culture and the greatest legacy. Annually, the state is visited by more than 20 million people. They all come here to touch and see the immortalized monuments and historical sights. The largest cities in the country are Athens and Thessaloniki. Athens is not only the capital, but also a cultural center. The city has about 200 museums and private galleries. The legendary Athens Acropolis annually attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists. Tours to the ancient cities of Delphi, Rhodes, Mystra, and Gortina on the island of Crete will be equally fascinating from a cultural point of view. A large number of Orthodox churches have survived in Greece. The monasteries of Meteora belong to the most famous. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Naxos

Culture guide to Naxos. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Naxos: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Naxos. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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