Naxos, Greece

I've returned from 2 weeks in Greece. We spent 10 days on the island of Naxos and 4 days in Athens. We did change our itinerary once we arrived to include more days on Naxos, what does that tell you? The trip was an amazing, beautiful, breath-taking, soul searching and humbling experience.

I'm sure I won't have time for art any time soon, so I thought I would spend the next week or so giving you a little photo tour of the trip. I think you'll enjoy them.
We arrived from the mainland to the island of Naxos by ferry.

Our host was Ionis from Castello Studios in Agi Anna. After we got off the ferry in Naxos we took a bus to Agi Anna to arrive at our accommodations on the Aegean Sea. The coast line on this island has many small towns with the main port town of Naxos, also known as Chora. This island is the largest of the Cyclades islands, but not as developed as some of the better known islands, such as Santorini and Mykonos.

This is the street view from where we were lodged.

We stayed right on the Aegean Sea. This photo was taken from the doorway. Beautiful aqua blue water.

The second day after we arrived we did a walking tour of Chora, into the old market district. A few photos along the way.

We were steadily climbing upward toward a square at the top of this hillside.
When we reached the top
A beautiful old church.
The views were oh so awesome.

 On Naxos all of the markets and restaurants are open air. As a fur baby lover, I was thrilled to see that the cats on Naxos all ran free. You would find them in the most unexpected places, as you will see in posts to follow.

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Capescrapper said...

JULIE!!! Your pictures are super! I need to visit Greece one day! Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Julie I love the photos and your narration of your trip. Can't wait to see more. I sooo want to go to Greece!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Your shots are stunning- especially love the blue door.

Katrina Gelino said...

I've been waiting for a story that goes along with the photos, keep it coming!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Katrina! Love, Dawn