Castles and Towers

Apaliros Castle

Towering on a steep hill over a fertile plain between Sagri and Agiassos on Naxos, this important Byzantine castle offers visitors fabulous views of the island’s entire southwestern coastline.

Apano Kastro

A footpath starting at Tsikalario leads to Apano Kastro, one of Naxos’s most impressive monuments. 

Bardani (Sforza-Castri) Tower

Bardani Tower was once owned by the Sforza-Castri family –one of the most powerful on the island- for whom the Apiranthos area was an important domain. 

Barozzi Tower at Filoti

Barozzi Tower on Naxos, an imposing structure dating back to 1650, stills stands at the heart of the village Filoti –a vestige of the era when Naxos was ruled by a Venetian duke of the same name.

Barozzi-Gratsia Tower

Behind the Church of Panagia Protothroni in Chalki on Naxos, the bastions of the 17th century Barozzi-Gratsia Tower make an impressive sight.

Belonias Tower

A short distance from Galanado, in the Livadi valley, stands the tower of Belonias –one of the best preserved on Naxos. It is an imposing structure, built around 1600, and the location affords superb views of Chora –the main town.