Exploring Naxos’ Venetian History

View of Kastro from the port of Naxos

One fascinating era of Greek history is the Medieval period during the occupation by the Venetians. One of the Venetian strong-holds in Greece was on the Cycladic island of Naxos. The Venetian Duchy of the Aegean ruled here from 1204-1537. At that time the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas were beset by pirates who invaded the coastal towns and islands. The Venetian navy was powerful and came to the ... Read Full Article

Camping Solo on Maragas Beach in Naxos, Greece

  I’ve been camping solo in Greece for more than ten years and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. It’s the cheapest and most delightful way to see the country. It’s affordable, comfortable and best of all, it’s safe! One of my most favourite places to camp is on the island of Naxos. I’ve camped there a couple of times, once at Agios Georgios which is the closest campsite to ... Read Full Article

Try Naxos and Paros in the Greek Islands for an Active Vacation

  Greek Island tourists are perhaps traditionally attracted to the volcanic vistas of Santorini, party-infused hedonism of Ios, and the ancient feel and uninhibited style of Mykonos. No doubt about it, these places afford a great time, but in the pace and action of the glossy draw cards, it’s not a bad idea to save some time for two of the larger and lesser frequented of the Cyclades ... Read Full Article

Quiet Naxos, Greece Awakens to Tourism

  We arrived at sunset.  The Temple of Apollo, now just a remnant of the original, ancient edifice, clung to a rocky outcrop just north of the port. We walked out along the quay to see the stone pillars, backlit against the pomegranate-red sunset. Others stood in small groups viewing the ruins. The only sound was of the waves cutting against the rocks. This peaceful introduction to ... Read Full Article