It was on Naxos that an ungrateful Theseus is said to have abandoned Ariadne after she helped him escape the Cretan labyrinth. She didn’t pine long, and was soon entwined with Dionysos, the god of wine and ecstasy, and the island’s favourite deity. Naxian wine has long been considered a useful antidote to a broken heart (though it's not easy on the palate unless you love vinegar).