Rent a car in Naxos and visit the oldest village of Naxos! Danakos is a small village at the foot of the mountain Ze (built by Zeus), built amphitheatrically in a ravine! It is located on the eastern side of Naxos, while the permanent residents are no more than 160!
Reports of the existence of the village exist from Thucydides and other historians of antiquity, while the archaeological findings in the area of the village are the proof! As most of Naxos villages, Danakos is rich in natural springs with crystal clear waters, streams and rivers. The result is the unique vegetation that you will encounter in the village even in August, with large plane trees, orange trees, mandarins, fig trees and running waters!
Every summer, various events are organized, including traditional meals, concerts, performances and dances! The taverns of the village with the traditional dishes will amaze you, while the panoramic view of Donoussa island is unique!
With your visit to Danako, you must definitely visit the church of Zoodochos Pigi and the old watermills. Of course you should not forget to visit the oldest monastery of Naxos, the monastery of Fotodoti and the picturesque Vrisi with the spring and the great plane trees!