Near the village of Tripodes on Naxos, on the way to the Venetian tower of Belonias and on the dirt road that leads to Glinado, is the small traditional settlement of Bloumas, with old houses and whitewashed courtyards adorned with flowers.
The few inhabitants largely maintain a traditional way of life. Weavers thrived here in the old days. Just a short distance (350m) from the settlement is the picturesque chapel of Pera Panagia, with superb views of Chora and Paros.
The chapel celebrates the Assumption of the Virgin (Kimissis Theotokou) on August 15, drawing many visitors from all over Naxos.
|Directions for access||Accessible by car or bus. On the main road to the beaches of Pyrgaki, Kastraki, Mikri Vigla and Alyko take a left just past the branch of the Agricultural Cooperative and keep straight for about 250m.|