Bazeos Tower

Naxos

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Bazeos Tower

Originally built as a monastery, this castle now serves as a space for cultural activities. It is best-visited in July and August, when it hosts the annual Naxos Festival and becomes the site for multiple musical and theatrical performances, readings, exhibitions, and more. The building itself dates back to the 17th century, and has been recently refurbished.

Do & See

Whether it is beach relaxation, active pursuits, ancient ruins, or even museums that you're looking for — Naxos has it all. Sites of particular interest include the gate-shaped Portara, Venetian Kastro, the beautiful hiking trails inland (towards the village of Halki, containing the historic Vallindras citrus distillery), and the island's sparse (yet present) archaeological sites.