The Castle of Chora of Naxos was built in 1207 by the Venetians, and is the most renowned medieval monument of Naxos. In the castle there are many medieval buildings, such as the boarding school of Ursulines and the School of Commerce. There is also the Catholic Cathedral and the tower of Krispi.
Around the castle there are wonderful mansions of Catholic descendants, which are inhabited. Each one of these mansions has its own story and legend. One of the old mansions is open to the public as a museum of the Venetian era. Exhibitions and musical evenings are also held here. In the narrow streets of the castle area, there are all kinds of shops, cafes and taverns.
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Edition: June 2009
It is the first map of Naxos where the island’s entire coastline is mapped Cartography was done with a specially equipped and staffed cartographic vessel.
This sandy beach is the closest to the capital and for that it is one of the most popular and crowded beach of the island. It is very long, extending for many kilometres and is full organized, proposing sun beds and umbrellas for rent as well as various water sports facilities.
Located at 5 kilometres away from the capital, Agios Prokopios is one of the most popular beaches of Naxos and considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. The long golden sandy beach extends over 1, 5 kilometres and has beautiful crystalline waters, protected from the strong winds frequently blowing on the island.