Naxos, the largest Cycladic island, is home to the highest mountain, Mount Zeus (1,010 m). In the most popular island chain for tourists, Naxos is a relatively quiet, quaint, and charming island.
Naxos is famous for its brilliant white marble. If you tour ancient sites on the mainland before your trip to Naxos, you'll see marble was quarried on Naxos before being transported overseas - quite an impressive challenge ! Take a day trip to the ancient island Delos, and see the famous lions at the 'lion terrace' which were sculpted on Naxos.
Naxos is green and fertile. Farming is widespread, and the island produces olive oil, fruits, wine, and potatoes. Xinotyro and Mizithra are local cheeses which you can buy from the farmers in the main streets of town. Fishing is an important activity and you'll see fishermen mending their nets on the docks and octopus drying in the sun as you wander on the pier.
Visit ancient ruins, Venetian castles, monasteries and churches, or just relax on beautiful sandy beaches. Wherever you wander on Naxos, there is lots to see and do, you'll be made to feel very, very welcome.