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Naxos Town (Hora) and Old Naxos Town

Naxos Town or Hora is the island's port and capital. It is a picturesque typical Cycladic town with a maze of narrow streets and alleyways around the Venetian Kastro (Old Hora or Old Town of Naxos).

Naxos Town Seafronthover background

Approaching the Kastro to the top of the hill, through the little alleyways is an experience. On the way you will notice the remains of some Venetian nobles' homes, decorated with sculpted coats of arms.

The little alleyways and the narrow streets of the Old Town are very picturesque and colourful.

Behind the waterfront an extensive, almost Medieval Old Quarter stretches up the hillside where Kastro (Castle) is.

Approaching the Kastro to the top of the hill, through the little alleyways is an experience. On the way you will notice the remains of some Venetian nobles' homes, decorated with sculpted coats of arms.

The old town up on the hill is divided into two neighbourhoods, Bourgos where the the Greeks lived and Kastro (Castle), residence of the Venetian-Catholic nobility.

Venetian Castle

Venetian Castle

Old Naxos Town

In Old Naxos Town

Portara

Portara

Old Town

Maze in Old Town

In Old Naxos Town

Image TitlePortara in Naxos Town