Sightseeing


Vassilios Lambrinoudakis is emeritus professor of archeology at the University of Athens and honorary citizen of Naxos. Mr. Lambrinoudakis is credited with conducting research, excavation and restoration of the island’s many significant archaeological monuments.

10 Questions for: Professor Vassilios Lambrinoudakis, Archeologist

19 May 2014For over 50 years, archaeologist Vassilios Lambrinoudakis, emeritus professor of archeology at the University of Athens, has worked on some of the most important excavations on Naxos: the Temple of Demeter, at Gyroula, Sagri; the prehistoric Mycenaean city of Grotta; the ancient aqueduct of the island; and Temple of Dionysus at Yria and...

Apiranthos: 1 Greek Village 5 Distinct Musems

15 Feb 2014Enrich your Naxos holiday experience with a visit to one or all of the following museums. There is sure to be one to spark your interest.

 The Statue of Antonius, The Roman General from Yria on view at the Naxos Archaeological Museum (photo courtesy of Vassilios Lambrinoudakis)

Museum Highlight: The Statue of Antonius, The Roman General from Yria

22 May 2014An impressive statue -- among several on view -- at the Naxos Archaeological Museum in Chora, Naxos, is that of a life-size headless torso with a decorated cuirass and hand stretched out holding a miniature marble sculpture of a maenad (female follower of Dionysus). Here we take a closer look.

Naxos Must-Visit: The Olive Press

01 Jul 2014A trip to Greece would not be complete without finding out more about the country’s rich history, vast cultivation and production of olive oil.

Sightseeing Snapshot: The Temple of Apollo

03 Dec 2013One of the Cyclades’ -- and Greece’s -- most visible ancient archaeological and mythical landmarks is located on the island of Naxos.  Arrive by sea and you can’t miss it.