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  • Pedestrian road at the center of the village
  • Paths with arches inside the village

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Apiranthos is a scenic village steeped in rich history and tradition, located in in the eastern foothills of the Fanaria Mountains. It is one of the most famous villages in Naxos island, Greece.
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During your stay in Naxos, be sure to visit the scenic village of Apiranthos. Set in the eastern foothills of the Fanaria Mountains, it’s steeped in rich history and tradition. It attracts thousands of travelers from all over the world.

Apiranthos is about 26km from Chora. It’s a 30 minute drive by car and can also be reached with a local bus service.

The ample use of marble,…whether in street tiling or the decoration of buildings,…has earned Apiranthos the title of the Mable Village.

The two 17th century Towers are said to have been the property of Venetian feudal lords.

The village that lies around them comprises of a unique collection of folk architecture.

Blessed with extraordinary heritage, Apiranthos is the heart and soul of the island’s cultural life. It’s home to a number of museums, including the archaeological, the folklore, the natural history and the visual arts museum. The local library and the Women’s Handicrafts Co-op are also situated there.

Apiranthos offers you the chance to relax. Take a stroll through marbled alleyways, sip coffee in a traditional café and savour the local delicacies in a small, colourful tavern.

Apiranthos is a place of unique culture, eager to embrace and cherish its authenticity.

Traditional music and dancing, at Filoti's and Apiranthos festivals (August 15th).
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