Panagia (Virgin Mary) Myrtidiotissa, a whitewashed chapel on a islet in the middle of Naxos harbor, stands as the island’s first picturesque sight that greets visitors. According to historical sources, this islet served as a place to worship the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon during ancient times.
Today, it is a church that may be visited, offering unique views of Portara and Naxos’s main town, Chora.
The chapel, from which the islet takes its name, is dedicated to Virgin Mary. It is honored annually, every September 24, with a ceremony worth considering if on Naxos at the time. Access to the islet is only by boat from the harbor.
|Throughout the year||Naxos port|
|Directions for access||May be accessed by boat from Naxos port.|
|Accessibility for wheelchairs||Not accessible for wheelchairs.|