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The museum of Apeiranthos
The village Apeiranthos has a museum of archeology, geology and folk art. In the archeological museum there are pre-historic exhibits that have been excavated from the southeastern part of the island.

Iria - Dionysus' sanctuary
The Iria sanctuary, situated 10 kilometres south from Hora, at Livadi area, was the formal sanctuary of the city of Naxos, dedicated to Dionysus. During the various historical periods some buildings were destroyed and new ones were built over them. It has been discovered that at the fourth Iria temple (580-550 BC) was the beginning of classical Greek marble architecture. The restoration of the site is finished.

dimitra Sagri - Demeter's temple
It is situated south of the village Sagri, at Gyroulas area. The marble temple was dedicated to Demeter (the goddess of fertility) and to Apollo and is one of the best preserved ancient buildings in Greece, dating from 530 B.C. The restoration of the site is finished and there is also a small museum.
Kouros (Flerio)
At Flerio, near the village of Melanes, there is a half finished male statue, belonging to the 7th century B.C., 6.4 metres tall, which was found in an olive grove.
kouros naxos Kouros (Apollonas)
Near the village Apollonas and near to the entrance of an ancient mine, there is a half finished "Kouros" (male statue) lying on the ground, which has never been moved from this spot. The statue is 10.45 metres high and is dated at the beginning of the 6th century B.C.
Plaka's tower
It is an ancient Greek tower, situated on the dirt road, which connects the village Tripodes to Plaka beach.

Himarros' tower
This tower is one of the most famous ancient monuments on the island and is situated towards the northeastern side of the island, about half way between Zas, Naxos' highest mountain, and the sea. Himarros tower is an imposing, marble, circular fortress, belonging to the Hellenistic period (4-3 centuries B.C.).

apalirou Apalirou castle
It was the strongest fortress in Naxos and the administrative centre of the island during the Byzantine empire, situated on the top of an unapproachable mountain in the area of Sagri.
The fortified monastery of Fotodotis (light giver) Christ
It is situated next to the village of Danakos. According to a legend it was built by a princesse during the byzantine years.

The church of Protothroni Virgin
The church of Protothroni Virgin (9th-10th cent.) in the village Halki is the biggest Byzantine church in Naxos, with important wall paintings. Mass has been held here since Early Christian times until today.

greek church The church of Drosiani Virgin
The church of Drosiani Virgin near the village of Moni is one of the best-preserved monuments from the early Christian era in the whole of southeastern Europe.
It was constructed in three stages starting from the early Christian period. The oldest frescoes are from the 7th century.
The Venetian Towers
They can be found all over the island and they were built during the long Venetian rule. The Venetian towers were built with Naxian stone, un-plastered without any covering so that they blended in with the countryside. The most important Venetian Towers are the Bellonia tower, built a little way out of the village Galanado, the towers of Gratsia and Markopoliti, in the area of Tragea, the tower of Fragopoulos, in the village Kourounohori and the Barotsi tower, in the village Filoti.
monastery The fortified monastery of Virgin Mary (Ipsilotera)
A monastery-tower dedicated to the Virgin Mary built in 1600, situated on the road, which leads from the village Galini to the coast of Amitis.
Castle Agia
In Agia, about 6 klm. from the village Apollonas, in a strategic spot near to the most northerly point of the island is the Tower of Agia. Not far from the tower amongst plane trees and running water is the old monastery of the Holy Virgin with its miraculous icon, which according to tradition, was found in the sea.
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