Αξιοθέατα

Portara

The gate Portara, was part of the temple of Apollo, located in islet of Palatia which connects with the city by a narrow strip of land. The temple of Apollo, dates back to the 6th century. B.C. was built by the tyrant Lygdami, but remained unfinished because of the fall of tyranny.

Tower Fragopoulos - Della Rocca

Tower Fragopoulos - Della Rocca in Kourounochori is one of the oldest towers in Naxos, dating from the 14th century.
The tower consists of three floors and defensive fortification as defensive ramparts, zematistres and cages.

In the gallery there is a marble table with the inscription «1727 DRSCNOSPA», a remnant of the time when the tower belonged to
Somaripa family.

The tower of Heimaros

The tower is located on the southeast side of town, in the middle of the road between Za and a hill out of the two streams , the torrent east and west Petronas . The tower of Heimaros is one of the most important monuments of Naxos , like the island's trademark the gate of the ancient temple of Apollo " Portara " .

Iria

A sacred place of the Aegean with uninterrupted life and function from the 14th century B.C. up to our times. It is the cradle of the Ionic order of the monumental Greek architecture.

The sancturay of Iria has been located (1982), investigated (1986-1996) and presented to the public (1992-1996) by the University of Athens in collaboration with the Polytechnical School of Munich, with the financial support of both Univesities as well as the Ministry of Culture (research) and the Ministry of Aegean (presentation).

Kouros of Apollo

Kouros of Apollo dating back to the 6th century BC has a length of about 10 meters and it is assumed to represent the god Dionysus. Kouros is located at the entrance of an old quarry near the entrance of the village. Reason of its size, from very near the kouros looks like a large stone, for this reason the visitor to perceive the outline of the statue should be removed just by kouros.

Kouros of Melanes

Kouros Melanon located in Flerio outside the village of Melana Kouros is one of the finest examples of the art of Naxos. It has a length of 6 meters and has made ​​around 570 BC This is the unfinished statue of a teenager who is "lying" in an orchard and a leg is broken. Nearby is the ancient quarry and speculated that his foot broke during transportation of the statue.

The tower of Barotsi

Another Venetian tower, which features beautiful marble fountain. This tower was the residence of the Venetian ruler, the crest of which is retained even above the entrance of the tower.

Belonia's Eiffel

On the way to the village Galanado within 6 km away from the town we find the Eiffel Belonias . Was the residence of the Venetian ruler of the region . On one side of the outer wall is built the family crest Belonias . Today , the tower is abandoned though , still impresses thanks to impressive form and has panoramic views of Chora . Near the tower is maintained , and the twin church of Aghios Ioannis

Naxos

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