Most people visiting Naxos stay in Chora or some of the beaches nearby. The Venetian castle built in 1207 towering above the whitewashed houses remains one of the live reminders of Naxos history. Within the castle’s inner walls are a number of Venetian residences, the museum, a 13th Century Catholic School and the French school all worth visiting.
The beaches of Agios Prokopios and Agia Anna are to the south of Chora and are full of hotels, bars, cafes and local tavernas. In the summer months they stay open till the late hours of the night.
If you venture further into the island you are bound to discover unspoilt beaches, mountain villages, ancient Byzantine churches, monasteries and Venetian watch towers. On the northern tip of the island there is a giant Kouros (nude male 10-metre statue) dating back to the 7th century B.C.