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Address: Naxos Town, Greece
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This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the...

This 13th century castle houses a 16th century Catholic Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Museum.

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Lots to see in and around Naxos Castle

You can't miss the Castle is up the hill from anywhere in Naxos town or in the port; it has great views of the town and seaport. There are several museums, shops, restaurants and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Travelin M
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Del Mar, California
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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't miss the Castle is up the hill from anywhere in Naxos town or in the port; it has great views of the town and seaport. There are several museums, shops, restaurants and lots of little narrow street that run through the Castle to explore. There is a small theatre in the castle with outdoor seating overlooking the water.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband an I were trying to make our way back to our accomodation and passed through this area. We got tremendously lost which usually would be a pain but the small alleyways and scattered shops where stunning. We are so glad we passed through! Be warned though we didn't have a map and it took us around an hour... More 

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Naxos Town, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The Kastro area dates back to 1305 and sending a hour or more exploring the area is well worth while however you must have strong legs as there are many steps. Places to look for are; the Byzantine Muaeum, Refurbished Ursulin School with many art exhibitions,( depending on the time of year), The Archaeological Museum, and Cafe 1739 because it's... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Beautiful archways, narrow alleys, towers and walls. Wander and imagine what life was like in Venetian time. Do not miss visiting.

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Thank deemak73
Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I guess the Kastro was not what I expected - I was thinking of a more traditional castle ruins but the Kastro area, whilst I did see the outside wall within the old town, was more the maze of cobble streets and lovely Venetian facades of the houses in that area of the town. It is a lovely area to... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you are visiting Naxos Island is a must to visit the castle of Naxos. We spend half day in order to walk in the old town and see the nice architecture of the buildings close to the castle and walking through doors and windows (is like you are in other century). We enjoy our day not only seeing the... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nice evening walk through the alleys of the castle which ended in a nice bar-restaurant on top with beautiful view of Naxos town. There are some nice traditional restaurants and many souvenir shops. It is also amazing that some people live inside the castle.

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Thank NikolasD912
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We love this place and have been several times. there is always something different every night, it's open air and it includes wine and ouza so how can you go wrong! ha. The entertainment is very good. Buy the tickets at the museum office around the corner from the entrance.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This visit won't last very long, there is not much to see aside from the Tower of Sanoudos and the catholic church right in front. The walk to this part of the town is the most interesting as you wind through the archways of the old castle and venetian mansions and cobble streets as you make your way from the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Intact old district with residential and small shops.. Many details for photo and fine harbor views.

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