Naxos Town (Hora)
Naxos Town (or Hora) is the capital and main port of Naxos Island.
It is a lively town with 8,000 inhabitants.
It has tiny roads, alleys, archways and old houses, in and around the old Venetian Castle.
North of the port, a pathway stretches out to the islet of Palatia and the unfinished Temple of Apollo (6th century BC).
Portara, is the huge entrance (6 metres height, 3.5 metres width) to the temple that Naxos tyrant Lygdamis began building on Palatia Islet.
Further north of Palatia (in Grotta) are remains from the Mycenaean period.
Saint George is located at the south part of the town and offers a magnificent long sandy beach beach.
Both Saint George Beach and Naxos Town make an excellent resort.