Bazeos Tower

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The handsome Bazeos Tower stands prominently in the landscape about 2km east of Sangri. It was built in its original form as a monastery during the 17th century, and was later bought by the Bazeos family, whose modern descendants have refurbished the building with skill and imagination. The castle now functions as a cultural centre and stages excellent art in summer exhibitions and the annual Naxos Festival in July and August, when concerts, plays and literary readings are held.

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