Naxos, the largest island of Cyclades, is located east of Paros and south of Mykonos, while east and south it is surrounded by Donousa, Koufonissia, Schinoussa and Iraklia. In the capital of Chora or Naxos, the main port of Naxos and the organized marina of Naxos are located. The island has an airport, Naxos National Airport "Apollo". Rent a car from Imperial Car Rental Naxos is the ideal means of transport for your island tours. As excavations revealed in Grotta and Zas Cave in Filoti, Naxos existed since 5.500 BC. developed proto-Cycladic civilization since it has been inhabited since the Neolithic era.
The first inhabitants of the island were Thracians and then Pelasgians. Then came Kares with Naxos leader who gave her his name. Naxos flourished during the Mycenaean years, was destroyed in the Persian wars, passed to the Macedonians, was captured by the Romans, suffered from pirate raids on Byzantium, conquered by the Venetians and then the Ottomans, liberated in 1829 and united with the rest of Greece, -Italian occupation in 1941-1944, began to recover after liberation, and nowadays it is very well developed. Starting with the cosmopolitan Chora, start your tour of Naxos with the Imperial Car Rental.
In Mitropoleos square, in the place of Grotta with the homonymous beach, you can see the ruins of the Mycenaean settlement as well as the port of Palatia on the edge of the harbor, the giant gate of the Archaic temple of Apollo, the Medieval Castle on the natural acropolis of the settlement, the oldest olive tree in the world, aged 5,000 years old, in Vrissi Anisarou.
It is worth seeing the beautiful villages of the green hinterland, such as the plantain Kinidaros, the Koronos with the important habitat of Za, the marbled Apeiranthos with its impressive towers, Filoti with the cave of Za, the Hellenistic fortress of Chimaros Tower and its churches 7th century in the Tragia valley, the picturesque Chalkio with the Venetian Towers, the Sagri with the sanctuary of Dimitra and Apollo on the ridge of Gyroula, the Bible or Tripods, Saint Arsenios, the wonderful Gliado and Galanado, the Melanes with the Daughter the Melanes, the Kouros and the ruins of an ancient temple at Flerio, the dreamy Engares.
Car rental Imperial Car Rental will take you easily to the beautiful beaches of Naxos. Turning north and clockwise, you meet the western beaches of Pachia Ammos, where the huge imperfect statue of Dionysus, Amitis and Abram is situated, with crystal clear waters and idyllic scenery. To the east are the beaches Apollonas, with a pebbled beach and the huge Kouros at the entrance of the village, Lionas with colorful pebbles, next to the gates of the old olive groves, Moutsouna in the picturesque settlement of a top industrial monument of Greece with a harbor and beautiful beaches, Psili Ammos with cedar trees and dunes and the sheltered bay with Panormos palm trees.
In the southwest side is Agiassos, one of the most beautiful beaches of Naxos, Pyrgaki with a long sandy beach in a dreamlike location, the exotic windmill Alyko, the golden and serene sandy beach of Glyfada, Kastraki with white fine sand, Mikri Vigla, Plaka with sand dunes, Agia Anna with fine sand and cedar, Agios Prokopios is one of the best in Europe, with the particular wetland of the Alykes Lagoon and the Sanctuary of Dionysus in the Yria and the sandy, sheltered beach of Agios Georgios next to Chora. Exploring the beautiful Naxos with the rental vehicle from the Imperial Car Rental car rental service, you will find that one visit is not enough to fill it and you have already begun to plan your next trip here as soon as possible!