The beautiful Castle in Naxos Town is in fact the old town above the port of Naxos, where it once was one more outpost of the Venetian Empire, surrounded by walls.
It is worth taking a tour of the old town of Naxos from the Castle, preserved in perfect condition, giving medieval air and of course a unique atmosphere throughout the city. The Castle is built in such a way as to protect the whole city that is hidden inside the walls, from pirate raids and enemies.
When you enter the castle of Chora, you will notice that it is like travelling through time, full of tranquility, cobbled narrow streets and courtyards full of flowers. On your way through the old town, you will find architectural pearls, one of the most important being the Venetian and Folklore Museum housed in a tower, the Della Rocca Barozzi tower.
The central square of the Castle is dominated by a beautiful temple, the Cathedral of the Catholics, while right next to the Cathedral you will find the church of Panagia Theoskepasti, a temple with a unique architecture and one of the oldest monuments in the old town!
On your way through the city walls you will find the archaeological museum of Naxos, which is housed in a beautiful mansion, while the narrow streets, the stone-listed buildings and the beautiful sea view will fascinate you!