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Must see in Naxos: 3 Unforgettable Experiences According to a Local

Journey with us to Naxos, the captivating Greek island celebrated for its deep-rooted traditions and breathtaking landscapes. Guided by our local insider, Stefanos K., we'll dive deep into the heart of Naxos, revealing three must-experience wonders of this splendid island. Come, let's discover the rich tapestry of Naxos and its unforgettable offerings!


VibeAbroad Local Stefanos Koutsogiannakis
VibeAbroad Local Stefanos K.

1. Experience the Torchlight Races

Every year, on the last Saturday of Carnival in Greece, Naxos revives an ancient tradition that is nothing short of spectacular. The streets come alive with crowds donning distinctive costumes: white robes complemented by striking white and black face paint, set to the rhythm of pulsating music. This torchlight parade isn't just a visual treat; it's an immersion into the island's vibrant history and culture, making it an event that visitors should not miss.


Photo: https://www.naxos.gr/naxos-carnivals-lambadifories-the-parade-of-torchlights/?lang=en
Photo: https://www.naxos.gr/naxos-carnivals-lambadifories-the-parade-of-torchlights/?lang=en

2. Swim at Agios Prokopios Beach

Just 5km away from Naxos Town and the port lies Agios Prokopios Beach, a sun-kissed paradise renowned for its crystal-clear blue waters and golden sands. Deemed by many as the most beautiful beach in Naxos, it offers a serene escape with convenient seaside shops where visitors can enjoy refreshing beverages and delectable food. The allure of Agios Prokopios Beach extends beyond its physical beauty, promising a truly immersive experience.


https://www.naxos.net/beaches/agios-prokopios/
Photo https://www.naxos.net/beaches/agios-prokopios/

3. Unveil the Secrets of Apollo

While Naxos boasts many scenic spots, Apollo stands out as a favorite for many locals, and for good reasons. Framed by the mesmerizing blue sea, the area teems with traditional fish taverns and cafes serving authentic local fare sourced directly from the fertile land of Naxos. But what truly elevates Apollo's charm is the nearby Kouros of Apollo, a 10-meter tall ancient Greek statue dating back to the 6th century BC. This archaeological treasure not only adds to the region's allure but also offers insights into Greece's rich history.


https://www.naxos.gr/the-temple-of-apollo-portara/?lang=en
Photo https://www.naxos.gr/the-temple-of-apollo-portara/?lang=en

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