When entering the port of Naxos, the first thing that catches your eye is the Temple of Apollo, the most recognizable site on the island. As the sun sets behind the temple, you realize that you have chosen the right place to spend your summer. Naxos is the largest and one of the most beautiful islands in the Cyclades. It covers a total area of 430 square kilometers and its coastline is 148 kilometers long. Every year the island attracts a great number of archaeologists, historians, artists as well as visitors from all over the world. They all come drawn by the beauty and the history of the island. Naxos has many interesting places to visit. Chora with its characteristic Cycladic architecture, museums, Byzantine monasteries and churches with interesting frescoes, towers and castles. However, besides the archaeological and the historical sites, you will also find countless, beautiful beaches spread all over the island and numerous traditional villages built on the edges of mountains or in the middle of valleys.