Beach Vacations- Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades the group of islands in the center of the Aegean. The island is eighteen miles in length and 12 miles wide and is oval.
It is also the most fertile, and this makes it one of the most beautiful. But it is the miles of unbroken golden sandy Beach Vacations that attract the majority of the thousands of summer tourists that flock to Naxos every year.
For the holidaymakers who can drag themselves away from the glorious Beach Vacations, Naxos provides a wealth of ancient Greek remains as well as plenty of Byzantine and Venetian history. The island’s capital, also called Naxos, has a Venetian fortress as well as an ancient Greek temple to Apollo.
This temple is usually the first thing that a tourist sees when visiting Naxos by ferry because it stands proudly on the tip of the island, marking the way into the busy ferry port.
The temple dates back to 522 BC but its ruinous appearance is not because much of it has been lost to the passage of time, but rather because the ancients never finished building it.
Naxos town is the very picturesque port with a maze of whitewashed streets and alleyways, designed with the frequent invasions from Aegean pirates in mind. Its typically Cycladic architecture blends with the Venetian and every turning invites the visitor to explore.