Naxia Sweet Home (Naxos Town)


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Naxia Sweet Home (Naxos Town)

The tiny family-run Naxian boutique specializes in artisan candy, made with quintessentially local flavors such as sage, citrus, mastic, and even ouzo. Candy is made directly before the eyes of the visitors, who are welcome to sample several varieties before taking a pick.


The place to go for some of the best shopping on Naxos is, of course, the island's Hora. Items typical of Naxos are olive-derived products, local sweets and candy, organic foods such as cheeses and herbs, wines, and "kitron" (citrus liquor). When it comes to souvenirs, explore the variety of Naxian handicrafts: from hand-woven fabrics to ceramic pieces to hand-made artisan jewellery. The larger villages of Halki, Apiranthos, and Filoti offer further shopping opportunities. For everyday needs, several vendors' stalls and mini-markets are usually in operation on and around the large beaches.