Greece is blessed with 6000 islands scattered in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. The Cyclades consist of 220 of the 227 inhabited islands. The lesser known island of Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades with a glittering waterfront, desolate beaches, mountain villages with ancient steep cobbled alleys, historic ruins and a fascinating history of Olives.Apollo Temple (Portara)Did you know that the popular ‘Swag se karenge sabka swagat’ song from a Salman Khan movie which also starred Katrina Kaif was shot in the Apollo Temple here? Overlooking the Aegean sea, only a single 2500 year old massive structure remains – a doorway to nowhere. Construction started around 530 BC and was abandoned by 506 BC when the ruler was overthrown. Since the temple was never finished, the subsequent rulers started using the marbles for building other structures in the island. The doorway however was so huge that it could not be transported or used.
Why Naxos?Being an Indian, I’m really into Bollywood movies and so are my family members. At that time, the movie ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ had made its way into the cinemas and the picturesque song, ‘Swag Se Swagat’, was creating a lot of buzz. After a bit of research, we discovered that the song was shot at Naxos.
Naxos Greece is a popular destination for all kind of interests. It is a holiday resort for families, young and olds, people who really enjoy the sea and the sun, people with special interests such as civilization and history, people who enjoy activities such as cycling, mountain bikes, walking tours 4x4 drive beach sports, water ski, yachting and the island has the reputation to be wind surfers paradise. Saint George, Naxos Island resort Naxos Island is the largest island in Cyclades and it is one of the most beautiful among the Greek Islands. It combines superb fine sand beaches, with fertile valleys and mountainous beauty. It is one of the best holiday destinations among the Greek Islands, and its many attractions include the unique beauty, the variety of the landscape, the numerous historical places to visit, the beautiful walking wander routes, the tradition which has been preserved in many villages.