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Naxos Old Town
Next to the Venetian Castle walls


Hotel Anixis is located in the heart of Old Naxos Town, right next to the medieval Venetian Castle and 200 metres from the harbour of the island.

Naxos Town (Hora), the island's port and capital, is a typical Cycladic town with a maze of narrow streets and tiny passages. Hora is a lively town and makes an very good resort. Behind the waterfront an extensive, almost Medieval Old Quarter stretches up the hillside where the Venetian Castle is. It was constructed by Venetians in the early 13th century and it was the center of their duchy in the Aegean Sea.
The Old Town up on the hill is divided into two neighbourhoods, Bourgos where the the Greeks lived and Castle, residence of the Venetian-Catholic nobility. Walking around the castle is a must while the views will take your breath.

Getting to the hotel from the port

In Naxos Town

In Naxos Town don't miss "Portara" (on Palatia islet), a huge portal (6 meters height, 3.5 meters width) of the unfinished Temple of Apollo (530 BC by Naxos' tyrant Ligdamis).

Naxos Archaeological Museum is one of undoubtedly special interest with exhibits spanning thousands of years. It is housed in an old, five-storey mansion – the old School of Commerce, which author Nikos Kazantzakis attended for a year in his teens. Its exhibits include finds from Naxos and the neighboring islands of Keros, Donoussa and Koufonissia dating from the late Neolithic Age (4th millennium) to the early Christian era (6th century).

Naxos Town has some excellent churches. The oldest church is Panagia Vlacherniotissa with exceptional wooden iconostasis. Panagia Myrtidiotissa church stands on an islet in the port of Naxos and Theologaki chapel is in a cave. Panagia (Virgin) Pantanassa church, once a part of a Byzantine monastery is famous for its early icon of the Virgin.

The Venetian Castle
Venetian Castle
Sunset at Portara
On the way to Portara
Naxos Town Seafront
Naxos Town