By Rough Guides
The tough consultant picture to Greece: The Cyclades is the last word trip consultant to this desirable area of Greece. It leads you thru the world with trustworthy info and finished insurance of all of the significant points of interest and attractions.
Detailed maps and updated listings pinpoint the easiest cafés, eating places, resorts, retailers, pubs, and nightlife, making sure you are making the main of your journey, no matter if passing via, staying for the weekend, or longer. additionally integrated is the fundamentals part from the Rough advisor to Greece, with all of the useful info you would like for touring in and round the Cyclades, together with transportation, nutrients, drink, expenses, healthiness, occasions, and open air actions.
Also released as a part of the Rough advisor to Greece.
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Fish taverna delivering merely clean fish stuck at the day and diverse seafood – which has a tendency to be fried, although, instead of grilled. Occupying the easiest spot at the seashore, it's unsurprisingly renowned. deckchairs plus one umbrella €10. May–Oct day-by-day 9am–1am. < again to Náxos important Náxos Galanádho and Sangrí The Tragéa and Halkí Moní Kinídharos and Flério Filóti and Aperáthou Pýrgos Himárrou and Kalandós consuming After its shores, crucial Náxos is the island’s moment specific promoting element, with its lush eco-friendly valleys, mountains, painfully picturesque villages, old church buildings, outdated forts and Classical websites. as a result of the sheer measurement of the island those are most sensible loved through day-long drives: one brief and one for much longer. the quick force is Náxos–Galanádho–Sangrí–Halkí–Moní–Kinídharos–Flério-–Náxos, whereas the longer force is Náxos–Galanádho–Sangrí–Halkí–Filóti–Aperáthou–Apóllonas–Náxos through the northern coastal highway. Galanádho and Sangrí From Náxos city, head for the industry village of Galanádho to arrive the dual villages of SANGRÍ, on an unlimited plateau on the head of an extended valley. at the approach look at the domed eighth-century church of Áyios Mámas, ignored because the Ottoman conquest. Káto Sangrí has the ruins of a Venetian fort, whereas Áno Sangrí is an enticing little position, all cobbled streets and aromatic courtyards. From there, it’s additionally purely approximately 90 mins’ stroll to the Byzantine fort of Apalírou, at 474m, which held out for 2 months opposed to the besieging Marco Sanudo. Its fortifications are quite intact and the perspectives incredible. Thirty mins’ walk away on a direction major south out of the village, or 3km by way of surfaced lane, are the in part rebuilt continues to be of a Classical temple of Demeter (Tues–Sun eight. 30am–3pm; unfastened) from 530 BC, over which was once built an early Christian basilica. The Tragéa and Halkí From Sangrí, the line twists northeast into the Tragéa sector, scattered with olive bushes and occupying an enormous highland valley. the world is the single a part of the Cyclades to have a standard iciness snowstorm, and the one half with conventional songs approximately snow. It’s an outstanding jumping-off element for every type of exploratory rambling. HALKÍ, 16km from Náxos city, is an exceptional advent of what's to come back; set excessive up, it’s a quiet city with a few beautiful church buildings, together with the Panayía Protóthronis church (daily 10am–1pm; free), with its 11th- to thirteenth-century frescoes. simply at the back of is the restored seventeenth-century Venetian Grazia-Barozzi Tower, and within sight is the distillery (1896) and store of Vallindras Naxos Citron, whose fascinating vendors clarify the method of manufacturing kítron by way of a bit tasting consultation. Moní riding from Halkí to Moní you cross the sixth-century church of Panayía Dhrosianí (daily 11am–5pm; donation expected), traditionally an important church at the island with many of the oldest frescoes in Greece. MONÍ itself, at an altitude of 550m, enjoys a good view of the Tragéa and Mount Zas, and has a variety of woodcarving workshops.