Should see

Since you made the right choice and you chose our island for your vacation, take a pencil and a paper to note some of the sightseeing of our island that you must not neglect to see after the “windsurf session” in Laguna Beach Park!

History:  there is the impressive monument, “emblem” of our island, Portara (meaning Huge Door) as the locals have always called it because of the huge size and shape of it. Portara is located on the side of the port on the small island of Vakxos which is today called “Palatia”. This monument used to be the giant gate of the temple of Apollo which was built on the 6th century B.C.. According to mythology, Theseas abandoned Ariadne on the “Palatia” where Dionysos and his escort found her and kidnapped her. This is where “Dionysia” was feasted for the first time according to tradition.
Car: no
Distance by town: 1′
Don’t go: if the wind is too strong
For your family: Friendly
Attention: on the right huge hills, some times need a hoodie
Tips: You definitely don’t want to lose the sunset from this spot which is magical and a unique experience,take your photo camera with you..
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Next destination is the Castle dominating above Chora, which was built by Markos Sanudos, a Venetian Conqueror.

Castle
History:
The Castle of Naxos Town along with the Tower of Glezos serves as a protective shield to the impregnable fortress of Sanoudos in Chora of Naxos. The fortification adjoining the fortress is conspicuous by its pentagonal shape and has three gates. The Glezos tower popularly referred to as the Krispi stands like a sentinel in close proximity to the northwestern gate and certain parts of the tower extend to the western and northern side of the fortress. Source: www.greeka.com
Car: no
Distance by town: 1′
Don’t go: if the day is too hot
For your family: Friendly
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Agios Prokopios for relaxing swimming with your family is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and you certainly want to visit it.
Car: yes
Distance by town: 5′
Km: 5.8
For your family: perfect 
Attention: the water getting deep at the first few meters
Tips: perfect without wind
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Walking in the inner part of the island, Iria and the ancient findings close to Agios Arsenios is a must for the sightseeing worshipers.

History:
Car: yes
Distance by town: 5′Km: 10
For your family: ok
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Above Castle”…an ancient stronghold for those who adore hiking!!!

History: In the Middle Ages, Apano Kastro (or “Upper Castle” ) was the strongest castle of Naxos. It was fortified since antiquity, but the ruins we see today are mostly from the 13th-14th century, when it was reconstructed by the Venetian rulers of the island. It was built by Marco Sanudo who eventually chose to use the other castle in Chora of Naxos, aka the “Lower Castle”. more here
Car: yes
Distance by town: 25′
Don’t go: if its really warm
For your family: not the best for kids under 6
Attention: –
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A small church in the rock behind the Castle of Vazeos.

History:
Car: yes
Distance by town: 19′
Km:
 11.8
For your family: οκ
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Relaxing diving in Pyrgaki…the morphology of the grand is helpful for fun relaxing diving from different heights.

Car: yes
Distance by town: 37′
Km: 21
Don’t go: if blowing south wind
For your family: over 8 years old
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Kouros at Melanes

History: The Statue of Kouros in Melanes, Naxos: The remarkable statue of Kouros can be seen outside the village of Melanes, in the countryside of Naxos. There is a second Kouros statue located outside of the village of Apollonas, in northern Naxos. The statue of Melanes lies on the ground, at the exact position that it was found by the archeologists. It is 6 metres long and dates back to 7th century. Source: www.greeka.com
Car: yes
Distance by town: 17′
km: 11
For your family: ok
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The traditional olive press in Damalas will fascinate you.

History: Until 2000, the years had left its marks on the traditional olive-press. The Association of inhabitants of Damalas,decided to give back life to the deserted olive-press. It was renovated with love, passion and respect to its history. Inside the olive-press, the visitor can see the large cylinder, the tools and utensils used by the people of the village to produce the oil and can admire the unique architecture of the stone building. On the walls there are texts that describe the whole process of producing oil from the olive harvest, until the final stage, when the fresh oil is ready to get to the table.
Car: yes
Distance by town: 28′
Km: 14.5
For your family: ok
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Filoti, the biggest and one of the most beautiful villages in Cyclades will draw your attention as it suddenly appears in front of your eyes.

Car: yes
Distance by town: 29′
Km:
17.8
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The Fountain of Aria and the cave of Zas.

Car: yes
Distance by Filoti: 5′
Km:
2
For your family: ok
Tip:
the path finsihes at the cave of Zas
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Zas with 1004 meters height is the highest mountain in Cyclades with pure atmosphere and a unique view.
There are two popular routes to the summit and a third which is not often used. The easiest is the Aghia Marina route, nicknamed after the little chapel near where it starts. This well-maintained trail is posted with a number of signs and cairns and is easy to follow to the summit.You will need around 2 hours of hiking till the top of the mountain.
Car: yes
Distance by town: 43′
km:
24.3
Don’t go: if its really warm or windy
For your family: not the best for kids under 6
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Apiranthos, another beautiful village, worth visiting..

Car: yes
Distance by town: 42′
km:
25.8
For your family: ok
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Mines of emery, remind of Indiana Jones movies…worth visiting.

Car: yes
Distance by town: 46′
Km: 26.9
For your family: not under 6 years old
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Moutsouna, a beautiful small port with delightful fresh fish.

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Psilli Ammos is also a wonderful beach, with endless sand hills.

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Apollonas, the northernmost village of Naxos where you will find the huge lied down Kouros (ancient Greek statue).

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