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Traditional architecture and urban really unique emotions, while for the visi-
Taste of Naxos
planning tors who are not funs of extreme sports,
Looking at the buildings of Naxos, we can there are jet ski, canoe, sea bicycles… for
see that history has left its marks on the quiet roaming on the waves.
architecture of the island.
Rich variety of architectural monuments, Also, there are courts for beach volley,
which had been left over by different peo- next to the sea, in Agios Georgios, Agia
ples and cultures, make up the image over Anna and almost in every beach.
the years.
The period, which shaped decisively In an island, with a coastline of 90km, it is
Naxos, is the Franks sovereignty with the easy to practice diving…
medieval castle of Chora and the dispersed
imposing stone Venetian towers, through- The rocky clusters, the reefs, the under-
out the island. water caves and the small islands around
Naxos, create conditions for an enjoyable
The villages are still traditional, because dive in the all blue and crystal clear waters
the building was based on the climate, the of the Aegean. In Agio Prokopio operates
topography, the needs and all these in diving school which provides courses and
charge of the local artisan and with mate- the necessary equipment to the nes who
rials from the nearby mountain and river. want to explorer rich sea bottom of Naxos.
The Naxos picture is not different from the
Cycladic architecture. All-white buildings,
white-washed that have at the most two Naxos, also, offers chances for sport as
floors and no surface is perfectly flat ,the trekking & mountain bike in beautiful
one next to the other, with their court- routes. The route Chora –Agia Anna-
yards united with paved alleys and stair- Orkos-Alikos and the access to Mountain
Each island has its own sense of taste
ways. Naxos for the most demanding cyclists, is
and its own cooking.
unique options that combine exercise with
The cuisine of Naxos is famous for its
Sports the acquaintance of the beautiful land-
simplicity, variety but above all, for a
Naxos offers chances for activities to the scapes of the interior of the island.
great strong taste that is a result of the
friends of sports. There are centres for
abundance of fresh material. Herbs,
windsurfing and kitesurfing for the lovers Basketball, volleyball, mini soccer and ten-
exceptional olive oil and high quality
of water sports in Mikri Vigla, Agios nis courts are scattered on the island.
meat are produced on the island.
Georgios and Plaka, fully organized with
full equipment. The endless sandy beaches
Naxos is famous for products such as
in conjunction with the north winds offer…
potatoes, dairy products, citrus, wine,
thyme honey and many other showing
that Naxos has a tradition of quality
Greek cuisine and pastry making.
The housewives of Naxos have learned
to keep the taste balance, to respect
the clock of nature and create with
passion and imagination dishes that
look like works of art, leaving the visi-
tors of the island astonished and put-
ting Naxos at the forefront of Cycladic
cooking. Correct Diet was and is an
important part of our lives because, as
my friend and Frenchman gastronome
B. Savarin said «Nothing is more pre-
cious in the universe than life and
everything, that live, needs of food».
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