Archaeological Sites

The human presence on Naxos spans thousands of years, endowing the island with a rich cultural mosaic of various periods and influences.

Due to its geographical position, Naxos has been a center of communication and exchanges among the inhabitants of neighboring islands, but also among different races and ethnicities.

Naxos flourished during the period of the Cycladic Civilization, between 3000 and 2000 BC, thanks to trade, seafaring and its mineral wealth, notably marble and emery.

In its uninterrupted historical trajectory, the island often became the apple of discord among different peoples, each of which left its own cultural mark. This plethora of archaeological, historical and cultural monuments, Naxos is today a reference point of the Greek cultural heritage.