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Top Choice Area in Hora (Naxos)

Kastro

The most alluring part of Hora is the 13th-century residential neighbourhood of Kastro, which Marco Sanudo made the capital of his duchy in 1207. Behind the waterfront, get lost in the narrow alleyways scrambling up…
Top Choice Greek in Hora (Naxos)

Doukato

In a magical setting that has been a monastery, church and a school, Doukato is capturing plenty of attention on the Naxos dining scene. Its award-winning chef produces top Naxian specialities such as gouna (sun-dri…
Top Choice Live Music in Hora (Naxos)

Della Rocca-Barozzi Venetian Museum

Special evening cultural events are held outside at the museum, almost nightly in summer. Posters around town advertise what’s on the horizon. It may be traditional music and dance concerts, classical piano recitals…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Hora (Naxos)

Temple of Apollo

From Naxos Town harbour, a causeway leads to the Palatia islet and the striking, unfinished Temple of Apollo, Naxos’ most famous landmark (also known as the Portara, or ‘Doorway’). Simply two marble columns with a c…
Top Choice Bar in Hora (Naxos)

The Rum Bar

Perched upstairs above Hora's busy waterfront, this newbie has lovely sunset views looking out over the yacht harbour. Open year-round, Rum Bar plays rock classics and occasionally features live music. Original cock…
Museum in Hora (Naxos)

Della Rocca-Barozzi Venetian Museum

This atmospheric museum is in a handsome old tower house of the 13th century, within the kastro ramparts (by the northwest gate). Wander through the rooms to see how the original Italian aristocrat owners lived, wha…
Greek in Hora (Naxos)

Lucullus

Tucked up towards the back of Old Market St, Lucullus has been around since 1908 and claims to be Naxos' oldest taverna. Greek staples in this atmospheric place are the way to go, with excellent versions of veal lim…
Greek in Hora (Naxos)

Labyrinth

It’s a toss-up as to which is more welcoming here: the warm interior or the pretty, private courtyard. Munch through marinated vegies with grilled manouri (soft cheese from the north), swordfish with herbs, or seafo…
Food & Drinks in Hora (Naxos)

Kiriakos Tziblakis

The pungent aromas will bowl you over as soon as you get through the door of this colourful wonderland, a family store dating from 1938. It’s where locals come to buy bulk spices, olives, honey and cheese, and it’s …
Gifts & Souvenirs in Hora (Naxos)

Kohili Jewels

Hidden in the maze of small streets behind the waterfront, Kohili is chock-full of goodies. This is a good spot to purchase jewellery made from the Eye of Naxos, the hard shell that develops in the hole of a shellfi…