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Halki
Filoti
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Engares
Moutsouna
Potamia
Moni
Koronida
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Lionas
Melanes
 

Naxos has more than 50 villages and attempting to provide even the most minimal information will still result in an extensive number of pages. This section should only be used as an introduction, and cannot ever hope to be comprehensive. Once begun, the discovery of the island will never be completed.

Although it is possible to drive around most of Naxos along relatively recent asphalt roads in a day or two, the island will only will begin to reveal itself slowly once you leave the car behind.

The island has a long cultural history, and sometimes different layers of time become visible simultaneously. Churches may contain stones of a previous temple, Venetian fortifications may be found near a church still containing frescoes from the Byzantine period.

Despite the development of tourism in more recent years the villages of the interior still retain their traditional and individual character.

After a day of exploration it can be rewarding to have an evening meal in one of the village tavernas.
The wine of Naxos is well known for its excellent quality, it was after all one of the gifts of Dionysus to the island.
Most tradtional tavernas offer wine from their own vineyard.

Traditional hospitality is still very much part of village life.
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